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Also Known As: Lynda Jean Cordoba Carter Died:
Born: July 24, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Phoenix, Arizona, USA Profession: actor, dancer, singer, fashion director

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Rarely in Hollywood casting history was an actor or actress so perfectly matched to his or her role, as that of Lynda Carter - the delight of all teenage boys and the envy of all girls - during her amply bosomed run as the Amazon princess on the 1970s hit TV show, "Wonder Woman" ( 1975-79). So perfectly did she embody the role in the public's mind, the actress could unfortunately do little else, having been stereotyped as the iconic DC Comics' heroine for more than 30 years since the show first premiered.

Rarely in Hollywood casting history was an actor or actress so perfectly matched to his or her role, as that of Lynda Carter - the delight of all teenage boys and the envy of all girls - during her amply bosomed run as the Amazon princess on the 1970s hit TV show, "Wonder Woman" ( 1975-79). So perfectly did she embody the role in the public's mind, the actress could unfortunately do little else, having been stereotyped as the iconic DC Comics' heroine for more than 30 years since the show first premiered.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dukes of Hazzard, The (2005) Cast
2.
 Sky High (2005) School Principal
3.
 Terror Peak (2003) Dr. Janet Fraser
4.
 Double Dare (2003) Herself
5.
 Super Troopers (2001) Governor Jessman
6.
8.
 Prayer in the Dark, A (1997) Emily Hayworth
10.
 She Woke Up Pregnant (1996) Susan Saroyan
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Began professional career at age 15
1973:
Named Miss Arizona and later Miss U.S.A.
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Toured as a singer with the rock group Garfin Gathering
1975:
Feature film debut as title character in "Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw"
1976:
TV movie debut, "A Matter of Wife...and Death"
1976:
Starred as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman" TV series
:
Repeated title role in TV series, "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman"
1983:
Starred as title character in TV movie, "Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess"
1984:
Played Carole Stanwyck in TV series, "Partners in Crime"
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Became fashion director for Maybelline cosmetics
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Instituted the Lynda Carter/Maybelline Tennis Challenge, held annually in Palm Springs California
2005:
Cast as Principal Powers in the Walt Disney teen comedy "Sky High" starring Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston
2005:
Cast in the big screen adaptation of "The Dukes of Hazzard" with Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson
2005:
Returned to her musical roots as prison warden Mama Morton in a London stage production of "Chicago"
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Education

Arizona State University: Tempe , Arizona -

Notes

Carter has performed in concert at the London Palladium, the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, the Hotel de la Reforma in Mexico City and Atlantic City, NJ and Reno, NV

In the first 18 months after Carter became beauty and fashion director of Maybelline cosmetics, the company's sales tripled from $70 million to over $200 million.

Carter was named Miss World-USA (1973)

She was given the Hispanic Woman of the Year Award (1983)

Carter received the Ariel Award (Mexico) as International Entertainer of the Year.

She served as National Crusade chairwoman for the American Cancer Society (1985-86)

Carter was honorary chairwoman to the Exceptional Children's Foundation (1987-88)

Member of the board of governors for the United Service Organization

Carter was named one of "Ten Most Exciting Women in the World" by the International Bachelors Association.

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husband:
Ron Samuels. Married in 1977; divorced in 1982.
husband:
Robert A Altman. Lawyer, bank executive. Married January 29, 1984; born (c. 1947) and bred in Washington, DC where both parents were attorneys; graduated George Washington University in 1971; resigned as president of First American Bankshares in August 1991.

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mother:
Jean Carter.
son:
Jamie Clifford Altman. Born on January 14, 1988.
daughter:
Jessica Altman. Born on October 7, 1990 in Washington, DC.

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