Model/actress/singer, from Jamaica via Syracuse and Paris; an unwittingly important figure in the multiculturalism of rock. After a fluke success transitioning from the runway to disco music, she went her own way, including covers of Roxy Music and post-punk songs (The Normal's "Warm Leatherette", Iggy Pop's "Nightclubbing", Chrissie Hynde's "Private Life"), but with a twist: Sly and Robbie's posse were the production team. And eschewing high-fashion, she became the willing canvas of Jean-Paul Goude, popularizing the flat-top haircut, and hatching stunts like the Roomful of Graces. Later hooked up with the Zang Tuum Tumb team for Slave to the Rhythm.

Born Grace Mendoza in 1948. Her rendition of the Police's "Demolition Man" is one of those cover songs that completely blows the original away. Grace Jones sings like she's about to reach out and strangle you at any moment. She played the assassin May Day in the 1985 James Bond film A View To A Kill.

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