Director Quentin Tarantino remarked that she may have been cinema's first female action star.
She became famous in the early 1970s, after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films such as 1974's Foxy Brown.
She will score an excellent eight if put up on the 10 rating scale.
However, with the demise of blaxploitation films, her career suffered.
She continued working in movies, although with not as much acclaim.
She starred in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
The black babe endures the horrors of the sweat box.
Rotten Tomatoes has ranked her as the second Greatest Female Action Heroine in film history.