In 1985, Sanders began a career as a stuntwoman after coaching in martial arts and kickboxing.
Sanders carried out as a stunt double for a variety of Hollywood’s elite — together with Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields, and Sharon Stone.
She carried out stunts for Rene Russo in director John McTiernan’s 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair, during which Russo starred as Catherine Banning, an insurance coverage investigator and the love curiosity of Pierce Brosnan’s Thomas Crown. Sanders once more labored together with Russo for the Deadly Weapon movie sequence, during which Russo portrayed Sergeant Lorna Cole.
Moreover, Sanders was the stunt double for Kathleen Turner in V.I. Warshawski, the 1991 movie directed by Jeff Kanew that featured Turner because the titular character, a hardened personal investigator with a young coronary heart. She’d additionally doubled for Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Bridget Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ellen Barkin, Kelly Lynch, and Kelly Preston, in line with an interview she gave in April 2015.
Sanders’ stuntwoman profession got here to a halt in 1989 throughout manufacturing of Again to the Future Half II, for which she was working because the stunt double for Spike actress Darlene Vogel. She and some different stunt employees had been involved in a chase scene during which they had been using “piano wire supported hoverboards all through this elaborate futuristic outside set” earlier than flying by a window. Issues went awry when Sanders realized the group was “itemizing to the left” and that she was going to hit a pillar close to the window by which they had been meant to fly. She certainly hit the pillar — then was left dangling 20 ft above the bottom, and in the end fell to the concrete beneath.
After quite a few surgical procedures to her face, arm, and jaw, Sanders re-entered the stunt trade in 1991 and had been an advocate for dwelling a wholesome way of life, even founding with Reed Sanders the complement firm Zen Formulas.
Sanders’ different credit embrace stunt work in Charlie’s Angeles, Batman & Robin, and The Masks.