Stunt work is dangerous, but someone’s got to do it. Behind every great action film is a stuntwoman who risked her life to pull off dangerous feats we’d only dare to attempt if we’re playing video games. These action movie heroines (let’s be real, they’re the actual stars) have fearlessly pushed their bodies to the limit for the art of film.
These gorgeous stuntwomen are people you don’t want to mess with. Meet Charlize Theron, Zoë Bell, Olivia Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Heidi Moneymaker, Monique Ganderton, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Sarah Lane, Naomie Harris, Debbie Evans, Cameron Diaz, Sierra Fisk, Cheryl Wheeler-Duncan, Gina Carano, Kristen Stewart, Cassandra McCormick, Mariska Hargitay, Chloë Grace Moretz, Samantha Jo, and Joi “SJ” Harris (RIP).