'Dynasty': What Is "Krystle Carrington" Up To Today?

Linda Evans today: the actress who used to play "Krystle Carrington" in Dynasty is still fabulous!
September 18, 2019 - 16:40 / Marion Wierl

Linda Evans played "Krystle Carrington" in the legendary TV series Dynasty. The beautiful blonde received countless awards for her performance and became a firm fan favorite. To this day, Evans is still considered to have played one of the cult show's most most popular characters. Let us catch you up on what Linda Evans is doing today.

Linda Evans, who used to star as "Krystle Grant Jennings Carrington" 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.

John Forsythe, Catherine Oxenberg, Linda Evans in Dynasty
John Forsythe, Catherine Oxenberg and Linda Evans were the stars of Dynasty.

"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. 

"Krystle" won a Golden Globe

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.

The blonde bombshell published her own book Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise in 1983. Similar to her Dynasty colleague Pamela Sue Martin (65), Evans retired from acting in 1997.

Linda Evans today

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.