Who is Kitty O’Neil?
Kitty O’Neil was born on March 4, 1946 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was deaf since childhood but this did not prevent her from excelling in the world of racing, breaking several speed records. She also developed as an acrobat and was known for being the stunt double for Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman.
“A true lover of action, she also performed dangerous acts such as falling from daunting heights while being set on fire and jumping from helicopters,” Google notes.
She was also the first woman to join Stunts Unlimited, an organization for the best stuntmen in Hollywood.
She is the fastest woman in the world
In 1976, she earned the title of “Fastest Woman Alive” by accomplishing the feat of driving a rocket-powered car across the Alvord Desert at 512.76 miles per hour, breaking the previous land speed record for a woman.