Before these films, women, especially non-caucasian women were typically written as secondary characters to the male ones.
Most of the blaxploitation films centered their plot lines around drug dealers and other delinquents, and they were often treated with more compassion than they were in other types of film.
Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit.
She did however do some voice acting for Grand Theft Auto V, which was pretty cool.
Actress Directly after graduating from Mountview Theatre School London in 1990, Rowena joined The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Upon Avon, working with renowned directors Danny Boyle, Roger Michell and Nicholas Hytner.
She is a great character for a costume party, or for Halloween, or even to bring life to a dusty history class.