Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, actress and model.
Jones started out as a model, initially in New York, but with higher success in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Der Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer. In 1977, Jones secured a record deal with Island Records, which resulted in a string of dance-club hits. During this time she also became the muse to longtime collaborator, Jean-Paul Goude, the two created Jones's severe, androgynous look. Musically, Jones found mainstream success in Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, scoring Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart. Her albums include Warm Leatherette,Nightclubbing and Slave to the Rhythm, and her biggest hits are "Pull Up to the Bumper", "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)", "Private Life", "Slave to the Rhythm" and "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)". In America, her acting occasionally overshadowed her musical output, she appeared in some low-budget films in the 1970s and early 1980s. Her work as an actress in mainstream film began in 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 both acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 film Boomerang with Eddie Murphy. More recently, she appeared alongsideTim Curry, in the 2001 film, Wolf Girl.