60 Photos of Lynda Carter Like You've Never Seen Her Before

By Sarah Norman | September 5, 2023

Carter worked with legendary comedian Don Rickles on a nationwide ad campaign for Diet 7Up

Bursting onto television screens in 1975, Lynda Carter is best known today for her work on Wonder Woman, a television adaptation of DC's first female superhero comic book series. She quickly became a favorite with fans who enjoyed her earnest portrayal of the iconic character, putting her own twist on Wonder Woman's evolution through her work on the series. When the show ended in 1979, Carter moved on to make a name for herself in music, film and television, becoming famous for her elaborately produced, star-studded musical variety shows. 

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During her time on Wonder Woman, Carter also focused on numerous other creative projects, compiling a diverse portfolio of work. Thanks to her role on Wonder Woman as well as her national fame as a recent winner of Miss World, Carter was highly sought after for promotional work. In 1977, she signed a prestigious modeling contract with Maybelline. By 1979 when Wonder Woman ended, she was appearing on television commercials, including a huge campaign for Diet 7Up with Don Rickles. As the seventies drew to a close, Carter's star was still firmly on the rise. 

Pumping Iron in 'The New Original Wonder Woman', 1975

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The second season of Wonder Woman was a time of change for the Amazonian warrior princess. The show switched networks from ABC to CBS, bringing Diana Prince into the modern era, and giving us a fresh take on the classic character. Gone were the red, blue, and gold tights, replaced with a sleek white outfit that showed off Diana's warrior spirit (well, just for a little bit at least). The move to Paradise Island was a welcome change too, giving audiences a chance to see the softer side of Diana, as she navigated her new home and the challenges that came with it. It was a bold move, but one that paid off, as the show's fans embraced the new direction, making the second season a must-watch for any fan of the legendary superhero.