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

By Sarah Norman | September 13, 2023

1975 was a busy year for Carter as she embarked on a new career in voice acting 

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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Carter also made her first foray into voiceover work around this time. Up until the mid-70s, men provided the vast majority of voiceovers, for everything from radio and television ads to newsreels and film trailers. Carter broke this male-dominated trend by becoming the first woman to ever record a voiceover for a movie trailer. In 1975, she was contracted to work on the promotional materials for The Drowning Pool, a dark and gritty thriller starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Although the movie wasn't a huge critical success, Carter's involvement opened up doors for women in voice acting.

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

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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.