Tale Of The Tape
Denise “Vanity” Matthews Patricia Apollonia Kotero
Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada**** Santa Monica, California
Polish, African American (By Way of Canada),**** Native American & Hawiian Mexican American
Print and Nude model, singer & Dancer in Canada Actress,**** Pageant Winner Cheerleader for L.A. Rams
Laura Charles in the film The Last Dragon ****Apollonia in the film Purple Rain
What are they doing now?
Minister at a Christian church Owner and founder of Kotero Ent.**** Producing & Managing new artists
Possible Drama: Vanity was Prince’s one time girlfriend and original choice to play opposite him in his groundbreaking/classic film “Purple Rain”. At that time he and Vanity were dating and she was the lead singer in his all female group Vanity 6. They’re responsible for the hit song “Nasty Girl”. However, according to Hollywood legend Vanity and Prince broke up during the early stages of production on the movie and she declined to play the role and also left the group Vanity 6 for a solo career at Motown Records. With ultimately lead her to the role of Laura Charles in the Cult Classic film “The Last Dragon”. Prince then reshuffled the deck and found Apollonia to play the role opposite him in the movie and also take Vanity’s place in the group now renamed Apollonia 6 (I’m told the # 6 represented the number of breasts in the group) . They recorded and performed the song “Sex Shooter” in the movie and on the road. The original demo of “Sex Shooter” was sung by Vanity.
I Don’t know if either of the women had issues with each other but one thing is for certain they both were Amazing! So the question remains Fellas if you had to pick one who would you choose and why let us know. Help us settle a debate that has lasted for over 25 years. Again this is one of those “There is no wrong question Scenarios” Have fun and we hope we took you down memory lane a lil bit.
Please Note: This blog post is in no way trying to defame or belittle either of these two phenomenal women. We’ve learned that each of them have moved on in their lives and may not want to revisit this part of their entertainment careers. This is done simply out of respect from a fan perspective.
If you would like to contact Vanity to purchase her book click here: http://www.blameitonvanity.com
If you would like to contact Apollonia search for her on twitter (i don’t want to give out her personal Twitter page and i couldn’t find a website for her either)