Today is foxy mama Pam Grier's birthday, and the 62-year old actress, model, and African-American icon has starred in some of the wildest and weirdest movies of the past 40 years, starting with films about chicks in prison, before moving on to appear in some of the most beloved flicks from the blaxploitation era.
By the '80s she was rediscovered by directors and producers as a relic of a more freewheeling cinematic world, culminating in a starring role in 1997's Jackie Brown, Quentin Tarantino's love letter to blaxploitation.
Today you can find her on television, most recently making a five-year run on Showtime's lesbian drama The L Word, and a few episodes of Smallville.
To get an idea of the lust she grows in the hearts of men, keep in mind she dated Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze Sr. in the same decade. She's not too bad looking today either, but you can't touch her early '70s period. She was, and is still, very much built like a woman.
We culled together the most epic, insane, and busy movie posters from her blaxploitation career. Some of these posters are actually better than the movies, but we love them just the same.
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