While the name “Heidi Moneymaker” might seem like an alias like, “Fanny Longbottom,” it’s not. This superhero stunt double was born Heidi Louise Moneymaker in Santa Rosa, California and has 85 stunt credits on her IMDb dating back to 1999!
Moneymaker already had an impressive resume when she joined the MCU in 2010 (really 2009) to stunt double for Scarlett Johansson when she first made her appearance as Black Widow in Iron Man 2. She previously appeared in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, War of the Worlds, Mission: Impossible III, Fast & Furious and the big-screen reboot of Star Trek.
ESPN’s latest E60 profile, E60 Presents – Moneymaker: Behind the Black Widow, narrated by Johansson herself, focuses on Moneymaker’s origin story.
With exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, E60 brings you the heart-pounding, origin story of Heidi Moneymaker, and how she and her sister Renae Moneymaker (Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel) have become two of the best stunt doubles in the business. Watch the trailer below:
It’s been reported that Moneymaker attempted her first stunt when she was just 3-years-old and hasn’t looked back since. In the same ESPN article, Hank Amos, the stunt coordinator of Captain Marvel said, Heidi and (her sister) Renae Moneymaker “changed the face of what female stunt performers are supposed to be.” Both sisters finally had the opportunity to work with each other in Captain Marvel.
After Heidi Moneymaker teamed up with Johansson in 2010 (filmed in 2009), “Team Widow” went on to work together for a total of 7 MCU films.
Ironically, when filming Black Widow’s death during End Game, Moneymaker sustained a severe head injury, knocking heads with Jeremy Renner’s stunt double when they jumped off the cliff together.
Her extensive experience in the MCU has opened opportunities for Heidi and she was the stunt coordinator for the upcoming MCU streaming show for Disney+, Hawkeye. E60 Presents – Moneymaker: Behind the Black Widow is now streaming exclusively on ESPN+, the streaming sports package priced at $5.99 monthly or $13.99 monthly as part of the Disney Bundle that includes Disney+ and Hulu.
Marvel’s Black Widow is available now in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access, priced $29.99.