Western Action, stunts, by Women. 1887 - 1945.

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women born 1887 - 1945. List 5 of 5 on western stunts. -western credits, Western stunts.

1. Reno Browne

Actress | Range Land

American B-Western actress. Growing up in her native Reno, Nevada, she made her entree into films with small parts in films shooting on location in the Reno area. She travelled to Hollywood and got work as a trick rider and stuntwoman and eventually as a leading lady in low- budget Westerns for ...

14 westerns, 1946-1950.

Fence Riders (1950). 1950.

Trick rider. Troupe driver manager. Stunts.

1921 - 1991, 70.

2. Betty Miles

Actress | Sonora Stagecoach

Betty Miles was born on January 11, 1910 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Elizabeth Harriet Henninger. She is known for her work on Sonora Stagecoach (1944), Lone Star Law Men (1941) and Riding the Sunset Trail (1941). She died on June 9, 1992 in California.

3 stunts, 40-45.

13 westerns, 41-45.

Sing Me a Song of Texas (1945). 1945. Stunts.

1910 - 1992, 82.

3. Evelyn Finley

Stunts | Silverado

Definitely not your average 'prairie flower', brunette Evelyn Ruth Finley was known as the most accomplished stunt rider in the western genre. Famous director William A. Wellman was one of many who regarded her as the best in the business. She worked with horses from early childhood and grew up a ...

33 westerns, 36-85.

Westward the Women (1951). 1951. Stunts, actress.

1916 - 1989, 73.

4. Helen Gibson

Actress | Fighting Mad

Helen Gibson was one of the earliest serial stars. In 1915 she took over the title role in The Hazards of Helen (1914) from Helen Holmes. Known for her athletic abilities and willingness to do dangerous but exciting stunts, she made the transition from serials to features easily. She was the second...

4 stunts, 1914-1937.

95 westerns, 1912-1962.

Gun Play (1935). 1935. Stunts. Actress.

1892 - 1977, 85.

5. Helen Holmes

Actress | The Railroad Raiders

Though the circumstances of Helen Holmes' birth are somewhat hazy (sources place it in either Chicago or Louisville, KY, in mid-June or early July of 1893), what isn't hazy is that she was, with Pearl White, the queen of the railroad serials of the mid-teens and early '20s. Holmes always played a ...

15 westerns, 1913-1926.

A Railroader's Bravery (1915). 1915.

Railroad car stunts.

1893 - 1950, 57.

6. Aline Goodwin

Actress | Leatherstocking

Aline Goodwin was born on April 5, 1887 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Aileen Allan Goodwin. She is known for her work on Leatherstocking (1924), Pueblo Terror (1931) and Rainbow Over Broadway (1933). She died on May 31, 1980 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

8 stunts, 1931-1945.

10 westerns.

Frontier Gal (1945). 1945

1887 - 1980, 93.

7. Nellie Walker

In Old Oklahoma

Nellie Walker was born on August 25, 1902 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA. She is known for her work on In Old Oklahoma (1943), Tarzan the Fearless (1933) and Young Bill Hickok (1940). She died on December 19, 1980 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

13 years western stunts, 36-49.

32 stunts, 1933-1949.

30 westerns.

Sons of the Pioneers (1942). 1942.

1902 - 1980, 78.

8. Babe DeFreest

Actress | Daredevils of the West

Babe DeFreest was born on September 2, 1907 in Placer County, California, USA as Thelma Elder. She is known for her work on Daredevils of the West (1943). She died on March 28, 1986.

19 stunts, 1935-1966.

10 westerns.

In Old Oklahoma (1943). 1943.

1907 - 1986, 78.

9. Helen Thurston

Actress | I Married Joan

Helen Thurston was born on June 24, 1909 in Oregon, USA. She is known for her work on I Married Joan (1952) and Man Without a Gun (1957). She was married to James Fawcett. She died on April 23, 1979 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.

8 westerns, 39-65.

Destry Rides Again (1939). 1939, stunts.

1909 - 1979, 69.

10. Lila Finn

Actress | RoboCop 2

A pioneering Hollywood stunt woman, she worked in motion pictures for over 50 years. A world-class athlete, she was a member of the U.S. women's volleyball team, and played in two world championships. At age 50 she was a silver medalist at the Pan-American games in Chicago. She appeared in over 100...

27 years western stunts, 47-74.

33 stunts, 1937-1992.

5 westerns.

4 for Texas (1963). 1963

1909 - 1996, 86.

11. Lucille House

Self | Biography

Lucille House was born on April 3, 1910 in Ohio, USA. She is known for her work on Biography (1987). She died on July 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5 stunts, 1950-1963.

3 westerns.

McLintock! (1963). 1963. 53 years old.

1910 - 2008, 98.

12. Audrey Scott

White Heat

Audrey Scott was born on July 4, 1914 in Missouri, USA. She is known for her work on White Heat (1949), Now, Voyager (1942) and Jezebel (1938). She was married to Charles "Red" Barnett. She died on April 23, 1973 in El Paso, Texas, USA.

23 years western stunts, 31-54.

49 stunts, 1928-1963.

12 westerns.

The Virginian (1946). 1946. Stunts, riding double.

1914 - 1973, 58.

13. Louise Montana

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Louise Montana was born on August 31, 1916 in the USA. She is known for her work on The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), How the West Was Won (1962) and A Star Is Born (1954). She was married to Montie Montana. She died on August 14, 2005 in Northridge, California, USA.

5 stunts, 52-64.

4 westerns, 52-64.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), 1962. Stunts.

1916-2005, 88.

14. Alice Van Springsteen

Stunts | In Old Kentucky

Alice Van Springsteen was born on July 12, 1918 in Arvada, Colorado, USA as Alice Grace van der Veen. She is known for her work on In Old Kentucky (1935). She was married to R.G. Springsteen. She died on September 13, 2008 in Point Loma, California, USA.

11 years western stunts, 36-47.

1918 - 2008, (90).

15 stunts, 1935-1947.

13 westerns.

Home in Oklahoma (1946). 1946. Stunts.

Cowgirl Hall of Fame, 1998.

15. Polly Burson

Actress | Night Passage

Trick rider and stunt woman Polly Burson was born Pauline Shelton on December 24, 1919 in Ontario, Oregon. Born into a rodeo family, Polly spent her early years on her grandfather's ranch and started riding calves at the age of seven. Moreover, Burson rode relay and flat races as well as was a ...

15 years western stunts, 54-69.

53 stunts, 1945-1987.

33 westerns.

Bend of the River (1952).

1919 - 2006, 86.

16. Rose Bascom

Actress | Smoky River Serenade

Rose Bascom was born on January 25, 1922 in Mount Olive, Mississippi, USA as Ethel Rosezella Flynt. She was an actress, known for Smoky River Serenade (1947) and The Lawless Rider (1954). She was married to Weldon Bascom. She died on September 23, 1993 in St. George, Utah, USA.

Smoky River Serenade (1947). 1947. trick roper.

The Lawless Rider (1954). 1954.

1922 - 1993, 71.

17. May Boss

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Stuntwoman May Boss was born on October 7, 1924 in New York. May was a trick rider in the rodeo circuit prior to entering the film industry in the early 1950's heyday of Hollywood Westerns. Among the notable actresses that Boss doubled for are Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Sandra Dee, Doris Day, ...

47 years western stunts, 52-99.

85 stunts, 1952-2003

25 westerns.

Fort Dobbs (1958). 1958

1924 - 2015, 90.

18. Donna Hall

Stunts | Fright Night

Stuntwoman and actress Donna Hall was born on May 21, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. Hall came from a rodeo family and grew up around movie sets with her jockey and stuntman father 'Shorty' Hall. Donna decided she wanted to be a stuntwoman during her first job at the age of eight when she was ...

26 stunts, 1939-1986.

20 westerns, 1949-1978.

Annie Get Your Gun (1950). Stunts.

1928-2002, 74.

19. Martha Crawford

Actress | December Bride

Martha Crawford was born on December 15, 1928 in Dresden, Tennessee, USA. She is known for her work on December Bride (1954).

18 stunts, 1948-1958.

15 westerns, 1948-1958.

The Storm Riders (1956), 1956.

1928 -.

20. Betty Endicott

Bonanza

Betty Endicott was born on March 10, 1931 in Sacramento, California, USA as Betty Louise Endicott. She is known for her work on Bonanza (1959), Young Fury (1964) and Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974). She was married to Ron Hayes. She died on November 8, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

1 stunt, 1961.

85 westerns.

The Princess and the Gunfighter (1961). 1961, stunts.

1931-2007, 76.

21. Jackie Hamblin

Westward the Women

Jackie Hamblin Rife has been involved with movies for most of her life. Southern Utah's famous lady has worked on a number of movies, which were made in or around Kanab, Utah. Her personal experience in the movie industry makes her the resident expert and movie historian for the Kane County area.

...

15 stunts, 1939-1962.

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), 1939. Stunts.

15 westerns.

1933 -.

22. Carol Daniels

Stunts | Anaconda

Carol Daniels was born on October 7, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Carol Dement. She is known for her work on Anaconda (1997), Star Trek (1966) and Junior (1994).

12 + years of western stunts, 59-71.

1959, The Matchmaker (1959).

1971, The Devil and Miss Sarah (1971).

106 stunts, 1956-2006.

51 westerns, 1959-1971.

The Healing Woman (1959), 1959. Stunts.

1935 -.

23. Patty Elder

Actress | Two-Minute Warning

Patty Elder was born on November 5, 1936 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Patricia Ruth Elder. She is known for her work on Two-Minute Warning (1976), Mannix (1967) and Prophecy (1979). She died on December 2, 1984 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

18 stunts, 1963-1982.

1936 - 1984, (48).

The Rare Breed (1966), 1966.

Ulzana's Raid (1972), 1972.

3 westerns.

24. Julie Ann Johnson

Stunts | Smokin' Aces

Julie Ann Johnson was born on May 24, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on Smokin' Aces (2006), Mystery Men (1999) and Crank (2006).

41 + stunts, 1976 +.

Little Big Man (1970). 1970. Stunts.

1939 -.

25. Jeannie Epper

Stunts | Romancing the Stone

Jeannie Epper was born on January 27, 1941 in Simi Valley, California, USA as Jean Luann Epper. She is known for her work on Romancing the Stone (1984), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) and Quarantine (2008).

149 + stunts, 1964 +.

121 westerns, 64-99.

Cheyenne Autumn (1964) 1964. Stunts.

1941 -.

26. Stephanie Epper

Stunts | Total Recall

Stephanie Epper was born on December 9, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on Total Recall (1990), Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Commando (1985).

43 stunts, 1956-1991.

50 westerns, 1955-1985.

The Rare Breed (1966), 1966. Stunts.

The Foundlings (1956), 1956. Stunts.

1943 -.

27. Opal Ernie

Suspicion

Opal Ernie is known for her work on Suspicion (1941), Westward the Women (1951) and Bright Eyes (1934).

3 stunts, 1932, 1934, 1951.

2 westerns.

Robbers' Roost (1932), 1932. Stunts.

Westward the Women (1951), 1951. Stunts.

28. Martha Manor

Actress | Falcon Crest

Martha Manor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is known for her work on Falcon Crest (1981), Blondie (1957) and Bonanza (1959).

38 miscellaneous credits, 36-98.

448 westerns, 59-76.

North to Alaska (1960). 1960, stunts.

29. Mary Adams Hayes

Elmer Gantry

Mary Adams Hayes is known for her work on Elmer Gantry (1960), I Love Trouble (1948) and The Man from Colorado (1948).

5 stunts, 45-50.

4 westerns, 45-57.

3 miscellaneous credits.

1946, Singin' in the Corn (1946).

1948, The Man from Colorado (1948).

30. Ann Roberts

Actress | Swing, Cowboy, Swing

Ann Roberts is known for her work on Swing, Cowboy, Swing (1946), Puddin' Head (1941) and Rocky King, Detective (1950).

2 stunts, 1948 and 1951.

2 western.

Westward the Women (1951). 1951. Stunts.

31. Sharon Lucas

Actress | The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

Sharon Lucas was born on June 2, 1928 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA. She is known for her work on The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), The Cisco Kid (1950) and Honey West (1965). She died on January 24, 2006 in Grass Valley, California, USA.

9 stunts, 1948-1969.

9 westerns.

Westward the Women (1951), 1951. Stunts. Actress. Pioneer woman.

32. Shirley Lucas

Actress | The Cisco Kid

Shirley Lucas was born as Shirley Elaine Lucas. She is known for her work on The Cisco Kid (1950).

4 stunts, 1950-1955.

7 westerns, 1949-1955.

Annie Get Your Gun (1950). Stunts.

33. Stevie Myers

Stunts | Near Dark

Stevie Myers is known for her work on Near Dark (1987), The Blues Brothers (1980) and The Ultimate Warrior (1975).

7 stunts, 1951-1987.

Molly and Lawless John (1972), 1972. Stunt rider.

34. Mary Statler

Actress | Perry Mason

Mary Statler is known for her work on Perry Mason (1957).

6 stunts, 65-69.

Paint Your Wagon (1969). 1969.

35. Jean Coulter

Actress | Jaws 2

Jean Coulter is known for her work on Jaws 2 (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980) and Cujo (1983).

70 stunts, 1967-1987.

4 westerns.

The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1972). 1972.

36. Rita Lundin

Transportation_department | Iron Man

21 miscellaneous credits.

59 westerns, 76-14.

The Macahans (1976). 1976, stunts.

Boss wrangler, head wrangler, chief horse wrangler, animal trainer.



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