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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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Jul 24, 1951 In Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Wonder Woman 1984 2020-12-16
Latest Project:
In the series Nakia 1974-09-21
Known For
Poster of The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park
Poster of Terror Peak
Poster of Electric Blue 13
Poster of Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman
Movie Wonder Woman 1984 Asteria
Movie Super Troopers 2 Governor Jessman
Series Match Game Herself - Panelist
Series Supergirl President Olivia Marsdin
Series Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown
Movie Slayer Colonel Jessica Weaver
Movie The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park Lynette
Movie Best Ever Muppet Moments Herself
Movie The Dukes of Hazzard Pauline
Movie Sky High Principal Powers
Movie Double Dare Lynda Carter
Movie Terror Peak
Series Hope & Faith Summer Kirkland
Series I Love the '70s
Series Two and a Half Men Lynda Carter
Movie Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes Wonder Woman (archive footage)
Series Smallville Moira Sullivan
Movie Super Troopers Governor Jessman
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lorraine Dillon
Movie Family Blessings Lee reston
Movie Someone to Love Me Diane Young
Series So Graham Norton Unknown
Series The View Unknown
Movie When Friendship Kills Kathryn Archer
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown
Movie She Woke Up Pregnant Susan Saroyan
Series Hawkeye Elizabeth Shields
Movie Lightning in a Bottle Charlotte Furber
Movie Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories Meredith Lanahan
Movie Daddy Charlotte Sampson
Series Law & Order Lorraine Dillon
Movie Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Helen Durant
Movie Stillwatch Patricia Traymore
Series Partners in Crime Carole Stanwyck
Movie Electric Blue 13 Herself (archive footage)
Movie Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess Rita Hayworth
Movie Hotline Brianne O'Neill
Movie Born to Be Sold Kate Carlin
Movie The Last Song Brooke Newman
Movie Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman Unknown
Movie A Special Olivia Newton-John
Series The Muppet Show Unknown
Series The Jacksons Unknown
Movie Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw Bobbie Jo Baker
Series Wonder Woman Wonder Woman / Diana Prince
Series Matt Helm Bobbi Dee
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown
Movie A Matter of Wife... and Death Zelda
Series Nakia Helen Chase