Lynda Carter pays tribute to “Wonder Woman” stuntwoman Jeannie Epper: 'I will miss you'

Epper's family announced the news of her death on May 5.

Lynda Carter is paying tribute to her fellow Wonder Woman, stuntwoman Jeannie Epper, who died on May 5. She was 83.

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"I have a lot to say about Jeannie Epper. Most of all, I loved her," Carter wrote on X (formerly called Twitter). "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."

Epper is best known for her work on TV show Wonder Woman, where she was the main stunt double for series star Carter for its entire run from 1975-1979. Coming from a large family of stunt performers, she did her first professional stunt at 9 by riding a horse bareback down a cliff. She went on to accrue 161 other credits in her long career.

In 2007, she became the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Taurus World Stunt Awards (a.k.a. the Oscars of the stunt field). She earned her final stunt credit in 2021 at the age of 80.

"Jeannie was a vanguard who paved the way for all other stuntwomen who came after," Carter said. "Just as Diana was Wonder Woman, Jeannie Epper was also a Wonder Woman. She is so beautiful to me. Jeannie, I will miss you."

See Carter's full tribute below:

Epper’s family shared the news of her death to The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that she died of natural causes at her home in Simi Valley, California. She is survived by her husband, Tim, her children Eurlyne and Richard, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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