Vanity Net Worth

Vanity Net Worth is
$500 Thousand

Vanity Biography

Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) Net Worthy of: Denise Katrina Matthews was

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameVanity
Net Worth$500 Thousand
Date Of BirthJanuary 4, 1959
DiedFebruary 15, 2016, Fremont, California, United States
SpouseAnthony Smith
SiblingsPatricia Matthews
Music GroupsVanity 6

Interesting Facts

1 Upon her death, she was cremated and her ashes were scattered off into coast of Hawaii.
2 Died approximately 67 days before the death of her longtime mentor and former boyfriend Prince.
3 Heavily involved in Christian Ministry as an Evangelist. [2004]
4 Hired as Director of Public Relations for Genesis Technology Group. ("Inside Lines" column, Computerworld) [1996]
5 Was once engaged to Nikki Sixx.
6 As a singer has performed under the name D.D. Winters in Canada, Denise Matthews in Los Angeles, and Denise Sonic in Tokyo.
7 An ex-model, she is the sister of model Patricia Matthews.
8 Also a singer and surrealist painter.
9 Was supposed to play the female lead opposite Prince in Purple Rain (1984).
10 Prince originally wanted her stage/band name to be "Vagina" but she refused and they settled upon "Vanity."
11 After leaving Hollywood she dedicated most of her life to her church.
12 Daughter of a German mother, Helga Senyk, and an African-American father, James Levia Matthews.
13 She was Prince's protégé and was in the band "Vanity 6" in which she played a hooker on stage (the band was originally named "Hookers").


1 [interview, 1995] When I came to the Lord Jesus Christ, I threw out about 1,000 tapes of mine--every interview, every tape, every video. Everything.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress Action Jackson (1988)
1987 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress 52 Pick-Up (1986)
1986 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Original Song The Last Dragon (1985) Bill Wolfer



Kiss of Death 1997 Blair
South Beach 1993 Jennifer Derringer
Da Vinci's War 1993 Lupe
Counterstrike 1993 TV Series Sandra
Highlander 1992 TV Series Rebecca Lord
Lady Boss 1992 TV Movie Mary Lou Morley
Silk Stalkings 1992 TV Series Chantel
Neon City 1991 Reno
Sweating Bullets 1991 TV Series Maria
Tales from the Crypt 1991 TV Series Kathrine
Memories of Murder 1990 TV Movie Carmen
Booker 1989 TV Series Tina Maxwell
Friday the 13th: The Series 1989 TV Series Angelica
T and T 1988 TV Series K.C. Morgan
Action Jackson 1988 Sydney Ash
Deadly Illusion 1987 Rina
The New Mike Hammer 1987 TV Series Holly
Miami Vice 1987 TV Series Ali Ferrand
52 Pick-Up 1986 Doreen
Never Too Young to Die 1986 Danja Deering
The Last Dragon 1985 Laura Charles
Tanya's Island 1980 Tanya (as D.D. Winters)
Terror Train 1980 Merry (as D.D. Winters)
Klondike Fever 1980 uncredited


Action Jackson 1988 performer: "FARAWAY EYES", "UNDRESS", "SHOTGUN" / writer: "UNDRESS"
The Last Dragon 1985 performer: "7th Heaven" / writer: "7th Heaven"
Beverly Hills Cop 1984 writer: "Nasty Girl"
Private School 1983 writer: "Nasty Girl"


VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1985-1988 TV Series Herself
Soul Train 1983-1988 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself - Guest / Guest
Fantastico 8 1987-1988 TV Series Herself
D.C. Follies 1987 TV Series Herself
The Late Show 1986 TV Series Herself
The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show 1986 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1985-1986 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
New American Bandstand 1965 1986 TV Series Herself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards 1985 TV Special Herself
The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson 1985 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

The Best of Sex and Violence 1982 Documentary uncredited
Famous T & A 1982 Video documentary Tanya (as D.D. Winters)

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