Today on Edwina LaShab Fashion Blog, We pay tribute to Our Style Icon, The Sexy, The Fabulous, The Foxy Brown, Pam Grier!
First and Foremost let's learn a little background history on Our Style Icon!
born May 26, 1949. She is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films like The Big Bird Cage (1972), Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974) and Sheba Baby (1975). Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for a SAG Award as well a Satellite Award for her performance in Jackie Brown. Grier is also known for her work on television, for 6 seasons she portrayed Kate 'Kit' Porter on the television series The L Word. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work in the animinated program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child. Rottem Tomatoes has ranked her as the second greatest female action heroine in film history. Director Quentin Tarantino marked that she may have been cinema's first female action star.
Best known for her portrayal of 70's icon "Foxy Brown" and "Jackie Brown". Pam Grier has become a 70's icon for many of us! Known to Rock her big, bold Afro, or at times long luscious blown out wavy tresses! She could switch it up and still turn heads!
Pam Grier's persona was amazing she was beautiful on the outside, but if you rubbed her the wrong way, the pit bull was sure to come out! She was like the silent bullet of action films, she comes to you all beautiful and soft spoken, but as soon as you make the wrong move, she stabs you right in the back! Who wouldn't love a woman like that! Lol
The Cover of New York Magazine says it all, below... "Sexy Goddess of The Seventies?" "Pam Grier, A New Kind of Hollywood!" Considering that in the 70's, White Hollywood was still struggling to accept Black Hollywood. So of course when actresses like Pam Grier bust up on the scene, many did not know how to accept her! Here she is... This black woman who wears her hair in a big, bold Afro, so you know she has has confidence! She has this golden bronze skin complexion that turns heads from miles away, as it lights up a room! She has these long legs and beautiful curves, that she owns, who can blaim her! So it was definitely something to talk about! She was like the new Black Marilyn Monroe with spunk, confidence, and attitude!
Men and women of all cultures were attracted to this woman and her ability to own a room with her looks and persona!
Many were confused by her race, because here she is this black woman with long luscious hair, beautiful curves, high cheek bones like an Native American, and a long pointy nose. So many people didn't know what hit them! White America was not used to this triple threat, that was sure to break up any happy home!
Thanks to Soul Train we were able to get a photo to represent the Fashion sense of Pam Grier. She definitely stayed True to Seventies Fashion! You could catch her wearing the furs, feathers, leopard heels, bell bottom pants, big feathered earring or necklaces, and you could even catch her in aviator shade glasses!
Pam Grier could also be seen rocking tie up scarves around her neck! In this photo she is rocking a blown out roller set, a pant suit, and long, fashionable leather boots!
Fierce as ever, Pam rocked that fro to no limit! And she rocked it well!
Long luscious, wavy curls were no stranger to Pam Grier! She rocked them and she rocked them well! She definitely owns this picture in all the right ways! She wearing a halter top which was a huge hit in the 70s!
Again, here she is wearing her natural fro, but this time in a shorter state. I am convinced women like Pam Grier who owned wearing their fro, help build the confidence of a lot of young women in Our Generation now, who are resulting back to wearing their fros, and owning their natural beauty! Pam looks absolutely flawless!
Here Pam is on her appearance on 80s hit sitcom "The Cosby Show!" Definitely loving the print blouse, and vintage brown suede jacket she wore!
More pics of Pam rocking her fro!
Ok, we absolutely love Pam in this one piece blue suit! She is working this look, perfect for her curves! Very flattering!
Call the Ambulance! The Fire Wagons! Call all the emergency workers, because Pam Grier is SIZZLING HOT in this beautiful hot, ruffle, slit, dress! We love everything about this look! Pam puts in work!
High waisted swimsuits are defintely back in! And we definitely see why! Pam puts in WERK in this swimsuit! YASSS!!! WERK Pamela!
African tribal is in! But so is Native American Tribal! Check out Pam in this beautiful feather headpiece! She's defintely a Native American Queen in this number!
No woman can make holding a pistol look so good quite like Pam Grier!
Pam looks Glamourous in this Tangerine colored, neck plunging dress! She definitely shows off her curves in all the right places!
Pam Grier and long term boyfriend Comedian, Richard Pryor! Beyonce and Jay Z who??? Now this is a defintely Power Couple for pop culture that opened the door for other pop couples!
Just soaking up the sun!!! And looking fine while doing it!!! Pam looks amazing in this crochet bikini while wearing her big, bold, over the top, hollywood shades!
We love everything tribal! And Pam Grier is giving it to us, in this tube top sun dress!
Who's inspired by Pam Grier??? Check them out here!!!!
Solange Knowles baby sister of Beyonce Knowkes channels her inner Pam Grier below:
Beyonce Knowles channels her inner Foxy Brown as Foxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers "Gold Member":
Actress Sally Richardson has often been compared to Pam Grier due to her role in the movie, "Low Down Dirty Shame"!