Facts about Lynda Carter
Lynda Carter Biography
Lynda Carter was TV’s Wonder Woman in the late 1970s, starring first in a TV movie in 1975, then on a series from 1976 to 1979.
Carter was an aspiring singer from Phoenix when she won the lead role in The New, Original Wonder Woman (later changed to Wonder Woman). She was also the winner of the 1972 Miss World U.S.A. pageant.
A statuesque brunette, Carter played the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman with sincerity if not fireworks, and the role cemented her role in American TV history.
The show led into the 1980s for Carter as a model, a cosmetics spokeswoman, a voiceover artist, a singer and the wife of a powerful Washington, D.C. attorney, Robert A. Altman (they’ve been married since 1984).
In recent years, the market for nostalgia and the resurgence of superheroes at the box office has rekindled interest in Carter and her TV character.