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Stunt Woman

Alisa Hensley

Some people fall into their careers, but Alisa Hensley falls, crashes, dives, rides, kicks, and fights as part of her job. She is an established stunt woman with a long career in Hollywood working on a range of film and television shows, doubling for well-known actresses including Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Yvonne Strahovski on the NBC series "Chuck."

Hensley started her career with a non-paying TV show gig, which eventually led her to Stunt Coordinator Joni Avery, who had no hesitation in hiring her for her first paying job on Pamela Anderson's TV series "V.I.P."

Hensley is one of about 500 women in this field. She can do martial arts, ride motorcycles, fence, shoot firearms, rock climb, rappel, swim, and many different forms of falling.

“In the middle of a day, when I'm just sweating and beating up guys, it's like I can't believe people pay me to do this!” Hensley said.

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