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Sandra Denton is a Jamaican rapper and actress who is most well recognized for being an integral member of the female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa with whom she had released the studio albums Hot, Cool & Vicious, A Salt with a Deadly Pepa, Blacks’ Magic, Very Necessary, and Brand New. Besides her successful music career, she has played cameo or supporting roles in several movies and TV series. Sandra has also been a central character in reality TV shows such as The Salt-N-Pepa Show and Growing Up Hip Hop (2016-Present).

Birth Name

Sandra Jacqueline Denton

Nickname

Pepa, Pep, Sandy

Profession

Rapper, Actress

Genre

Hip-Hop, Rap, Dance, Pop, Pop Rap

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Next Plateau Entertainment, London Recordings, PolyGram N.V., Red Ant, Island Records

Nationality

American, Jamaican

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Sandra was born on 9th of November 1964, in Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica.

Age

She’s currently 57 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

Black

She is of African-Jamaican descent.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Sandra had attended the Logan High School in Logan, Utah. She had eventually graduated from the Springfield Gardens High School in Queens, New York. She had then joined the Queensborough Community College, in Bayside, Queens, to study nursing.

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Family Details

  • Father – Charles Denton
  • Mother – Enid Denton
  • Siblings – Patsy Denton (Older Sister)
  • Relatives – Diesel Criss (Ex-Brother-in-Law)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sandra Denton has dated –

  • Prince Markie Dee – Denton once dated and was engaged to rapper Prince Markie Dee sometime during the mid-1980s. On 6 July 1990, Denton gave birth to her first child, a son she had with New York rapper Tyran “Tah-Tah” Moore whom she named Tyran Jr. Denton.
  • Tyran Moore – Through her past relationship with rapper Tyran Moore, she has a son named Tyran Jr. Denton (b.1990).

  • Treach (1998-2001) – In 1998, Sandra had started dating American rapper and actor Anthony Criss aka Treach. In July 1999, they got married. They have a daughter together named Egypt Jahnari Criss. In 2001, they got divorced  after Sandra made allegations of abuse against Treach.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 65 kg
  • In Pounds – 144 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements –36-26-38
  • Bust – 36 Inches
  • Waist –26 Inches
  • Hip – 38 Inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build

Voluptuous

Eye Color

Hazel

Hair Color

Black

She often tends to dye her hair blonde or red.

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Sandra is famous as Jamaican-American rapper and actress. She is best known for her work as a member of the female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa. She has got fame for having a central character in reality TV shows such as The Salt-N-Pepa Show (2008) and Growing Up Hip Hop (2016-Present). A significant indicator of the band’s success was that all of those albums were certified either Platinum or Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Sandra Denton Net worth

Sandra Denton has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars as of 2022.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Sandra Denton
  • Her family had moved to the United States and settled in Queens, New York City when she was 3 years old. She had joined them 3 years later.
  • Sandra, until the age of 6, had lived on a farm in Jamaica with her grandmother.
  • When she was 15 years old, she had moved in with her older sister Patsy in Logan, Utah after her family’s home in Queens had been devastated by a fire.

  • She had revealed in an interview that she was the only black student in the school while she was attending the Logan High School.
  • Her favorite actor are Will Smith.
  • Denton had met her future Salt-N-Pepa bandmate, Cheryl James, while they were both studying nursing at the Queensborough Community College.
  • In 2008, Sandra had published a book titled Let’s Talk About Pep which primarily focused on the formation of Salt-N-Pepa, the incident of molestation in her childhood, and the abusive relationships that she had been in.
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