Actress and producer Kerry Washington paid homage to actress Pam Grier on her Instagram page and Twitter. 

The now 72-year-old actor played sexy, powerful and intelligent Black women on film and television, including the character Foxy Brown during the ’70s and ’80s. She has been credited with being one of the first Black female stars in the early 1970s Blaxploitation, action and prison films produced by New World Pictures, according to IMDb. 

Washington paid homage to the revered actress in a side-by-side image on Instagram. Grier sported a perfectly rounded Afro with gold hoop earrings and a floral, red button-down shirt accessorized with a gold chain, and Washington superbly nailed the look in her re-creation.

#BlackHERstory is BACK! I had soooooooo much fun dressing up as one of my heroes, Pam Grier. Pam is considered one of the first female action stars and QUEEN of the Blaxploitation era. She proved that Black women, and ALL women on film could be strong, tenacious and crazy sexy at the same time. The first time I saw Jackie Brown I was in delighted awe. Grier brought electric subversive complexity and brilliance to that role, at time when women’s roles (especially in action movies) were either non-existent or extremely stereotypical. She’s a true queen of her craft and I’m so honored to celebrate her in this way!” Washington posted on Instagram.

as Blavity previously reported, Washington honored Olympian Wilma Rudolph for Black History Month.