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Lynda Carter

Lynda Jean Carter (born July 24, 1951) is an American actress and singer, best known for being Miss World USA 1972 and as the star of the 1970s television series The New Original Wonder Woman (1975–77) and The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1977–79). The epitome of the word "statuesque," brunette, big blue-eyed, and 6' tall Lynda Carter was once considered one of the most beautiful women in the western world. Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Carter's height caused considerable awkwardness in high school. Friends encouraged her to become a performer; she began studying voice and by the time she graduated, she was named her school's most talented student. She briefly attended Arizona State University, but dropped out to become a professional singer and tour the country with several rock groups. By 1972, Carter had returned home and entered a local beauty pageant. She won and went on to win the title of Miss World-USA. After that, Carter studied acting in New York. She started her career in television making guest appearances on such shows as Starsky and Hutch, but Carter did not become famous until winning the title role of Wonder Woman in 1975. The Wonder Woman shows originally started out as specials on the ABC network, but by 1976 had been turned into a series. The network canceled the show after one season and it was picked up by CBS and aired there for a few years. When the series ended, she had a somewhat successful career as a Las Vegas entertainer. She also continues to occasionally appear in television movies and as a series guest star. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


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Born:
Jul 24, 1951 In Pheonix, Arizona, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the movie A Matter of Wife... and Death 1975-01-05
Latest Project:
Movie Super Troopers 2 2018-04-20
Known For
Poster of Super Troopers
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Poster of Law & Order
Poster of Electric Blue 13
Filmography
Movie Super Troopers 2 Governor Jessman 2018-04-20
Series Supergirl President Olivia Marsdin 2015-10-26
Movie Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 2013-10-08
Movie Spider-Man - Once Upon a Time the Super Heroes Herself 2012-06-01
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Movie The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park Lynette 2006-03-27
Movie Slayer Colonel Jessica Weaver 2006-07-08
Movie The Dukes of Hazzard Pauline 2005-08-05
Movie Sky High Principal Powers 2005-07-29
Movie Terror Peak 2003-03-08
Series I Love the '70s 2003-08-18
Series Hope & Faith Summer Kirkland 2003-09-26
Series Two and a Half Men Lynda Carter 2003-09-22
Movie Super Troopers Governor Jessman 2001-01-18
Series Smallville Unknown 2001-10-16
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie When Friendship Kills Kathryn Archer 1996-02-19
Movie She Woke Up Pregnant Susan Saroyan 1996-04-28
Series Hawkeye Elizabeth Shields 1994-09-18
Movie Daddy Charlotte Sampson 1991-10-23
Movie Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories Meredith Lanahan 1991-11-05
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Helen Durant 1989-05-21
Movie Stillwatch Patricia Traymore 1987-02-10
Movie Electric Blue 13 Herself (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Series Partners in Crime Carole Stanwyck 1984-09-27
Movie Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess Rita Hayworth 1983-11-01
Movie Hotline Brianne O'Neill 1982-03-10
Movie Born to Be Sold Kate Carlin 1981-11-02
Movie Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman 1978-11-29
Movie Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw Bobbie Jo Baker 1976-03-01
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-18
Movie A Matter of Wife... and Death Zelda 1975-01-05
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Wonder Woman Wonder Woman / Diana Prince 1975-11-07