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Other names
  
Grace Mendoza

Siblings
  
Noel Jones, Chris Jones

Name
  
Grace Jones


Religion
  
Pentecostalism

Years active
  
1973–present

Children
  
Paulo Goude

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Full Name
  
Grace Beverly Jones

Born
  
19 May 1948 (age 75) (
1948-05-19
)
Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica

Occupation
  
Singerlyricistmodelrecord produceractress

Home town
  
Role
  
Singer-lyricist · facebook.com/GraceJonesOfficial

Albums
  
Spouse
  
Atila Altaunbay (m. 1996–2004), Chris Stanley (m. 1989–1991)

Movies
  
A View to a Kill, Boomerang, Conan the Destroyer, Vamp, Shaka Zulu: The Last Grea

Similar People
  
Jean‑Paul Goude, Dolph Lundgren, Noel Jones, Tanya Roberts, Roger Moore

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Grace Beverly Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, and actress. Born in Jamaica, she moved when she was 13, along with her siblings, to live with her parents In Syracuse, New York. Jones began her modelling career in New York state, then in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, and appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue. She worked with photographers such as Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer, and became known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features.

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In 1977, Jones secured a record deal with Island Records, initially becoming a star of New York City's Studio 54-centered disco scene. In the early 1980s, she moved toward a new wave style that drew on reggae, funk, post-punk and pop music, frequently collaborating with both the graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude and the musical duo Sly & Robbie. Her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), and Slave to the Rhythm (1985). She scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with "Pull Up to the Bumper", "I've Seen That Face Before", "Private Life", and "Slave to the Rhythm". In 1982, she released the music video collection A One Man Show, directed by Goude.

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Jones appeared in some low-budget films in the US during the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984, she made her first mainstream appearance as Zula in the fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Douglas, and subsequently appeared in the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill as May Day. 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. For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Vamp, she was nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

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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, Lorde, Róisín Murphy, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, Basement Jaxx and Stanka Brljevic. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 40th most successful dance artist of all time.

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1948–73: Early life, and modeling career

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Grace Jones was born in 1948 (though most sources say 1952) in Spanish Town, Jamaica, the daughter of Marjorie (née Williams) and Robert W. Jones, who was a local politician and Apostolic clergyman. The couple already had two children, and would go on to have four more. Robert and Marjorie moved to the East Coast of the United States, where Robert worked as an agricultural labourer until a spiritual experience during a failed suicide attempt inspired him to become a Pentecostal minister. While they were in the US, they left their children with Marjorie's mother and her new husband, Peart. Jones knew him as "Mas P" ('Master P') and later noted that she "absolutely hated him"; as a strict disciplinarian he regularly beat the children in his care, representing what Jones described as "serious abuse". She was raised into the family's Pentecostal faith, having to take part in prayer meetings and Bible readings every night. She initially attended the Pentecostal All Saints School, before being sent to a nearby public school. As a child, shy Jones had only one schoolfriend and was teased by classmates for her "skinny frame", but she excelled at sports and found solace in the nature of Jamaica.

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Marjorie and Robert eventually brought their children – including the 13 year old Grace – to live with them in the US, where they had settled in Lyncourt, Salina, NY, near Syracuse. It was in the city that her father had established his own ministry, the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, in 1956. Jones continued her schooling and after she graduated, enrolled at Onondaga Community College majoring in Spanish. Jones began to rebel against her parents and their religion; she began wearing makeup, drinking alcohol, and visiting gay clubs with her brother. At college, she also took a theatre class, with her drama teacher convincing her to join him on a summer stock tour in Philadelphia. Arriving in the city, she decided to stay there, immersing herself in the Counterculture of the 1960s by living in hippie communes, earning money as a go-go dancer, and using LSD and other drugs. She later praised the use of LSD as "a very important part of my emotional growth... The mental exercise was good for me".

She moved back to New York at 18 and signed on as a model with Wilhelmina Modelling agency. She moved to Paris in 1970. The Parisian fashion scene was receptive to Jones' unusual, androgynous, bold, dark-skinned appearance. Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada hired her for runway modelling, and she appeared on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer. Jones also modelled for Azzedine Alaia, and was frequently photographed promoting his line. While modelling in Paris, she shared an apartment with Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange. Hall and Jones frequented Le Sept, one of Paris's most popular gay clubs of the 1970s and '80s, and socialised with Giorgio Armani and Karl Lagerfeld. In 1973, Jones appeared on the cover of a reissue of Billy Paul's 1970 album Ebony Woman.

1974–79: Transition to music, and early releases

Jones was signed by Island Records, who put her in the studio with disco record producer, Tom Moulton. Moulton worked at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, and Portfolio, was released in 1977. The album featured three songs from Broadway musicals, "Send in the Clowns" by Stephen Sondheim from A Little Night Music, "What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line and "Tomorrow" from Annie. The second side of the album opens up with a seven-minute reinterpretation of Édith Piaf's "La Vie en rose" followed by three new recordings, two of which were co-written by Jones, "Sorry", and "That's the Trouble". The album finished with "I Need a Man", Jones' first club hit. The artwork to the album was designed by Richard Bernstein, an artist for Interview.

In 1978, Jones and Moulton made Fame, an immediate follow-up to Portfolio, also recorded at Sigma Sound Studios. The album featured another reinterpretation of a French classic, "Autumn Leaves" by Jacques Prévert. The Canadian edition of the vinyl album included another French language track, "Comme un oiseau qui s'envole", which replaced "All on a Summers Night"; in most locations this song served as the B-side of the single "Do or Die". In the North American club scene, Fame was a hit album and the "Do or Die"/"Pride"/"Fame" side reached top 10 on both the US Hot Dance Club Play and Canadian Dance/Urban charts. The album was released on compact disc in the early 1990s, but soon went out of print. In 2011, it was released and remastered by Gold Legion, a record company that specialises in reissuing classic disco albums on CD. Jones' live shows were highly sexualized and flamboyant, leading her to be called "Queen of the Gay Discos."

Muse was the last of Jones' disco albums. The album features a re-recorded version "I'll Find My Way to You", which Jones released three years prior to Muse. Originally appearing in the 1976 Italian film, Colt 38 Special Squad in which Jones had a role as a club singer, Jones also recorded a song called "Again and Again" that was featured in the film. Both songs were produced by composer Stelvio Cipriani. Icelandic keyboardist Thor Baldursson arranged most of the album and also sang duet with Jones on the track "Suffer". Like the last two albums, the cover art is by Richard Bernstein. Like Fame, Muse was later released by Gold Legion.

