Meet The Sisters Who Body Double For Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence

Renae and Heidi Moneymaker are the most famous movie stars you've never heard of.

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Black Widow Scarlett Johansson in action in The Avengers. Image Picture Disney/Marvel

Ben and Casey Affleck, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the Olsen sisters… Hollywood is full of famous siblings.

However, there’s one set of sisters who’ve been in some of Hollywood’s biggest films of the last few years, but you’ve probably never heard of them.

We all love Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johannson, right? Well, while they deliver brilliant performances in their movies, they need a little help from their stunt doubles every now and again, and that’s where the Moneymaker sisters come in.

Two of the biggest names in the body double game, sisters Renae and Heidi Moneymaker have starred in loads of movies over recent years, but you just didn’t realise it at the time.

The pair were both brilliant gymnasts as youngsters, and they used their brilliant athleticism to launch careers in Hollywood.

38-year-old Heidi has doubled for Scarlett Johansson on many occasions, and even injured herself performing a stunt on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Amazing photo by Daniel Bernhardt!

A photo posted by Heidi Moneymaker (@heidimoneymaker) on

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A photo posted by Heidi Moneymaker (@heidimoneymaker) on

Her younger sister Renae on the other hand is Jennifer Lawrence’s go-to double, and she’s appeared in every one of the Hunger Games movies. Keri Russell, Saoirse Ronan, Jaime Pressly and Drew Barrymore have all asked Renae to double for them at some point too.

Her toughest assignment come in 2014, when she doubled as Lawrence’s character X-Men: Days of Future Past. She took on the part of Lawrence’s “weird lizard chick” character Mystique during the movie’s more dangerous scenes. She’s also doubled for Kate Beckinsale and Evangeline Lilly.

Both are big hits on Instagram, and they’re always sharing behind-the-scenes photos on the social media site.

So, next time you tune into a movie starring JLaw or Scarlett J, keep an eye out for the Moneymaker sisters. You might just spot them.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.