Lynda Carter

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Lynda Carter
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Born
Linda Jean Córdova Carter [1]

(1951-07-24) July 24, 1951 (age 67)
Residence Potomac, Maryland
Education Arizona State University (withdrawn)
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter, beauty pageant titleholder
Years active1968–present
Known for Wonder Woman (1975–79)
Maybelline commercials
Lens Express commercials
Sky High (2005)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s)
Ron Samuels
(m. 1977;div. 1982)

Robert A. Altman (m. 1984)
Children2
Website www.lyndacarter.com

Lynda Carter (born Linda Jean Córdova Carter; July 24, 1951) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, and beauty pageant titleholder, who was crowned Miss World United States 1972. She would go on to finish as a semifinalist in the Miss World 1972 pageant. She is a huge cultural icon in the USA.

Americans Citizens, or natives, of the United States of America

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Miss World 1972, the 22nd edition of the Miss World pageant, was held at the Royal Albert Hall on 1 December 1972 on BBC. 53 delegates vied for the crown won by Belinda Green of Australia. Green became the second Australian winner of the crown in just four years.

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Carter is most widely known as the star of the American live action television series Wonder Woman , in the role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, based on the DC comic book fictional superheroine character of the same name, which aired on ABC and later on CBS from 1975 to 1979. [2]

Television is one of the major mass media of the United States. As of 2011, household ownership of television sets in the country is 96.7%, with approximately 114,200,000 American households owning at least one television set as of August 2013. The majority of households have more than one set. The peak ownership percentage of households with at least one television set occurred during the 1996–97 season, with 98.4% ownership.

Live action is a form of cinematography or videography that uses photography instead of animation. Some works combine live action with animation to create a live-action animated film. Live-action is used to define film, video games or similar visual media. Photorealistic animation, particularly modern computer animation, is sometimes erroneously described as “live-action” as in the case of some media reports about Disney's 2019 remake of The Lion King. According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, live action "[involves] real people or animals, not models, or images that are drawn, or produced by computer".

<i>Wonder Woman</i> (TV series) television series

Wonder Woman, known for seasons 2 and 3 as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superhero of the same name. The show stars Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor Sr. & Jr. It originally aired for three seasons from 1975 to 1979. The show's first season aired on ABC and is set in the 1940s during World War II. The second and third seasons aired on CBS and are set in the 1970s, with the title changed to The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, and a complete change of cast other than Carter and Waggoner. Waggoner's character was changed to Steve Trevor Jr., the son of his original character.

Early life

Carter was born in Phoenix, Arizona, the daughter of Juanita (née Córdova) and Colby Carter. [1] [3] Her father is of English and Scots-Irish ancestry, and her mother, whose family hailed from Mexico, is of Mexican, Spanish and French descent. [4] [5] She has one brother, Vincent, and one sister, Pamela. Carter made her public television debut on Lew King's Talent Show at age 5. During high school, Carter performed in a band called Just Us, consisting of a marimba, a conga drum, an acoustic guitar, and a stand-up bass played by another girl. When she was 16, she joined two of her cousins in another band called The Relatives. Actor Gary Burghoff was the drummer. The group opened at the Sahara Hotel and Casino lounge in Las Vegas for three months; because Carter was under 21, she had to enter through the kitchen.

Phoenix, Arizona State capital city in Arizona, United States

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,660,272 people. It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the most populous American state capital, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

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Carter attended Arizona State University. After being voted "Most Talented", she dropped out to pursue a career in music. In 1970, Carter auditioned and then sang on tour with The Garfin Gathering, and bandleader Howard (Speedy) Garfin. Their first performance together was in a San Francisco hotel so new that it had no sidewalk entrance. Consequently, they played mostly to the hotel staff and hotel guests who parked their cars in the underground garage. The Garfin Gathering toured the Nevada "Silver Circuit", playing many shows in many casino show lounges between Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Reno, and Las Vegas. Carter decided to leave the Garfin Gathering in 1972 to pursue acting, and she returned to Arizona.

