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.

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.
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STUNTWOMEN MAKE ACTION

ACTION ACTRESSES

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...

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...
Asian Romance & Action Dramas

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

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...

2005 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 Awards...

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.
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RESOURCES FOR ACTION PERFORMERS

MASTERCLASS

MasterClass produces online classes with "renowned personalities in their respective fields." MASTERCLASS offers Film and TV classes including creativity and film, filmmaking, acting, comedy, directing, writing for TV, screenwriting and other topics. Instructors do live demonstrations and writers lecture.

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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