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Zoë Bell: From Stuntwoman to Star

Jan 4 — Jan 7, 2014

Zoë Bell is a gymnast and martial artist who became an international action icon when she achieved fame as Quentin Tarantino’s preferred stunt woman. Born in New Zealand, she began her career as the stunt double for Lucy Lawless in Xena: Warrior Princess. In Los Angeles, she landed the role as Uma Thurman’s stunt double on Tarantino’s Kill Bill movies; most of her days consisted of sword fights, body burns, karate, and all-out pugilism. Bell quickly became one of the most sought after stunt performers in Hollywood. In the 2007 grindhouse movie Death Proof, Tarantino create a role that allowed Bell to play herself, showcasing her instinctive acting talents alongside her great action skills. Her acclaimed performance showed that Hollywood had a new leading lady—with a rare flair for acting and action. The thrill-packed new movie Raze gives Bell her biggest role to date; this series showcases some of her finest work.

Past Events

A number of colorful puppets, best known as Muppets, stand in front of a night-time New York City skyline.
A number of colorful puppets, best known as Muppets, stand in front of a night-time New York City skyline.
Four puppet dogs dressed in human clothes and hats look at the camera, smiling.
Four puppet dogs dressed in human clothes and hats look at the camera, smiling.
Two people hold a subway pole while singing, and a big yellow muppet bird stands behind them.
Two people hold a subway pole while singing, and a big yellow muppet bird stands behind them.
A furry muppet (Oscar the Grouch) looks confused at camera in front of an African mask at a museum
A furry muppet (Oscar the Grouch) looks confused at camera in front of an African mask at a museum
A furry muppet (Oscar the Grouch) looks confused at camera in front of an African mask at a museum
A man in a brown blazer bites a muppet on its red nose while another muppet with glasses watches.
The dog muppet Rowlf holds a guitar and looks up at a man in a suit in a black-and-white image.
Three muppets sit in a car looking through the windshield.
Three muppets sit in a car looking through the windshield.
Three muppets, Gonzo, Kermit, and Fozzie Bear look at the camera, their mouths open
Three muppets, Gonzo, Kermit, and Fozzie Bear look at the camera, their mouths open
Three muppets, Gonzo, Kermit, and Fozzie Bear look at the camera, their mouths open
A bearded muppet likeness of Jim Henson stands at a Museum stage podium, surrounded by eight people looking at camera.
A muppet rock band play instruments—drums, guitars, horns.
A muppet rock band play instruments—drums, guitars, horns.
A muppet rock band play instruments—drums, guitars, horns.
Muppets Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat look at camera with eyes wide
Muppets Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat look at camera with eyes wide
Muppet otters playing instruments in a jug band
Muppet otters playing instruments in a jug band
Muppet otters playing instruments in a jug band
Jim and Jane Henson surrounded by muppets
A man sits on steps in front of apartment, smiling at camera
A man sits on steps in front of apartment, smiling at camera
three muppet pigs in space suits in space
A man and woman operating puppets in a medieval kingdom set.
Muppet elves in yellow shirts smiling at the camera
Jim Henson surrounded by his Fraggle puppet creations, all looking at the camera.
Three muppets, Gonzo, Kermit, and Fozzie Bear look at the camera, their mouths open
A photo of Jim Henson on set, behind the scenes of "The Cube."
The puppet Ernie from Sesame Street being controlled in a behind the scenes image with puppeteers
The characters Kermit, Gonzo, Camilla, and Fozzy, who are all puppets, are in a car.