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

Kym Washington Longino

Kym Washington-Longino is one of Hollywood's leading stuntwomen. She has doubled for numerous high profiled celebrities and can be seen jumping from a moving vehicle, driving at high speeds, falling from a ferris wheel, or as a tough fighter on film. She is an inspiration to African American 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.

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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Melanie Wise

As a producer, actor, and editor, Melanie Wise has focused her film career on creating content featuring female leads in action films. She is Founder and Executive Director of Artemis Motion Pictures and The Artemis Women In Action Film Festival.Her goal is to showcase women in action entertainment.

Jessica Medina

Jessica Medina is a stuntwomen and an action actress who has trained in the martial arts, as a distance running, aerobics and military tactics. Her work includes the feature films The Fate of the Furious (2017) and Domestic Seduction (2017), and TV shows including Madam Secretary (2016), and Luke Cage (2018) MacGyver (2016-2018).

Gina Carano

Former mixed martial artist Gina Carano was born in Dallas, Texas, April 16, 1982. She is an American actress, television personality, and fitness model. She was a pioneer in women's mixed martial arts who took her talents to Hollywood. Gina became the first recipient of ActionFest's Chuck Norris (Best Female Action Star) Award.
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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 2018

Artemis Motion Pictures brings you The Artemis Women In Action Film Festival 2018. This film festival is the first film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes. Artemis celebrates powerful women taking action onscreen. From female action heroes to female activists.

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.

Shauna Duggins Wins Emmy For Stunt Coordination

Stuntwomen Shauna Duggins has become the first woman to win a Creative Arts Emmy for "Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program - 2018" as the stunt coordinator for the Netflix woman's wrestling series GLOW (2017-2018). "I'm honored to be first woman," Duggins said backstage.
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RESOURCES FOR ACTION PERFORMERS

Stuntwomen’s Association of Motion Pictures

In 1967 a group of women joined together to let the film and television industry know that they needed "women to stunt double, women!" Today, the Stuntwomen's Association of Motion Pictures has 32 members and is growing. Together members have hundreds of major motion picture and television credits.

INTERVIEWS • ARTICLES • REVIEWS

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...

The Fight To End Stuntmen Doubling For Women

The practice is called wigging: stuntmen don wigs and women’s clothing to resemble female actors while filming risky action scenes.

The Stuntwomen Working to Change the Face of the Entertainment Industry

It's hard to gauge the full effect that Wonder Woman's success will have on the film industry. Studios and producers will no doubt...

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