"I don't know whether the guys really were trying to protect us, or whether they just didn't want women in their field. It wasn't until sexy ladies like Linda Evans or Lynda Carter said, 'We don't want hairy-legged boys doubling us anymore. We've had these girls doubling us, and oh my god, they're just as good as the guys, only they have shaved legs and they don't have hairy armpits.'"
About This Interview
In her two-hour Archive interview, Jeannie Epper talks about her father's career in stunt work and growing up with a love of horses. She describes how she and her siblings started in the stunt world, and tells of one of her first jobs - doubling Linda Evans and Barbara Stanwyck on The Big Valley. She outlines many of the different types of stunts she has performed, explains why she helped found the Stuntwoman's Association of Motion Picture, and details how she won the job of Lynda Carter's stunt double on WonderWoman. Epper reveals the challenges of doing stunt work in the Wonder Woman costume, and talks of her friendship with Lynda Carter. She discusses her stunt work in the films "Terms of Endearment," "Romancing The Stone," and "Flight," and recalls doubling for Linda Evans again - this time in the famous catfight scene in Dynasty. Epper also speaks about some of the challenges women face in the stunt business, and offers advice to aspiring stunt people. Amy Harrington conducted the interview on March 27, 2014 in North Hollywood, CA.