For our debut episode, we thought it fitting to pay tribute to the most beautiful woman who ever lived, a sultry pop goddess like no other: Vanity. We run through the life and career of Miss Denise Matthews and attempt to make peace with the abrupt shift in her life and subsequent abandonment of her fame.
Here are the Joan Rivers clips we mention. First, from 1986 (we think this was on the Tonight Show, on an occasion that Joan was filling in for Johnny):
And here they are again in 1994, after her kidney failure and religious conversion, having a much different conversation:
Here is a clip of Vanity (and her sister!) being interviewed by Arsenio Hall and discussing her engagement to Nikki Sixx:
Here is the most recent video we habe been able to find of her, uploaded by what appears to be a family member: