9. Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity in Matrix Reloaded

Carrie-Ann Moss had to overcome her fear of motorcycles before filming the high-speed chase into on-coming traffic in the film “Matrix Reloaded.” The scene (one of the coolest bike chases ever recorded aboard the venerable Ducati 996) took seven weeks to film using a specially-created mile-and-a-half loop.

“I have a major fear of motorcycles, and it was very challenging for me to get on the bike every day and practice,” Moss says. “I started off with a tiny bike every day and practiced. Got on a little bigger bike. Mastered it. That went on for months until I got up to the Ducati. My biggest fear about it was I guess, dying.”

We’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Moss’ stunt double, Debbie Evans, who actually rode all the truly daring stunts in Matrix Reloaded. An AMA Hall of Fame inductee, Evans can also be seen riding stunts in “Torque,” “Fast and the Furious” as well as other films. Thank you Mrs. Evans, without you and other women like you, a list of this nature wouldn’t be possible.

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  • Martin

    “The theme song to “The Grinch” describes the eponymous character’s soul as “An appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable,” and that’s pretty much how” *I* feel about this article.

    “For female moviegoers, it’s good to see an empowered woman riding a bike and kicking ass.” Survey a lot of female movie goers on that, did you?

    “For men, well… if she’s hot, she’s hot, and a gorgeous woman with serious motorcycle skills is fodder for male fantasies.” So… a woman with serious motorcycle skills is notable because she can be used as fodder for male fantasies? Not because she’s, you know, a motorcyclist with serious skills.

    In all fairness, I shouldn’t be surprised to find this on a site with an entire section dedicated to “Motorcycle Babes”… Which is, in large part, why I rarely stop by.

  • Carrie-Ann Moss looks great on the Ducati in Matrix Reloaded 😀

  • Doc

    yeah, nothing’s more offensive than sexually attractive women. BTW, that’s sarcasm.

  • Daniel
  • Filmbuffet

    Great list. We recently highlighted some of the baddest bikers in Hollywood movies & TV – http://www.filmbuffet.com/blog_post/1620/who-is-hollywoods-biggest-biker-badass