1980–85: Breakthrough, Nightclubbing, and acting

With anti-disco sentiment spreading, and with the aid of the Compass Point All Stars, Jones transitioned into new wave music with the 1980 release of Warm Leatherette. The album included covers of songs by The Normal ("Warm Leatherette"), The Pretenders ("Private Life"), Roxy Music ("Love Is the Drug"), Smokey Robinson ("The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game"), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ("Breakdown") and Jacques Higelin ("Pars"). Sly Dunbar revealed that the title track was also the first to be recorded with Jones. Tom Petty wrote the lyrics to "Breakdown", and he also wrote the third verse of Jones' reinterpretation. The album included one song co-written by Jones, "A Rolling Stone". Originally, "Pull Up to the Bumper" was to be included on the album, but its R&B sound did not fit with the rest of the material. By 1981, she had begun collaborating with photographer and graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude, with whom she also had a relationship.

The 1981 release of Nightclubbing included Jones' covers of songs by Flash and the Pan ("Walking in the Rain"), Bill Withers ("Use Me"), Iggy Pop/David Bowie ("Nightclubbing") and Ástor Piazzolla ("I've Seen That Face Before"). Three songs were co-written by Jones: "Feel Up", "Art Groupie" and "Pull Up to the Bumper". Sting wrote "Demolition Man"; he later recorded it with The Police on the album Ghost in the Machine. "I've Done It Again" was written by Marianne Faithfull. The strong rhythm featured on Nightclubbing was produced by Compass Point All Stars, including Sly and Robbie, Wally Badarou, Mikey Chung, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson and Barry Reynolds. The album entered in the Top 5 in four countries, and became Jones' highest-ranking record on the US Billboard mainstream albums and R&B charts.

Nightclubbing claimed the number 1 slot on NME's Album of the Year list. Slant Magazine listed the album at No. 40 on its list of Best Albums of the 1980s. Nightclubbing is now widely considered Jones' best studio album. The album's cover art is a painting of Jones by Jean-Paul Goude. Jones is presented as a man wearing an Armani suit jacket, with a cigarette in her mouth and a flattop haircut. While promoting the album, Jones slapped chat-show host Russell Harty live on air after he had turned to interview other guests, making Jones feel she was being ignored.

Having already recorded two reggae-oriented albums under the production of Compass Point All Stars, Jones went to Nassau, Bahamas in 1982 and recorded Living My Life; the album resulted in Jones' final contribution to the Compass Point trilogy, with only one cover, Melvin Van Peebles's "The Apple Stretching". The rest were original songs; "Nipple to the Bottle" was co-written with Sly Dunbar, and, apart from "My Jamaican Guy", the other tracks were collaborations with Barry Reynolds. Despite receiving a limited single release, the title track was left off the album. Further session outtakes included "Man Around the House" (Jones, Reynolds) and a cover of "Ring of Fire", written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and popularized by Johnny Cash, both of which were included on the 1998 compilation Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions. The album's cover art resulted from another Jones/Goude collaboration; the artwork has been described as being as famous as the music on the record. It features Jones' disembodied head cut out from a photograph and pasted onto a white background. Jones' head is sharpened, giving her head and face an angular shape. A piece of plaster is pasted over her left eyebrow, and her forehead is covered with drops of sweat.

Jones' three albums under the production of the Compass Point All Stars resulted in Jones' One Man Show, a performance art/pop theatre presentation devised by Goude and Jones in which she also performed tracks from the albums Portfolio ("La Vie en rose"), Warm Leatherette, ("Private Life", "Warm Leatherette"), Nightclubbing ("Walking in the Rain", "Feel Up", "Demolition Man", "Pull Up to the Bumper" and "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)") and from Living My Life, "My Jamaican Guy" and the album's title track. Jones dressed in elaborate costumes and masks (in the opening sequence as a gorilla) and alongside a series of Grace Jones lookalikes. A video version, filmed live in London and New York City and completed with some studio footage, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video the following year.

After the release of Living My Life, Jones took on the role of Zula the Amazonian in Conan the Destroyer (1984) and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1985, Jones starred as May Day, henchman to main antagonist Max Zorin in the 14th James Bond film A View to a Kill; Jones was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. That same year, she was featured on the Arcadia song "Election Day". Jones was among the many stars to promote the Honda Scooter; other artists included Lou Reed, Adam Ant, and Miles Davis. Jones also, with her boyfriend Dolph Lundgren posed nude for Playboy.

After Jones' success as a mainstream actress, she returned to the studio to work on Slave to the Rhythm, the last of her recordings for Island. Bruce Woolley, Simon Darlow, Stephen Lipson and Trevor Horn wrote the material, and it was produced by Horn and Lipson. It was a concept album that featured several interpretations of the title track. The project was originally intended for Frankie Goes to Hollywood as a follow-up to "Relax", but was given to Jones. All eight tracks on the album featured excerpts from a conversation with Jones, speaking about many aspects of her life. The interview was conducted by journalist Paul Morley. The album features voice-overs from actor Ian McShane reciting passages from Jean-Paul Goude's biography Jungle Fever. Slave to the Rhythm was successful in German-speaking countries and in the Netherlands, where it secured Top 10 placings. It reached number 12 on the UK Albums Chart in November 1985 and became the second-highest-ranking album released by Jones. Jones earned an MTV Video Music Award nomination for the title track's music video.

After her success with Slave to the Rhythm, Island released Island Life, Jones' first best-of compilation, which featured songs from most of her releases with Island (Portfolio, Fame, Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing, Living My Life and Slave to the Rhythm). American writer and journalist Glenn O'Brien wrote the essay for the inlay booklet. The compilation charted in the UK, New Zealand and the United States. The artwork on the cover of the compilation was of another Jones/Goude collaboration; it featured Jones' celestial body in a montage of separate images, following Goude's ideas on creating credible illusions with his cut-and-paint technique. The body position is anatomically impossible.

The artwork, a piece called "Nigger Arabesque" was originally published in the New York magazine in 1978, and was used as a backdrop for the music video of Jones' hit single "La Vie en rose". The artwork has been described as "one of pop culture's most famous photographs". The image was also parodied in Nicki Minaj's 2011 music video for "Stupid Hoe", in which Minaj mimicked the pose.

