Pam Grier is the real thing.

The 48-year-old one-time action queen launching a comeback in "Jackie Brown" told the New York Times that her beauty and figure are all natural."I haven't had cosmetic surgery or caps. In fact, I have chipped teeth and a scar on my knee from an old gunshot wound," she said. She was struck by a stray bullet at a picnic when she was 17.

Grier fueled the 1970s blaxploitation genre as a hard-hitting, gun-wielding star in movies such as "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown." She said her battle with cancer nearly a decade ago has given her a new approach to work.

"Whatever I do, I know one thing: The emotions I bring to my work aren't manufactured," she said. "It's real guts and tears."