Monday, May 14, 2012
One of the factors that put Jamaican singer, model and actress Grace Jones in so many faces was that Andy Warhol dug her looks and photographed her many, many times. Indeed, her square cut hair and angular, padded, skin tight costumes (since "clothing" would be far too boring for Jones' 5' 10-1/2" frame) was not only notable, but unforgettable. Still, it was incidents such as the time she hauled off and slapped British television talk show host Russell Harty across the face when she felt he was paying more attention to his other guests than to her that sealed her spot as an in-your-face woman. Influencing the cross-dressing movement of the 1980's and inspiring other in-your-face women (like Lady Gaga) who came later, Jones is still on the scene and still -- of course -- in-your-face!