Lynda Carter (born Linda Jean Cordova Carter; July 24, 1951) is an American actress and singer, best known for being Miss World USA 1972 and as the star of the 1970s television series The New Original Wonder Woman (1975-77) and The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1977-79). Carter was born Linda Jean Cordova Carter in Phoenix, Arizona. Her father, Colby Carter, is an art dealer of Irish and English descent, and her mother, Juana Cordova, is of Mexican and Spanish descent, Cordova is an ancient Andalusian name. Ms. Carter has stated that her mother has her Mexican roots in Chihuahua, Mexico and previously worked in the telephone industry. Lynda speaks fluent Spanish. Carter grew up an avid reader of the Wonder Woman comic books.
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