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Screen Icon: Grace Jones

FOR AN UPDATED LOOK AT GRACE'S CINEMATIC CAREER, CHECK OUT OUR LATEST FEATURE - LA VIE EN ROSE: THE FILMS OF GRACE JONES 

Grace Jones has left her mark in the world of fashion, music and acting - and if anyone meets the definition of Screen Icon, it's her. Born 62 years ago in Jamaica, Grace has released 10 studio albums, made several appearances in film and on television and is known for her outrageous persona.

After securing a deal with Island Records in 1977, Jones released three disco themed albums which were moderate successes, which also gained her a sizeable gay following. Jones later became a muse for Andy Warhol for several years. As the 80s dawned, she adapted her style to a more new-wave market with her release of Warm Leatherette which consisted of covers of Tom Petty and Roxy Music, being a few. Jones next album continued in this style, and whilst promoting the album - Jones had one of the most memorable incidents in her career.

This was infamous slapping of Russell Harty, which is pretty hilarious to watch. After another album, Jones picked up some mainstream movie work - Conan The Destroyer and A View To A Kill. One of Jones biggest cult comedy-horror hit was Vamp, where she played a Vampire Queen. Jones continued to make album releases until 1989's Bulletproof Heart (which would subsequently be her last release until the fantastic 2008 album Hurricane). During this hiatus Jones continued to act and model. Making appearances in several disappointing horror and sci-fi films, and the interesting Shaka Zulu prequel with David Haselhoff, yes, roll your eyes.

The jewel in her crown is surely Hurricane, which is her return to music. With stand out tracks like William's Blood

Top Three Grace Jones Albums

Hurricane

Nightclubbing 

 Island Life


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