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LYNDA CARTER (Principal Powers) began her career as a singer and toured extensively with various rock bands, appearing in venues from Las Vegas to the Catskills. After winning the Miss World USA crown in the 1970s, Carter embarked on her career as an actress and soon found success as the star of the hugely popular television series "Wonder Woman,” a beloved show still being broadcast today in countries around the world. Other starring roles in television series followed, including "Partners in Crime” with Loni Anderson and the frontier drama "Hawkeye.”

In addition to her television series work, Carter has starred in numerous television films including "Family Blessings,” "Secrets Between Friends” and "She Woke Up Pregnant,” all three ranking in the top ten. She both produced and starred in the films "Hotline,” "Stillwatch,” "Born to be Sold” and "The Last Song”; had leading roles in the films "Daddy” and "Posing” and the title role in "Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess.”

Carter produced and hosted a series of five Emmy®-winning television-network variety specials featuring her singing and dancing (where she appeared with such guests stars as Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers, George Benson, Merle Haggard and Tom Jones). Carter continues to appear as a live entertainer on stage around the world, including headline performances in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Atlantic City, