October 16, 2020
Today, we are going to fight for truth, justice, and Lynda Carter, better known as superheroine Wonder Woman thanks to the title role of hit CBS '70s hit television series.
Let's toss out the Lasso of Truth and see what she's been up to these days.
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July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Linda Jean Cordova Carter
CLAIM TO FAME:
Best known for the Amazonian title role in the fantasy-adventure television series Wonder Woman which aired from 1975 to 1979.
She has been married twice. She married her former agent Ron Samuels, in 1977. They were divorced in 1982. She has been married to attorney Robert Altman since 1984. They have two children, James and Jessica Altman.
Carter attended Globe High School in Globe, Arizona and Arcadia High School, in Phoenix. She started college at Arizona State University, but dropped out to pursue a career in music after being voted the "most talented" student. She toured with several rock groups as a singer before returning to Arizona in 1972.
She found national fame when she won the Miss World USA title in 1972, representing Arizona. Following her win, she began taking acting classes and making appearances on TV shows such as Starsky and Hutch, Cos and Nakia and B-movies including her only nude appearances in Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw.
Her acting career reached new heights when she landed the starring role in the Wonder Woman television series. She was adored by fans and critics alike, and to this day is still closely identified with the Wonder Woman character.
Carter starred in the 1983 biopic of Rita Hayworth titled Love Goddess, as well as many of her own television specials: Lynda Carter's Special (1980), Encore! (1980), Celebration (1981), Street Life (1982) and Body And Soul (1984). She made appearances on other short-lived TV series, and during the late 1970s, she recorded an album titled Portrait and had guest spots on variety television programs.
In 2001, she was cast in the independent comedy feature, Super Troopers, as, "Vermont Governor Jessman." She appeared in the 2005 big-screen remake of The Dukes of Hazzard, and in the film Sky High, as "Principal Powers," the head of a school for superheroes. The script allowed for Carter to poke fun at her most famous character when she states: "What a waste. I can't do anything more to help you. I'm not Wonder Woman, y'know."
On April 3, 2018, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored Carter with the 2,632nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Star was dedicated in the category of 'Television' and is located at 6562 Hollywood Boulevard, California.
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.
Performed many of her own stunts on "Wonder Woman" (1976) including hanging from a helicopter, to the nervousness of CBS, during the second season episode "Anschluss '77".
Owns the DVD release rights to her television specials.
Half Irish, half Mexican.
Auditioned for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995).
Daughter-in-law of television producer Sophie Altman.
Ranked #3 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).
Grew up an avid reader of the Wonder Woman comic books.
Has been involved in many charitable causes, including a pioneering role with the Susan G. Komen Foundation (for breast cancer education and research) in which she received the Jill Ireland Award for her volunteer work, the Red Cross, U.S.O., Ronald McDonald House, and many charities benefiting children.
Hosts the Lynda Carter Golf Tournament for charity.
Carter could be seen on a 2007 episode of Smallville, titled "Progeny," playing Chloe Sullivan's Kryptonite-empowered mother. She has done voiceovers for video games, performing voices for the nord and orsimer (orc) females in two computer games of The Elder Scrolls series, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
In 2005, she was "Mama Morton" in the West End London production of Chicago. Her rendition of "When You're Good to Mama" was officially released on the Chicago: 10th Anniversary Edition CD box set in October of 2006, prompting Carter to book her own cabaret tour act. She first performed from May 1-6, 2007, in San Francisco, at the York Hotel's Empire Plush Room, and proceeded to tour around the U.S.
Carter made the news last June when she found a body floating in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. while rowing out of the Potomac Boat Club. She alerted some fishermen to call police and waited for them to arrive. That same month, she admitted in an interview to People magazine that she had entered a rehabilitation clinic for treatment of chronic alcoholism.
In the '70s, dated Burton Blazing Saddles Gilliam
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Looking ahead to November of 2020, Carter will appear in the drama Canaan Land. She's also part of the mystery movie The Cleaner, which is currently in post-production. I'm looking forward to that one!
2019 Rage 2 (Video Game)...Phoenix (voice)
2016-2018 Supergirl (TV Series)...President Olivia Marsdin
- Fallout (2018) ... President Olivia Marsdin
- American Alien (2018) ... President Olivia Marsdin
- Resist (2017) ... President Olivia Marsdin
- Distant Sun (2017) ... President Olivia Marsdin
- Welcome to Earth (2016) ... President Olivia Marsdin
2018 Super Troopers 2...Governor Jessman
2017 The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (Video Game)...Azura (voice)
2015 Fallout 4 (Video Game)...Magnolia (voice)
2014 Elder Scrolls Online (Video Game)...Azura (voice)
2013 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)...Lynda Carter
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)...Gormlaith Golden-Hilt / Azura (voice)
2007 Tattered Angel...Hazel Anderson
2007 Smallville (TV Series)...Moira Sullivan
2006 Tempbot (Short)...Mary Alice
2006 Slayer (TV Movie)...Colonel Jessica Weaver
2006 The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park...Lynette
2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Video Game)...Female Nords / Female Orcs (voice)
2005 Law & Order (TV Series)...Lorraine Dillon
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)...Lorraine Dillon
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard...Pauline
2005 Sky High...Principal Powers
2003 Hope & Faith (TV Series)...Summer Kirkland
2003 Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon (Video Game)...Female Nords (voice)
2003 Terror Peak (TV Movie)...Dr. Janet Fraser
2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Video Game)...Female Nords (voice)
2001 Super Troopers...Governor Jessman
1998 Family Blessings (TV Movie)...Lee Reston
1998 Someone to Love Me (TV Movie)...Diane Young
1997 A Prayer in the Dark (TV Movie)...Emily Hayworth
1996 She Woke Up Pregnant (TV Movie)...Susan Saroyan
1996 A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie)...Kathryn Archer
1994-1995 Hawkeye (TV Series)...Elizabeth Shields
1993 Lightning in a Bottle...Charlotte Furber
1991 Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories (TV Movie)...Meredith Lanahan
1991 Daddy (TV Movie)...Charlotte Sampson
1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (TV Movie)...Helen Durant
1987 Stillwatch (TV Movie)...Patricia Traymore
1984 Partners in Crime (TV Series)...Carole Stanwyck
1983 Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (TV Movie)...Rita Hayworth
1982 Hotline (TV Movie)...Brianne O'Neill
1981 Born to Be Sold (TV Movie)...Kate Carlin
1980 The Last Song (TV Movie)...Brooke Newman
1975-1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series)...Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)...Vicky
1976 Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw...Bobbie Jo Baker
1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)...Bobbi Dee
1975 A Matter of Wife... and Death (TV Movie)...Zelda
1974 Nakia (TV Series)...Helen Chase
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