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

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.

Jeannie Epper

Jeannie Epper is cited as one of the greatest stunt women who ever lived and Steven Spielberg called Jeannie "one of the greatest stunt coordinators" in the entertainment industry. She was always a regular on director Steven Spielberg’s productions. Jeannie comes from a family of stunt professional.

Helen Gibson

Helen Gibson was an American film actress, vaudeville performer, radio performer, film producer, trick rider and rodeo performer. She is considered to be the first American professional stuntwoman. Helen was the stunt double for Helen Holmes in The Hazards of Helen (1914) action adventure film series.
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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...

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.

Tara Macken

Because of her education and physical history, Tara Macken easily fell into stunt work, a natural progression for a woman of unusual circumstances and extraordinary talent.
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MEN SUPPORTING WOMEN IN ACTION

Jeff Dashnaw

Stuntman, stunt coordinator, second unit director Jeff Dashnaw supports the United Stuntwomen’s Association. Jeff has always stood up for stuntwomen’s rights and is a continuous supporter of women in entertainment. He is a member of Brand X Stunts and known for his work on Sin City, Grindhouse and Cowboys & Aliens.

ACTION & STUNT AWARDS

Artemis Women in Action Film Festival 2017 Honors Female Action Stars

The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival 2017 honors Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Cynthia Rothrock, Gina Carano and Luci Romberg at their next festival in April 2017. “Our Artemis Women in Action Film Festival seeks to redefine the image of women, not just on screen, but in culture as well,” said Melanie Wise.

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards or SAG Awards and are honors given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). These honors recognize outstanding performances in film and prime time television. "The Actor" is the 16 inch tall, solid bronze statuette that is given to honorees.

Taurus World Stunt Awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAymm2uaTCo The Taurus™ World Stunt Awards honor the movie industry’s unsung heroes, the world’s best stunt...
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RESOURCES FOR ACTION PERFORMERS

Stunts: The How To Handbook

Award winning, veteran stuntwoman, Angela Meryl, has written a tried and proven "How To" guide called Stunts: The How To Handbook. The book was written for men and women interested in beginning or advancing a successful professional stunt career in Hollywood. When not jumping off roof tops for people...

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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