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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 Pheonix, Arizona, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Nakia 1974-09-21
Latest Project:
Movie Wonder Woman 1984 2020-12-16
Known For
Poster of Sky High
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Poster of The Jacksons
Poster of Nakia
Movie Wonder Woman 1984 Asteria 2020-12-16
Movie Super Troopers 2 Governor Jessman 2018-04-19
Series Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 2013-10-15
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Movie Best Ever Muppet Moments Herself 2006-03-11
Movie The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park Lynette 2006-03-27
Movie Slayer Colonel Jessica Weaver 2006-07-08
Movie Sky High Principal Powers 2005-07-29
Movie The Dukes of Hazzard Pauline 2005-08-05
Movie Double Dare Lynda Carter 2004-03-13
Movie Terror Peak Dr. Janet Fraser 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
Movie Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes Wonder Woman (archive footage) 2001-12-23
Series Smallville Unknown 2001-10-16
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Someone to Love Me Diane Young 1998-09-14
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 E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Hawkeye Elizabeth Shields 1994-09-18
Movie Lightning in a Bottle Charlotte Furber 1993-01-07
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
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
Series The Jacksons Unknown 1976-06-16
Movie Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw Bobbie Jo Baker 1976-03-01
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Movie A Matter of Wife... and Death Zelda 1975-01-05
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Matt Helm Bobbi Dee 1975-09-20
Series Wonder Woman Wonder Woman / Diana Prince 1975-11-07
Series Nakia Helen Chase 1974-09-21