PIONEERING STUNTWOMEN

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.

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.

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.

STUNTWOMEN MAKE ACTION

ACTION ACTRESSES

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.

Dana DeLorenzo

Dana DeLorenzo was cast in the series Ash Vs Evil Dead on Starz as the foul-mouthed quick-witted bad ass female sidekick to the show's titular anti-hero. She also received rave reviews for her dramatic abilities and solidified her place as an action hero as well as numerous awards.

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

Andy Armstrong

Andy Armstrong is part of the Armstrong family, a living dynasty of stunt performers who have been responsible for as many action moments on film as any family on earth. Andy has written, directed and produced movies and TV and lectures on the art of action movie making in colleges and film schools.

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, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Artemis Women...

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.

2001 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...
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RESOURCES FOR ACTION PERFORMERS

Action For Actors Academy

Are you prepared for your next action role? Want to be the next action star or be a more marketable actor? Learn the basics of film fighting in Action For Actors Academy Seminars. Don't go to set unprepared, you may get hurt or fired! Learn from us what film schools and acting classes won't teach you!

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 some dangerous...

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 and women...

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 industry. Without their selfless contribution to film,...

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