It wasn't all fights, though.
Pam Grier will always be known as one of the most intriguing babes of the 1970s, a woman who brought attitude and intrigue to otherwise flimsy exploitation films.
True to her fierce characters on the big screen, Grier battled her own personal journey with ferocity.
Grier's First Roles Were In Women-In-Prison Flicks In 1967, she moved on her own to Los Angeles to try to break into show business.
In it, she discusses some of the men she dated over the years, including comedian Richard Pryor.
And that oppression has ended.
She returned to her blaxploitation roots in 1997 when she played the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown.
She founded the Pam Grier Community Garden and Education Center with the.