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Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) Net Worth: Denise Katrina Matthews is a former model, vocalist/song writer, and actress who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Better known by her stage name “Vanity”, she pursued a glittering career in the 1980s through the early mid-’90s. Since her parents divorced when she was very young, she and her sisters grew up in a so called “broken home”. Vanity made her beginnings as a beauty pageants competition. She won the Miss Niagara Hospitality title in 1977, before moving to Toronto where she competed for Miss Canada in 1978 and went on modeling. From the time she turned 17, she was already settled in The Big Apple in order to help her career. Vanity soon signed together with the Zoli Modeling agency, even though her short stature limited her looks to advertisements and photo shoots. Namely, she did advertisements for Pearl Drops toothpaste and she modeled twice for Playboy magazine, in May 1985 and in April 1988. In the 1980s, she met Prince who became her fan and supporter, also as he was the one to rename her Vanity. Once Prince realized that Matthews has a great voice he even asked her to function as the lead singer of the group Vanity 6. Known for its sexually explicit lyrics and performances, the group’s biggest hit was “Nasty Girl”. After touring with Prince and The Time, Vanity chose to leave the group. In 1984, she signed as a solo vocalist with Motown Records, releasing two studio albums “Wild Animal” and “Skin on Skin” respectively. Even though she went on to sign recording deals with other record companies, her music career discontinued by 1989. Vanity additionally starred in such films as Never Too Young to Die (1986), 52 Pick-Up (1986) and Action Jackson (1988). It was in the mid-90s that she’d no other option except to retire from screen and stage as she was heavily dependent on crack cocaine at the time. Today, she lives in Fremont, California.