STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Stuntwoman Ky Furneaux visited the KCAL9 studios Tuesday to talk about her new book, “The Superwoman’s Guide to Survival”.
When a car accident left Australian native Ky Furneaux with limited mobility at age 19, she took what could have been a debilitating setback and turned it into a true Hollywood story.
Ky’s doctor told her she would never be able to play sports or do the majority of the outdoor activities she enjoyed. But Ky was determined to prove him wrong. After regaining her strength and her athletic ability, she took a job as an outdoor team leader with an adventure company. Her work with climbing, rappelling, high ropes, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking led her to consider a career in stunt work.
Extensive fight training in Vancouver, Canada helped her land some notable jobs, including X-Men 3, Hancock, Elektra, Blade: The Series, and Kyle XY.
She has also doubled major stars such as Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, and Sharon Stone.