Daughter of famed stuntman and co-ordinator George Leech, Wendy grew up with the film industry and soon followed in her father’s footsteps starting with stunt doubling work on The Omen in 1976.
One of her next jobs was stunt doubling CP3O in Stars Wars: Episode IV in some of the most daring sequences, before doubling Margot Kidder in Superman II (where she met her husband, Vic Armstrong who was doubling Superman himself).
Other big budget film stunt work followed with Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Superman III, Krull, Curse Of The Pink Panther, Dune, Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom, Legend, Empire Of The Sun, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Total Recall and Entrapment.
Wendy has also worked on five Bond films, and has the distinction of being the only person ever to have killed 007 – in the opening sequence of Never Say Never Again (albeit in a training exercise). Her other Bond outings include For Your Eyes Only, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Id Not Enough and Die Another Day. A skilled horsewoman, Wendy continues to ride and train horses.