How can you not love Pam Grier? Even if you haven't seen her early, sexy, badass classics like Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974), you have to love her brilliant, performance as a weary, whip-smart airline stewardess in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997); the character in Elmore Leonard's book was "Jackie Burke," and so Tarantino re-tooled it just for Pam. Besides those, she has appeared in a wide range of great cult films, from Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, to John Carpenter's Escape from L.A., to to Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! to Jane Campion's Holy Smoke, and even a role opposite Steven Seagal in Above the Law. Lately, she appeared in Just Wright, and on TV in "Smallville" and "The L Word." In fact, she has amassed nearly 100 credits in her four decades of work. Oh, and she has a new book out.

Entitled Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, the book talks about Grier's battle with cancer, and her slew of famous boyfriends over the years. If you happen to be in Los Angeles this weekend, you can get Grier to sign a copy at the American Cinematheque, and also sit back to watch screenings of Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown. The Los Angeles Times recently sat down with the 61 year-old Grier for a brief chat. And, yes, she's fine. She has been in remission since 1988. She also has something to say about Quentin Tarantino, Tom Hanks, and her former boyfriend Kareem Abdul JabbarCheck. Check out the interview here.
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