PIONEERING STUNTWOMEN

Jadie David

Jadie David began working in stunts when there were no other Black stuntwomen over 5'6". It was the age of Black exploitation films so she entered the industry easily. She became the first African American woman to make a living as a stunt performer in Hollywood and she fought racial discrimination.

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.
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ACTION ACTRESSES

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal was born March 2, 1980 in Utøy, Inderøy. She began her career in the short film...

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.

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee has appeared in numerous films and television series. She can be seen in Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Marvel's Venom,...
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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

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....

2004 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...

2009 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...
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RESOURCES FOR ACTION PERFORMERS

Women Who Run the Show

Women Who Run the Show is based on more than 125 interviews with women in every segment of the entertainment business-from feature films to TV, from corporate offices and new media to the back lot. Women Who Run the Show is the account of women's lives in the Hollywood workplace from the 1970s to 2000.

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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