Vanity

by dlxzvs on February 27, 2016

Vanity – Vanity File Photos – London – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

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.

Ethnicity:
*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 caucasian, is said to be of Polish, German, and/or Jewish origin.

Source: https://www.niagarafallsreview.ca

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madman March 22, 2018 at 3:02 pm

“Matthews was born to German-born mom Helga Senyk…”
https://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/opinion-story/8185857-denise-matthews-the-niagara-falls-beauty-queen-who-became-vanity/

I would remove Hawaiian, seems far-fetched for someone born in North Carolina. There’s also many different claims about her mother’s background, also including German, Polish, and German Jewish/Polish Jewish.

Another possible father:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWQV-TFT

madman March 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm

“Matthews was born to German-born mom Helga Senyk…”

I would remove Hawaiian, seems far-fetched for someone born in North Carolina. There’s also many different claims about her mother’s background, also including German, Polish, and German Jewish/Polish Jewish.

Another possible father:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWQV-TFT

bablah November 19, 2017 at 10:40 am
fuzzybear44 February 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Need a Picture, a young one in her prime

fuzzybear44 February 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Loved this women, may she R.I.P

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