With a career spanning 40 years, Pam Grier is a true pioneer. Here, the actress poses in all of her 70s fabulousness.
In her first starring role, Grier took no prisoners in “Coffy,” released in 1973.
As Coffy, Grier fought the good fight against crooked cops. She even let her captors believe she was a shrinking violet, but in not time, they realized who they were dealing with.
“Foxy Brown” was the film (and character) that officially put Pam Grier on the map. She is pictured here with co-star, Peter Brown.
Though Grier retired her afro for 1975’s “Friday Foster,” she lost none of her edge.
In “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts,” Grier discusses, in great detail, her relationship with the late comedian, Richard Pryor. Here, the smiling pair attend the 19th Annual Grammy Awards in 1977.
Grier and Pryor shared the spotlight on the big screen, too, in 1977’s “Greased Lightening.”
Grier gained a new generation of fans when she joined the cast of Showtime’s hit series, “The L Word.”
Grier attends the 3rd Annual Black Girls Rock! Awards at New York’s Lincoln Center in 2008.