1986–89: Slave to the Rhythm, Island Life, further films

After Slave to the Rhythm and Island Life, Jones started to record again under a new contract with Manhattan Records, which resulted in Inside Story, Jones teamed up with music producer Nile Rodgers of Chic, whom Jones had previously tried to work with during the disco era. The album was recorded at Skyline Studios in New York and post-produced at Atlantic Studios and Sterling Sound. Inside Story was the first album Jones produced, which resulted in heated disputes with Rodgers. Musically, the album was more accessible than her previous albums with the Compass Point All Stars, and explored different styles of pop music, with undertones of jazz, gospel, and Caribbean sounds. All songs on the album were written by Jones and Bruce Woolley. Richard Bernstein teamed up with Jones again to provide the album's artwork. Inside Story made the top 40 in several European countries. The album was Jones' last entry to date on US Billboard 200 albums chart. The same year, Jones starred as Katrina, an Egyptian queen vampire in the vampire film Vamp. For her work in the film, Jones was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. The following year, Jones appeared in two films, Straight to Hell, and Mary Lambert's Siesta, for which Jones was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress. Bulletproof Heart was released in 1989, produced by Chris Stanley, who co-wrote, and co-produced the majority of the songs, and was featured as a guest vocalist on "Don't Cry Freedom". Robert Clivillés and David Cole of C+C Music Factory produced some tracks on the album.

1990–2004: Boomerang, soundtracks, and collaborations

In 1990, Jones appeared as herself in the documentary, Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol. 1992 saw Jones starring as Helen Strangé, in the Eddie Murphy film Boomerang, for which she also contributed the song "7 Day Weekend" to its soundtrack. Jones released two more soundtrack songs in 1992; "Evilmainya", recorded for the film Freddie as F.R.O.7, and "Let Joy and Innocence Prevail" for the film Toys. In 1994, she was due to release an electro album titled Black Marilyn with artwork featuring the singer as Marilyn Monroe. "Sex Drive" was released as the first single in September 1993, but due to unknown reasons the record was eventually shelved. The track "Volunteer", recorded during the same sessions, leaked in 2009.

1996 Saw Jones releasing "Love Bites", an up-tempo electronic track to promote the Sci-Fi Channel's Vampire Week, which consisted of a series of vampire-themed films aired on the channel in early November 1996. The track features Jones singing from the perspective of a vampire. The track was released as a non-label promo-only single. To this day, it has not been made commercially available. In June 1998, she was scheduled to release an album entitled Force of Nature, on which she worked with trip hop musician Tricky. The release of Force of Nature was cancelled due to a disagreement between the two, and only a white label 12" single featuring two dance mixes of "Hurricane" was issued at the time; a slowed-down version of this song became the title track of her comeback album released ten years later while another unreleased track from the album, "Clandestine Affair" (recycling the chorus from her unreleased 1993 track "Volunteer"), appeared on a bootleg 12" in 2004. Jones recorded the track "Storm" in 1998 for the movie The Avengers, and in 1999, appeared in an episode of the Beastmaster television series as the Umpatra Warrior.

The same year, Jones recorded "The Perfect Crime", an up-tempo song for Danish TV written by the composer duo Floppy M. aka Jacob Duus and Kåre Jacobsen. Jones was also ranked 82nd place on VH1's "100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll". In 2000, Jones collaborated with rapper Lil' Kim, appearing on the song "Revolution" from her album The Notorious K.I.M.. In 2001, Jones starred in the made-for-television film, Wolf Girl (also known as Blood Moon), as an intersex circus performer named Christoph/Christine. In 2002, Jones joined Luciano Pavarotti on stage for his annual Pavarotti and Friends fundraiser concert to support the United Nations refugee agency's programs for Angolan refugees in Zambia. In November 2004, Jones sang "Slave to the Rhythm" at a tribute concert for record producer Trevor Horn at London's Wembley Arena.

2008–present: Hurricane and recent endeavours

Despite several comeback attempts throughout the 1990s, Jones' next full-length record was released almost twenty years later, after Jones decided "never to do an album again," changing her mind after meeting music producer Ivor Guest through a mutual friend, milliner Philip Treacy. After the two became acquainted, Guest let Jones listen to a track he had been working on, which became "Devil in My Life", once Jones set the lyrics to the song. The lyrics to the song were written after a party in Venice. The two ended up with 23 tracks. The album included autobiographical songs, such as "This Is", "Williams' Blood" and "I'm Crying (Mother's Tears)", an ode to her mother Marjorie. "Love You to Life" was another track based on real events and "Corporate Cannibal" referred to corporate capitalism. "Well Well Well" was recorded in memory of Alex Sadkin, member of Compass Point All Stars who had died in a motor accident 1987. "Sunset Sunrise" was written by Jones' son, Paulo; the song ponders the relationship between mankind and mother nature. Four songs were removed from the album, "The Key to Funky", "Body Phenomenon", "Sister Sister" and "Misery". For the production of the album, Jones teamed up with Sly and Robbie, Wally Badarou, Barry Reynolds, Mikey Chung, and Uziah "Sticky" Thompson, of the Compass Point All Stars, with contributions from trip-hop artist Tricky, and Brian Eno.

The album was released on Wall of Sound on 3 November 2008 in the United Kingdom. PIAS, the umbrella company of Wall of Sound, distributed Hurricane worldwide excluding North America. The album scored 72 out of 100 on review aggregator Metacritic. Prior to the album's release, Jones performed at Massive Attack's Meltdown festival in London on 19 June 2008, Jones performed four new songs from the album and premiered the music video which Jones and artist Nick Hooker collaborated on, which resulted in "Corporate Cannibal". Jones promoted the album even further by appearing on talk show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, performed at several awards galas, and embarked on The Hurricane Tour. The same year, Jones was honoured with Q Idol Award. In 2009, Chris Cunningham produced a fashion shoot for Dazed & Confused using Jones as a model to create "Nubian versions" of Rubber Johnny. In an interview for BBC's The Culture Show, it was suggested that the collaboration may expand into a video project. Jones also worked with the avant-garde poet Brigitte Fontaine on a duet named "Soufi" from Fontaine's album Prohibition released in 2009, and produced by Ivor Guest. In March 2010 Jones performed for guests at the 18th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party. The Elton John AIDS Foundation is one of the world's leading nonprofit organisations supporting HIV prevention programs, and works to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS. That evening, US$3.7 million was raised. The same year, a budget DVD version of A One Man Show was released, as Grace Jones – Live in Concert. It included three bonus video clips ("Slave to the Rhythm", "Love Is the Drug" and "Crush". 2011 saw Jones again collaborating with Brigitte Fontaine on two tracks from her 2011 release entitled L'un n'empêche pas l'autre and performed at the opening ceremony of the 61st FIFA Congress. Jones released a dub version of the album, Hurricane – Dub, which came out on 5 September 2011. The dub versions were made by Ivor Guest, with contributions from Adam Green, Frank Byng, Robert Logan and Ben Cowan. In April 2012, Jones joined Deborah Harry, Bebel Gilberto, and Sharon Stone at the Inspiration Gala in São Paulo, Brazil, raising $1.3 million for amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research). Jones closed the evening with a performance of "La Vie en Rose" and "Pull Up to the Bumper".

