This is how Lynda Carter, who played “Wonder Woman,” broke down all barriers.

She astounded everyone when she was named Miss USA in 1972 and was given the opportunity to represent the nation at the most prestigious beauty pageant, Miss World. The role of Wonder Woman was one among the many doors that this book opened for the stunning Lynda Carter, if not the most significant one.

Carter gained widespread respect. Women from all around the world, not just males, praised her stunning beauty and extraordinary talent.

Carter recalls, “I didn’t get any prizes,” when she was awarded the most beautiful woman in America. The experience is branded as “bad” and “painful” because to the “certain built-in cruelty” that pageants have. “They smack a little banner on you, they stick a crown on your head and call you a beauty queen.”

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Before landing the legendary role of the hero woman, Carter struggled with her film career. She did land a couple of roles, but she nearly ran out of money trying so she decided to take a normal job. But then, she got a call from her manager who told her that Joanna Cassidy had been turned down and that Lynda had the part of Diana Prince and her crime-fighting alter ego, Wonder Woman.

Being one of the first female superheroes ever, Wonder Woman empowered many. Just years before the series aired, thousands of women paraded down Fifth Avenue in New York asking for equality.

In an episode, Wonder Woman warned that “Any civilization that does not recognize the female is doomed to destruction. Women are the wave of the future and sisterhood is…stronger than anything.”

Prior to winning the renowned role of the hero woman, Carter had difficulty in the movie industry. She succeeded in landing a few parts, but she almost ran out of money while applying, so she chose to take a regular job. But shortly after, she received a call from her manager informing her that Lynda had been chosen to play Diana Prince and her crime-fighting alter persona, Wonder Woman, and that Joanna Cassidy had been rejected.

Wonder Woman gave many people power as one of the first female superheroes ever. Many thousands of women marched down Fifth Avenue in New York demanding equality just a few years before the television show debuted.


Any culture that does not respect the feminine is headed to destruction, Wonder Woman declared in one episode.

Carter executed the role to perfection. Her influence was immense and her character influenced a number of female writers and producers.

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When told that women would be envious of her for playing the heroine, Carter responded, “Not a chance,” according to CBS News. Because I am not using her in that way, they won’t be. Women should aspire to be like me or be my best friends. There is something about the character that made you feel like you could fly during the period of time when you pretended to be her or in any other circumstance you were in.

Carter was named “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” in 1978, and a poster of her sporting a crop top was the year’s best-selling item, which didn’t exactly make Carter happy.

It makes me uneasy because all I did was take a picture. My only contribution to the nearly a million copies of my poster that were sold was the photo I shot, which I considered to be a stupid photo. Oh, try this wrapped up here, my husband said, it will look lovely. The backlighting, the photographer added, “is really terrific.” Therefore, I believe it would be difficult for anyone to live with someone putting that photo up in their… bedroom or… living room or anything,” she remarked in an interview with the NBC television show Women Who Rate a 10.

Along with appearing in movies and television shows like Partners in Crime, where she co-starred with another Hollywood beauty named Loni Anderson, and the Dukes of Hazzard, she also tried her hand at acting in the theater and was given a part in the production of Chicago.

Carter was there when the United Nations honored Wonder Woman as a “Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls” on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of her debut in 2016.

During the ceremony, Lynda stated, “The greatest honor and responsibility of playing Wonder Woman was serving as a role model for fans around the world, particularly girls.”

“I’ve seen first-hand how a powerful yet compassionate superhero can inspire women to believe in themselves and men to support equality.”

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Lynda Carter had two marriages. She first met her husband, agent and promoter Ron Samuels, when he invited her to his office to talk business. He was a well-known figure in the movie industry and collaborated with well-known people like Jennifer O’Neill, Joyce DeWitt, Jaclyn Smith, and Barbara Carreras.

They were formerly among the most well-known and beloved celebrity couples.

However, there were issues in their marriage, such as whether or not they should have children, and they parted ways.


“It was traumatic for both of us, so I hope he forgives me and I have forgiven him. And when their divorce was finalized, Lynda said, “And I wish him – sincerely and sincerely – wish him well.

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Two years later, Carter married Robert A. Altman, an attorney from Washington D.C.

The two met during an event organized by Maybelline, the cosmetic brand Carter was the spokesperson of. Apparently, Robert only agreed to attend it because he had heard the Wonder Woman actress would be present.

“I know that she was a good-looking actress who modeled for Maybelline, but I couldn’t quite place her,” Robert said.

“I was intending to go back to the hotel and watch a football game and I thought the last thing I wanted was to go to dinner and get mixed up with some Hollywood actress.”

Once she tied the knot with whom she considered the love of her life, Carter stepped down from the limelight and dedicated her time raising their two children.


Carter and Robert stayed together until his passing in 2021. He was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and died at the age of 73.

The actress never truly went over the grief she felt. On what was supposed to be his 75th birthday, she shared a heartfelt message on her social media.

“Today would have been your 75th birthday. To me you cannot be gone, because the love you gave so freely endures. It lives on in me, our children, and the many people whose lives you touched. You gave so much of yourself while you were here, and today we honor your love, your life, and your legacy.

“If I were up on a mountain today, I would sing to you through the mountain’s canyons. Instead, I woke to the dawn, over the ocean and sang my heart and love to you.”


Speaking of her drinking addiction, the now 71-year-old actress explained, “I’ve been in recovery for 23 years. And I didn’t even start drinking till I was in my mid-20s. I would stop drinking for two or three years, then start again and it just felt terrible. That was a long time ago and now I’m very happy,” adding that her late husband helped her a lot and was her knight in shining armour.

Lynda Carter remains one of the most beautiful women of Hollywood. She defies age and is as gorgeous as she has ever been.

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