21 Powerful Living Women: Grace Jones
(Grace Beverly Jones OJ)
Singer, Model, Fashionista, Muse
Grace is a Jamaican-American and a one-of-a-kind woman. She modeled in New York and Paris, worked for Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, and appeared on the covers of Elle and Vogue. She was a muse for Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Issey Miyake, and Thierry Mugler. She is known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and beauty. Grace was listed as one of the 50 best-dressed over 50 by The Guardian in March 2013. In 1977 she began her singing career and had several Top-40 hits and her most successful single was Slave to the Rhythm. She was nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Video Album in 1982. Grace acted in several films, Conan the Barbarian, James Bond’s A View to a Kill, and Boomerang. She was included in VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll in 1999. In 2016, Billboard included her in the 50 greatest dance club artist of all time. The style-icon still preforms concerts with multiple outrageous outfits. Her book, Grace Jones: I’ll Never Write My Memoirs.