Saturday, November 24, 2007

Classic Cuties: Lynda Carter

Former Miss World USA 1972, Lynda Carter's acting career did not really take off until she landed her starring role in the Wonder Woman television series. Her earnest performance endeared her to fans and critics and the series lasted for three seasons (1975-1979). Thirty years after taking on the role, Carter continues to be so closely identified with Wonder Woman, that it has proven difficult for producers to find a suitable candidate to play the character in subsequently aborted productions (work on the most recent attempt was announced in 2005; and is currently stalled by the Hollywood writers strike).

Still stunning at age 56, and after many years away from the spotlight, Lynda Carter returned to major feature film roles in 2005 with appearances in the big screen remake of The Dukes of Hazzard and as Principal Powers in Sky High. Carter has also appeared in an episode of Smallville this season.

Despite showing some skin in the 70's schlock, b-movie "Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw", it has always been disappointing [to me] that Lynda failed to pose for Playboy magazine.

I'm just saying!

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