Biography

Beverly Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, actress and model. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. At 13 she moved with her siblings to their parents' home in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York state, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.

In 1977 Jones secured a record deal with Island Records; with the aid of Compass Point All Stars she moved into new wave in 1980. She scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with "Pull Up to the Bumper", "I've Seen That Face Before", "Private Life", "Slave to the Rhythm" and "I'm Not Perfect". Her albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), and Slave to the Rhythm (1985).

She appeared in some low-budget films in the U.S. during the 1970s and early 1980s. Her first mainstream film was the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill. In 1986 she played a vampire in Vamp, and acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang. She appeared alongside Tim Curry in the 2001 film Wolf Girl.

In 1983, Jones's One Man Show was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video. For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Vamp, she was nominated Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honored with a Q Idol Award. Jones influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists, including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx.

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Grace Jones closes final night of Lovebox Festival 2010

Grace Jones closes final night of Lovebox Festival 2010

Plus Kele teams up with Hercules And Love Affair and Peaches plays with her leg in plaster

  • Jul 19, 2010

Grace Jones, Roxy Music, Empire Of The Sun for Lovebox festival 2010

Hot Chip, Mark Ronson, Maccabees are set to play London event

  • Feb 24, 2010

Grace Jones to play Ibiza gig

Flamboyant singer for August shot on island

  • May 27, 2009

Grace Jones documentary on the way

The singer/actress has been filmed for the past few years

  • Nov 11, 2008

Grace Jones brings 'Hurricane' tour to UK

Diva will play dates in January

  • Oct 16, 2008

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Pull Up To the Bumper

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Slave To The Rhythm

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Paris

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Paris (Ohh La La)

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  • Nov 7, 2008

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  • Aug 8, 2008

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