The 2009 Stuntwomen’s Awards
October 4, 2009 - Skirball Cultural Center

Sumi Haru
(SAG National Board Member)
Doug Coleman
(2nd Unit Director)

La Faye Baker
Jadie David

Carrie Henley
Romell Foster-Owens
Alicia Burnett
Stacy Pyles
Lori Alston

E. Felicia Brannon
Eric Garcetti
Mollie Gregory

Glen Hiroaka (SAG)

Marjean Holden
Eric Mansker
Anthony Molinari
Manny Perry
Missy Reynolds
Vida Spears
Dick Ziker

Celebrating the
Achievements of Hollywood’s
Most Precious Gem: The Stuntwoman



 Jamie Lee Curtis and
Laila Ali were among top honorees.

GEM AWARD-Vic Armstrong & Keith Woulard 
DYNAMIC DUO-Lisa Hoyle & Keira Knieghtley
“WOW” AWARD-Dorenda Moore

Los Angeles – On Sunday, October 4, 2009 over 200 of the
entertainment industry’s finest members turned up in support of the Celebrity & Stuntwomen’s Awards, which honors stunt women, professional female athletes and action actresses each year. Among the top honorees were two-time Golden Globe winner
Jamie Lee Curtis for the Action Icon Award and world champion boxer Laila Ali for the Dare2bDifferent Award. Screen Actors Guild president Ken Howard was in attendance to present the Action Icon Award to Ms. Curtis.

 “In its second year, the 2009 Celebrity & Stuntwomen’s Awards proved to be an event that is among few that honor the entertainment industry’s bravest action-oriented women,” stated La Faye Baker, stuntwoman and co-creator of the Celebrity & Stuntwomen’s Awards. “It was an outstanding production and I am proud to have celebrated the achievements these talented individual.

Other top honorees included Angela Meryl for the Diamond in the RAW Award and May Boss for the Helen Gibson Award. The Special Achievement Award was given to Mary Albee, while the Gone But Not Forgotten Award was given posthumously in memory of Svetla Krasteva-Foley. Tom Foley accepted the award on behalf of his late wife’s honor.

Other awards, which were voted on by members of the stunt community and Screen Actors Guild included the Gem Award, which was a tie, honoring both Vic Armstrong and Keith Woulard. The Jewel Award went to Annie Ellis and the Mentorship Award was awarded to Spice Williams-Crosby. Dorenda Moore was given the “Wow” Stuntwoman Award, and the Dynamic DUO Award winners were Lisa Hoyle, who doubled for Keira Knightley in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.

Among the prestigious list of attendees who were in attendance included “Extra” correspondent Jeannie Mai and TV Guide Channel’s Patrick Stinson, who served as co-hosts for the 2009 Celebrity & Stuntwomen’s Awards. Other special celebrity guests included Lee Meriwether, best known for her role as Catwoman in the original “Batman” film; Louis Mandylor, co-star of the hit film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”; actress Erica Hubbard and Rhyon Brown from “Lincoln Heights”; Shirly Brener, co-star of “War, Inc.”; Zoe Bell, co-star of Drew Barrymore’s recent film “Whip It”; professional XGames skateboarder Lauren Perkins; “Biohazard” actress Julia Voth;”; America Olivo, co-star of “The Last Resort”; “Contradictions of the Heart” actress Alisa Reyes; legendary stunt icon Jeannie Epper; Ken Howard 2009-2010 SAG President-newly elected and many more

2009 Stuntwomen’s Awards Photos

2009 Diamond in the RAW Honorees
May Boss
Helen Gibson Award

Svetla Krasteva-Foley
Gone But Not Forgotten Award

Angela Meryl
Diamond in the RAW Award

Mary Albee
Special Achievement Award


Thrill of Victory
Scholarship Winners

Britany Jones
Testimony Click Here

Drejean Bey

About the Stuntwomen’s Award Luncheon

The Stuntwomen’s Award Luncheon is in its second year, honoring the outstanding achievements of women in the Stunt Community. These unsung "sheroes" risk their lives every day in order to help create some of the most memorable moments in film, television and commercials. Their noteworthy contributions are integral to help ensure the success of projects in the entertainment industry.
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Your participation assists the Diamond in the RAW Foundation to provide honors beyond the Stuntwoman Awards. Your support helps to create and nurture tomorrow’s leaders. A portion of the proceeds from the Stuntwomen’s Awards Luncheon supports the Stuntwomen’s Foundation and the Thrill of Victory Scholarship Fund. Your alliance with the Diamond in the RAW Foundation makes it possible to continue to mentor and elevate our nation’s youth.
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We accept donations of products in exchange for recognition during the Stuntwomen’s Awards Luncheon. The recognition would include a verbal thank you to all sponsors who donate products, a written thank you in the program and recognition on the Stuntwomen’s Awards website. Depending on the size of the donation, even more recognition is possible.
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