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Being a stuntwoman is considerably more dangerous than being a stuntman, respected Hollywood stuntwoman Tammie Baird ​told the Guardian. As if falling off buildings and being thrown through windshields wasn't hard enough to begin with, consider the fact that stuntwomen are often wearing skimpy clothing that doesn't allow for the safety padding worn by their male counterparts. For example, it's pretty hard to pull off bulky kneepads in a mini skirt, as Baird learned when she took her first stunt role as a double in Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Baird was mentored by New Zealand's Dayna Grant, who was Charlize Theron's stunt double in both Fury Road and Snow White and the Huntsmen. Grant says the extra pain stuntwomen endure doesn't get in the way of her job. "It’s just what needs to be done for film. It’s not life-threatening; it just hurts a lot more."