Arizona State University Public university located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona, United States

Arizona State University is a public metropolitan research university on five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona.

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San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a city in, and the cultural, commercial, and financial center of, Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th-most populous city in the United States, and the fourth-most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second-most densely populated large US city, and the fifth-most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is also part of the fifth-most populous primary statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.

Career

In 1972, Carter won a local Arizona beauty contest and gained national attention in the United States by winning Miss World USA, representing Arizona. [6] In the international 1972 pageant, representing the United States, she reached the semifinals. After taking acting classes at several New York acting schools, she made her first acting appearance, in an episode of the 1974 police drama Nakia entitled "Roots of Anger". [7] She soon began making appearances on such TV shows as Starsky and Hutch and Cos , as well as appearances in several "B" movies. [8]

<i>Nakia</i> (TV series) television series

Nakia is a 1974 United States dramatic television series starring Robert Forster about a Native American police officer in New Mexico. It aired from September 21 to December 28, 1974.

Cos is an American sketch comedy/variety TV series that debuted on the ABC Network in September 1976. It was hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featured an ensemble cast who would perform sketches each week. The show was unsuccessful in the Nielsen ratings and was cancelled by November 1976 and replaced with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.

Wonder Woman

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Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, 1976

Wonder Woman, the fictional superheroine character, was created by the American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter in 1941 for DC Comics. Conceived in the wake of popularity of Superman, Marston designed his creation as counter-programming to the Man of Steel. The Diana Prince/Wonder Woman character is also referred to by such names as the Amazing Amazon, the Spirit of Truth, Themyscira's Champion, and the Goddess of Love and War. Wonder Woman was an instant hit with readers, and for the last 76 years, the character has been the world's most prominent DC comic book female superhero. [9]

Psychologist professional who evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and studies behavior and mental processes

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Writer person who uses written words to communicate ideas and to produce works of literature

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William Moulton Marston American psychologist, lawyer, inventor and comic book writer

William Moulton Marston, also known by the pen name Charles Moulton, was an American psychologist, inventor of an early prototype of the lie detector, self-help author, and comic book writer who created the character Wonder Woman.

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 she had set aside from her days of touring on the road with her band [10] to pursue acting in Los Angeles were almost exhausted, and she was close to returning to Arizona when Carter's manager informed her that Joanna Cassidy had lost the part to her. Carter's earnest performance greatly endeared her to both fans and critics and as a result, she continues to be closely identified with Wonder Woman.

The Wonder Woman series lasted for three seasons, which aired on ABC and later on CBS from 1975 to 1979. For decades, this 1970s TV series has been the version of Wonder Woman most fans picture when they imagine the ageless Amazon, and they would be entirely justified; Carter's performance, rooted in the character's inherent goodness, combined with a comic-accurate costume and a catchy theme song, made for a depiction that was nothing less than iconic. [9]

In 2017, Carter explained her perspective of portraying the Diana Prince/Wonder Woman character. Carter says she got the role back in 1975 largely because she looked the part, which was both a blessing and – as one of the show's producers warned her – a curse: "Oh, women are going be so jealous of you"... "Well, I said, 'Not a chance. They won't be, because I am not playing her that way. I want women to want to be me, or be my best friend!". As Carter describes Wonder Woman, "There is something about the character where in your creative mind for that time in your life where you pretended to be her, or whatever the situation was, that it felt like you could fly". [11]

In 1985, DC Comics named Carter 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. [12]

In 2007, DC Direct released a 13-inch full-figure statue of Carter as Wonder Woman, limited to 5,000 pieces; [13] it was re-released in 2010. [14] Also in 2010, DC Direct began selling a 5½-inch bust of Carter's Wonder Woman to celebrate the DC Comics' 75th anniversary. [15]

