An amazing true-life tale of a small town southern gal who becomes an acclaimed stunt woman. The book is filled with dare-devil feats from riding the diving horses into a tank of water on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City to the creepy spiderwalk in the movie The Exorcist. Miles recounts these extraordinary events with modesty and a clear voice. I highly recommend this book to Exorcist fans, Steel Pier fans, and those of us who just like a good story about a woman who accomplishes her dreams.
Actress-Stunt girl-Model, Ann “Annie” Miles grew up riding horses in Arkansas. By age 14 she was doing trick bareback riding in rodeos. Working her way through college she rode the famous diving horses in Atlantic City N.J. She rode the horses from 1958 through 1966. She was a Playboy Bunny in New Orleans and NYC where she did a night club act.(The Domenechs) Ann Miles became the busiest stunt girl on the east coast and one of the top commercial models in the 1960’s and 1970’s. By 1980 “Annie” was working as a theatrical hairstylist on Broadway. Education- Florida State University(gymnastic scholarship) American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Strasberg Institute, Bobby Lewis (acting) Wilfred Academy(hair styling) IATSE apprentice (hair styling).
Actress (3 credits)
1973 Deadly Visitor (TV Movie)
Makeup Department (3 credits)
1989 Great Performances (TV Series) (hair stylist – 1 episode)
– Our Town (1989) … (hair stylist)
1980 Union City (hair stylist)
1978 Wings of Ash: Pilot for a Dramatization of the Life of Antonin Artaud (Short) (hair stylist)
Stunts (1 credit)
1973 L’esorcista (stunts – uncredited)