Two months later, Jones performed "Slave to the Rhythm" at the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II (whilst keeping a hula hoop spinning in the air throughout), and the Lovebox Festival. On 27 October Jones performed her only North American show of 2012, a performance at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. The same year, Jones presented Sir Tom Jones with not only the GQ Men of the Year award, but her underwear. Tom Jones accepted the gift in good humour, and replied by saying, "I didn't think you wore any".

Jones is currently working on a new album with producer Ivor Guest, but meanwhile Universal Music Group released a deluxe edition of her Nightclubbing album as a two-disc set and Blu-ray audio on 28 April 2014. The set contains most of the 12" mixes of singles from that album, plus two previously unreleased tracks from the Nightclubbing sessions, including a cover of the Gary Numan track "Me! I Disconnect from You".

In October 2014, Jones was announced as having contributed a song, "Original Beast", to the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

Jones' memoir entitled I'll Never Write My Memoirs was released on 29 September 2015.

In 2017, Jones collaborated with British virtual band Gorillaz, appearing on the song "Charger" from their fifth studio album Humanz.

Image

Jones' work is often discussed for its visual aspect, which was largely the work of French illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude. According to Jake Hall of i-D, "their collaborative work [went on] to define the visual landscape of the 70s and 80s," and "the artist helped create one of the most intriguing legends in musical history." Goude saw Jones as his muse, declaring she was "beautiful and grotesque at the same time," and dated her from 1977 to 1984. He "[designed her] album covers, [...] directed her music videos, choreographed live performances, and helped develop her image." It has been noted that Jones' ties with high art are important in understanding her visual identity during this period - "her links with pop art were well-documented", and "she was famously close with Andy Warhol, Richard Bernstein and renowned within the art world. Jones' "appearance was equally divisive" as the sonic fluidity of her music - with her "striking visuals [leading] to her becoming a muse for the likes of Issey Miyake and Thierry Mugler. Her image has been described as "neo-cubist".

Jones was featured prominently in Goude's work from that period, "which, over the course of the '80s, became increasingly synonymous with willful distortion" - using a technique he refers to as "French correction". The artist stated in 2012: "chopping up photos and rearranging them in a montage to elongate limbs or exaggerate the size of someone's head or some other aspect appealed to me on a lot of levels — I'm always searching for equilibrium, symmetry, and rhythm in an image." This distortions "have often been used in service of the objectification and eroticization of black women." Goude's work "centers around artistic depictions of race, ethnicity, and global culture", with an "enchantment with the far-away and the exotic". As a result, much of his depictions of black women are considered controversial and exploitative, as Jones was presented as "a white man's rendition of the African feminine." Goude's images depicted her hypersexualized and androgynous, emphasizing her "blackness" and Jamaican heritage. Writer Abigail Gardner felt Jones' body "was presented and manipulated in ways that are clearly congruent with conceiving of that display as artefactual." Essentially, Hall writes, "Goude treated Jones as an artistic vehicle first and foremost - a hyperbole which, despite destroying their personal relationship, allowed Goude to translate his grandiose vision of Jones the phenomenon into a series of imagery which painted her as a surreal, impossible muse.

Jones' distinctive androgynous appearance, square-cut, angular padded clothing, manner, and height of 179 cm (5'10 1/2") influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s. To this day, she is known for her unique look at least as much as she is for her music and has been an inspiration for numerous artists, including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Lorde, Brazilian Girls, Grimes, Róisín Murphy, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx. Jones was listed as one of the 50 best-dressed over 50 by the Guardian in March 2013.

Music

Jones' early music was rooted in the disco genre. She opted for a new wave sound in the early 1980s. She recorded a series of albums (1980's Warm Leatherette through 1982's Living My Life) backed by the Jamaica rhythm section duo Sly and Robbie. Her music during this era was described as a new wave hybrid of reggae, funk, pop, and rock. According to John Doran of BBC Music, Warm Leatherette and Nightclubbing were "post-punk pop" albums that, "delved into the worlds of disco, reggae and funk much more successfully than most of her 'alternative' contemporaries, while still retaining a blank-eyed alienation that was more reminiscent of David Bowie or Ian Curtis than most of her peers." This hybrid influenced a variety of alternative music artists, including Massive Attack, Todd Terje, Gorillaz, Hot Chip, and LCD Soundsystem.

Jones has a contralto vocal range. She sings in two modes: either in her monotone speak-sing voice as in songs such as "Private Life", "Walking in the Rain" and "The Apple Stretching", or in an almost-soprano mode in songs such as "La Vie en Rose", "Slave to the Rhythm", and "Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician". Jones' voice spans 4 octaves, 1 note and a semitone from the low note of C2 (in "Corporate Cannibal") to the high note of E6 (in "Slave to the Rhythm).

Personal life

Jones' father was strict and their relationship was strained. According to his particular denomination's beliefs, one should only use one's singing ability to glorify God. Bishop Robert W. Jones died on 7 May 2008. Her mother, Marjorie, always supported Jones' career (she sings on "Williams' Blood" and "My Jamaican Guy") but could not be publicly associated with her music. Marjorie's father, William, was also a musician, and played with Nat King Cole.

Jones described her childhood as having been "crushed underneath the Bible", and since has refused to enter a Jamaican church due to her bad childhood experiences.

Through her relationship with longtime collaborator Jean-Paul Goude, Jones has one son, Paulo. From Paulo, Jones has one granddaughter. Jones married Atila Altaunbay in 1996. She disputes rumors that she married Chris Stanley in her 2015 memoir I'll Never Write My Memoirs, saying, "The truth is, I only ever married one of my boyfriends, Atila Altaunbay, a Muslim from Turkey." She spent four years with Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren, her former bodyguard; she was the one who got him a part as a KGB officer in A View to a Kill. Jones started dating Danish actor/stuntman/bodybuilder Sven-Ole Thorsen in 1990, and was in an open relationship as of 2007.

Jones' brother is megachurch preacher Bishop Noel Jones, who starred on the 2013 reality show Preachers of LA.

