Carter, Lynda 1951–

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Carter, Lynda 1951–

(Linda Carter)


Original name, Lynda Jean Cordoba Carter; born July 24, 1951, in Phoenix, AZ; daughter of Colby (in business) and Jean (a factory worker) Carter; married Ron Samuels (a talent manager), 1977 (divorced, 1982); married Robert A. Altman (a lawyer), January 29, 1984; children: (second marriage) Jamie Clifford, Jessica Carter. Education: Attended Arizona State University; trained for the stage with Stella Adler and Charles Conrad.

Addresses: Agent—The Blake Agency, 1327 Ocean Ave., Suite J, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Melissa Prophet Management, 1640 S. Sepulveda Dr., Suite 216, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actress, producer, singer, and dancer. Appeared in performances at the Palladium Theatre, London, England; Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, Monaco; Desert Inn Hotel, Las Vegas, NV; and Hotel de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico; also performed in Atlantic City, NJ, and Reno, NV. Member of the rock 'n' roll group Garfin Gathering; spokesmodel for Maybelline Cosmetics; appeared in print advertisements, including Novartis Pharmacuetical Corp.; appeared in television commercials, including Lens Express contact lenses, 1997; does professional motivational speaking engagements. Involved with nonprofit organizations, including the American Red Cross and the breast cancer research and education organizations Washington Race for the Cure and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Member: American Ballet Theatre, National Committee on Arts for the Handicapped, American Cancer Society (national crusade chairperson, 1985–86), Exceptional Children's Foundation (honorary chairperson, 1987–88), United Service Organization (member of the board of governors), Feed the Hungry, Committee for Creative Nonviolence.

Awards, Honors: Miss Arizona, then Miss U.S.A., 1973; Hispanic Woman of the Year Award, 1983; Emmy Award nomination, 1985, for Lynda Carter: Body and Soul; Golden Eagle Award, 1986, for consistent performance in television and film; American Latino Media Arts Award (ALMA) nomination, outstanding individual performance in a made-for-television movie or miniseries in a crossover role, 1999, for Someone to Love Me: A Moment of Truth Movie; Ariel Award (Mexico), international entertainer of the year; Jill Ireland Award for Volunteerism; Unihealth's Pinnacle Award, for charitable work.


Film Appearances:

Bobbie Jo James, Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw, American International Pictures, 1976.

(As Linda Carter) Nikki's soldier, The Shape of Things to Come, Film Ventures, 1979.

Herself, Encore!, 1980.

Herself, Street Life, 1982.

(As Linda Carter) Helena, Mercy, 1999.

Governor Jessman, Super Troopers (also known as Broken Lizard's "Super Troopers"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Wonder Woman, De Superman a Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-heroes (documentary), Gaumont/Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2002.

Herself, Double Dare (documentary), Balcony Releasing, 2004.

Herself, Beauty, Brawn and Bulletproof Bracelets: A Wonder Woman Retrospective (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2004.

Lynette, The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park (also known as Bloodhead), 2004.

Pauline, The Dukes of Hazzard, Warner Bros., 2005.

Principal Powers, Sky High, Buena Vista, 2005.

Herself, Revolutionizing a Classic: From Comic Books to Television—The Evolution of Wonder Woman from Page to Screen (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Diana Prince/Princess Diana/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman, ABC, 1976–77.

Diana Prince/Princess Diana/Wonder Woman, The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (also known as The New Original Wonder Woman) CBS, 1977–79.

Carole Stanwyck, Partners in Crime (also known as 50/50), NBC, 1984.

Elizabeth Shields, Hawkeye, syndicated, 1994–95.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Zelda, A Matter of Wife … and Death, NBC, 1975.

Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther, ABC, 1976.

Brooke Newman and song performer, The Last Song, CBS, 1980.

Kate Carlin and song performer, Born to Be Sold, NBC, 1981.

Brianne O'Neil, Hotline, CBS, 1982.

Rita Hayworth, Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess, CBS, 1983.

(As Linda Carter) Receptionist number two, He's Fired, She's Hired, 1984.

Patricia Traymore, Stillwatch, CBS, 1987.

Helen Durant, Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer": "Murder Takes All" and Murder Takes All), CBS, 1989.

Charlotte Sampson, Daddy (also known as Danielle Steel's "Daddy"), NBC, 1991.

Meredith Lanahan, Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories (also known as I Posed for Playboy), CBS, 1991.

Charlotte Furber and performer of song "Somehow I'll Go On," Lightning in a Bottle, Lifetime, 1994.

Kathryn Archer, A Secret between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie (also known as When Friendship Kills), NBC, 1996.

(As Linda Carter) Ms. Potasher, Shadow Zone: The Undead Express, Showtime, 1996.

(As Linda Carter) Roxanne, Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance, 1996.

Susan Saroyan, She Woke Up Pregnant (also known as Crimes of Silence), ABC, 1996.

Emily Hayworth, A Prayer in the Dark, USA Network, 1997.

Diana Young, Someone to Love Me: A Moment of Truth Movie (also known as Someone to Love Me and Girl in the Backseat), NBC, 1998.

(As Linda Carter) Ella Hutch, Execution of Justice, 1999.

