High-flyer: Iranian stunt woman Mahsa Ahmadi – with others awarded for stunts in the James Bond movie “Skyfall”

Remarkable people with Iranian roots

She fights, she drives cars at breakneck speed, she jumps out of planes and helicopters … these are just a few of the talents of Mahsa Ahmadi, the best stunt woman in Iran.

Woman in a male-dominated world: the stunt scene in Iran is a male-dominated world: "most of the time, women's roles in Iranian films are pretty safe; nothing happens to them, explains "Stunt 13" boss Arsha Aghdasi. "Slowly, however, things are changing. With her courageous and professional manner, Ahmadi has gradually won the trust of the directors."

She had already done a number of dangerous scenes in 21 Iranian films when she shot to world fame in 2012 in the most recent James Bond film, “Skyfall”.

Gymnastics champion: Mahsa Ahmadi is now 24 years of age, but her career began when she was a young child. As a gymnast, she spent eleven years on the Iranian national team, winning numerous competitions in the process. When she had to leave the national team at the age of 18, she found a new challenge in the group “Stunt 13”. She is also a qualified sports teacher.

Woman in a male-dominated world: the stunt scene in Iran is a male-dominated world: “most of the time…

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