Lynda Carter … Wonder Woman!
The American actress and singer Lynda Carter was born in Phoenix, Arizona on July 24, 1951. She is best known as the star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.
She attended Arizona State University but later dropped out after deciding to pursue a career in music. In 1972, she won a local Arizona beauty contest and gained national attention in the United States by winning Miss World USA, representing Arizona. In the international 1972 Miss World pageant, representing the United States, she reached the semifinals.
After taking acting classes at several New York acting schools, she made her first acting appearance, in an episode of the 1974 police drama Nakia entitled “Roots of Anger”. She then began making appearances on such TV shows as Starsky and Hutch and Cos, and in several “B” movies.. Her acting career took off when she landed the starring role on Wonder Woman as the title character and her secret identity, Diana Prince.
In 1978, she was voted “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” by the International Academy of Beauty and the British Press Organization. She had also signed a modelling contract with Maybelline cosmetics in 1977.
She has appeared in numerous roles in TV, film and theatre.
These include Wonder Woman (1975-79), Starsky and Hutch (1976), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Law and Order (2005), Chicago (2005), Smallville (2007), and Supergirl (2016). She has also been in demand as a voice-over artist in several video games.
As a singer she has released several albums including Crazy Little Things (2009) and At Last (2011). She and her band tour regularly throughout the USA.