FF – I heart Lynda Carter

It comes as no great surprise to me that Wonder Woman (aka Lynda Carter) is a Leo. *grin*

When I was a young girl, many thousands of moons ago, I had magazine posters on my bedroom walls of the usual – Andy Gibb, Parker Stevenson & Shaun Cassidy (aka, The Hardy Boys), Rex Smith, and Rick Springfield. I also had posters of Lindsay Wagner, Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, and Jaclyn Smith (the original Charlie’s Angels), and my favorite female superhero – Lynda Carter.

She’s pretty bad ass in real life as well as onscreen. Here’s a little snippet from her Wiki page

In 2003 Carter revealed that her mother had suffered from Irritable bowel syndrome for over 30 years, resulting in Carter touring the country as an advocate and spokeswoman.[23] Lynda is also a staunch advocate and supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure,[24] Pro-Choice rights for women,[25] and legal equality for LGBT people. She was the Grand Marshal for the 2011 Phoenix Pride & 2011 New York Pride Parades,[26][27] as well as the 2013 Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C.[28]

In early June 2008 while rowing out of the Potomac Boat Club, Carter spotted a body floating in the Potomac River. She called out to some fishermen and waited for the police to arrive.[29] Carter stated that she “did what anyone would have done.”

Later in June 2008 Carter admitted in an interview to People magazine that she had entered a rehabilitation clinic for treatment of alcoholism and had been sober for 10 years.[30] In a statement when asked what the recovery process had taught her, Carter explained that the best measure of a human being is “how we treat the people who love us, and the people that we love.”

I know that for a new generation of kids, Wonder Woman will look like this –

Gal Gadot

But for me, she will eternally look like this –

Lynda Carter

Happy birthday, Lynda! May all your birthday wishes come true!

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  1. I really liked Lynda as Wonder Woman — she was the perfect casting. Loved how she always projected how much smarter she was than the men, without being snobbish about it. Not so wild about the darkness of the new film version. (There’s enough in Life to be depressed about, without going to see a depressing movie.)

    1. Agreed – she was just the right balance of smart and humble. I haven’t paid much attention to the new film version yet – not in the right frame of mind for it. Maybe someday…

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