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Denise Katrina Matthews (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016), formerly known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and model, who turned away from her acting and music career to concentrate on evangelism. Vanity's career lasted from the 1980s until the early mid-1990s.
She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 from 1981 until it disbanded in 1983. The group was well known for their 1982 R&B/funk hit "Nasty Girl". Vanity's music career also included two solo albums on Motown RecordsWild Animal andSkin on Skin, as well as the hit singles "Pretty Mess", "Mechanical Emotion", and "Under the Influence". She also had a successful acting career, starring in films The Last Dragon52 Pick-Up, and Action Jackson.