Birth Name: Denise Katrina Matthews
Date of Birth: January 4, 1959
Place of Birth: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death: February 15, 2016
Place of Death: Fremont, California, U.S.
*African-American, Hawaiian, Native American (father)
*Polish, German, and/or Jewish (mother)
Denise Katrina Matthews, better known as Vanity, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, model, actress, dancer, and Christian evangelist.
Denise was the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews.
Her father, an American from Wilmington, North Carolina, was black, and was said to be of African-American, Hawaiian, and Native American descent. Her mother, who is white, is said to be of Polish, German, and/or Jewish origin.