While filming Wonder Woman in the 1970s, a stunt double named Jeannie Epper typically stepped in for Carter in difficult scenes.
But in some cases, Carter performed her own challenging stunts. We're not talking about little jumps and punches. No, we're talking about flying into the air with no wrist guards and no safety net.
That's exactly what Carter did in the season two episode "Anschluss 77." While filming the episode, it became clear the stunt double didn't look anything like Carter.
With the sun setting and the chance to shoot the scene diminishing, Carter chose not to waste any more time. She held onto the aircraft with her bare hands as it ascended.
Of course, Carter says she got into trouble with the network after filming wrapped. But she adds it was totally worth it.
That's right ... that's actually Lynda Carter hanging under that helicopter for the entire shot with no safety equipment to save her life if she let go while the helicopter was in flight. You'd better believe the show's producers had more than just kittens when they found out she'd done the stunt personally! After all, you're not supposed to risk your star performer on doing stunts like that ... even in the 70s when there was no CGI.
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