Toppa Top 10: The Baddest Jamaican Gyals of All-Time

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August 21, 2013

2. Grace Jones

Aesthetically, Grace Jones isn’t for everyone. Perhaps her androgynous style doesn’t fit your definition of a “hot gyal.” But there’s no denying the sex appeal exuded by the unique model-turned-singer. Raised between Spanish Town, Jamaica, and Syracuse, New York, Jones debuted as a model in the early 1970s, appearing on the covers of both Elle and Vogue before launching her music career at the height of the disco era. With conquests including Dolph Lundgren (her one-time bodyguard), Danish bodybuilder Sven-Ole Thorsen and Roger Moore-as-James Bond (As May Day in A View to a Kill), her reputation as a maneater is so immense it was parodied in the 1991 Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang. (Who could forget the restaurant scene with her character Strangรฉ boasting of a “steel vagina” no man can refuse). Her iconic looks have been borrowed by everyone from Rihanna and Lady Gaga to Nicki Minaj, in their respective efforts to push the boundaries of style, and, even in her mid 60s, she’s still showing skin, and wearing it well.