Lynda Carter Pays Tribute to her ‘Wonder Woman’ Stuntwoman After Her Death

Lynda Carter Jeannie Epper Wonder Woman
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Lynda Carter is mourning the loss of her friend and Wonder Woman stuntwoman Jeannie Epper. Epper passed away on May 5, 2024, at the age of 83. Carter shared her condolences on social media and wrote alongside a photo of the duo, “I have a lot to say about Jeannie Epper. Most of all, I loved her. I always felt that we understood and appreciated one another. After all, it was the 70s. We 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.”

She continued, “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. She is so beautiful to me. Jeannie, I will miss you.”

Mackenna's Gold fom left, stuntwoman Jeannie Epper, screenwriter Carl Foreman, on location, 1968

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Epper was the main stunt double for Carter during the series from 1975 until 1979. Epper began her career at just nine years old as she came from a family of stunt performers. She continued working until she was 80 years old and had over 161 credits during her career. Epper also did stunts for films such as Romancing the Stone and Kill Bill Vol. 2.

Jeannie Epper, recipient 2007 TWSA Lifetime Achievement Award

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In 2007, Epper was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Taurus World Stunt Awards, a big deal in the stunt field. She became the first woman to win the highly-coveted award. Epper is survived by her husband, Tim, two children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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