Lynda Carter Pens Emotional Tribute to Her ‘Beautiful’ “Wonder Woman” Stuntwoman Jeannie Epper After Her Death

Epper died at her home on May 5 at age 83

<p>getty (2)</p> (L-R) Lynda Carter and Jeannie Epper.

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(L-R) Lynda Carter and Jeannie Epper.

Lynda Carter is mourning the loss of her former partner-in-crime.

On May 5, Carter’s main stuntwoman on Wonder Woman, Jeannie Epper, died, her family confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 83.

Carter, 72, reacted to the news as she shared a photo from the hit ‘70s TV show’s set of herself and Epper in matching Wonder Woman costumes.

“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,” Carter wrote in a post on X (formerly Twitter) on May 6. “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.”

Carter 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.”

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On May 5, Epper died of natural causes at her home in Simi Valley, California, her family told THR.

From the start of her career — which kicked off when she was just 9 years old and rode a horse bareback down a mountain, per Entertainment Weekly — Epper was pushing boundaries, and she earned over 160 stunt credits in her time.

She came from a family of stunt people, as her father, John Epper, began working as a stuntman in the 1930s, and she and all her five siblings followed in his footsteps.

Describing the family's style, Steven Spielberg recalled there being "Eppers flying all over the place" during production of 1941 in the '70s.

"There were Eppers coming in from screen left, Eppers coming in from screen right, they were everywhere," he said during an interview for a 2004 documentary, Double Dare, per THR.

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<p>John Shearer/WireImage</p> Jeannie Epper presents the award for Best Stunt by a Woman

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Jeannie Epper presents the award for Best Stunt by a Woman

Jeannie was also a member of the group of stunt performers whom Spielberg, 77, nicknamed the "Flying Wallendas of Film" as she became a mainstay in the stunt world, and made history in 2007 as the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Taurus World Stunt Awards, the field's most prestigious award.

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Jeannie is survived by her husband, Tim, her kids Eurlyne and Richard, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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