Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fantastic Femmes--Pam Grier

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From her first featured role in The Big Doll House, Pam Grier was THE female action star of the 1970s, dominating the blaxplotation genre along with appearances in several horror flix.
Honing her acting skills, she moved to drama and comedy film & tv work, including multi-episode arcs on Crime Story and Miami Vice and as a regular on Linc's.
She's a cancer survivor, and a regular on The L Word.
And one of my favorite actresses of all time! ;-)
Genre credits include...
Smallville (Amanda Waller)
Back in the Day (Mrs. Cooper)
Justice League "A Knight of Shadows" (My'ria'h)
Night Visions "Switch"
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (Flura Nash aka Mom)
Feast of All Saints (Suzette Lermontant)
Bones (Pearl)
Strange Frequency
Ghosts of Mars (Commander Helena Braddock)
Pinky & the Brain "Inherit the Wheeze"
Escape from LA (Hershe Las Palmas)
Bill & Ted"s Bogus Journey (Ms Wardroe)
Class of 1999 (Ms Connors)
Mars Attacks! (Louise Williams)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Dust Witch)
Monsters "Hostile Takeover"
Friday Foster (Friday Foster)
Scream, Blacula, Scream! (Lisa)
Twilight People (Ayesa, the Panther Woman)
Other actresses to play Amanda Waller include...
Angela Bassett in Green Lantern.
CCH Pounder in Justice League Unlimited / Batman Beyond and Superman-Batman: Public Enemies

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fantastic Femmes--Natalie Portman

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Delicately-featured ingenue. Presently spokesperson/model for Chanel.
Has taken serious acting challenges with roles in films like Goya's Ghosts.
Genre Credits include...
Mighty Thor (Jane Foster)
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Molly Mahoney)
Star Wars I: the Phantom Menace, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith (Padme Amidala)
V for Vendetta (Evey)
Mars Attacks (Taffy Dale)
The Professional [aka Leon] (Mathilda)

Padme Amidala is voice-performed in the two Clone Wars animated series by Grey DeLisle (2003-2005) and; Catherine Taber (2008-2009). Taber also played Amidala's mother Leia Organa in the videogame Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fantastic Femmes--Gina Torres

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Superb, convincing, action actress.
Talented singer (mezzo-soprano) with opera & jazz training.
Her rendition of "All Night Long" is on the soundtrack of the film I Think Love My Wife, which she also stars in.
Genre Appearances
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (SuperWoman)
[Not in the same continuity / universe as Justice League / Justice League Unlimited]
Vampire Diaries (Bree)
FlashForward (Felicia Wedeck)
Pushing Daisies "Water & Power" (Lila Robinson)
Angel (Jasmine)
Firefly / Serenity (Zoë Alleyne Washburne)
Matrix Reloaded / Matrix Revolutions (Cas)
Matrix Online [Video Game] (Niobe)
Alias (Anna Espinosa)
24 (Julia Milliken)
Justice League / Justice League Unlimited (Vixen aka Mari Jiwe McCabe)
La Femme Nikita (Jenna Vogler)
Hercules the Legendary Journeys (Nebula / Casting Director Beth Hymson)
Xena: Warrior Princess "King of Assassins" (Cleopatra)
Cleopatra 2525 (Hel aka Helen Carter)
M.A.N.T.I.S. (Dr. Amy Ellis)
Check out
her Official WebSite
Goddess (fan site)
Other actresses to play Niobe include...
Jada Pinkett-Smith in Matrix Reloaded / Matrix Revolutions
Other actresses to play Cleopatra include...
There are 87 different listings here for various movie / tv Cleopatras based on the historical figure.