Grace Jones

Grace Jones

Highest Rated: 87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017)

Lowest Rated: 17% Siesta (1987)

Birthday: May 19, 1948

Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Though Grace Jones originally found success as a model, and received renown for her unconventional image even after transitioning to singing, she was an innovative force in late-'70s/early-'80s music. She was born on May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, Jamaica, and moved to upstate New York with her family at the age of 13. By the time she was 18, Jones was a model in New York City, and her height, dark skin, and androgynous look lent her a unique vibe. That attention-getting look couldn't have hurt in snaring a record deal with Island, and the label released Jones's debut album, Portfolio, in 1977. Disco ruled at the time, and while Jones's first few Island outings are rooted in that sound, she already displayed an idiosyncratic approach, bringing a cabaret influence to bear with covers of "Send in the Clowns" and "La vie en rose," and singing in a deep, husky voice. Jones scored a number of Dance hits from that period, but by 1980 she, like the rest of America, was ready to shift from disco to new wave. While Warm Leatherette contained no major hits, it earned Jones a new audience and a great deal more attention with its covers of tunes by Roxy Music, The Pretenders, and The Normal. 1981's Nightclubbing introduced a funkier feel, and contained a No. 2 Dance hit, "Pull Up to the Bumper." On her next couple of records she touched on her background and incorporated reggae flavors into her sound, scoring hits like "Nipple to the Bottle" and "Slave to the Rhythm" along the way. Jones had appeared in low-budget films since the '70s, but in 1984 her role in "Conan the Destroyer" gave her a legit sideline as a movie actress. She went on to appear in such high-profile films as the James Bond entry "A View to a Kill" (1985), Alex Cox's spaghetti-western pastiche "Straight to Hell" (1987), and romantic comedy "Boomerang" (1990). Though she released no records between 1989 and 2008, Jones remained a presence in both music and film. In 2018 she was the subject of the documentary "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami."

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Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Matter: A History of the Afrofuture Self - 2021
74% No Score Yet Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful Self - 2020
85% 57% Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco Self $43.2K 2017
87% 37% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Self $375.2K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place Like Home Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 53% Wolf Girl Christoph/Christine (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 85% Shaka Zulu: The Citadel The Queen (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCinsey's Island Alanso Richter (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 40% Palmer's Pick-Up: An American Roadshow Odyssey Ms. Remo (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cyber Bandits Masako Yokohama (Character) - 1995
43% 59% Boomerang Strangé (Character) $66.7M 1992
No Score Yet 74% Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Christmas Special Unknown (Character) - 1988
33% 58% Straight to Hell Sonya (Character) - 1987
17% 64% Siesta Conchita (Character) $604.5K 1987
33% 48% Vamp Katrina (Character) $4.1M 1986
37% 40% A View to a Kill May Day (Character) - 1985
25% 38% Conan the Destroyer Zula (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mode in France Self - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Make a Dirty Movie Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 47% Gordon's War Mary (Character) - 1973

TV

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No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet BeastMaster Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaka Zulu: The Citadel The Queen (Character)

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