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.

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.

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.
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ACTION ACTRESSES

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...

Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen plays two of the toughest heroines in film or TV. She created the indelible voice portrait of the warrior princess, Mulan, and she is the enforcer of enforcers, Melinda May, in Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She does her own fight stunts, and brings an intensity to her character that is unique and thrilling.

Jwaundace Candece

Jwaundace Candece was born on January 13, 1978 and she has always had a passion for acting. Her grandparents believed in getting...
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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 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

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.

Joanna Bennett Wins 2019 Taurus World Stunt Award

Joanna Bennett won the 2019 Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Overall Stunt By A Stunt Woman for her rooftop chase scene...
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RESOURCES FOR ACTION PERFORMERS

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story Book

For decades, stuntwomen have faced institutional discrimination, unequal pay, and sexual harassment even as they jumped from speeding trains and raced horse-drawn carriages away from burning buildings. Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story features sixty-five interviews, showcasing the absorbing stories and uncommon courage...

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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