Lee Reston, Family Blessings (also known as LaVyrle Spencer's "Family Blessings"), CBS, 1999.

Dr. Janet Fraser, Terror Peak, PAX, 2003.

Colonel Weaver, Slayer, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Yeoman Diana Prince/Princess Diana/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman (also known as The New Original Wonder Woman), ABC, 1975.

Television Appearances; Specials:

A Special Olivia Newton-John, ABC, 1976.

ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1976.

Performer, Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1977.

Presenter, The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1977.

Performer, Circus of the Stars #2, CBS, 1977.

The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1978.

The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1978.

Host, Lynda Carter: Encore, CBS, 1980.

Host, Lynda Carter's Special, CBS, 1980.

Men Who Rate a 10, 1980.

Presenter, The American Music Awards (also known as The 8th American Music Awards), 1981.

The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1981.

Host, Lynda Carter's Celebration (also known as Celebration), CBS, 1981.

Women Who Rate a 10, 1981.

Host, Lynda Carter: Street Lights, CBS, 1982.

Happy Birthday, Bob!, NBC, 1983.

Host, Lynda Carter: Body and Soul, CBS, 1984.

Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985.

Bob Hope Buys NBC?, NBC, 1985.

Happy Birthday, Hollywood, ABC, 1987.

Song performer, Bob Hope with His Easter Bunnies and Other Friends, NBC, 1987.

CBS: The First 50 Years, CBS, 1998.

A Very Special Christmas from Washington, D.C., TNT, 1998.

Presenter, The 1999 ALMA Awards, 1999.

Intimate Portrait: Loni Anderson, Lifetime, 1999.

Intimate Portrait: Lynda Carter, Lifetime, 2000.

The Mexican-Americans, 2000.

The '70s: The Decade That Changed Television, ABC, 2000.

Heart-Throbs of the 70s (documentary), Sky One, 2001.

Presenter, The 2001 ALMA Awards, ABC, 2001.

Lynda Carter: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land and Nickelodeon, 2004.

Ultimate Super Heroes, Ultimate Super Villains, Ultimate Super Vixens, Bravo, 2004.

Wonder Woman, Inside TV Land: Tickeled Pink, TV Land, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Helen Chase, "Roots of Anger," Nakia, ABC, 1974.

Bobbi Dee, "Panic," Matt Helm, ABC, 1975.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1985.

Vicky, "The Las Vegas Strangler," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1976.

Herself, Break the Bank, 1976.

Cos, 1976.

Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), 1976, 1980.

The Mike Douglas Show, 1977.

Herself, The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1980.

The Midnight Special, 1981.

Television: Inside and Out, 1981.

The Merv Griffin Show, 1981, 1982.

The John Davidson Show, 1982.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (also known as Lifestyles with Robin Leach and Shari Belafonte), ABC and syndicated, 1986.

Hour Magazine, syndicated, 1986.

Good Morning America, ABC, 1986.

Larry King Live, CNN, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003.

The Late Show (also known as The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers), Fox, 1987.

Showbiz Today, CNN, 1987.

CBS This Morning, CBS, 1988.

Win, Lose or Draw, The Disney Channel, 1989.

Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1991, 1994, 1997.

The Suzanne Somers Show, syndicated, 1994.

George & Alana, syndicated, 1996.

Leeza, NBC, 1996.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 1997.

The RuPaul Show, VH1, 1998.

Herself, "The Best Policy," Work With Me, CBS, 1999.

So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2000.

Host, "I Love 1978" and "I Love 1979," I Love the 1970's, BBC, 2000.

Record executive, "Groovin'," The Zack Files, ITV and Fox Family, 2001.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T., ET Weekend, Entertainment This Week, and This Week In Entertainment), syndicated, 2001, 2004, 2005.

The Caroline Rhea Show, syndicated, 2003.

Guest co-host, The View, ABC, 2003.

Summer Kirkland, "Phone Home for the Holidays," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2003.

Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2005.

KTLA Morning News, 2005.

20/20 (also known as ABC News 20/20), ABC, 2005.

This Week, BBC, 2005.

The Paul O'Grady Show, ITV, 2005.

Lorraine Dillon, "Design," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2005.

Lorraine Dillon, "Flaw," Law & Order, NBC, 2005.

Also appeared as herself, The Jacksons.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, Stillwatch, CBS, 1987.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, Lynda Carter: Body and Soul (also known as Body and Soul), CBS, 1984.

Stage Appearances:

Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.

Mama Morton, Chicago, Adelphi Theatre, London, 2005.

Also appeared in The Vagina Monologues, AZ.

Radio Appearances:

Steve Wright in the Afternoon, BBC Radio 2, 2005.



Portrait, Epic, 1978.

Video Games:

Voice of Female Nord, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, 2002.

Voice of Female Nord, Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon, Ubi Soft Entertainment, 2003.

Various characters, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, 2006.

Taped Readings:

Read Sandra Brown's Where There's Smoke.


Television Songs; Movies:

Born to Be Sold, NBC, 1981.



Dictionary of Hispanic Biography, Vol. 4, Gale, 2003.


Entertainment Weekly, September 16, 1994.

People Weekly, September 12, 1994, p. 118; July 17, 1995, p. 51.

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