Grace Jones is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, model, and actress. She was born on May 19, 1948, in Spanish Town, Jamaica, and raised in Syracuse, New York.
Jones began her career as a model in the early 1970s, working for fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent and Kenzo. She then transitioned to music, releasing her debut album "Portfolio" in 1977. Her music combined elements of disco, funk, and reggae, and she quickly gained a following for her unique style and theatrical live performances.
Jones also became known for her acting roles, starting with a small part in the James Bond film "A View to a Kill" (1985), in which she played the villainous May Day. She went on to appear in several other films, including "Vamp" (1986) and "Boomerang" (1992).
Throughout her career, Jones has been a trailblazer for Black and queer representation in the entertainment industry. She has been praised for her unapologetic attitude and fearless approach to music and fashion.
Today, Grace Jones is considered a cultural icon and has influenced generations of artists in music, fashion, and beyond. Her legacy continues to inspire new generations of performers and creators.