Aussie In Action

Ky spent much of her early childhood running wild in small rural towns around South Australia, having adventures and riding her horse through the bush with a freedom that only small country towns allowed. When she was 19 however, all that changed when a car she was a passenger in collided at high speed with a concrete pole, fracturing a vertebra in her spine. 

THE-ACCIDENT

As a result, she was told that she would never be physically active again, a life sentence that she was not prepared to stick to. Her love of nature and determination inspired her to use rock climbing as a recovery tool.

The Accident

When she was 19 however, all that changed when a car she was a passenger in collided at high speed with a concrete pole, fracturing a vertebra in her spine. 

The Stunts

New dream in hand, Ky headed to Canada and trained for three years in a variety of martial arts and weapons

It was on one of these outdoor programs that a participant suggested that Ky’s physical prowess might be better suited to the world of stunts. New dream in hand, Ky headed to Canada and trained for three years in a variety of martial arts and weapons before landing her first big job doubling Sharon Stone in Catwoman.

STUNTS

Doubling Jennifer Garner for Elektra soon followed and her career in stunts took off. Although it included such notable films as The Avengers, Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean and X-Men and actresses such as Anne Hathaway, Ellen DeGeneres and Jessica Biel, it still came as a surprise to Ky when she was awarded the World Taurus Stunt Award for The Best Female Stunt Performer in the world in 2012.

The outdoors quickly became her passion and led to her becoming a rock climbing guide in order to share it with others. She began working for an outdoor teambuilding and leadership company and soon became a qualified kayaking, sailing and hiking guide.

OUTDOOR-GUIDE

She worked with a wide variety of groups including corporate groups, schools and youth at risk. Eventually she began to test herself with more extreme adventures in the outdoors, leaving everything but a knife behind and learning how to survive in the wilds with nothing.

Outdoor Guiding

She began working for an outdoor teambuilding and leadership company and soon became a qualified kayaking, sailing and hiking guide. 

TV Hosting

She co-hosted an episode of The World Out There before producing and documenting an 100 mile hike across the Sierra Nevada carrying only a pocket knife.

After 16 successful years in stunts, Ky decided tostep out from behind the wigs and make-up and step in front of thecamera as herselffor the first time. She co-hosted an episode ofThe World Out There before producing and documenting an 100mile hike across the Sierra Nevada carrying only a pocket knife

TV-HOSTING

She was the on-camera expert for an episode of MTV’s Made where she turned a self-proclaimed princess into an adventure racer.  She has been featured in many projects since then with the most notable being three episodes of Discovery’s Naked and Afraid and the only female on season two of Discovery’s First Man Out.

Whilst on a publicity tour for her first book, Girls Own Survival Guide (published by Penguin Books), she caught the eye of the largest speaking agency in Australia who saw how inspiring her journey could be for others. From broken back to World’s Best Stunt Woman was a path filled with perceived limitations, definite “no’s”, over coming adversity and pure grit and determination to succeed.

SPEAKING

It involved every single one of the survival attitudes laid out in Ky’s book as well as calculated risk taking and a healthy attitude towards fear and anxiety. These are all topics now covered by Ky as a professional motivational speaker.

Speaking

It involved every single one of the survival attitudes laid out in Ky’s book as well as calculated risk taking and a healthy attitude towards fear and anxiety.

Adventures

She has trekked over 100 miles across the Sierras carrying only a pocketknife.  She has travelled the Amazon basin in Brazil until the river ended and the small boat they were traveling in was forced to turn back.

Ky has backpacked in over 65 countries, most of it on solo journeys and spent much of her adult life pushing her body and mind to its limits. She has trekked over 100 miles across the Sierras carrying only a pocketknife. She has travelled the Amazon basin in Brazil until the river ended and the small boat they were traveling in was forced to turn back.

ADVENTURES-1

She has traveled to the depths of the Belize jungles searching for a lost Mayan civilization. She has faced the Louisiana swamps, sharks in the Bahamas and solo time in the Amazon for Discovery’s most extreme survival show ever made and raced world renowned survivalist, Ed Stafford, over a high altitude pass in China. And that’s just to name a few of them.

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