Jill Jones

Jill Jones


Jill Jones is a multi-talented artist, marketing professional, and writer who currently contributes to the multimedia fashion magazine Ubikwist. She is best known for her work as an actress, singer-songwriter, musician, and recording artist, notably as the blonde waitress in “Purple Rain” and the platinum blonde wearing a police hat in Prince’s “1999” music video. Jill’s vocal talents can be heard on several tracks from Prince’s 1999 album, including “1999,” “Lady Cab Driver,” “Automatic,” and “Free.” She has also collaborated with other notable artists such as Rick James, Teena Marie, Chic, Steve Winwood, Ronny Jordan, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, among others.

Jill’s contributions as a backing vocalist on numerous Prince projects were instrumental in shaping the Paisley Park sound during the early stages of his career. Her self-titled debut album, Jill Jones, released on Prince’s Paisley Park label in 1987, is regarded as a seminal work resulting from their artistic collaboration. Although the album is no longer in print, bootlegged versions are considered rare collectibles.

With her extensive experience in the entertainment industry, Jill believes that the importance of cross-functional team involvement cannot be overstated when it comes to developing and creating exceptional content. Her accomplishments outside of the music industry include her work in advertising and marketing, where she has been an integral part of successful procurement teams for Fortune 500 advertising agencies and marketing companies.

Jill and her husband Frank split their time, and their cat Ashley’s time, between the US and her husband’s homeland of Germany. She is the proud mother of recording artist, Azusena AKA ZuZu Alborz.