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

By Sarah Norman | March 22, 2024

When Wonder Woman was syndicated in the early 2000s, Carter found a whole new fan base

Delighting television audiences since 1975, Lynda Carter remains an enduring figure in popular culture, primarily renowned for her portrayal of Wonder Woman in the iconic television series. Her earnest depiction of the beloved superhero captivated audiences, adding her unique flair to Wonder Woman's character arc throughout the show's run. Following the conclusion of the series in 1979, Carter transitioned into diverse creative endeavors, including music, film, and television. She further solidified her status as a multifaceted talent, gaining recognition for her elaborate musical variety shows and expanding her influence across various entertainment mediums.

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The start of the 2000s saw a resurgence of popular interest in first generation sci-fi and superhero television shows. It was also the golden age of cable, with hundreds of genre specific channels taking over the airwaves. Wonder Woman was syndicated on several of these competing networks, including Syfy, which even then boasted viewership numbers well into the millions. Dedicated science fiction and comic book fans were reintroduced to Lynda Carter, and they were hooked. The show quickly became a new cult classic, and Carter found herself in more demand than ever. 

Posing Pretty in Stripes, 1970's

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Lynda Carter is so much more than a pretty face, not that we mind looking at it! She's got it all - the beauty, the brains, the voice. Lynda's been singing from the start, performing multiple different songs during beauty pageants before the start of her Hollywood career. Her signature song on the pageant stage was "When Will I Be Loved" by The Everly Brothers, but she also performed "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes and "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern. Little did she know that she would soon be moving on to an iconic role as Wonder Woman, and even getting to sing two songs in the 1979 episode, "Amazon Hot Wax".