Jones, Grace

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Name
Jones, Grace Gender: F
G. Beverly Jones
born on 19 May 1948 at 20:45 (= 8:45 PM )
Place Spanish Town, Jamaica, 17n59, 76w57
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: De Jabrun
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°57' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°52 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°56'



Alternative birthtime
'
Date 19 May 1952
Place Spanish Town, JAM, 17n59, 76w57
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°38' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif


Error creating thumbnail:
Grace Jones
photo: Stuart Sevastos, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

Jamaican singer, songwriter, lyricist, supermodel, record producer, and actress. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. At 13 she moved with her siblings to their parents' home in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York state, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.

In 1977 Jones secured a record deal with Island Records; she moved into dance and reggae music, often collaborating with the Compass Point All Stars. She scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with "Pull Up to the Bumper", "I've Seen That Face Before", "Private Life", "Slave to the Rhythm" and "I'm Not Perfect". Her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), and Slave to the Rhythm (1985).

She appeared in some low-budget films in the U.S. during the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984 she made her first mainstream appearance as Zula in the fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Douglas, and subsequently appeared in the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill as May Day. In 1986 she played a vampire in Vamp, and acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang. She appeared alongside Tim Curry in the 2001 film Wolf Girl.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • parent->child relationship with Goude, Paulo (born 2 November 1979)
  • other kin relationship with Hines, Marcia (born 20 July 1953). Notes: Cousins

Source Notes

Unknown source for time. Also known as Grace Mendoza, born 19 May 1952.

Craft quotes her memoir "I'll Never Write My Memoirs" (2015), Chapter 1 "Spanish Town". She states that her son was 33 years old in 2015 and she was 29 when she had him, meaning her birth year would be about 1952. "They say I'm a lot older than I actually am. In the press, on the Internet, they add four years to my actual age".

Has a male twin, Christian.

Categories

  • Vocation : Beauty : Model
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.