Known In The '70s For: Starring in Cleopatra Jones (1973) and Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)

A fashion model turned actress, Dobson became a blaxploitation sex symbol with two Cleopatra Jones movies. She died at 59 in Baltimore—the city of her birth—of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis. Dobson was statuesque to say the least, standing at 6'2"—6'9" with the afro.