Pam Grier is one of the most iconic American actresses. She rose to a nationwide fame in the 70s with her ‘women in prison’ persona and the films dealing with racial inequality, such as ‘The Big Bird Cage,’ ‘Foxy Brown,’ ‘Sheba Baby,’ and ‘Coffy.' She enjoyed widespread fame as one of the best contemporary American black actresses with films such as ‘ Stand Alone,' ‘Something Wicked this way Comes,’ ‘On the Edge,’ and ‘The Vindicator.’ Along with her film roles, her TV roles also contributed to her ever growing fan following with appearances in ‘The Crime Story,’ ‘Knots Landing,’ ‘Pacific Station,’ and ‘Monsters.'
In the 90s, her career took a downturn for some time and she waited for a further major career breakthrough, which came to her in 1997 with Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Jackie Brown.' The film was a major success and Pam Grier received overwhelming critical success for her portrayal, which earned an Academy Award nomination for best actress. After this career resurrection, she became part of some notable films, such as ‘Ghosts of Mars,’ ‘Bones,’ ‘Snow Day,’ and ‘Jawbreakers’ for which she received further praises.
Some of the failed films of Pam Grier's career are ‘Back in the Day,’ ‘The Vindicator’ and ‘Drum.'