Breakdown: I've never seen a single Vanity film, so I'm plucking this from her IMDb bio:
"Born Denise Katrina Matthews, Vanity is glamorous Canadian ex-model and lead singer of all girl group "Vanity 6" from German and African/American parentage, who specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law.
Vanity first appeared on screen in the biographical tale of writer Jack London titled Klondike Fever (1980), before venturing into more gritty territory such as the slasher film Terror Train (1980), the very odd chick flick Tanya's Island (1980), a B-Grade martial arts film entitled The Last Dragon (1985) and the totally weird Never Too Young to Die (1986).
However, for my money, her best two performances were as the naive stripper assisting blackmail victim Roy Scheider in the under rated thriller 52 Pick-Up (1986). and then as a seductive, smart talking, night club singer teaming up with cop Carl Weathers to defeat murderous car tycoon Craig T. Nelson in the violent Action Jackson (1988)."
80s Highlights: Action Jackson, 52 Pick-Up, The Last Dragon
Breakdown: The 80s force is strong with this one, co-starring in a number of hits along the way, from The Breakfast Club (her most famous role) to WarGames to SHort Circuit and St. Elmo's Fire. Never considered a traditional hottie, but certainly appreciated by a certain subsection of the male (and female?) population. Has made a comeback in the form in indie film stardom over the last decade or so.
80s Highlights: The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, Short Circuit