Lynda Carter (born Linda Jean Córdova Carter; July 24, 1951) is an American actress, singer, songwriter and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World America 1972 and also the star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.

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Carter's acting career took off when she landed the starring role on Wonder Woman as the title character and her secret identity, Diana Prince. The savings her parents had set aside for her to pursue acting in Los Angeles were almost depleted, and she was close to returning to Arizona when Carter's manager informed her that Joanna Cassidy lost the part to her. Carter's earnest performance endeared her to fans and critics, such that Carter continues to be closely identified with Wonder Woman. The series lasted for three seasons. As it was winding down, while referring to the feedback she had received for her posters, Carter told US magazine: I never meant to be a sexual object for anyone but my husband. I never thought a picture of my body would be tacked up in men's bathrooms. I hate men looking at me and thinking what they think. And I know what they think. They write and tell me. She also was upset with some of the marketing of her image. Warner Bros. worked out a deal with the toy company, Mego, to create a Wonder Woman doll while the series was still on the air. In 1987 on The Late Show with Joan Rivers, Carter commented: I think that you're probably familiar with a problem in Hollywood, and that is that they market you, and they use you. They did a mask of my face and put it on the doll, and they put my name on for the first run of it. And then they took my name off and said they didn't have to pay me anymore. So it's the kind of thing that you can be used so much in this industry. I make nothing. I don't even make anything from the reruns. Don't ever settle for net profits. It's called creative accounting.

In 1985, DC Comics named her as one of the honorees in the company's 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great for her work on the Wonder Woman series. In 2007, toy company DC Direct released a 13-inch full-figure statue of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, limited to 5,000 pieces; it was re-released in 2010. Also in 2010, DC Direct began selling a 5½-inch bust of Carter's Wonder Woman to celebrate the DC Comics' 75th anniversary.

Lynda Carter returns to the Kennedy Center with an all-new evening of song
By Randy Shulman on April 2, 2015
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You wouldn’t think Lynda Carter would have a favorite video game, but she does. “Probably Skyrim or Fallout,” she says. It should come as no surprise, of course, that both titles are produced by Bethesda Softworks, which is owned by her husband Robert Altman’s ZeniMax Media. But Carter isn’t sitting around all day attached to a video game controller.

I don’t really know how to work all those things,” she laughs, calling it “a generational thing.” She does note, however, that she’s frequently done work for Bethesda, starting with The Elder Scrolls series, in which she provided vocal work for female nords and orcs.

You do get to help create the character,” says Carter, on the phone from a hotel lobby in Nashville. “But the writing itself is just really good. And because it’s a role-playing game, they don’t write it like a movie. The player can make it go the way they want to go.”

Since her days as Wonder Woman, which ran for three seasons on ABC and CBS and for which she became iconic, Carter has had a long career as a singer and recording artist. In fact, she started as a singer. “I’ve been earning a living singing since I was 14,” says the stunning 63-year-old. “I didn’t make the jump from acting to singing. I made the jump from singing to acting.” And she’s continued singing, even though she could have retired from the grind of rehearsal and touring years ago.

The truth is, my kids are grown, my husband works — what am I going to do all day?” she laughs. For the past several years, Carter has brought to the Kennedy Center a one-night-only performance of her own songs and standards, a smorgasbord of blues, rock, country and pop. This year’s show, entitled “Long-Legged Woman,” features a song by the same name written by Carter. “It’s a pretty cool, amusing song,” she says, adding that she’ll also be performing a Texas swing number and a Sam Smith cover, among others in the 90-minute set.

Carter is well-known for her outspoken remarks about LGBT equality. “It’s just a matter of civil rights,” she says. “And women have been dealing with it for a long time, you know? We still don’t have an equal rights amendment. And you get that blowback with them saying ‘Well, women have all the equal protection. Why do they need an amendment?’ Well, obviously we do because we don’t get paid the same.”