Jones' real last name is often referred to as "Mendoza", which is actually a name she used in her 20s to fool her parents.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Portfolio (1977)
  • Fame (1978)
  • Muse (1979)
  • Warm Leatherette (1980)
  • Nightclubbing (1981)
  • Living My Life (1982)
  • Slave to the Rhythm (1985)
  • Inside Story (1986)
  • Bulletproof Heart (1989)
  • Hurricane (2008)
  • Tours

  • A One Man Show (1981)
  • Grace In Your Face (1990)
  • Hurricane Tour (2009)
  • Filmography

    Actress
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    Grace Jones: La Vie En Rose (Rockamerica remix) (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    2016
    Gutterdammerung as
    Death / The Devil
    2011
    Brigitte Fontaine feat. Grace Jones: Dancefloor (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones (voice)
    2010
    Grace Jones: Love You to Life (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    2009
    Grace Jones: Williams' Blood (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    2008
    Grace Jones: Corporate Cannibal (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    2008
    Chelsea on the Rocks (Documentary) as
    Bev
    2008
    Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! as
    Kellnerin
    2001
    Shaka Zulu: The Citadel (TV Movie) as
    The Queen
    2001
    Wolf Girl as
    Christoph / Christine
    2000
    Grace Jones vs. Funkstar De Luxe: Pull Up to the Bumper (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones (voice)
    1999
    BeastMaster (TV Series) as
    Nokinja
    - The Umpatra (1999) - Nokinja
    1999
    Palmer's Pick-Up as
    Female Remo
    1998
    McCinsey's Island as
    Alanso Richter
    1995
    Cyber Bandits as
    Masako Yokohama
    1994
    Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (Video Game) as
    Solene Solux (voice)
    1992
    Boomerang as
    Strangé
    1989
    Duran Duran: Burning the Ground (Music Video short) as
    May Day
    1989
    Grace Jones: Love on Top of Love (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1987
    Siesta as
    Conchita
    1987
    Straight to Hell Returns as
    Sonya
    1986
    Grace Jones: Crush (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1986
    Grace Jones: I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You) (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1986
    Vamp as
    Katrina
    1986
    Grace Jones: Love Is the Drug (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1985
    Arcadia: Election Day (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones (voice)
    1985
    Grace Jones: Citroën CX 2 (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1985
    A View to a Kill as
    May Day
    1984
    Conan the Destroyer as
    Zula
    1984
    Grace Jones: Demolition Man (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1983
    Grace Jones: Living My Life (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1983
    Grace Jones: My Jamaican Guy (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1982
    Grace Jones: I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1982
    Grace Jones: Nipple to the Bottle (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1982
    Grace Jones: Private Life (A One Man Show version) (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1982
    Grace Jones: Pull Up to the Bumper (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1982
    Grace Jones: Warm Leatherette (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1981
    Deadly Vengeance as
    Slick's girlfriend
    1981
    Grace Jones: Feel Up (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1981
    Grace Jones: I've Seen That Face Before (TV show version) (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1981
    Grace Jones: Walking in the Rain (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1980
    Grace Jones: Private Life (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1978
    Grace Jones: Am I Ever Gonna Fall in Love in New York City (Music Video short) as
    Grace Jones
    1978
    Grace Jones: Anema e core (Music Video short) as
    Grace Jones
    1978
    Grace Jones: Do or Die (Music Video short) as
    Grace Jones
    1978
    Grace Jones: Fame (Music Video short) as
    Grace Jones
    1977
    Grace Jones: La Vie en rose (Music Video short) as
    Grace Jones
    1976
    Let's Make a Dirty Movie as
    Cuidy
    1975
    Grace Jones: I Need a Man (Music Video short) as
    Grace Jones
    1973
    Gordon's War as
    Mary
    1970
    Sweet Vengeance
    Composer
    2010
    Grace Jones: Love You to Life (Music Video) (music by)
    2009
    Grace Jones: Williams' Blood (Music Video) (music by)
    2008
    Grace Jones: Corporate Cannibal (Music Video) (music by)
    2000
    Grace Jones vs. Funkstar De Luxe: Pull Up to the Bumper (Music Video)
    1989
    Grace Jones: Love on Top of Love (Music Video) (original music by)
    1986
    Grace Jones: I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You) (Music Video) (original music by)
    1983
    Grace Jones: Living My Life (Music Video)
    1983
    Grace Jones: My Jamaican Guy (Music Video)
    1982
    Grace Jones: I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) (Music Video) (original music by)
    1982
    Grace Jones: Pull Up to the Bumper (Music Video) (original music by)
    Soundtrack
    2022
    White Noise (performer: "Nightclubbing")
    2021
    The French Dispatch (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)")
    2021
    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (performer: "Tomorrow")
    2019
    Mindhunter (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #2.3 (2019) - (performer: "Warm Leatherette" - uncredited)
    2019
    Pain and Glory (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    -
    Pose (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
    - Access (2018) - (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)") / (writer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)")
    2018
    Zeit.geschichte (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Der Wiener Opernball - Mythos, Tradition & Kult (2018) - (performer: "Slave to the Rhythm" - uncredited)
    2018
    Yardie (performer: "My Jamaican Boy") / (writer: "My Jamaican Boy")
    2017
    Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Documentary) (performer: "Slave to the Rhythm", "Williams Blood", "This Is", "La Vie en Rose", "Well Well Well", "Warm Leatherette", "Nipple to the Bottle", "I Need a Man", "Pull Up to the Bumper", "Love is the Drug", "My Jamaican Guy", "Hurricane") / (writer: "Williams Blood", "This Is", "Well Well Well", "Nipple to the Bottle", "My Jamaican Guy", "Hurricane")
    2017
    Le Van (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #1.9 (2017) - (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)")
    -
    Deutschland 83 (TV Mini Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
    - Brandy Station (2015) - (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before" - uncredited) / (writer: "I've Seen That Face Before" - uncredited)
    2014
    Pride (performer: "Pull Up to the Bumper") / (writer: "Pull Up to the Bumper")
    2013
    Hyundai Kabarett-Tage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Elke Winkens - Alles gelogen! (2013) - (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)" - uncredited)
    2012
    The Diamond Jubilee Concert (TV Special) (performer: "Slave To The Rhythm")
    2011
    Take Me Home Tonight (performer: "Warm Leatherette")
    2010
    Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #2.6 (2010) - (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before" - uncredited)
    2009
    De bon matin (Short) (performer: "NIGHTCLUBBING")
    2009
    Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - The Sorkin Notes (2009) - (performer: "Nightclubbing" - uncredited)
    2008
    Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #33.7 (2008) - (performer: "Pull up to the Bumper", "Love You to Life", "Williams' Blood")
    2008
    Pineapple Express (performer: "Ring of Fire")
    2007
    Rush Hour 3 (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    2007
    Go Go Tales (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)", "I Need a Kiss", "I Want My Money", "Gimme More") / (writer: "I Need a Kiss", "I Want My Money")
    2007
    La tele de tu vida (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #1.6 (2007) - (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    -
