“[Grace Jones] drinks her wine through a straw so as not to mess up her lips. Does she think she has changed over the years? “Of course I’ve changed. I’m not as impatient as I used to be. I used to hit people if I didn’t like what they were saying. Just lash out. Bam – shut up! Hahahah! I was terrible.”
But physically Grace Jones is remarkably unchanged. She has not had plastic surgery, and never will. “Absolutely not. I would not cut myself.” Her hair is greying a little at the sides, but that’s the only giveaway. Will she ever look like an old woman? “No. No. My mom is 80 and doesn’t have a line.””
That excerpt comes from Simon Hattenstone’s phenomenal interview with Grace Jones. Click to read it, you won’t regret it. In the interview, Grace touches on her Jamaican upbringing, reveals the inspiration for My Jamaican Guy, and shares her feelings about her contemporary copycats (IE: Lady Gaga. “I’d just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually.”)
Much respect and Afrobella love to Grace Jones. She remains the very definition of fierce. If you want to channel some of that energy, get yourself a Grace tee from Cut It Out Apparel. And that image above is Andy Warhol’s famous latter period portrait of Grace. You can find that here at EvilMonito.com, at the end of an equally remarkable interview of Grace Jones.
Thanks to Laura Dowrich Phillips for providing the inspiration to post about Grace Jones!