Female action heroes were exceedingly rare when I was growing up – maybe that’s why Lynda Carter became such an icon after starring as Wonder Woman in 1975.
For many, she was a hero for a long time during childhood – a lot of girls would wear their mom’s tiara and use a tea towel for a cape to pretend to be Wonder Woman themselves back in the 1970s.
Lynda was one of the most beautiful women in the world. Indeed, in my opinion, she still is …
Lynda Carter today
Lynda Carter has now turned 71 and she’s still active in the entertainment industry. Even so, the past few years have been very difficult for her.
In February 2021, she was forced to say goodbye to her beloved husband. Unfortunately, Robert was stricken with an unusual form of leukemia and died in a hospital in Baltimore; he was 73.
Indeed, Robert’s death has taken a heavy toll on Lynda. In February this year, she tried to put her grief into words when she posted a photo of her and her husband a year after his passing.
“Today would have been your 75th birthday. To me you cannot be gone, because the love you gave so freely endures. It lives on in me, our children, and the many people whose lives you touched. You gave so much of yourself while you were here, and today we honor your love, your life, and your legacy.
“If I were up on a mountain today, I would sing to you through the mountain’s canyons. Instead, I woke to the dawn, over the ocean and sang my heart and love to you.”
In recent years, Lynda has also spoken openly about her drinking problem. According to the actress herself, she started drinking because there was unhappiness in her first marriage. But now she’s celebrating over 20 years of sobriety.
Her husband Robert was a huge help to her when she needed support – he was her “knight in shining armor” during her recovery battle.
“I’ve been in recovery for 23 years. And I didn’t even start drinking till I was in my mid-20s. I would stop drinking for two or three years, then start again and it just felt terrible. That was a long time ago and now I’m very happy,” she said in 2021.
You truly are a Wonder Woman, because you have used your fame for great things!
I have admired you and your work for many years, and I hope you keep going! You are one of God’s shining lights in a darkening world.