Apollonia Kotero is an American singer, actress, former model and talent manager. She is known for co-starring in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain and for having been the lead singer of the girl group Apollonia 6.
Kotero also took over Vanity's group and renamed it Apollonia 6 before enjoying success with the group's single Sex Shooter. Vanity, whose real name was Denise Katrina Matthews, passed away in February 2016 due to kidney failure. In a statement, Kotero said at the time: "She was a pioneer and a strong woman.