Lynda Carter: The Original 'Wonder Woman' Today

Lynda Carter as "Wonder Woman" from 1975 to 1979

5. September 2019 - 11:55 Uhr / Sarah Schulz

Lynda Carter is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model and beauty pageant winner who is best known for her starring role as the original "Wonder Woman" from 1975-1979. Have you wondered what the beautiful actress has been up to lately? Well you're in luck! Find out here... 

Lynda Carter was born in Phoenix, Arizona on July 24th, 1951. In her early life, she had a relatively normal childhood. She started picking up singing and music and when she was in high school, she began doing gigs with a band to earn some extra money. At the age of 17, she left home and hit the road with a band called the "Garfin Gathering" and toured for quite some time. 

Lynda Carter was crowned Miss World USA

She woke up one day and decided that she wanted to do more with her life, so she moved home and contacted a modelling agency. Within a month, she won Miss Phoenix, Miss Arizona and Miss World USA in 1972. After taking the crown, she stared auditioning for acting jobs. The Miss World USA title got her foot in the door, however she realized that there weren't very many roles for women. 

Lynda Carter at the 12th Annual Golden Hearts Awards in 2018

Lynda Carter Starred as "Diana Prince" from 1975-1979

Lynda started making appearances on some TV shows like Starsky & Hutch and Cos before she landed the coveted role in the television series Wonder Woman. Her role as "Wonder Woman" lasted for three seasons from 1975 until 1979. She became a household name with her role as "Diana Prince" in the series and is still considered the original "Wonder Woman" today. Lynda, along with many fans of the show, were shocked when they found out the series was getting cancelled. 

Lynda Carter at the 218 Time 100 Gala

Lynda Carter: Life After Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter has been very politically active in recent years as well as active in her music career. She has released her most recent album titled "Red Rock N'Blues" in 2018 which features her daughter singing on a couple of tracks with her. She has been married to her husband Robert A. Altman since 1982 and they have two children together, Jessica and James Altman. 

Lynda Carter, Robert A. Altman, Jessica Altman and James Altman

Lynda Carter, Robert A. Altman, Jessica Altman and James Altman

Lynda Carter Supports the Wonder Woman Films

Lynda received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018. She has been very supportive of Gal Gadot ("Wonder Woman" in 2017) and Patty Jenkins (director of the movie Wonder Woman which was released in 2017). She is very excited for Wonder Woman 1984 to be released in 2020 and she has said she would be open to making a cameo appearance in the film.