When I was a little, girl, I would sit and stare at Pam Grier in awe—my dad had a fascination with her much to my mom’s chagrin, and she was everywhere in my house. On the cover of Ebony, on Betamax covers of movies like Foxy Brown and Coffey, and every once and awhile, I would see her on television. She was a woman who was fierce, beautiful, and powerful—three things as a little girl I wanted to be.
And not only was Pam a fabulous sister who could rock a ‘fro and a long hair style with ease, but she was also a style icon who wore fashion like she was born to rock the runway. She was an untraditional beauty who didn’t confirm to rules of the status quo, and for that, I bow down to her greatness.
I’ve found a few pictures of Pam that to this day are timeless and still remarkably beautiful.