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The Stunts of Helen Gibson

Crystal Riley uses the stunts of Helen Gibson in her talk entitled The Stunts of Helen Gibson: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Join Crystal while she discusses tales of peril and possibility, jeopardy and chance; of flirting with danger and being willing to lose it all in this Odd Salon lecture.

5 Female Stunt Performers Reveal What It’s Really Like To Kick Butt On-Screen

You may not know their names or even their faces, but if you watch TV, go to the movies, or play video games, you know their work. Female Stuntwomen have been making on-screen magic happen for decades, masterminding and performing the car chases, bare-knuckle brawls, and wirework...

What It’s Like to be Black Female Stunt Performers

In the world of stuntwomen and stuntmen, the audience typically knows little about who is performing. If the job is being executed correctly, viewers may not even realize that their favorite film star was doubled. Makeup, hair preparation and strategic camera techniques disguise these talented daredevils during...

Stuntwomen From Foxy Brown To Black Panther On Hollywood’s Hardest Job

Picture a job that requires long hours, dangerous physical tasks, a high risk of injury, and enduring discrimination and a lack of opportunity. These are the challenges faced by black stuntwomen. In a 2016 survey, 18 out of 43 stuntwomen said...

20 QUESTIONS FOR… Caitlin Dechelle, Wonder Woman Stunt Double

Lead stunt double for Gal Gadot in the film Wonder Woman, Caitlin Dechelle was responsible for the kickass stunts and fighting scenes that brought the film to life. A martial artist from the age of six, she has 95 world titles. To find out more, I put 20 questions to Caitlin about martial arts, stunts and working on Wonder Woman.

Few Female Stunt Drivers Are Allowed To Drive in Hollywood

The Bumblebee stunt team showed up for rehearsals for the latest in the Transformers movie franchise. They were preparing to film the stunt. The rehearsal that day involved 11 stunt drivers and 3 passengers – all men. One of the drivers was told to wear a wig to double for a woman. There was no female stunt drivers included.

‘Atomic Blonde’ Stunt Double On What Makes Charlize Theron A Badass Fighter

If you'd worked as body doubles for the likes of Charlize Theron, Cara Delevingne and X-Men's Rebecca Romijn like world-famous Canadian trainer Monique Ganderton has, it's safe to say you'd know a thing or two about what it takes to make an actress look like a highly trained...

Stunt Performer Annabel Wood is a Real Life Wonder Woman

Annabel Wood has performed stunts in some of Hollywood's biggest hits including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Wonder Woman, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and The Mummy, and TV work is no less impressive with her 3 year stint on Game of Thrones.

Paula Dell, Pioneering Movie Stuntwoman, Is Dead at 90

Paula Dell, whose acrobatic feats made her a Muscle Beach star in Santa Monica, Calif., and a pioneering and fearless Hollywood stuntwoman — for one film, she was shot out of a cannon — died on Jan. 9, 2017 at her home in Santa Monica. She was...

‘It’s Not for Wimps’: 8 Stuntwomen Reflect on Their Careers

There’s a certain method to being set on fire from head to toe. Or falling down a flight of stairs. In a tube top. And high heels. Joni Avery could tell you all about it. As a Hollywood stuntwoman for about 30 years, she...