ICON: Tamara Dobson

Tamara Dobson (1947-2006)


Model, Actress, All-Around Bad-Ass Beauty & Glamazon

There has always been this huge spot in my heart for Tamara Dobson, while not as well known as Pam Grier & her two blaxploitation franchises or subsequent later career, the Cleopatra Jones movies really touched me as an impressionable youth. While these are not cinema’s finest – they do offer in all their cheesball scripting, hammy co-stars (Shelley Winters & Stella Stevens), low-budget aesthetics ~ a space that she managed to bring  panache & poise to every second on-screen.  Below are just some of the iconic moments of this glorious star, may she rest in power!