Linda Evans

Actor
Considered one of the most beautiful women on television for more than 20 years, actress Linda Evans personified elegance, style and grace. Getting her start in commercials, Evans quickly segued into television work ... Read more »
Born: 11/18/1942 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (52)

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Bo Derek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Curse of the Hope Diamond 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Judith Kranz's Dazzle 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Starting Place 1995 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 1993 World Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Take Romance 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

The Last Frontier 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The ABC All-Star Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Bare Essence 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns and Other Sex Symbols 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic With the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Horn 1980 (Movie)

Glendolene Kimmel (Actor)

Avalanche Express 1978 (Movie)

Elsa Lang (Actor)

Nowhere to Run 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Hunter 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Hunter 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Mitchell 1974 (Movie)

Greta (Actor)

The Klansman 1973 (Movie)

Nancy Poteet (Actor)

Childish Things 1969 (Movie)

Pat Jennings (Actor)

The Big Valley 1965 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Beach Blanket Bingo 1965 (Movie)

Sugar Kane (Actor)

Those Calloways 1963 (Movie)

Bridie Mellot (Actor)

Twilight of Honor 1962 (Movie)

Alice Clinton (Actor)

Dynasty: The Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Female Artillery (TV Show)

Actor

Nakia (TV Show)

Actor

North and South: Book II (TV Show)

Actor

Standing Tall (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Ripoff (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunter (Movie)

(Actor)

The Stepsister (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Yanni in Concert: Live at the Acropolis 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Considered one of the most beautiful women on television for more than 20 years, actress Linda Evans personified elegance, style and grace. Getting her start in commercials, Evans quickly segued into television work, landing an early guest appearance on the sitcom "Bachelor Father" (CBS/NBC/ABC, 1959-1962). She instantly became one of TV's most desirable actresses when she was cast opposite film legend Barbara Stanwyck on the Western melodrama, "The Big Valley" (ABC, 1965-69). Her marriage to actor-director John Derek - a notorious collector of stunning actresses - confirmed her sex-symbol status, although Derek's eventual desertion of Evans for the much younger ingénue, Bo Derek, was a bitter lesson in the nebulous value of physical beauty. After a decade of infrequent work on television and in films like the action-thriller "Avalanche Express" (1979), she returned in grand style on the opulent primetime soap "Dynasty" (ABC, 1981-89). As Krystle Carrington, the gorgeous wife of fabulously wealthy oil magnate, she lent an air of class to the garish proceedings, even when embroiled in vicious catfights with the conniving Alexis (Joan Collins). In the post-"Dynasty" years, Evans gradually entered into semi-retirement as an actress, although occasional reunion specials and a memoir kept her in the hearts and minds of her loyal fans. Known for her personal virtues as well as her alluring visage, Evans lent credence to the idea the character and beauty need not be mutually exclusive.

Relationships

Yanni

Companion
born on November 14, 1954 in Greece became US citizen together from c. 1988 to 1998

John Derek

Husband
separated in 1973 divorced in 1975 directed Evans in the feature film, "Childish Things" (1969) died of heart failure on May 22, 1998 at age 71

Stan Herman

Husband
married in 1979 divorced in 1981

EDUCATION

Hollywood High School

Hollywood , California
classmates included Stephanie Powers

Milestones

2006

Joining forces with Joan Collins on the Broadway stage in "Legends!" a comedy by Tony Award-winning author James Kirkwood

1997

Had co-starring role in the USA Network TV-movie "The Stepsister"

1991

Reprised role of Krystle in "Dynasty: The Reunion"

1981

Played Krystle Carrington on the popular ABC primetime soap, "Dynasty"

1977

Played CIA agent Marty Shaw on the short-lived series, "Hunter"

1965

Played Audra Barkley on the TV Western series, "The Big Valley"

1964

First notable film roles in "Those Calloways" and "Beach Blanket Bingo"

1963

Played a small role in the feature film, "Twilight of Honor"

Appeared in Playboy magazine in 1971 and a second time in 1982 when she was turning forty

Appeared in TV commercials made in Los Angeles; led to a contract with MGM

Was spokesperson for the Leg Shaper Plus, exercise equipment

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