I know. Wonder Woman on Geritol. Hard to believe that’s Lynda Carter. She’s had a lot of work done since then. And she used to work a lot…but now she’s on the Washed Up Celeb list. In 1972 she became Miss World USA and reached the finalists in Miss World 1972. Wow. After her stint on the beauty pageant circuit she made her first TV appearance in Starsky and Hutch. Other TV shows and series including The Muppet Show, Partners in Crime, Hawkeye and Wonder Woman. The short-lived Wonder Woman was the series that truly launched her career. Just as she was preparing to return home from Los Angeles she was informed she had won the part. WW lasted 3 seasons. After the show ended Lynda commented “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.” Oh give me a break. Who did she think tuned in every week? On the Late Show with Joan Rivers Lynda whined that WW’s producers used her likeness to market a series of WW dolls. By the second year of sales they removed her likeness and didn’t have to pay her royalties. Ouch. Now we’re at the heart of the matter. To see Lynda in Wonder Woman click here. **Warning: Painful to Watch** To see Lynda Carter Talks Wonder Woman click here.
To see Intimate Portrait: Lynda Carter click here.
She played a number of B-list movie roles including Nakia in Bobby Jo and the Outlaw, Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess, Born to be Sold, Hotline, Stillwatch, A Matter of Wife and Death, Posing: I Posed for Playboy, and She Woke Up Pregnant. Playboy was a good flick. Lynda was crap in it. As far as film went, Lynda’s career took a nosedive. After Bobby Jo she never made another flick but she kept working in TV throughout the 1990s up to 2007. Her TV appearances included Someone to Love Me, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU and Smallville. Lynda is still a washup. She will always be Wonder Woman. Most people have no inkling that she has made another other TV appearances since the 1987. Not cool. To see Lynda in Bobby Jo and the Outlaw click here. To see Lynda in Partners in Crime click here.
To see Lynda in I Posed for Playboy click here.
That’s where it gets tawdry.
Comeback Grade: W for Washed up Wonder Woman