Sterling was the adopted son of actor Raymond St. Jacques (Cotton Comes To Harlem).
Sterling St. Jacques was a party boy and top male model in the 1970's. His eyes appear blue (contacts) in the but they were actually grey in person. He was tall and breathtakingly handsome, he was also a professional dancer who traveled frequently between New York and Europe and he was a regular at Studio 54,he moved so gracefully on the dance floor; many considered him desirable. He was a beautiful specimen, he stood over 6'0, he had smooth chocolate skin, his physique was awesome and his eyes were gray.This was before colored contact lens; this was his actual eye color. He was stunning and striking. His dance partner and good friend was runway icon Pat Cleveland. He even released an album. Allegedly, even back then, rumors circulated that he shared the beds of some of the most desirable men in the world, including: singers, rockers and actors, white and black. St. Jacques contracted AIDS and died in 1984 in New York City, not knowing who gave it to him.