And as I reinvent myself and I'm constantly curious about everything, I can't wait to see what's around the corner in newfound art and entertainment and exploration.
— Pam Grier
Does a black person make them an African American? No. There are Hispanics that are very, very dark skinned so the word has lost its meaning, it's not a very concise or proper word to use even today and it wasn't then.
I'm an Air force Brat and I've lived all over the world and this country and there were people in my community who were gay - nurses, hairdressers, designers - people who just had a different way about themselves.
I came from poverty and was part of those circumstances.
The first movie that I saw was Godzilla and I loved it.
I love working with a lot of different films and a lot of different people.
I like serious films, the moneymaking blockbusters that don't make any kind of sense and John Carpenter films.
My people were homesteading in Colorado before Emancipation.
I grew up in a family where we weren't allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.
You can be on top of everything, and the next minute, you're going to be on the bottom.
It's always fun to put on bell bottoms and have your butt hanging out and hip huggers.
It makes me forget that I'm not going to be a major star and lead female in films whether it was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, five or in the future.
I am really blessed and very grateful for it.
Well who's black and what is a black person?
My family was very, very receptive to all; all races, religions.
I love the hip-hop nation.
I thought I would be Sheena of the Jungle as a little girl.
I don't believe that I should just do A-movies, I just do the work as an artist.
I like to do all kinds of films.
Me, sexy? I'm just plain ol' beans and rice.
I've never considered myself to be beautiful, and I still don't.
Women are allowed more freedoms and we're fighting for more freedoms, we're experiencing more freedoms won.
Driving a cab is not really a nurturing type of relationship. You take people and they tip you, they may not tip you, you don't know their names, they don't care about you, you don't care about them.
Well, thank you and that's for them, but for me, I want to look back at a body of work where when you do the research and you explore the psyche of a character, where she's been, where she is and where she's going.
That's what he was saying, the civil rights movement - judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It's by my character.
Oh, there's going to be debate because you're dealing with the Bible and religion is supposed to be separate from state and that to me is already a conflict before it even hits the gay issue.
Today, many people are engaging in same sex relationships and saying they are not gay.
I really do not care if it is a B-movie or not.
I don't know how I did it, but I worked 7 days a week.
Each time you do a film you gain a lot of experience and build a visual resume where people get to know who you are.
I love science fiction.
This whole beauty thing is something I've never comprehended.
I do a movie once every four years and they call it a comeback.
But I just loved looking at the clothes of the '70s.
There are just certain realities about our world and I just happen to be creative within it.