With Jackie Brown as my movie how could this Blaxploitation superstar not be my icon of the week? She starred in Roger Corman's women-in-prison movies like The Big Doll House, then moved on the become the “baddest one-chick hit-squad that ever hit town!” in Coffy, before her most noted role as Foxy Brown.
Tarantino did a great service by putting her in a top notch film, because for a while she had to guest star on Miami Vice and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, not to mention playing the part of Steven Seagal's partner in the abhorrent Above the Law. Now she is getting rave reviews on the L Word. She is a ravishing and lovely woman with a great style and she's so darned likable. I also have a soft spot because she reminds me of my late wonderful Grandma Sue.