    Television Theater (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2006) (music - 1 episode, 2006)
    - H (2006) - (lyrics: "Private Life") / (music: "Private Life")
    2006
    Ha-Shminiya (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Paris (2006) - (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before" - uncredited)
    2005
    Lord of War (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    2003
    Kingpin (TV Mini Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Pilot (2003) - (performer: "Walking in the Rain")
    2002
    Luokkajuhla (TV Movie) (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)")
    2002
    The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
    - The Target (2002) - (writer: "Pull Up To The Bumper")
    2002
    Un paso adelante (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Camino a Lastres (2002) - (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)")
    2001
    Wolf Girl (performer: "World of Wonders", "Two Sides To Every Story")
    2001
    Further Tales of the City (TV Mini Series) (performer: "Love Is the Drug")
    2001
    Save the Last Dance (performer: "Bad Boyz")
    2000
    Lucky Numbers (performer: "Love Is the Drug")
    2000
    Whatever It Takes (performer: "Pull Up to the Bumper")
    1999
    I epithesi tou gigantiaiou mousaka (performer: "Do or Die")
    1999
    Summer of Sam (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    1999
    200 Cigarettes (performer: "Love Is the Drug")
    1998
    54 (performer: "I Need A Man")
    1998
    The Avengers (performer: "Storm")
    1997
    She's So Lovely (performer: "Hollywood Liar", "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)", "Party Girl") / (writer: "Hollywood Liar", "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)", "Party Girl")
    1996
    Sounds of the Eighties (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #1.3 (1996) - (performer: "Slave to the Rhythm")
    1994
    Ready to Wear (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    -
    Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
    - True Crime (1993) - (performer: "Demolition Man") / (writer: "Demolition Man")
    1992
    Toys (performer: "Let Joy and Innocence Prevail")
    1992
    La petite amie d'Antonio (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    1992
    Freddie as F.R.O.7. (performer: "Evilmainya")
    1992
    Boomerang ("7 Day Weekend") / (performer: "7 Day Weekend")
    1990
    Viva el espectáculo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #1.1 (1990) - (performer: "Amado Mio")
    1989
    Worth Winning (performer: "The Fashion Show")
    1989
    Tarzan in Manhattan (TV Movie) (performer: "Pull Up to the Bumper") / (writer: "Pull Up to the Bumper")
    1989
    Kriminalnyy talant (TV Movie) (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)") / (writer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)")
    1989
    Beppie (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Jaloezie (1989) - (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    1989
    Rooftops (performer: "Bullet Proof Heart") / (writer: "Bullet Proof Heart")
    1989
    Kotia päin (performer: "Apple Stretching")
    1988
    Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Movie) (performer: "Little Drummer Boy")
    1988
    Frantic (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)")
    1987
    Obsession: A Taste for Fear (performer: "Private Life")
    1987
    Derrick (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
    - Nachtstreife (1987) - (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    - Anruf in der Nacht (1987) - (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
    -
    Ahí te quiero ver (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1987) (writer - 2 episodes, 1987)
    - Episode #2.14 (1987) - (performer: "Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician", "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)") / (writer: "Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician", "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)")
    - Episode #2.12 (1987) - (performer: "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)") / (writer: "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)")
    1987
    Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Knock, Knock- Who's There? (1987) - (performer: "The Fashion Show" - uncredited)
    -
    Hittimittari (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1986) (writer - 1 episode, 1986)
    - Episode #3.8 (1986) - (performer: "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)") / (writer: "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)")
    1986
    Vamp (performer: "Vamp") / (writer: "Vamp")
    1986
    Raw Deal (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)")
    -
    Grange Hill (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1986) (writer - 1 episode, 1986)
    - Episode #9.13 (1986) - (performer: "Pull Up to the Bumper") / (writer: "Pull Up to the Bumper")
    1985
    The Supergrass (performer: "Slave to the Rhythm")
    1985
    EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #1.77 (1985) - (performer: "Slave to the Rhythm" - uncredited)
    1985
    Pumping Iron II: The Women (Documentary) (performer: "Feel Up") / (writer: "Feel Up")
    1982
    Love Child (performer: "Walking in the Rain")
    -
    Esta noche (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
    - Episode dated 2 July 1981 (1981) - (performer: "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)", "Pull Up to the Bumper") / (writer: "Pull Up to the Bumper")
    1980
    Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #17.31 (1980) - (performer: "Private Life")
    -
    The Midnight Special (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
    - Episode #7.15 (1979) - (performer: "Below the Belt", "Do or Die") / (writer: "Below the Belt")
    1976
    Colt 38 Special Squad (performer: "I Still Get the Blues", "I'll Find My Way to You")
    Thanks
    -
    Black Velvet (Documentary) (grateful acknowledgment) (post-production)
    1990
    Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (Documentary) (thanks: for generous help and insight)
    Self
    -
    The Late Great '78: Glamour's Golden Sunset (Documentary) (post-production) as
    Self
    2020
    Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (Documentary) as
    Self
    2018
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Jack White/Grace Jones/Tinashe feat. Offset (2018) - Self - Guest
    2017
    The Jonathan Ross Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Grace Jones, Nicole Scherzinger, Nadiya Hussain, Micky Flanagan and Stormzy feat. MNEK (2017) - Self - Guest
    2017
    Good Morning Britain (TV Series) as
    Self - Model, Musician and Actress
    - Episode dated 26 October 2017 (2017) - Self - Model, Musician and Actress
    2017
    Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (Documentary) as
    Self
    2017
    Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Documentary) as
    Self
    2016
    C à vous (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 15 March 2016 (2016) - Self
    2015
    The Insider (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #12.93 (2015) - Self
    2015
    CBS This Morning (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #4.242 (2015) - Self
    2015
    A Filmmaker's Odyssey (Documentary short) as
    Self
    2012
    The Diamond Jubilee Concert (TV Special) as
    Self - Performer
    2010
    Gomorron (TV Series) as
    Self - Moderookies
    - Episode dated 24 November 2010 (2010) - Self - Moderookies
    2010
    Alan Carr: Chatty Man (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #4.4 (2010) - Self - Guest
    2010
    Late Review (TV Series) as
    Self - Interviewee
    - Episode dated 30 April 2010 (2010) - Self - Interviewee
    2009
    Oi Fashion Rocks (TV Special) as
    Self - Performer
    2009
    Beckmann (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 22 June 2009 (2009) - Self
    2008
    Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #16.16 (2009) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #15.8 (2008) - Self - Guest
    2009
    DeLuxe (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 9 May 2009 (2009) - Self
    2009
    La musicale (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Nightclubbing II (2009) - Self
    2009
    Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2008
