Helen Gibson (1891-1977) was one of Hollywood's first, if
  • Helen Gibson
  • Helen Gibson in The Ghost of the Canyon (1920)
 not THE first, stuntwomen. More than willing to do her own stunts, no matter how precarious, she enjoyed a long career in Hollywood.


  • Ghost of the Canyon (1920) - In this short western film, Gibson is tied to tracks of a railroad trestle. She frees herself and slides beneath the ties in order to escape. (Note: The release date varies on other sources, but according to her biographer, this is the correct year).