It is clear that Carter holds the new film and the character introduced more than 75 years ago dear. "Many actresses or actors, they want to divorce themselves from a role because we are actors, we really aren't the people that we play. But I knew very early on that this character is much more than me certainly, and to try to divorce myself from the experiences that other people have of the character is silly" she said. [16]

A possible sequel film to the 2017 Wonder Woman was part of the topic of conversation when Carter joined the Library of Congress's Coolidge Auditorium. During production of the 2017 Wonder Woman feature film, director Patty Jenkins approached Carter to appear in a cameo role in the film, as Carter confirmed, "Patty asked me to do a cameo in this. She was in England, and I was doing my concerts", Carter said, explaining she had singing engagements that made her unavailable. "At that time we couldn't get our timing together. So, this next time, if she writes me a decent part, I might do it". [17]

Music and promotional work

While Wonder Woman was being produced, Carter was well recognized and in demand for promotional work. In 1978, Carter was voted "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" by the International Academy of Beauty and the British Press Organization. [18] She had also signed a modelling contract with Maybelline cosmetics in 1977. [10] In 1979, she appeared in a Diet 7Up commercial along with comedian Don Rickles.

Carter continued to pursue her interest in music. During the late 1970s, she recorded the album, Portrait . Carter is credited in several variety television programs for being a co-writer on several songs and making numerous musical guest appearances. She also sang two of her songs in a 1979 Wonder Woman episode, "Amazon Hot Wax".

In 1977, Carter released a promotional poster through Pro Arts at the suggestion of her then-husband and manager, Ron Samuels. The poster was very successful despite Carter's dissatisfaction with it. In 1981 during an interview on the NBC television special Women Who Rate a 10, she said:

It's uncomfortable because I just simply took a photograph. That's all my participation was in my poster that sold over a million copies, was that I took a photograph that I thought was a dumb photograph. My husband said, "Oh, try this thing tied up here, it'll look beautiful". And the photographer said "the back-lighting is really terrific". So dealing with someone having that picture up in their... bedroom or their... living room or whatever I think would be hard for anyone to deal with. [19]

In 1979's Apocalypse Now , she was originally cast in the role of Playboy Playmate Bunny, but the filming of her scenes was interrupted by the storm that wrecked the theater set, prompting nearly two months' delay for rebuilding. By the time Francis Ford Coppola, the director of the film was ready to shoot again, Carter's contractual obligations to Wonder Woman had forced her back to the States, and her scenes were reshot with Colleen Camp. The only evidence remaining of Carter's involvement are the Playboy centerfolds that were specially shot by the magazine as movie props. At one point in the Redux version of Apocalypse Now, a glimpse of Carter's pinup is visible, as the only nude work ascribed to the actress outside of Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw . [20]

Life after Wonder Woman: Music, Film and Television

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Carter at Larry King's birthday party in 1993

After Wonder Woman ended, Carter had many opportunities in music, film and television. In 1980 Carter initially made a guest appearance on The Muppet Show . In the episode's running gag, Kermit the Frog repeatedly reminded the other Muppets that their guest was Carter and not Wonder Woman, but to no avail, as they ineptly attempted to become superheroes by taking a correspondence course, and Miss Piggy portrayed "Wonder Pig", a spoof of Carter's iconic television character.

She was quickly given a variety of her own musical TV specials, including Lynda Carter's Special (1980), Encore! (1980), Celebration (1981), Street Life (1982), and Body And Soul (1984). She landed the title role in a biopic of actress Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino), titled Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983).

Carter's next major role after Wonder Woman was in the crime drama television series, Partners in Crime with Loni Anderson in 1984. She then portrayed Helen Durant in the 1989 CBS television film Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All where she booby-trapped Las Vegas entertainer Johnny Roman (Edward Winter), her husband Doctor Carl Durant, and his employee accountant Brad Peters (Jim Carrey) to their deaths.

