Dynasty's Linda Evans today
Linda Evans played Krystle Carrington in legendary TV series Dynasty. The beautiful blonde received countless awards for her performance and became a firm fan favourite. To this day Evans is still considered to have played one of the cult show's most most popular characters.
Krystle Grant Jennings Carrington actress Linda Evans (75) starred alongside John Forsythe (†92) in Dynasty, with whom she had already acted with before.
Linda Evans in Dynasty
From 1981 to 1989, the cult series Dynasty followed the story of the fierce struggles for economic power between two oil companies. Of course, it was also about the private conflicts between the families who owned the companies which made the series such a hit. Krystle Carrington was a secretary and married to businessman Blake Carrington, who was played by John Forsythe.
Krystle had previously been married to tennis professional Mark Jennings and had an affair with a Denver-Carrington employee whilst married to Blake. Her character never reappeared after going into a coma during an operation and so Linda Evans left the Dynasty cast.
Linda Evans: Her impressive career
Linda Evans had her first role at just fifteen in an episode the sitcom Bachelor Father, in which she met her fellow actor John Forsythe for the first time. Evans had her big breakthrough however, when she played Audra Barkley in the series The Big Valley, which was broadcast from 1965 to 1969.
Linda starred in several films including Avalanche Express in 1979 and Tom Horn in 1980, and had her TV breakthrough in 1981 starring in Dynasty. Linda Evans won five People's Choice Awards and even a Golden Globe for her performance as Krystle.
After she left Dynasty, Linda founded a chain of fitness centres. In 1991 she returned to TV screens in Dynasty: The Reunion.
Linda Evans retired from acting in 1997
Similar to her Dynasty colleague Pamela Sue Martin (65), Evans retired from acting in 1997. The blonde bombshell published her own book Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise in 1983.
In 2009 Evans won the reality show Hell's Kitchen and in 2011 her book Recipes for Life - My Memories was published. In it she shares anecdotes from her life and forty of her favourite recipes. As an exceptional actress, it is no surprise that she also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Linda Evans has been engaged once and married twice, however, sadly, both marriages failed and she has no children. Today Evans lives on a secluded farm in the US state of Washington.