The cousin of football legend (and two-headed thing) Rosie Grier, moviedom's all-time A-list queen Pam Grier appropriately debuted in Russ Meyer's masterwork Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), where her jumbolicious chocolate milk bombs fit right in. She next appeared in a series of classic women-in-prison films that were shot in the Philippines, earning a contract with legendary drive-in studio American International Pictures. Pam starred in an array of the most amazing, intense, and outrageous films of the '70s, specializing in the blaxploitation genre, where she became the screen's first female action star, as well as the only action star who gets Mr Skin really excited by almost never failing to get naked. Among her milestones are Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974), Sheba, Baby (1975), and Friday Foster (1975). After blaxploitation petered out, Pam was a regular on TV's Miami Vice in the '80s and then returned to urban rump-stomping opposite Steven Seagal in Above the Law (1988) and in the blaxploitation throw-back Original Gangstas (1993). Superfan Quentin Tarantino wanted to cast Pam in his film Pulp Fiction (1994) but instead reworked Jackie Brown (1997) into both a tribute and comeback vehicle for this foxiest of all mamas. Pam even showed up on Showtime's nudity-filly lesbian drama The L Word, but the queen of blaxploitation didn't take the time to show any nakedness.