Grace Jones has remained an active and flamboyant performer who refuses to conform to our preconceptions of a septuagenarian. As the boundaries between gender and sexuality are broken down her career path is inspiring in its refusal of the norms society once hid behind. Like a musical mirage, the version of Grace Jones which appears before us will always be dazzling, inspiring, and ever so slightly out of reach. This allure has helped maintain her popularity as she continues to influences musicians today.

Check out this playlist of music inspired by an icon.

Read more: The Story of Grace Jones ‘Slave To The Rhythm’
Listen: Grace Jones ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist