1. Caroline Davis, Double To: Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has had a rough history with stunt doubles. When it was revealed that Portman’s extra did all the dance scenes in Black Swan, the actress was heavily criticized.
Portman has had several other doubles over the years including Caroline Davis. During the filming of Your Highness, Davis was hired to play Portman in a scene that required her to wear a G-String and jump into a freezing lake.
Davis was paid $500 for this role.
2. Rebecca Van Cleave, Double To: Lena Headey
The television show Game of Thrones has an infamous scene where Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, is forced to walk naked through King’s Landing as punishment.
Rather than doing the scene herself, Headey used body double Rebecca Van Cleave.
This decision was controversial at the time, and Headey went on to explain that she wasn’t opposed to nudity on camera, but felt that doing this particular scene would hinder her acting.
3. Alisa Hensley, Double To: Charlize Theron And Nicole Kidman
When it comes to doing movie stunts, Alisa Hensley is the go-to woman for many leading Hollywood actresses. Hensley has doubled for Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Cameron Diaz.
When working with Theron on A Million Ways To Die In The West, Hensley did all the stunt work. This is due to the fact that Charlize Theron will not do any of her own stunts after an on-set injury nearly paralyzed her.
Hensley has appeared in the Jason Bourne films and Terminator 3. She’s also ranked as one of Muscle and Fitness’ “200 Most Fit Women Of All-Time.”