Sunday, August 21, 2016

#11 Pam Grier

Well, we certainly can’t have a blog about B movie babes without including Pam Grier. She’s got the bod, the movies, and that incredible ‘tude as well. In case you weren’t already aware, her specialties were babes-behind-bars and blaxploitation flicks. Her typical character was total bad-ass – and total fox – all at the same time. She totally didn't need it, but her career was completely resurrected when Quentin Tarantino put her in Jackie Brown in 1997.

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Winston-Salem, NC

Embarrassing Movies
  • Strip Search
  • Black Mama, White Mama
  • Ghosts of Mars
  • Scream Blacula Scream
  • Women in Cages *
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines
  • The baddest one-chick hit-squad that ever hit town!
  • A chick with drive who don't take no jive!
  • See wild women fight to the death!
  • She's brown sugar and spice, but if don't treat her nice, she'll put you on ice!
  • Chicks in Chains... on the lam from a prison hell - manacled together by hate and the strange ideas a woman gets after 1000 nights without a man.
  • Animal desires... Human lust. Test Tube terrors... Half beast... all monster.

Embarrassing Characters
  • Gozelda
  • Vera Cruz
  • Ayesa, the Panther Woman
  • Dust Witch
  • Eleanor Braithwaite Winthrop

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Freddie Prinze
  • Richard Pryor

Interesting Tidbits
  • Is part Black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American
  • Is the cousin of football star Rosey Greer
  • Was a military brat
  • Came in 3rd in the Colorado state competition for the Miss Universe pageant
  • Was a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos
  • Was discovered working as a receptionist at American International Pictures (probably the B movie company of all time)
  • Sang the theme song in The Big Doll House
  • Was on the cover of Ms. and Playboy at the same time
  • Holds two honorary doctorates
  • Is a big knitter

Where can I learn more?


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