Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wonder Woman played by Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter was born July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona.  She is most famous for playing the role of Diana Prince who was secretly super heroine Wonder Woman.  She starred in the TV series The New Adventures of Wonder Woman.



Lynda Carter as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter played Diana Prince in the TV show The New Adventures of Wonder Woman

Lynda started off with a vocal career just after high school singing for small groups.  One of those groups happened to have Gary Burghoff as the drummer who would go on to star in the series M*A*S*H.  Carter would then began entering beauty contests.  In 1972, she became Miss Arizona and would go on to represent USA in the Miss World pageant.



Linda Carter worked the pageant circuit before reaching television stardom

After gaining recognition in the pageant circuit, Carter then gave acting a try.  
In 1974 she appeared in her first TV show which was an episode of Nakia co-starring Robert Forster, Arthur Kennedy, Gloria DeHaven, and Pernell Roberts. It was almost immediately that Lynda landed the series lead role as Diana Prince in the TV series The New Adventures of Wonder Woman.  She co-starred with Lyle Waggoner as Major Steven Trevor.  Carter would play the role of Wonder Woman for five years until the show ended in 1979, but the role would stick with her always.


Lynda Carter as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) and Lyle Waggoner starred in the TV series The New Adventures of Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter played Diana Prince in the TV show The New Adventures of Wonder Woman

During her run on Wonder Woman, Lynda also appeared in Matt Helm starring Anthony Franciosa (1975); her first starring film role was in Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw co-starring Marjoe Gortner, Jesse Vint, and Belinda Balaski (1976); A Matter of Wife... and Death co-starring Rod Taylor, Marc Alaimo, Abraham Alvarez, and Anne Archer (1976); and Starsky and Hutch starring David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, and Joan Blondell (1976).



Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky) and Lynda Carter in Starsky and Hutch 1976
David Soul (Hutch) and Lynda Carter in Starsky and Hutch 1976
Lynda Carter then

After her run on Wonder Woman, Carter starred in The Last Song co-starring Ronny Cox, Jenny O'Hara, Paul Rudd, and Nicholas Pryor (1980); Born to Be Sold co-starring Harold Gould, Sharon Farrell, Philip Sterling, Dean Stockwell, and Lloyd Haynes (1981); Hotline co-starring Steve Forrest, Monte Markham, and Granville Van Dusen (1982); and Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess co-starring Michael Lerner and John Considine (1983).



Lynda Carter as Rita Hayworth in Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess
The sexy side of Lyda Carter



In 1984 Lynda landed another series role as Carole Stanwyck in the show Partners in Crime.  She co-starred with Loni Anderson (Sydney Kovak), Leo Rossi (Lt. Ed Vronsky), Eileen Heckart (Jeanine), and Walter Olkewicz (Harmon Shain).  The show would only last one season.



Lynda Carter became a spokes woman for Mabeline Cosmetics during the 80s

After Partners in Crime, Carter would go on to star in Stillwatch co-starring Angie Dickinson, Louise Latham, Barry Primus, and Don Murray (1987); Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All co-starring Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Jim Carrey, Don Stroud, Stacy Galina, Lyle Alzado, and Michelle Phillips (1989); Daddy co-starring Patrick Duffy, Kate Mulgrew, Jenny Lewis, Ben Affleck, John Anderson, Matthew Lawrence, and Robyn Peterson (1991); Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories co-starring Michele Greene and Amanda Peterson (1991); and Lightning in a Bottle co-starring Dee Wallace, Matt McCoy, Margaret Avery, A.J. Langer, and Martin Kove (1993).


In 1994 Lynda landed another series role as Elizabeth Shields in Hawkeye.  She co-starred with Lee Horsley who played 'Hawkeye' Bumppo.  The show lasted for two years.

After Hawkeye, Lynda went on to star in A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie co-starring Katie Wright and Marley Shelton (1996); She Woke Up Pregnant co-starring Michele Greene, William R. Moses, Malcolm Stewart, Joe Penny, Stacy Grant, and Rachel Hayward (1996); A Prayer in the Dark co-starring Teri Polo, Lindsey Connell, and Colin Ferguson (1997); Someone to Love Me co-starring Jessica Bowman, Julie Patzwald, and Scott Foley (1998); Family Blessings co-starring Steven Eckholdt, Pam Grier, Brendan Fletcher, Nina Foch, Tasha Simms, and Ari Meyers (1999); and Super Troopers co-starring Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan and André Vippolis (2001).



Lynda Carter circa late 1990s

Carter began lending her voice in video games in 2002 for The Elder Scroll game franchise, beginning with The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, followed by Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon (2003), and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006). During this period she also continued acting starring in Terror Peak co-starring Parker Stevenson, Emily Barclay, and Antony Starr (2003); Hope & Faith starring Kelly Ripa, Nicole Paggi, Macey Cruthird, Paulie Litt, and Ted McGinley (2003); Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Feminist Icon (2005); Sky High co-starring Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, and Danielle Panabaker (2005); and The Dukes of Hazzard movie co-starring Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, and Burt Reynolds (2005).  This movie was based on the original TV show The Dukes of Hazzard which debuted just as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman was coming to an end.



Lynda Carter in 2004
Lynda Carter in Sky High 2005

Willie Nelson and Lynda Carter in the film The Dukes of Hazzard 2005
Lynda Carter and Jessica Simpson at the premier of the film The Dukes of Hazzard 2005

Carter also appeared in  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit starring Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni and Dann Florek (2005); and Law & Order starring Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin and Dennis Farina (2005).

Lynda went on-stage in 2005 to perform in a production of Chicago.  In 2007 Carter went on tour singing songs from her performance in the show Chicago featuring the single When You're Good to Mama.  


During this time, Lynda also starred in The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park co-starring Fort Atkinson, Stephanie Dees, Shirley Jones, Bernie Kopell, Steve Hedden, and T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh (2006); Slayer co-starring Casper Van Dien, Jennifer O'Dell, Tony Plana, Kevin Grevioux, Joyce Giraud, and Danny Trejo (2006); Tempbot co-starring Kirsten Robek, Patricia Idlette and Balinder Johal (2006); Smallville starring Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and Allison Mack (2007), and Tattered Angel co-starring Duffy Hudson, Susan Floyd and Kirk Baltz (2007).


Lynda Carter in 2008
Lynda Carter in 2009

Lynda Carter in 2009

Lately, Lynda Carter has continued her musical career, releasing another album titled At Last.  The album was a huge success on the Jazz scene.



Lynda Carter in 2008


Lynda Carter in 2010

It is rumored that the character of Diane Price will return as Wonder Woman in a feature film starring possibly Megan Fox in the starring role.

Megan Fox is rumored to play the role of Wonder Woman in a big screen version of the old TV series



1 comment:

  1. Megan Fox NOOOOOO!!!
    NEVER!!!
    Linda looks natural, Megan is an artificial fox!

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