17 november, 1978
As an established and extremely talented stunt double, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus. Bell debuts her acting career, with her already famous stunt skills, in the highly anticipated double feature Grindhouse (2007) written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. She was hand picked, by Tarentino himself, to star in his segment of the double feature, Death Proof, about four women working on the movie set of their next big hit. All seems to be going well on set until a psychotic killer begins to stalk them.
Bell began working with Tarantino well before Grindhouse hough, in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) playing the stunt double for Uma Thurman's role, The Bride. Bell was nominated for her work in Kill Bill, Vol. 1 in the categories of Best Stunt by a Stunt Woman and Best Fight for the Taurus World Stunt Awards, both of which she would win the following year for Kill Bill: Vol. 2. Bell also showed off her stunt-woman skills as a double for Sharon Stone in Halle Barry's Catwoman (2004).
Bell's talent can not only be seen on the big screen but also in the cult television series "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995) where she was the stunt double for Lucy Lawless. Bell also appeared as a double in the ABC thriller "Alias" (2001) and on an episode of Cleopatra 2525 in 2000 as a double for Vicki Pratti.
In the action packed documentary Double Dare (2004), Bell along with legendary stunt-woman Jeannie Epper give an insight into the career of women who take falls and punches for a living. Double Dare also gives a glimpse into the struggles of stunt-women to stay thin, employed, and sane in a male dominated career.
Bell, a native of New Zealand, currently resides in Los Angeles but hopes to someday own a home in New Zealand.