Lynda Carter: Wonder Woman Then and Now

Lynda Carter stars in the CBS television series " Wonder Woman." Image date 1978. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

For superhero fans in the '70s, both men and women, Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman is the ideal, the gold standard. Christopher Reeve's Superman was excellent, Lou Ferrigno's Hulk wasn't bad at all, but Diana Prince as played by Lynda Carter stands out not only as a heroic star but also a role model for young girls who'd never seen a lady kick so much ass on TV. Beginning in 1975, Wonder Woman was a phenomenon, a hit show with a lead role that was perfectly cast.

At least, they got it right the second time around. Did you know that the Wonder Woman show we all love grew out of a made-for-TV movie that didn't star Lynda Carter? The 1974 TV movie Wonder Woman had Cathy Lee Crosby in the title role.