Black is beautiful, but Tanya Boyd is hot. She proved that sexy was separate but not equal when she made her debut in Black Heat (1975). Her Nubian booty and boobies were steaming. Coming out of the gate, this skinful flick made the black stallion a sure winner. She followed it up with Black Shampoo (1976), in which she let her afro down again for some nakedness, and some righteous boob-tube appearances in the mini-series Roots and the sitcoms What's Happening!! and Good Times. But the real good times began when Tanya was cast in the sexploitation classic Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976). She played "Satin," and her skin scenes were smooth as silk. By the '80s Tanya's tawdriness was coming, sadly, to an end. While she showed up in The Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood (1980), she didn't show, and the closest to blaxploitation she got was opposite Richard Pryor in Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986). In 1994 she ended up where all sweet, not-so-young things land, on a daytime soap, Days of Our Lives to be precise. There's still life in the old girl, though, as she strutted her stuff in the comedy For da Love of Money (2002) wearing little more than a G-string and bra. You can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl . . . thank the G-Man!