Jeannie Epper, Romancing the Stone and Wonder Woman stuntwoman, passes away at 83

She worked in more than 150 films and television shows in a career that spanned 70 years
Jeannie Epper, Romancing the Stone and Wonder Woman stuntwoman, passes away at 83

Stuntwoman Jeannie Epper died at her Simi Valley residence, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Epper's family told the publication that the stuntwoman died due to natural causes. Epper was 83.

She worked in more than 150 films and television shows in a career that spanned 70 years. She is best known for being Lynda Carter's double for the Wonder Woman series and doing an epic stunt in place of Kathleen Turner for Robert Zemeckis's Romancing the StoneShe started her career with John Epper, her father, and was among the multiple generations of Epper family members who appeared in cinema. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg once described her as the "Flying Wallendas of Film." In 2007, she became the first woman to win the World Taurus Awards' lifetime achievement honour.

Carter wrote in an X post that Epper and she were "united in the way that women had to be in order to thrive in a man’s world, through mutual respect, intellect and collaboration. Jeannie was a vanguard who paved the way for all other stuntwomen who came after. Just as Diana was Wonder Woman, Jeannie Epper was also a Wonder Woman (sic).”

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