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, new wave, and reggae music, often collaborating with the Compass Point All Stars. 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.
Grace Jones (born ) is a 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.
Jones knew him as "Mas P" ('Master P') and later noted that she "absolutely hated him"; as a strict disciplinarian he regularly beat the children in his care, representing what Jones described as "serious abuse".
"[My childhood] was all about the Bible and beatings.We were beaten for any little act of dissent, and hit harder the worse the disobedience.In 1983, Jones' One Man Show was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video.For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Vamp, she was nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress.In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honored with a Q Idol Award.Jones influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Lorde, Róisín Murphy, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx.