Lynda Carter - Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston (and his wife Elizabeth), but Lynda Carter made the character famous in a way that transcended comic books. Carter combined her beauty-contest winning looks with a friendly, honest approach to the character. The TV series (1975-1979) appeared at just the right time to ride the cresting wave of WWII era nostalgia and the changing standards which allowed for the spangled suit, a kind of stars-and-stripes one-piece swim suit.
Although Wonder Woman marked Lynda Carter the actress in a permanent way that has hovered over her career ever since, by the same token, DC Comics/Warner has never found a way yet to match the popularity and success that Carter created with the character. (Compare Carter's run on TV with the long list of crashed-and-burned Wonder Woman projects that have followed in the decades since. Whatever Carter did, DC/Warners don't know how to imitate it. Lynda Carter seems to own a big chunk of Wonder Woman's success, and DC/Warners certainly owns the failures.).
Wonder Woman TV Show Lynda Carter
[Below:] The January 29, 1977 cover of TV GUIDE featuring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. View enlarged.
Lynda Carter vs. Megan Fox: Wonder Woman "Trash Talk"
Lynda Carter not pleased with Meghan Fox comments about Wonder Woman (via contactmusic.com): "Megan Fox actually kind of trashed Wonder Woman. I like her, I just thought she shouldn't trash Wonder Woman".
Meghan Fox was being interviewed by the UK Times newspaper and had this to say:
"Fox reportedly turned down the chance to take over from Jolie (the two are strikingly similar, down to their mutual love of tattoos) as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider series, and says she has no intention of starring in a Wonder Woman movie, despite recent speculation.
“Wonder Woman is a lame superhero,” she says, clearly unfazed at the thought of ruling herself out of a potentially career-making franchise. “She flies around in her invisible jet and her weaponry is a lasso that makes you tell the truth. I just don’t get it. Somebody has a big challenge on their hands whoever takes that role but I don’t want to do it.”
Wonder Woman TV Show
Lynda Carter from the television program featured on the ABC and CBS network from 1975-1979
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(Below: Actress Linda Day George as a nazi spy)
(Below) Lynda Carter with Debra Winger as "Wonder Girl"
[Above] Mike Allred artwork
Original page Aug 2012 | Updated Feb 26, 2013