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Tamara Dobson

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Birth name Tamara Janice Dobson
Nationality USA
Birth 14 may 1947 at Baltimore (USA)
Death 2 october 2006 (at 59 years) at Baltimore (USA)

Tamara Janice Dobson (May 14, 1947 - October 2, 2006) was an African-American actress and fashion model. Though she appeared in a few films in Hollywood, she became best known for her title roles in the 1973 Blaxploitation film Cleopatra Jones and its 1975 sequel Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold.


Tamara Dobson est née à Baltimore, dans le Maryland. Tout en travaillant comme esthéticienne, elle obtient son diplôme en dessin de mode au Collège Maryland Institute of Art .

Pendant ses études, elle est découverte en 1969 et commence à faire des publicités pour films et des photos de mode.

Après ses études, elle déménage à New York et poursuit sa carrière de mannequin puis devient top-model pour le magazine Vogue.

Apparu dans quelques films à Hollywood, elle devient surtout célèbre grâce à ses rôles-titres dans les films de Blaxploitation, comme Cleopatra Jones (1973) et Cleopatra Jones et le casino d'or (1975).

Tamara Dobson est morte le 2 octobre 2006 dans sa ville natale de Baltimore, dans le Maryland, des complications d'une pneumonie et de la sclérose en plaques, à l'âge de 59 ans.

Usually with

Max Julien
Max Julien
(3 films)
Dan Frazer
Dan Frazer
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tamara Dobson (7 films)

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BaadAsssss Cinema, 1h
Directed by Isaac Julien
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Action
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Cohen, Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Quentin Tarantino, Isaac Hayes
Roles Herself
Rating67% 3.3889653.3889653.3889653.3889653.388965
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
Chained Heat, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, Henry Silva
Roles Duchess
Rating50% 2.5069152.5069152.5069152.5069152.506915
Linda Blair of The Exorcist stars as Carol Henderson, an immature and naive teenager who is sentenced to 18 months in a women's prison after killing a man by accident after driving drunk. Once she arrives, she meets the vicious and perverted Warden Backman (John Vernon). She also encounters the two kingpin prisoners, Ericka (Sybil Danning) and Duchess (Tamara Dobson), who are the leaders of factions in the facility's seething racial tensions. There are also the drug-dealing lesbian rapists and the prostitutes, who answer to the warden's assistant, Captain Taylor (Stella Stevens). In the meantime, Taylor's lover is clandestinely having an affair with Ericka. It's a whirlwind of dread and fury, but when the facility's corrupt administration goes too far, racial considerations are put aside as convicts of all colors and nationalities band together to fight them.
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, Norman Fell, Albert Popwell, Lin Chen-Chi, Chan Shen
Roles Cleopatra Jones
Rating57% 2.8559252.8559252.8559252.8559252.855925
The story begins with two government agents — Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson — being captured by the Dragon Lady Stella Stevens. Cleopatra Jones then travels to Hong Kong to rescue the agents. Jones pairs up with Tanny (Ni Tien) and ends up in the Dragon Lady’s casino, which in actuality, is the headquarters for her underground drug empire. Jones and Tanny use their combat skills to battle the Dragon Lady’s henchmen and rescues the agents.
Cleopatra Jones, 1h26
Directed by Jack Starrett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tamara Dobson, Antonio Fargas, Bill McKinney, Shelley Winters, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes
Roles Cleopatra Jones
Rating59% 2.951092.951092.951092.951092.95109
Cleopatra "Cleo" Jones (Dobson) is an undercover special agent for the United States Government. Overseas modeling is only a cover for her real job. Cleo is a Bond-like heroine with power and influence, her silver and black `73 Corvette Stingray (equipped with automatic weapons), and her martial arts ability. While she evokes the glory of a funk goddess, she remains loyal to her drug-ravaged community and her lover, Reuben Masters (Bernie Casey), who runs B&S House (a community home for recovering drug addicts).
Fuzz (1972)
, 1h32
Directed by Richard Colla
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Tom Skerritt, Yul Brynner, Raquel Welch, Dominic Chianese
Roles Rochelle
Rating55% 2.7551652.7551652.7551652.7551652.755165
Detectives Steve Carella (Reynolds), Meyer Meyer (Weston), Eileen McHenry (Welch) and Bert Kling (Skeritt) are part of the 87th Precinct's team, investigating a murder-extortion racket run by a mysterious deaf man (Brynner). While attempting to investigate and prevent the murders of several high-ranking city officials, they also must keep track of the perpetrators of a string of robberies. Further complicating matters is a rash of arson attacks on homeless men.