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Lynda Carter is an actress chiefly known for her role as Wonder Woman on the eponymous 1970s TV series.
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Actress. Born Lynda Jean Cordova on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona. The youngest of three kids, the statuesque Lynda studied classical dance and drama throughout her childhood and teen years. After briefly attending Arizona State University, she dropped out to tour the country and sing with her high school rock band. By 1972, Carter had returned home to begin a modeling career. After entering a local beauty pageant, she went on to win the title of Miss USA in 1973.
Shortly after winning her crown, Hollywood came knocking. Carter studied acting in New York and began making guest appearances on such television shows as Starsky and Hutch. But it was her marquis role as Wonder Woman in 1975 that made her a recognizable star. The show originally started out as a special on ABC, but by 1976 the network had turned it into a series. After one season, it was picked up by CBS where it aired for another few years. After Wonder Woman, Carter appeared live in Las Vegas and continues to make guest appearances on television.
Carter was married to Hollywood producer and manager Ron Samuels from 1977-1982. She married Washington lawyer Robert Altman in 1984; the couple has two children, Jamie and Jessica.
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