Lynda Carter (born July 24, 1951) is an American actress and singer, best known for being Miss World USA and for her dual role as Wonder Woman and her alter ego, Diana Prince, on the 1970s television series The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1975-79).
Biography and Career:
Carter grew up an avid reader of the Wonder Woman comic books. She went to Globe High School in Globe, Arizona, and Arcadia High School in Phoenix.
During high school, Carter performed in a band called "Just Us", consisting of a marimba, a conga drum, an acoustic guitar, and a stand-up bass played by another girl.
When she was 17, Lynda joined two of her cousins in another band called "The Relatives". Actor Gary Burghoff was the drummer. In 1970, Lynda sang with "The Garfin Gathering with Lynda Carter".
Their first performance was in a San Francisco hotel so new that it had no sidewalk entrance. Consequently, they played mostly to the janitors and hotel guests who parked their cars in the underground garage. She returned to Arizona in 1972.
Carter's acting career took off when she landed the starring role in The New Adventures of Wonder Woman as Wonder Woman and her alter ego Diana Prince. The savings her parents had set aside for her to pursue acting in Los Angeles was almost depleted, and she was close to returning to Arizona when her manager informed her that she had won the part. Her earnest performance endeared her to fans and critics, and the series lasted three seasons. Thirty years after first taking on the role, Carter continues to be closely identified with Wonder Woman.
Lynda Carter is former miss America and she had a role in The New Adventures of Wonder Woman as Wonder Woman and her alter ego Diana Prince.
Lynda Carter just like the role she played is a wonder woman. She has it all, beauty, strength and intelligence.
Life in Brief:
- Being born on Jul 24, Lynda is a Leo.
- her ethnicity: White.
- her mother's name: Juana Cordoba.
- her father's name: Colby Carter.
- Brother : Vincent.
- Sister : Pamela.
Lynda Carter had studied at Titans High School, Phoenix, AZ and then she attended the Arizona State University.
Lynda dated Ron Samuels (husband) and amongst other amorous encounters was Robert Altman (husband).
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