Quote of the Day

By: Rebecca Melton, Spring Editor & Reporter

Grace Jones (1948-Present) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, and actress. Jones moved to Syracuse, New York at age 13 and began her modelling career then. She appeared on covers of distinguished magazines, such as Elle and Vogue. Jones became known for her androgynous and bold features. At age 29, Jones was signed on to Island Records and released numerous albums and singers. Jones’ songs were frequently found in the Top 40. In the 70’s and 80’s, Jones also found herself in numerous films- one of her most prominent roles being Zula in Conan the Destroyer. For her works in numerous films, Jones was nominated for Saturn Awards ‘Best Supporting Actress.’ Jones inspired the cross-dressing movement of the 80s and is listed in the Top 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.