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.

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.

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.
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ACTION ACTRESSES

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.

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.

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.
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MEN SUPPORTING WOMEN IN ACTION

Carl Ciarfalio

Carl Ciarfalio was born on November 12, 1953. He is an American actor, stuntman and stunt coordinator and a 40-year veteran of stage, television and movies. He has appeared in over 300 film and TV projects. He is best known for portraying the Thing in the Roger Corman produced, but unreleased movie The Fantastic Four (1994).

ACTION & STUNT AWARDS

Taurus World Stunt Awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAymm2uaTCo Stuntman: Ignition Walkthrough 100%: Taurus Stunt Awards Trailer The Taurus™ World Stunt Awards honor...

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.

Action Icon Awards 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 12, 2014) – Today, the Diamond in the Raw Foundation announced its Seventh Annual Action Icon Awards to...
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RESOURCES FOR ACTION PERFORMERS

United Stuntwomen’s Association

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE3Ox6mTZnc The United Stuntwomen's Association (USA) is an association of working, professional stuntwomen, co-ordinators, and second unit directors. The Association was established in 1984 for the purpose of assembling the top stuntwomen in the film industry. In addition to general, all...

INTERVIEWS • ARTICLES • REVIEWS

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...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Quentin Tarantino's black comedy film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) is about a faded television star, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio),...

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