Matthews’ book cover “Blame it on Vanity”
Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television/ABC Louisville
Singer, songwriter, actress and model Denise Matthews has died. To many you will know her as Vanity from Vanity 6. The lead singer of the R&B/funk group that made the song “Nasty Girl” a chart topping hit in 1982. It’s said that Prince coined the name “Vanity”, because after looking into a mirror she was the female version of him.
Matthews walked away from her music and acting career to concentrate her time to her faith as a Christian.
Denise “Vanity” Matthews died today at the age of 57.
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