The VIPP Report: Founding member of Vanity6 dies at 57

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Matthews’ book cover “Blame it on Vanity”

Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television/ABC Louisville

Singer, songwriter, actress and model Denise Matthews has died.  To many you will know her as Vanity from Vanity 6.  The lead singer of the R&B/funk group that made the song “Nasty Girl” a chart topping hit in 1982.  It’s said that Prince coined the name “Vanity”, because after looking into a mirror she was the female version of him.

Matthews walked away from her music and acting career to concentrate her time to her faith as a Christian.

Denise “Vanity” Matthews died today at the age of 57.

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