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|Born||January 27 1941
Simi Valley, California
Jeannie Epper (born January 27 1941) is an American stuntwoman and actress. She has performed stunts in over 100 feature films and television series and is perhaps best known as Lynda Carter's body double on the 1970s television series Wonder Woman. She was featured in Amanda Micheli's 2004 documentary Double Dare, along with New Zealand stuntwoman and actress Zoë Bell. Entertainment Weekly noted that many consider her "the greatest stuntwoman who's ever lived."
Her acting roles have included appearances in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), Foxy Brown (1974), Switchblade Sisters (1975), Drum (1976), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004), and Quarantine (2008).
Her family traces its lineage back to "a colonel in Napoleon's army" and his great-grandson, a multi-lingual Swiss who eventually lived in California where he began the family tradition in stunt work.
- Chris Nashawaty, "Danger Is Their Middle Name: Don't let the tranquil smiles fool you. You're looking at some of the world's most fearless daredevils. Meet the Eppers, Hollywood's reigning dynasty of stuntpeople. Thrill-seeking is in their genes," Entertainment Weekly (October 19, 2007): 94.
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