Denise Katrina Matthews was a model and actress redubbed Vanity by Prince, who encouraged her to become a musician.
Wendy and Lisa
Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman were members of The Revolution who went on to great success as a solo act.
Model-actress-singer Apollonia Kotero landed the lead role opposite Prince in “Purple Rain” after Vanity dropped out, propelling her own music career.
The actress dated the Purple One after they met while working on “Batman.”
Sheila Escovedo was an accomplished percussionist in her own right when she met Prince, to whom she was engaged in the 1980s.
Valente was a model, dancer and singer who came under Prince’s tutelage, eventually dating the singer in 2010.
Easton and Prince collaborated on several hit songs, including Easton’s “Sugar Walls,” which Prince wrote for the Scottish singer.
The celebrated ballerina was handpicked to appear in Prince’s “Crimson & Clover” video and performed onstage for several concert dates.