Zoe Bell

Though primarily a stuntwoman for most of her career, Zoë Bell branched out into acting in a number of films and on television, thanks to her ongoing friendship and collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino. Prior to working with Tarantino, Bell performed stunts in her native New Zealand on popular syndicated shows like "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995-2001) and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995-99). Upon her arrival in Hollywood, however, she faced a steep uphill battle against sexism, which was showcased in Amada Micheli's excellent documentary "Double Dare" (2004). At the time, Bell did stunt work for Tarantino on "Kill Bill Vol. 1" (2003) and "Kill Bill Vol. 2" (2004), which led to an acting part as herself in his "Death Proof" segment of "Grindhouse" (2007). From there, she performed as a stunt double while mixing in occasional roles in films like "Whip It" (2009), "Gamer" (2009) and Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (2012), as well as TV shows like "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06) and "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). Never one to shy away from a dangerous stunt or a challenging role, Bell proved herself to be adept both on and off the screen.