Lynda Carter

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Rarely in Hollywood casting history was an actor or actress so perfectly matched to his or her role, as that of Lynda Carter - the delight of all teenage boys and the envy of all girls - during her amply bosomed run as ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Bloodhead 2014 (Movie)

Lynette (Actor)

Christmas Memories 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2013 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Two and a Half Men 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smallville 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Double Dare 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Law & Order 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sky High 2005 (Movie)

Principal Powers (Actor)

The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 (Movie)

Pauline (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Hope & Faith 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Troopers 2002 (Movie)

Governor Jessman (Actor)

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Lynda Carter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Work With Me 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

LaVyrle Spencer's Family Blessings 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lightning in a Bottle 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners in Crime 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Lynda Carter: Body and Soul 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Born to Be Sold 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Lynda Carter: Street Lights 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Lynda Carter's Celebration 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Lynda Carter: Encore 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Song 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Lynda Carter's Special 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Wonder Woman 1976 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars I 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Olivia Newton-John Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw 1976 (Movie)

Bobbie Jo James (Actor)

Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

A Prayer in the Dark (TV Show)

Actor

Hawkeye (TV Show)

Actor

He's Fired, She's Hired (TV Show)

Actor

Hotline (TV Show)

Actor

She Woke Up Pregnant (TV Show)

Actor

Slayer (TV Show)

Actor

Stillwatch (TV Show)

Actor

Terror Peak (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Super Troopers 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Rarely in Hollywood casting history was an actor or actress so perfectly matched to his or her role, as that of Lynda Carter - the delight of all teenage boys and the envy of all girls - during her amply bosomed run as the Amazon princess on the 1970s hit TV show, "Wonder Woman" ( 1975-79). So perfectly did she embody the role in the public's mind, the actress could unfortunately do little else, having been stereotyped as the iconic DC Comics' heroine for more than 30 years since the show first premiered.

Relationships

Jean Carter

Mother

Robert Altman

Husband
married January 29, 1984 born (c. 1947) and bred in Washington, DC where both parents were attorneys graduated George Washington University in 1971 resigned as president of First American Bankshares in August 1991

Jessica Altman

Daughter
born on October 7, 1990 in Washington, DC

Jamie Altman

Son
born on January 14, 1988

Ron Samuels

Husband
married in 1977 divorced in 1982

EDUCATION

Arizona State University

Tempe , Arizona

trained for stage with Stella Adler and Charles Conrad

Milestones

2005

Returned to her musical roots as prison warden Mama Morton in a London stage production of "Chicago"

2005

Cast as Principal Powers in the Walt Disney teen comedy "Sky High" starring Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston

2005

Cast in the big screen adaptation of "The Dukes of Hazzard" with Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson

1984

Played Carole Stanwyck in TV series, "Partners in Crime"

1983

Starred as title character in TV movie, "Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess"

1976

TV movie debut, "A Matter of Wife...and Death"

1976

Starred as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman" TV series

1975

Feature film debut as title character in "Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw"

1973

Named Miss Arizona and later Miss U.S.A.

Became fashion director for Maybelline cosmetics

Instituted the Lynda Carter/Maybelline Tennis Challenge, held annually in Palm Springs California

Repeated title role in TV series, "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman"

Toured as a singer with the rock group Garfin Gathering

Began professional career at age 15

Bonus Trivia

.

Carter has performed in concert at the London Palladium, the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, the Hotel de la Reforma in Mexico City and Atlantic City, NJ and Reno, NV

.

In the first 18 months after Carter became beauty and fashion director of Maybelline cosmetics, the company's sales tripled from $70 million to over $200 million.

.

Carter was named Miss World-USA (1973)

.

She was given the Hispanic Woman of the Year Award (1983)

.

Carter received the Ariel Award (Mexico) as International Entertainer of the Year.

.

She served as National Crusade chairwoman for the American Cancer Society (1985-86)

.

Carter was honorary chairwoman to the Exceptional Children's Foundation (1987-88)

.

Member of the board of governors for the United Service Organization

.

Carter was named one of "Ten Most Exciting Women in the World" by the International Bachelors Association.

.

"At this time in my life, I'm not so interested in playing the same TV movie again about toxic waste or anorexic children. I'm much more interested in going outside of the box,"---Carter, on her role as principal of a high school for kids with extraordinary powers in "Sky High" quoted to CNN.com, July 29, 2005.

SIMILAR ARTICLES