Throughout the 1990s, Carter appeared in a string of television movies that resulted in a resurgence in television appearances. She also appeared in commercials for Lens Express (now 1-800 Contacts). Around that time, Carter created her own production company, Potomac Productions. In 1993, Carter expanded her performance resume to include voice-over work as the narrator for the Sandra Brown book Where There's Smoke. [21]

The New Millennium

The new millennium saw Carter continuing to work in various areas. Because of the resyndication of Wonder Woman on such cable networks as FX and SyFy, Carter participated in two scheduled on-line chat sessions with fans. [22] In 2000, Carter hosted the I Love 1978 episode of BBC2's I Love the '70s . In 2004, she won an award for being the "Superest Superhero" on the Second Annual TV Land Awards that same year. When an announcer reported that an invisible plane was double-parked illegally and needed to be moved before it was towed, she performed her spinning transformation once again after 25 years, although a younger actress wore the star-spangled outfit at that moment.

Carter performed in a variety of film roles, making up a majority of her film work, in the 2000s. In 2001, she was cast in the independent comedy feature Super Troopers , as Vermont Governor Jessman. The writers and stars of the film, the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, with Jay Chandrasekhar directing, had specifically sought Carter for the role. Inspired by the character detour from her usual roles, she agreed to play a washed-up, former beauty queen in The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park (2004), directed by Christopher Coppola.

Carter made her first appearance in a major feature film in a number of years in the big-screen remake of The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), also directed by Chandrasekhar. She also appeared in Disney's action comedy film Sky High (2005) as Principal Powers, the headmistress of a school for superheroes. The script allowed Carter to poke fun at her most famous character when she states: "I can't do anything more to help you. I'm not Wonder Woman, y'know". In 2006, she guest-starred in the made-for-cable vampire film Slayer . The following year, Carter returned to the DC Comics' television world in the Smallville episode "Progeny" (2007), playing Chloe Sullivan's Kryptonite-empowered mother.

Carter expanded her voice-over work to include video games, performing voices for the nord and orsimer (orc) females in two computer games of The Elder Scrolls series beginning in 2002, and including The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind , The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim . These games were developed by Bethesda Softworks; her husband, businessman Robert A. Altman, is Chairman and CEO of Bethesda's parent company, ZeniMax Media.

As if all this was not enough, Carter decided to do a variety of theater projects. From September to November 2005, Carter played "Mama Morton" in the West End London production of Chicago. [23] In 2006, her rendition of "When You're Good to Mama" was officially released on the Chicago: 10th Anniversary Edition CD box set. In May 2007, Carter began touring the U.S. with her one-woman musical cabaret show, An Evening with Lynda Carter. She played engagements at such venues as Feinstein's at Loews Regency in New York, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Razz Room in San Francisco, and the Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles. In June 2009, her second album, At Last , was released and reached #10 on Billboard's Jazz Albums Chart. [24] In June 2011, Carter released her third album, Crazy Little Things, which she describes as a delightful mix of standards, country, and pop tunes. [25] In 2018, Carter released her fourth album titled Red, Rock n' Blues with her All-Star Band which featured two vocals with her daughter, Jessica Carter Altman.

In 2015, Carter wrote and recorded five original songs for the video game Fallout 4 , in which she herself stars. [26] [27] [28] An EP of the songs from the game's soundtrack was released on iTunes on November 6, 2015. [29] The song "Good Neighbor" from the EP was nominated by NAVGTR for best song under the category of Song, Original or Adapted. [30]

Wonder Woman Lives On

On June 16, 2017, Dr. Carla Hayden and Lynda Carter at the Library of Awesome event, where a discussion of the United Nations, the new Wonder Woman movie, and feminism was held. Dr. Hayden and Lynda Carter at LOC Library of Awesome.jpg
On June 16, 2017, Dr. Carla Hayden and Lynda Carter at the Library of Awesome event, where a discussion of the United Nations, the new Wonder Woman movie, and feminism was held.

Carter is among the interview subjects in Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, a three-hour documentary narrated by Liev Schreiber that premiered on PBS in October 2013. [31]

Carter, fellow Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and U.N. Under-Secretary General Cristina Gallach appeared at the United Nations on October 21, 2016, the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Wonder Woman, to mark the character's designation by the United Nations as its "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls". [32] [33] The gesture was intended to raise awareness of UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, which seeks to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. [32] [33] [34] However, the decision was met with protests from UN staff members who stated in their petition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the character is "not culturally encompassing or sensitive", and served to objectify women. As a result, the character was stripped of the designation, and the project ended December 16. [34]

In 2017, Carter rejoined the DC Comics film and television family on the second season of The CW's Supergirl television series in the role of President Olivia Marsdin. [35] Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg described Carter's presence on the show as "a big stand to necessitate Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO protecting her". [35]

Personal life

Carter as the Grand Marshal at Gay Pride in Washington, D.C. in 2013 Lynda Carter 2013.jpg
Carter as the Grand Marshal at Gay Pride in Washington, D.C. in 2013

Lynda Carter and the French singer Michel Polnareff had a romantic relationship in 1973 before she played the role of Wonder Woman. [36] [37]

Carter has been married twice. Her first marriage was to her former talent agent, Ron Samuels, from 1977 to 1982. In January 1984, Carter married Washington, D.C. attorney Robert A. Altman, law partner of Clark Clifford (and now CEO of ZeniMax Media). She left Hollywood in 1985 to join her husband in Washington DC for a few years. Carter and her husband have two children: James (born January 1988), [38] [39] and Jessica (born 1990), [6] [40] and live in Potomac, Maryland, [6] in a home they built in 1987, shortly before the birth of their son. [38] The 20,000 square foot Georgian-style mansion was profiled in the premiere issue of Closer magazine in November 2013, as well as on HGTV. [38]

In 1993, after a lengthy and highly publicized jury trial stemming from his involvement with the Bank of Credit and Commerce International and its secret acquisition of First American Bankshares Inc., Altman was acquitted. [41] Carter was seen on the TV news with her arm around him, declaring, "Not guilty! Not guilty!" to the gathered reporters.

In 2003, Carter revealed that her mother had suffered from irritable bowel syndrome for over 30 years, resulting in Carter touring the country as an advocate and spokeswoman. [42] Carter is also a staunch advocate and supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, [43] Pro-Choice rights for women, [44] and legal equality for LGBT people. She was the Grand Marshal for the 2011 Phoenix Pride Parade and the 2011 New York Pride Parades, [45] [46] as well as the 2013 Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C. [47]

In a June 4, 2008 interview with People magazine, Carter stated that she had in the past entered a rehabilitation clinic for treatment of alcoholism and that she had been sober for nearly 10 years. When she was asked what the recovery process had taught her, Carter explained that the best measure of a human being is "how we treat the people who love us, and the people that we love". [48]

Carter states that she is committed to her recovery from alcoholism and addiction. She credits her husband's intervention for her ultimate acceptance of personal powerlessness over alcoholism, stating in a 2016 Council on Recovery interview that, "After 18 years of recovery, I live every day with immense gratitude. I am forever thankful for my family and friends who stood by me and encouraged me… and for those who helped me heal." Through her inspiring story, Carter shares the power and grace of vulnerability, faith, and surrender that she believes nourish lasting recovery. [49] Celebrating over 20 years of sobriety, Carter continues to guest speak at various health and well-being events. Her recovery story, and its message of hope, is directed to every member of the family. It is a strong reminder that family support can make a huge difference to a recovering addict or alcoholic. [50]

Honors

In 1985, DC Comics named Carter 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. [12]

In 2014, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to Carter's career. Carter's dedication is the 369th honoree on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. [51]

In 2016, Carter received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gracie Awards. [52] The Gracie Awards ceremony is presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWM), since 1975. [53]

On April 3, 2018, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored Carter with the 2,632nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Star was dedicated in the category of Television and is located at 6562 Hollywood Boulevard, California. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Leron Gubler, unveiled the Star with the assistance of guest speakers, director Patty Jenkins and former CBS chairman Leslie Moonves. [54]

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1976 Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw Bobbie Jo Baker
1993Lightning in a BottleCharlotte Furber
2001 Super Troopers Governor Jessmana.k.a. Broken Lizard's Super Troopers
2004 The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park Lynettea.k.a. Creature
2005 Sky High Principal Powers
The Dukes of Hazzard Pauline
2006TempbotMary Alice Short film
2007Tattered AngelHazel Anderson
2018 Super Troopers 2 Governor Jessmana.k.a. Broken Lizard's Super Troopers 2
Television
YearShowRoleNotes
1974NakiaHelen Chase1 episode
1975 Matt Helm Bobbi Dee1 episode
1976 A Matter of Wife... and Death ZeldaTV movie
Starsky & Hutch Vicky1 episode
1975–1979 Wonder Woman Diana Prince / Wonder Woman TV Movie + 59 episodes
1980The Last SongBrooke NewmanTV movie
The Muppet Show Herself1 episode
1981Born to Be SoldKate CarlinTV movie
1982 Hotline Brianne O'NeillTV movie
1983 Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess Rita Hayworth TV movie
1984 Partners in Crime Carole Stanwyck13 episodes
1987StillwatchPatricia TraymoreTV movie
1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Helen DurantTV movie
1991 Daddy Charlotte SampsonTV movie
a.k.a. Danielle Steel's Daddy
Posing: Inspired by Three Real StoriesMeredith LanahanTV movie
a.k.a. I Posed for Playboy
1994–1995 Hawkeye Elizabeth Shields22 episodes
1996 When Friendship Kills Kathryn ArcherTV movie
a.k.a. A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie
She Woke Up PregnantSusan SaroyanTV movie
a.k.a. Crimes of Silence
1997A Prayer in the DarkEmily HayworthTV movie
1998Someone to Love MeDiane YoungTV movie
a.k.a. Someone to Love Me: A Moment of Truth Movie
a.k.a. Girl in the Backseat
1999Family BlessingsLee RestonTV movie
a.k.a. LaVyrle Spencer's 'Family Blessings'
2003Terror PeakDr. Janet FraserTV movie
Hope & Faith Summer Kirkland1 episode
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lorraine Dillon2 episodes
Law & Order
2006 Slayer Colonel Jessica WeaverTV movie
2007 Smallville Moira SullivanEpisode: ""Progeny""
2013 Two and a Half Men Herself1 episode
2014 Skin Wars Guest judge1 episode
2016–present Supergirl U.S. President Olivia MarsdinRecurring role; 5 episodes
Video Game
YearGameRoleNotes
2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Female Nords
2003 The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon Female Nords
2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Female Nords, Female Orcs
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, Azura
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Azura [55]
2015 Fallout 4 Magnolia
2017 The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Azura
2019 Rage 2 Pheonix

Studio albums

RecordedAlbum TitleLabelCatalogue No.Format
1978 Portrait Epic Records JE 35308LP, CD, Digital Download
2009 At Last Potomac RecordsPP 4001CD, Digital Download
2011Crazy Little ThingsPotomac RecordsPP 4003CD, Digital Download
2015Fallout 4 (Original Game Soundtrack)Bethesda SoftworksB01MUFVB97Digital Download
2018Red Rock N' BluesPotomac RecordsPP 4005CD, Digital Download

Singles

RecordedTitleLabelCatalogue No.Release
1973It Might As Well Stay Monday/I Believe In Music EMI Records UKEMI 200545 r.p.m.
1978Toto (Don't It Feel Like Paradise)/Put On A Show Epic Records EPIC 8-50569
All Night Song (Mono)/All Night Song (Stereo) (Promo)Epic RecordsEPIC 8-50624
1980The Last Song/What's A Little Love Between Friends Motown Records UKTMG 1207

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Wonder Woman is a character initially created for comic books in 1941, the medium in which she is still most prominently found to this day. As befitting an icon of her status, she has made appearances in other forms of media and has been referenced and meta-referenced beyond the scope of traditional superhero entertainment. For several years in the 1950s, the only three superheroes to have their own comic book were Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Robert A. Altman American businessman

Robert A. Altman is the Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media, parent company of publisher Bethesda Softworks, LLC. Altman also serves on the Advisory Board of The George Washington University Law School.

<i>Wonder Woman</i> (2011 TV pilot) 2011 a never-aired television pilot produced by Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment for NBC

Wonder Woman is an unaired television pilot produced by Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment for NBC, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. David E. Kelley wrote the pilot, which was directed by Jeffrey Reiner. Adrianne Palicki starred as the main character.

Since her debut in All Star Comics #8, Diana Prince/Wonder Woman has appeared in a number of formats besides comic books. Genres include animated television shows, direct-to-DVD animated films, video games, the 1970s live action television series, Wonder Woman, the 2014 CGI theatrical release, The Lego Movie, and the live-action DCEU films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), and Justice League (2017). She will appear in Wonder Woman 1984, which will be released in 2020.

<i>Wonder Woman</i> (1974 film) 1974 television film directed by Vincent McEveety

Wonder Woman is a 1974 American made-for-television superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, directed by Vincent McEveety and starring Cathy Lee Crosby. The film was a pilot for an intended television series being considered by ABC. Ratings were described as "respectable but not exactly wondrous," and ABC did not pick up the pilot. Instead, Warner Brothers and ABC developed a different Wonder Woman television concept that fit the more traditional presentation of the character as created by William Moulton Marston, turning away from the 1968–72 era that had influenced the pilot. The New Original Wonder Woman, which premiered in 1975, starred Lynda Carter and eventually led to the Wonder Woman TV series. Crosby would later claim that she was offered the chance to reprise the role in that series.

Diane Whelan Nelson is an American business executive who was president of DC Entertainment from 2009 to 2018, and president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment from 2013 to 2018.

<i>Batman 66</i>

Batman '66 is a comic book series published by DC Comics featuring Batman as a continuation of the 1966–68 television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin. The series was written primarily by Jeff Parker and Tom Peyer, with cover art by Mike Allred.

<i>Wonder Woman</i> (2017 film) American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins

Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, produced by DC Entertainment in association with RatPac Entertainment and Chinese company Tencent Pictures, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by Patty Jenkins from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and a story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder, and Jason Fuchs, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot in the title role, alongside Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya. It is the second live action theatrical film featuring Wonder Woman following her debut in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In Wonder Woman, the Amazon princess Diana sets out to stop World War I, believing the conflict was started by the longtime enemy of the Amazons, Ares, after American pilot and spy Steve Trevor crash-lands on their island Themyscira and informs her about it.

<i>Wonder Woman 77</i>

Wonder Woman '77 is a comic book series published by DC Comics featuring Wonder Woman as a continuation of the 1975–1979 television series starring Lynda Carter. The series was initially written by Marc Andreyko, though other writers later substituted in, with cover art by Nicola Scott.

<i>Wonder Woman 1984</i> 2020 film directed by Patty Jenkins

Wonder Woman 1984 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Wonder Woman, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be a sequel to the 2017's Wonder Woman and is the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, who wrote it with Geoff Johns and David Callaham from a story written by Johns and Jenkins. It stars Gal Gadot in the title role, with Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright in supporting roles. It is the fourth live-action theatrical film featuring the titular character, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman and Justice League (2017); it will be the second full-length feature film centered around the character.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brucene Smith
Miss World USA
1972
Succeeded by
Marjorie Wallace