    Vivement dimanche (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Valérie Lemercier 2 (2008) - Self
    2008
    Tracks (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 29 November 2008 (2008) - Self
    2008
    La boîte à questions (TV Series short) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 28 November 2008 (2008) - Self
    2008
    Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 27 November 2008 (2008) - Self
    2008
    MTV Europe Music Awards Liverpool 08 (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2008
    Schlag den Raab (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Folge 13 - 1.000.000 EUR (2008) - Self
    2008
    Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #33.7 (2008) - Self - Guest
    2008
    MOBO Awards 2008 (TV Special) as
    Self
    2007
    Queens of Disco (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2006
    No Place Like Home as
    Self - Dancer
    2006
    Podium (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Abba (2006) - Self
    2004
    The Best of 'So Graham Norton' (Video) as
    Self
    2004
    Tout le monde en parle (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 6 March 2004 (2004) - Self
    2002
    V Graham Norton (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #4.17 (2003) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.1 (2002) - Self - Guest
    2002
    Pavarotti & Friends 2002 for Angola (TV Special documentary) as
    Self - Guest Performer
    2002
    VH-1 Where Are They Now? (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Girls Night Out (2002) - Self
    2001
    I Love 1980's (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Presenter
    - I Love 1985 (2001) - Self - Presenter
    2000
    MTV Europe Music Awards Stockholm (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2000
    100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self
    1999
    100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1998
    Extra (TV Series) as
    Self - Interviewed
    - Grace Jones Interview, Exotic Erotic Ball (1998) - Self - Interviewed
    1998
    So Graham Norton (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.5 (1998) - Self - Guest
    1998
    Behind the Music (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Studio 54 (1998) - Self
    1997
    WCW Monday Nitro (TV Series) as
    Self
    - If I Ever Get To Saginaw (1997) - Self
    1996
    In Search of Dracula with Jonathan Ross (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1996
    Gottschalks Haus-Party (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.7 (1996) - Self
    1995
    Flash (TV Series) as
    Self (1997)
    1995
    Die Harald Schmidt Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Show #15 (1995) - Self
    1994
    Mujeres bajo las estrellas (TV Special) as
    Self
    1993
    Bellezas al agua (TV Series) as
    Self - Musical Guest
    - Episode dated 5 July 1993 (1993) - Self - Musical Guest
    1993
    The Word (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #3.10 (1993) - Self
    1991
    The King of Ads (Documentary) as
    Self (segment "Citroen CX2 commercial")
    1991
    De mar a mar (TV Series) as
    Self - Musical Guest
    - Episode dated 3 October 1991 (1991) - Self - Musical Guest
    1991
    The 1991 World Music Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1991
    The Full Wax (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.3 (1991) - Self - Guest
    1990
    The World Music Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1984
    Wogan (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #10.32 (1990) - Self
    - Episode #5.104 (1985) - Self
    - Episode #4.4 (1984) - Self
    1983
    Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 23 March 1990 (1990) - Self
    - Episode dated 29 May 1987 (1987) - Self
    - Episode dated 1 May 1983 (1983) - Self
    1990
    Wetten, dass..? (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Wetten, dass..? aus Duisburg (1990) - Self
    1990
    Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (Documentary) as
    Self
    1990
    Viva el espectáculo (TV Series) as
    Self - Musical Guest
    - Episode #1.1 (1990) - Self - Musical Guest
    1989
    Cap d'any a TV3 (TV Special) as
    Self
    1989
    X-Large (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Presenter
    - Die 80er von A bis Z (1989) - Self - Presenter
    1989
    The Dame Edna Experience (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.6 (1989) - Self - Guest
    1989
    Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 18 November 1989 (1989) - Self
    1989
    The Joan Rivers Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.18 (1989) - Self - Guest
    1989
    Live with Kelly and Mark (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 3 August 1989 (1989) - Self - Guest
    1989
    Ebony (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Ebony on the Road: Toxteth, Liverpool (1989) - Self
    1989
    Cannes Film Festival (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Cérémonie d'ouverture du 42ème festival de Cannes (1989) - Self
    1989
    The Pat Sajak Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.19 (1989) - Self - Guest
    1988
    Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Movie) as
    Self
    1988
    Du côté de chez Fred (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 2 December 1988 (1988) - Self
    1988
    A Reggae Session (TV Special) as
    Self
    1987
    15 Minutes (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.2 (1987) - Self
    1987
    The Original Max Talking Headroom Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.6 (1987) - Self
    - Episode dated 1 October 1987 (1987) - Self
    1987
    Ahí te quiero ver (TV Series) as
    Self - Musical Guest
    - Episode #2.14 (1987) - Self - Musical Guest
    - Episode #2.12 (1987) - Self - Musical Guest
    1987
    The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1979
    Soul Train (TV Series) as
    Self
    - James Cleveland/Grace Jones/The Rose Brothers (1987) - Self
    - Edwin StarrThe Jimmy Castor Bunch/Grace Jones (1979) - Self
    1983
    Champs-Elysées (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 28 February 1987 (1987) - Self
    - Episode dated 9 April 1983 (1983) - Self
    1986
    Nightlife (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.92 (1987) - Self
    - Episode #1.2 (1986) - Self
    1986
    1986 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1982
    Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 17 July 1986 (1986) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 11 July 1985 (1985) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 28 May 1984 (1984) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 8 July 1983 (1983) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 10 February 1983 (1983) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 16 November 1982 (1982) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.68 (1982) - Self - Guest
    1986
    The Tube (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #4.25 (1986) - Self
    1980
    Top of the Pops (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 30 January 1986 (1986) - Self
    - Episode #17.31 (1980) - Self
    1985
    A View to a Kill: Featurette (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    1985
    Playboy Video Magazine, Vol. 8 (Video documentary) as
    Self
    1985
    Nöjesmassakern (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.10 (1985) - Self
    1985
    Buonasera Raffaella (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.2 (1985) - Self
    1984
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest / Self - Musical Guest
    - Episode #24.165 (1985) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #24.80 (1985) - Self - Musical Guest
    - Episode #24.64 (1985) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #23.102 (1984) - Self - Musical Guest
    1985
    Fashion Aid (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    1985
    Mode in France (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1985
    1985 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1985
    exclusiv (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 15 August 1985 (1985) - Self
    1985
    De película (TV Series) as
    Self - Interviewee
    - Un verano de película (1985) - Self - Interviewee
    1985
    Playboy Mid Summer Night's Dream Party 1985 (TV Movie) as
    Self
    1985
