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Lynda Carter

Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) in Wonder Woman

Photos Lynda Carter Birth name: Linda Jean Cordoba Carter
Birth date: 1951/07/24 (69 years old)
Birth place : Phoenix (Arizona, USA)
Height: 1.75 m

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Biography for Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter (born Lynda Jean Córdoba Carter on 24 July 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American actress. She is best known as the star of the 1970s fantasy adventure TV series, Wonder Woman.

Carter grew up an avid reader of the Wonder Woman comic books. She went to Arcadia High School in Phoenix, then to Arizona State University, but after being voted the most talented student she dropped out in order to pursue a career in music. She toured as a singer with several rock groups before returning to Arizona in 1972.

She entered a local beauty contest, and achieved her first national fame by winning Miss World U.S.A. in 1972, representing Arizona. After taking acting classes at several New York acting schools, she began making guest appearances on T.V. shows such as Starsky and Hutch, Cos, and Nakia. However, her acting career did not take off until 1975, when she landed her starring role in the Wonder Woman television series.

Her earnest performance as the scantily clad superhero endeared her to fans and critics, and the series lasted for three seasons. Thirty years after first taking on the role, Carter continues to be closely identified with Wonder Woman, and is so identified with the role, that it proved difficult for movie producers to find a suitable candidate to play the character in subsequent aborted productions (work on the most recent attempt was announced in 2005).

Carter's other credits include the title role in a 1983 biopic of Rita Hayworth, and a variety of television specials. She also starred in a couple of short-lived TV series. During the 1970s and 1980s she also recorded several albums and made numerous guest appearances on variety television programs in a musical capacity during this time.

Carter has been married twice. Her first was to her former agent, Hollywood producer and manager Ron Samuels on 28 May 1977. They were divorced in 1982. The second marriage was to lawyer Robert Altman (not to be confused with the filmmaker of the same name) on 29 January 1984.

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Filmography

Title Role
Sky High (2005) (post-production) Principal Powers
Shérif fais-moi peur (2005) (post-production) Pauline
The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park (2004) Lynette
Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon (2003) (VG) (voice) Female Nord
Terror Peak (2003) (TV) Dr. Janet Fraser
Tattered Angel (2003) Hazel Anderson
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002) (VG) Female Nord
Super Troopers (2001) Gov. Jessman
Someone to Love Me (1998) (TV) Diane Young
A Prayer in the Dark (1997) (TV) Emily Hayworth
Family Blessings (1996) (TV) Lee Reston
She Woke Up Pregnant (1996) (TV) Susan Saroyan
When Friendship Kills (1996) (TV) Kathryn Archer
Hawkeye (1994) Serie TV Elizabeth Shields
Lightning in a Bottle (1993) Charlotte Furber
Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories (1991) (TV) Meredith Lanahan
Daddy (1991) (TV) Charlotte Sampson
Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (1989) (TV) Helen Durant
Stillwatch (1987) (TV) Patricia Traymore
Partners in Crime (1984) Serie TV Carole Stanwyck
Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983) (TV) Rita Hayworth
Hotline (1982) (TV) Brianne O'Neill
Born to Be Sold (1981) (TV) Kate Carlin
The Last Song (1980) (TV) Brooke Newman
A Matter of Wife... and Death (1976) (TV) Zelda
Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976) Bobbie Jo Baker
Wonder Woman (1976) Serie TV Wonder Woman (Princess Diana aka Diana Prince)
The New Original Wonder Woman (1975) (TV) Princess Diana/Yeoman First Class Diana Prince/Wonder Woman

Trivia

Singer

Of partial Hispanic extraction.

Youngest of 3 siblings.

Does motivational/professional speaking engagements.

Performed in a band during high school called 'Just Us', which consisted of a marimba, a congo drum, an acoustic guitar, and a stand-up bass played by another girl. When she was 17 she joined another band for more exposure called 'The Relatives' (because two members were cousins) which opened at the Sahara Hotel casino lounge in Las Vegas for three months. Because Lynda was under 21 she had to enter the casino through the kitchen. Gary Burghoff (who played Radar O'Reilly in M.A.S.H) was the drummer. In 1970 she joined the last band she sang with, called 'The Garfin Gathering with Lynda Carter', and their first performance was in a brand new San Francisco hotel that had no sidewalk entrance built yet, so they played to mostly the janitors and whatever hotel guests parked their cars in the underground garage. But she performed so well under such intimidating circumstances that Howard "Speedy" Garfin nicknamed Lynda "Wonder Woman"!

Released a solo album entitled 'Portrait' in May 1978.

Won the title of Miss World USA representing her home state of Arizona in 1972.

A friend sat Lynda and her present husband, lawyer Robert Altman, together at a social dinner in the hopes that the two would hit it off.

Father is caucasian and mother is Mexican.

Measurements: 38-26-38 (Miss World USA pageant), 38-20-37 (her claim as Miss World USA, 1972), 37 1/2C-25-35 ("Wonder Woman" wardrobe) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Performed many of her own stunts on "Wonder Woman" (1976) including hanging from a helicopter, to the nervousness of ABC.

Ended each of her television specials singing the song "Always".

While filming Battle of the Network Stars (1976) (TV), she poured champagne over the head of host Howard Cosell after her team won the tug of war contest not knowing he had a hairpiece. Howard was really upset. Later, whenever she saw him at a restaurant in New York, she would sent over a bottle of champagne and he always knew who it was from.

Owns the DVD release rights to her television specials.

When asked, during her on-line Lens Express chat on November 8th, 1999, who she would like to portray Wonder Woman in a big screen movie version, she stated that she would prefer either actress Catherine Zeta-Jones or supermodel Cindy Crawford.

Scenes cut from Francis Ford Coppola epic Apocalypse Now (1979).

In the film "Sky High" Lynda plays Principal Powers at a high school for the children of superheroes, who is a comet !

On the 1977 "Circus of the Stars" Lynda was the target for David Janssen, who threw daggers at her! He came close, but luckily, he missed her every time !

Family

Spouse : Robert Altman (29 January 1984 - present) 2 children, Ron Samuels (28 May 1977 - 1982) (divorced).

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by antoinemetz

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