Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, acclaimed horse trainer and show rider Martha Crawford Cantarini was among the busiest of Hollywood's elite corps of female stunt riders. She was the regular stunt double for such actresses as Eleanor Parker, Anne Baxter
Martha Crawford Cantarini has been honored with the Golden Boot Award and was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame. She lives in British Columbia. Chrystopher J. Spicer has written extensively about Australian and American film and history. He teaches writing and communication at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.