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Golden Glamour

Lynda Carter: Golden Glamour – The Dazzling Stars of the 70s & 80s

Era of Elegance: Celebrating The Iconic Actresses & The Queens of 70s & 80s Screens.

In this column, Clint Thorpe takes a look back at some of the leading ladies of yesteryear, celebrating iconic actresses from this era to remember the most beautiful women of the 70s and 80s, as well as the lasting impact their work and legendary status, have had on us all.

How Lynda Carter Stole Everyone’s Hearts and Solidified Herself as a Hollywood Legend

The 70s and 80s were full of iconic celebrities who charmed us with their incredible looks, dazzling personalities, and amazing talent. So, we wanted to pay an ode to them and their legendary status, and who better to start with than Lynda Carter? Carter needs no introduction; she is known famously for her role as Wonder Woman / Diana Prince which aired on ABC and CBS. Her name has forever become synonymous with the character and the iconography surrounding her.

Lynda Carter is beautiful in every sense of the word. She was one of the most beautiful women Of The ’70s and 80’s. Her blue eyes as deep as the ocean draw you in, those soft endearing features on her face make her both glamourous and approachable. Friendliness and radiance emanate from her like an aura, making her truly ethereal. Carter’s 5’9″ physique was sleek, slender, and athletic. All the makings of a superhero. She first gained international recognition when she clinched the coveted title of Miss World USA in 1972. Looking back, it’s no surprise why she won, and would even go onto place in the Top 15 at the Miss World Competition.

Lynda Carter Won Everyone’s Hearts as Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter was about to climb even higher, though as she landed the role of Diana Prince AKA Wonder Woman on the hit TV series Wonder Woman back in 1975. The iconic role of Wonder Woman on ABC and later CBS catapulted her into the hearts of fans worldwide. With her lasso of truth and the golden tiara, Carter became the living embodiment of strength, beauty, and justice.

Lynda Carter embodied the ethereal beauty and internal patience, kindness, and allure of the character and is still widely associated with her to this very day. Landing such a role was not easy, however, as the character demands a lot. But Carter’s endearing performance won over both critics and fans alike, as well as her incredible charms and undeniable beauty. This close association with the character would continue in Wonder Woman 1984, where she makes an uncredited cameo appearance in the post-credits, playing the Golden Warrior of the Amazons, Asteria.

Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman was not just a Superhero, She was a Fashion Icon

An amazing performance wasn’t all she was serving during her time as the Amazon princess of Themyscira, she was also serving some serious looks. During her time on the show, Carter would show off quite a few different fashion styles, both in and out of the superhero threads. Adorning herself in a variety of different looks paying homage to a range of different styles from film noir to casual and chic, Carter brought some style and liveliness to her role as Diana Prince.

In costume, Carter’s Wonder Woman rocked a plethora of outfits throughout the show’s 3 season duration. But the standouts were as always, the classic red and blue ‘fit. It’s iconic, classy, and accurate to the comic books. Carter’s Wonder Woman looked beautiful in it and it elevated her performance even more so. But, where things get interesting is when we’re treated to the ‘modern’ iteration of her attire in the episode “The Bushwhackers”. It’s a shame it’s only used in that one episode, but Carter rocks an outfit that’s quite likely to maintain an otherwise difficult balance between ‘modern-day’ and ‘timeless’, which is the goal of every superhero costume, to be honest.

Lynda Carter’s Established Herself as an Icon in Hollywood

From her time playing Wonder Woman to beyond, Lynda Carter was a star that burned bright in the Hollywood industry. The golden glamour she exuded wasn’t just about her physical appearance but also her ability to pour her heart and soul into her work in an earnest manner.

Lynda Carter’s golden glamour is a tapestry woven with threads of beauty, talent, and resilience. From the pageant stage to the television screen, she has left an enduring legacy that transcends time. As we look back at the golden era of the 70s and 80s, Lynda Carter remains an immortal icon of grace and strength, a living testament to the enduring allure of golden glamour.

Wonder Woman (1975-1979)

Wonder Woman (1975-1979)

With the strength of Hercules, the wisdom of Athena, the speed of Mercury and the beauty of Aphrodite, she’s Wonder Woman. Beautiful Amazon princess Wonder Woman travels to 1940s America disguised as Diana Prince, assistant to handsome but trouble-prone Major Steve Trevor. Using her golden belt, which imbues her with astonishing strength, her bullet-deflecting bracelets, a golden lasso that dispels dishonesty and an invisible supersonic plane, Wonder Woman combats evil.

Release Date: November 6, 1975

Director: Stanley Ralph Ross

Cast: Lynda Carter , Lyle Waggoner , Richard Eastham

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