As challenging as it was for Katniss Everdeen to save lives in the Hunger Games series, it can be even more difficult when your favorite stars are faced with frightening, life-threatening emergencies in their everyday lives… yet it totally happens!
That’s right — not only do we get to admire their often heroic on-screen characters, but some of your fave celebrities are actually pretty bad-ass in real life, too. When they’re not participating in a photo shoot, filming a movie or promoting their latest project, many stars are out doing everyday things when they suddenly find themselves in a do-or-die, fight-or-flight situation.
Most recently, Zoey 101‘s Matthew Underwood rescued an unharmed infant from a drug-fueled car wreck in Port St. Lucie, FL. What a lifesaver! While Matthew definitely thought quick on his feet and showed a lot of courage that night, he wasn’t the first celebrity to step up to the plate in an emergency. In fact, many of these fearless first responders have actually been ladies, so check out our list of famous, real-life superwomen:
First on our list is Jennifer Lawrence, who is actually way more similar to her Hunger Games character than we ever realized before!
Back in 2012, while she was standing outside of her Santa Monica apartment, Jen rushed to the aid of a woman who abruptly collapsed while walking by. JL stuck around until paramedics arrived, who ultimately gave the woman medical clearance. Thank goodness for Katniss — erh, we mean J.Law!
Despite being a ~bad mom~, Mila Kunis doesn't have a bad bone in her body.
In May 2012, the Black Swan actress helped save the life of a 50-year-old man, who suffered a seizure while doing work in her home. Mila took matters into her own hands and placed the man into recovery position by turning his head to the side so he wouldn't choke. She even offered to accompany him in the ambulance. What an angel!
After receiving a very suicidal message from a fan via Twitter back in 2009, Demi Moore felt compelled to act fast. The message went into detail about how the woman would go about harming herself, noting that she didn't want to "waste time." The Hollywood actress nervously shared the frightening message with her followers, which prompted many concerned Twitter users to call the police. The San Jose Police Department answered several calls regarding this 48-year-old woman, and when they arrived at her house, she was fortunately unharmed. They then took her in for further psychiatric evaluation.
While leaving a Las Vegas nightclub back in 2012, Sofia Vergara and a friend witnessed a woman collapse on the casino floor right in front of their very eyes. Both Sofia and her friend, who was a trained medical professional, worked on keeping the woman calm and conscious. Sophia stuck by the woman's side until paramedics arrived and transported her to a local hospital. So sweet!
Even though we all know there was plenty of space for both Rose and Jack on the door she was floating on when the ship sank in Titanic, we won't hold that against Kate Winslet. Sure, she could've tried harder to save Leonardo DiCaprio's life in that particular on-screen instance, but you'll be glad to know that real-life KW wouldn't just leave someone to die.
In September of last year, while staying in Richard Branson's $70 million dollar home in the British Virgin Islands with her family, the house caught fire and was completely destroyed. Luckily, all 20 people were able to get out, including Richard's 90-year-old mother, who was carried out by Kate herself!
While on vacation with her family in Oahu, Hawaii back in 2013, Heidi Klum's son, Henry, found himself and his nanny in a very dangerous situation as the ocean turned extremely rough. Without hesitation, Heidi jumped into the water headfirst, pulling both her son and his terrified nanny out of the choppy water. Although she insisted to People that every mother would've done what she did, we still think she's a total supermom!