Susan Moonsie Biography, age, Family, Husband, Prince, Vanity 6, Career And Net Worth

Susan Moonsie Biography

Susan Moonsie is an American singer and musician. She is widely known as a member of Vanity 6 which she joined in 1982 to 1983 when it changed its name.  She was also a member of Apollonia 6 (1983–1985). Susan is also best known for her association with musician Prince.

Susan Moonsie Age

Susan was born on January 21, 1964 in Trinidad and Tobago. She is 55 years old as of 2019

Susan Moonsie Family

Susan was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the daughter of a conservative school teacher.She is of American nationality and Asian-Indian ethnicity

Susan Moonsie Husband

On December 29, 1988 Susan married American actor David Garfield . On November 24, 1994, Garfield died from a heart attack. Susan is also mentioned as a character in the lyrics of the Timex Social Club hit song “Rumors”. “Did you hear that one about Susan, some say she’s just a tease. In a camisole, she’s six feet tall. She’ll knock you to your knees”. This fact was confirmed by Timex Social Club founding member and lyricist, Marcus A. Thompson.

Susan Moonsie And Prince

From about 1980 to 1985 Susan had an on-and-off relationship with Prince. There were a number of different  reasons for the end of their relationship. Some have stated Susan chose to end their relationship around 1983 while Prince was infatuated with Vanity. She chose to end her relationship with him and even became good friends with Vanity. Another different story argued that the relationship continued until 1984 when Prince began a close relationship with Susannah Melvoin (the twin sister of Revolution guitarist Wendy Melvoin).

The song “When Doves Cry” is said to have been written by  Prince about their relationship.  The song”Private Joy” was also supposedly written about her. The pair became very close on the 1980–81 Dirty Mind Tour and she was his main girlfriend until he met Vanity (Denise Matthews) in January 1982. This group was initially designed around her, but she did not want to be a lead singer, hence why Jamie and Brenda Bennett were designated to be main vocalists until Vanity arrived.

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Susan Moonsie Vanity 6

Susan is best known as a member of the short-lived 80s all-girl music trio known as “Vanity 6” (1982–1983) which later transformed into “Apollonia 6” (1983–1985). The two groups were protégés of the late music icon Prince and Susan Moonsie was a member of both.

In 1982 under the tutelage of Prince, Vanity 6 released their self-titled debut album. The album was the only album released by the trio before the departure of its lead singer. Later the group found a replacement for its lead singer and was then renamed “Apollonia 6” and just like Vanity 6, Apollonia 6 equally released one studio album before going into oblivion.

Susan Moonsie Career

Susan  became a member of Vanity 6 in 1982. She was given a “teenage Lolita” image by Prince for shock value. She claimed she was only 16 years old at the time, although she was 18 years old when the group was formed.  Susan and fellow Vanity 6 member Brenda Bennett later joined Patricia “Apollonia” Kotero after Vanity’s departure from Prince as Apollonia 6 in the 1984 film Purple Rain.

Susan Moonsie Songs

  • Nasty Girl
  • Sex Shooter
  • Drive Me Wild
  • Blue Limousine
  • If a Girl Answers
  • Vanity 6 · 1982
  • He’s So Dull
  • Make Up
  • A Million Miles
  • Wet Dream
  • Some Kind of Lover
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian
  • Bite The Beat
  • Ooo She She Wa Wa
  • In A Spanish Villa
  • Interlude

Susan Moonsie Net Worth

Susan’s net worth is not yet known though he has accumulated a good sum of money through her career.