Pam Grier rose to fame in the '70s as a staple in the blaxploitation film genre. From the nurse out for vengeance in Coffy to the lead in Foxy Brown , Grier was cemented as a cinema icon—she even claims to be the first female action star. Who are we to argue? Grier suffered through a dry spell for much of the '80s, but she experienced a huge resurgence in her career in , when Quentin Tarantino tapped her to star in Jackie Brown. Needless to say, she's experienced her fair share of highs and lows throughout her long career, and although she isn't as visible now as she was at her peak, she's remained impressively busy over the years.
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When Pam Grier stars in a movie, the tough yet beautiful protagonist tends to be a lot like Pam Grier, the person, and Grier's forceful presence lingers in the mind more than any details of the plot. The smoking hot, tough-as-nails, undisputed queen of the blaxploitation movie genre that was popular in the early to mids, young Pam Grier was known for her beauty, curvy physique, prominent Afro hairdo, and big, bold characters. As an actress, Grier was able to evolve as Hollywood evolved. Pam Grier in
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She has one sister and one brother. Because of her father's military career, her family moved frequently during her childhood, to various places such as England, and eventually settled in Denver, Colorado, where she attended East High School. While in Denver, Colorado she appeared in a number of stage productions, and participated in beauty contests to raise money for college tuition toward Metropolitan State College. Director Jack Hill discovered her.