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

By Sarah Norman | October 12, 2023

Miss Piggy appears as Wonder Pig in a sassy homage to Carter's Wonder Woman 

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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By the time Wonder Woman ended, Carter had already begun to make a name for herself in a diverse array of entertainment industry niches. She was well-liked, quickly earning a reputation for being a committed performer who was easy to work with. Her first television role after Wonder Woman ended was a guest spot on The Muppet Show, which aired on February 22, 1980. The Muppet Show had a regular viewership well into the millions across more than 100 countries. Carter's performance was nothing short of a triumph and won her a new fan base from around the world.

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

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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.