    A View to a Kill: The Royal Premiere (TV Special short) as
    Self
    1985
    Eye on L.A. (TV Series) as
    Self / May Day
    - OO7: A View of James Bond (1985) - Self / May Day
    1984
    Scandals (TV Special) as
    Self
    1984
    The 26th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1983
    It's All True (TV Series documentary)
    1983
    Arena (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - It's All True (1983) - Self
    1983
    The 25th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1982
    Vamos a ver... (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Grace Jones (1982) - Self - Guest
    1982
    Domenica in (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 17 October 1982 (1982) - Self
    1982
    The Don Lane Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 3 May 1982 (1982) - Self
    1981
    Aktuelle Schaubude (TV Series) as
    Self - Singer
    - Episode dated 26 September 1981 (1981) - Self - Singer
    1981
    Esta noche (TV Series) as
    Self - Musical Guest
    - Episode dated 2 July 1981 (1981) - Self - Musical Guest
    1981
    Palmarès (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 29 April 1981 (1981) - Self
    1981
    Astro-Show Ein Spiel mit den Sternen (TV Series) as
    Performer
    1980
    The Russell Harty Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.7 (1980) - Self - Guest
    1980
    WWF Club (TV Series) as
    Self (Guest)
    1979
    Dance Fever (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Nipsey Russell, Grace Jones, Paul Jabara, Candy Loving (1979) - Self
    1979
    Army of Lovers or Revolt of the Perverts (Documentary) as
    Self
    1979
    The Midnight Special (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #7.15 (1979) - Self
    1979
    American Bandstand (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #22.11 (1979) - Self
    1978
    Stryx (TV Series) as
    Self - Rumstryx
    1978
    Seaside Special (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #4.6 (1978) - Self
    1978
    Emerald City (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 1 July 1978 (1978) - Self
    1978
    Musikladen (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.40 (1978) - Self
    - Episode #1.38 (1978) - Self
    1977
    Les rendez-vous du dimanche (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 4 December 1977 (1977) - Self
    1975
    Numéro un (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Claude François (1977) - Self
    - Jean Piat (1975) - Self
    1977
    Soul Alive (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #2.7 (1977) - Self
    1976
    Colt 38 Special Squad as
    Self (uncredited)
    1976
    Samedi est à vous (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 24 January 1976 (1976) - Self
    Archive Footage
    2023
    Unsung Presents: Best in Black (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Fashion Icons (2023) - Self
    2022
    MTV 80s - Top 50 1985 Vs 1989! (TV Special) as
    May Day (uncredited)
    2022
    The Andy Warhol Diaries (TV Mini Series documentary)
    - 15 Minutes (2022)
    2022
    Azzedine Alaïa: Un couturier français (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2021
    Bad Music Video Theatre (TV Series) as
    Self
    - The End-of-the-Year Bananas Special (2021) - Self
    - A View to a Kill by Duran Duran (2021) - Self
    2021
    The 80s - Music's Greatest Decade? (TV Mini Series) as
    Self
    - True Originals (2021) - Self
    2021
    Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James (Documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    2021
    The Story of Late Night (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Eyes on the Throne (2021) - Self
    2021
    Tina (Documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    2020
    The Story of the Songs (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Madonna (2020) - Self
    2020
    What We Were Watching (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Summer TV Classics (2020) - Self (uncredited)
    2019
    Good Morning Britain (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 4 March 2019 (2019) - Self (uncredited)
    2018
    McQueen (Documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    2018
    Six Sides of Katharine Hepburn (Documentary short) as
    Self
    2018
    Zeit.geschichte (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Der Wiener Opernball - Mythos, Tradition & Kult (2018) - Self
    2017
    Talking Pictures (TV Series documentary) as
    May Day
    - Roger Moore (2017) - May Day
    2017
    Pavarotti, chanteur populaire (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2017
    The Fabulous Allan Carr (Documentary) as
    Self
    2016
    Iconic (TV Series short) as
    Self
    - Grace Jones (2016) - Self
    2015
    James Bond's 'Spectre' with Jonathan Ross (TV Movie documentary) as
    May Day (uncredited)
    2015
    Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Singer
    - Thunder (2015) - Singer
    2013
    Skyfall: Modern Day Bond (TV Movie documentary)
    2013
    I Am Divine (Documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    2012
    The Unforgettable Russell Harty (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2010
    Dorfers Donnerstalk (TV Series) as
    Self - Wiener Opernball 1996
    - Episode #5.32 (2010) - Self - Wiener Opernball 1996 (uncredited)
    2010
    Arias with a Twist (Documentary) as
    Self
    2009
    Michael Jackson (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2009
    Memòries de la tele (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #4.3 (2009) - Self
    2008
    TV o no TV (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self
    - 1978-1982 (2008) - Self
    2008
    The Universe of Keith Haring (Documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    2008
    TV's Funniest Music Moments (TV Special) as
    Self
    2007
    Les grands du rire (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 16 June 2007 (2007) - Self
    2007
    La tele de tu vida (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.6 (2007) - Self
    2006
    Premiere Bond: Opening Nights (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2005
    80s (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.5 (2005) - Self
    2005
    Favouritism (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Julian Clary's Showbiz Hissy Fits (2005) - Self
    2004
    Ich will Spaß - Die 80er-Jahre-Pop-und-Schlagernacht mit Perlen aus Ost und West (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    2004
    Retrosexual: The 80's (TV Mini Series documentary)
    2004
    De Caunes/Garcia - Le meilleur de Nulle Part Ailleurs (Video) as
    Self
    2003
    Diva Graham Norton (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2003
    Sendung ohne Namen (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Am Anfang war das Wort. (2003) - Self
    2002
    BeastMaster (TV Series) as
    Nokinja
    - The Trial (2002) - Nokinja
    2000
    Inside 'A View to a Kill' (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    1999
    Premiere Bond: The World Is Not Enough (TV Special short) as
    May Day (uncredited)
    1998
    In and Out of Fashion (Documentary) as
    Self
    1996
    Sounds of the Eighties (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.3 (1996) - Self
    1995
    In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross (TV Movie documentary) as
    May Day (uncredited)
    1992
    L'Oeil du cyclone (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Accordéon Forever (1992) - Self
    1987
    James Bond: Licence to Thrill (TV Movie documentary)
    1987
    Marvin Gaye (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1986
    James Bond at the Movies (Video short) as
    Self
    1986
    Hittimittari (TV Series) as
    Self - Performer
    - Episode #3.8 (1986) - Self - Performer
    1986
    Video Jukebox (TV Movie) as
    Self
    1985
    Grace Jones: Slave to the Rhythm (Music Video) as
    Grace Jones
    1985
    Duran Duran: A View to a Kill (Music Video) as
    May Day
    1984
    Wogan (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Wogan's Women (1984) - Self
    1983
    The Old Grey Whistle Test (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Pick of the Year 1983 (1983) - Self
    1981
    The Russell Harty Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.35 (1981) - Self

    References

    Grace Jones Wikipedia


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