Welcome to the official website of Virginia Hankins, the actress and stuntwoman who played Joan of Arc against William the Conquerer on Spike TV's hit show Deadliest Warrior Season 3, stunt archery coordinator for the film industry, female archery coach, mounted weapons coach, and who was the first female knight in the 50 year history of the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire .
Virginia Hankins is is a genuine woman motorcycle rider, children's entertainer, mermaid, event coordinator, and professional lady knight soon to be seen on the upcoming weapons show Go West Trading. When you see Virginia Hankins you see the real deal resulting from years of 4 or more hours of daily training, education, and dedication with over ten years of live action performances for private parties and corporate events with crowds up to 70,000 people.
Far from the typical Hollywood actress, Virginia Hankins carries an impressive dual major in engineering from the University of Southern California and has a hearty sense of civic duty that includes serving on scholarship committees, donating her time to police horse training programs, and mentoring young women on the importance of stewardship in their communities. As a third generation Girl Scout and Gold Award Virginia Hankins is devoted to helping youth to achieve their dreams.
Virginia Hankins is descended from the ancient Celtic rulers, several European knights, an American Civil War cavalry commander, and has been working with and training horses her entire life. Virginia Hankins is one of a handful of professional stuntwomen and female knights in the world and is proud to continue carrying the banner of women warriors in to the present day. Her training and skills include both mounted and dismounted weapons, archery, crossbow, swords, quarterstaff, handguns, rifles, and many more.
Virginia Hankins is based in Los Angeles, California and is available for film, commercial, live action, print, and other opportunities both with and without horses.