Biography

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

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 45

Birthday 1951-07-24

Place of Birth Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Official Site http://www.lyndacarter.com/

Also Known As

  • Linda Jean Cordova Carter

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Super Troopers 2 as Governor Jessman
2015 Supergirl(5 episodes) as President Olivia Marsdin
2013 Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle(3 episodes)
2012 Spider-Man - Once Upon a Time the Super Heroes as Herself
2012 Spider-Man - Once Upon a Time the Super Heroes as Wonder Woman (archive footage)
2008 The Wendy Williams Show(1 episode)
2006 Slayer as Colonel Jessica Weaver
2006 The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park as Lynette
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard as Pauline
2005 Sky High as Principal Powers
2003 Hope & Faith(1 episode) as Summer Kirkland
2003 Two and a Half Men(1 episode) as Lynda Carter
2003 I Love the '70s(10 episodes)
2003 Terror Peak
2001 Smallville(1 episode) as Moira Sullivan
2001 Super Troopers as Governor Jessman
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode) as Lorraine Dillon
1998 Family Blessings as Lee reston
1998 Someone to Love Me as Diane Young
1998 So Graham Norton(1 episode)
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 She Woke Up Pregnant as Susan Saroyan
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1996 When Friendship Kills as Kathryn Archer
1994 Hawkeye(22 episodes) as Elizabeth Shields
1993 Lightning in a Bottle as Charlotte Furber
1991 Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories as Meredith Lanahan
1991 Daddy as Charlotte Sampson
1990 Law & Order(1 episode) as Lorraine Dillon
1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All as Helen Durant
1987 Stillwatch as Patricia Traymore
1984 Partners in Crime(13 episodes) as Carole Stanwyck
1984 Electric Blue 13 as Herself (archive footage)
1983 Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess as Rita Hayworth
1982 Hotline as Brianne O'Neill
1981 Born to Be Sold as Kate Carlin
1978 Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman
1976 A Special Olivia Newton-John
1976 The Muppet Show(1 episode)
1976 The Jacksons(1 episode)
1976 Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw as Bobbie Jo Baker
1975 Wonder Woman(65 episodes) as Wonder Woman / Diana Prince
1975 Matt Helm(13 episodes) as Bobbi Dee
1975 Starsky & Hutch(2 episodes)
1975 A Matter of Wife... and Death as Zelda
1974 Nakia(14 episodes) as Helen Chase

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