Vanity is 52 today!! Way back in the day when Prince was just becoming the mega-star he was to become he was fooling around with all kinds of music. Some of the music didn't exactly fit him so he would form these side projects to record them. One such AWESOME project was a raunchy girl group he formed around his girlfriend at the time, Denise Matthews, who he renamed Vanity. The group was, of course, Vanity 6. It consisted of Vanity, Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsie. "6" represented the number of boobs in the group. Ha! Anyway, Vanity was a super-sexy, exotic beauty from Canada who came to Hollywood to be a star. She modeled and got a gig at the 1982 American Music Awards, which is where she met Prince. The rest is history. Vanity eventually left Prince, quitting the film Purple Rain because she didn't get enough money (and being replaced by the equally fantasgreat Apollonia), and went solo. Many films, Playboy pictorials and albums followed, but in 1994 she left showbiz and became a born again Christian after almost overdosing on crack. Who saw THAT coming? Anyway, Denise now shuns her naughty past, but we still can reap the benefits of it. Here is Vanity 6's big hit and 80s classic Nasty Girl. I adore this little ditty, and you should too! And I threw in He's So Dull just for fun too!! Happy birthday, Vanity!! I miss the nasty girl.