GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

Cheryl Wheeler Sanders

Stuntwoman, actress and producer, Cheryl Wheeler Sanders has about every experience as a stuntwoman in movies including fighting, wire work, weapons, horseback riding, fire burns, high falls, scuba diving and more. She is enshrined in the Black Belt Hall of Fame and a former world kickboxing champion.

PIONEERING STUNTWOMEN

Kitty O’Neil

Kitty O'Neil was an American stuntwoman and racer known as "the fastest woman in the world." An illness in early childhood left her deaf. Kitty O'Neil's career as a stuntwoman and race driver led to her depiction in a TV movie and as an action figure. Her women's absolute land speed record still stands.

Diane Peterson

Diane Peterson has worked in stunts for over 40 years. If filmmakers need someone to drive a sports car into a lake, ride a horse at a gallop, get chased by a helicopter, ride motorcycles, fall through a window, fight, scuba dive, catch fire during an explosion, or get run over...she gets the call.

Jadie David

Jadie David began working in stunts when there were no other Black stuntwomen over 5'6". It was the age of Black exploitation films so she entered the industry easily. She became the first African American woman to make a living as a stunt performer in Hollywood and she fought racial discrimination.
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ACTION ACTRESSES

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal was born March 2, 1980 in Utøy, Inderøy. She began her career in the short film...

Shaina West

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d43xV11LQ0 Shaina West is a real life super-hero, with a back-story to rival any Avenger and an...

Dot-Marie Jones

Dot-Marie Jones dominated the track and field strength events and is a world champion arm wrestler. She has worked as an actress steadily since 1992, but became an overnight success with her role as Sheldon Beiste in Glee (2010-2015). She was nominated for an Emmy three years in a row for Glee.
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MEN SUPPORTING WOMEN IN ACTION

Quentin Tarantino

Writer and director, Quentin Tarantino has written and directed very successful films, including Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and 2 (2003 and 2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019).

ACTION & STUNT AWARDS

The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Gala Awards 2019

Artemis Motion Pictures produces The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Awards every year in partnership with Cinefemme,...

2004 Taurus World Stunt Awards Female Winners

The Taurus World Stunt Awards are held mid-year every year in Los Angeles. The award ceremony honors stunt performers in movies. The Taurus Awards...

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series and Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture awards were first given at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2007.
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RESOURCES FOR ACTION PERFORMERS

MASTERCLASS

MasterClass produces online classes with "renowned personalities in their respective fields." MASTERCLASS offers Film and TV classes including creativity and film, filmmaking, acting, comedy, directing, writing for TV, screenwriting and other topics. Instructors do live demonstrations and writers lecture.

INTERVIEWS • ARTICLES • REVIEWS

Playlist: Vanity Fair Women in Action

This playlist of Vanity Fair women in action videos showcase women and others who work in the action entertainment industry including stuntwomen, actresses, directors and more.

Playlist: Vanity Fair Celebrity Reviews

In this video playlist of Vanity Fair Reviews, celebrities review videos and give their expert opinions and their video reviews are posted online on VanityFair.com on the Vanity Fair YouTube channel.

What Can Happen When an Actor Doesn’t Use a Stunt Double

Starring in films can't be a dangerous job unless someone brings your cappuccino late, right? After all, even if the script has...

Breaking Bones, Breaking Barriers Documentary

Breaking Bones, Breaking Barriers tells a story of diversity, inclusion, and the American dream. The film centers around the pioneer black stuntmen...

Stuntwoman Reshma Pathan gets ‘limelight in ‘The Sholay Girl’

Aditya Sarpotdar’s film about Reshma Pathan, the woman who performed Hema Malini’s stunts in Ramesh Sippy’s classic will be out on Zee5 on March 8, 2019. Pathan has also worked as a body double in the 1970s and ’80s, but like most stuntwoman in her profession, her contribution to the industry has remained behind the scenes.

In Praise of Action (2018)

In Praise of Action is an Independent Documentary Film about stunt-people and their recognition in the film...

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