A photo of Tamara Dobson from a 1969 Life Magazine spread on African American models. This photo showcases Dobson embracing her beautiful natural hair. The model turned actress portrayed a strong female role as Cleopatra Jones in two blaxploitation films.
She appeared in many magazines, including Vogue and Essence, and television commercials for Fabergé, Chanel and Revlon. At 6 feet 2 inches tall and with a traffic-stopping hourglass figure, Ms. Dobson was striking as the kung-fu fighting agent Cleopatra Jones in 1973.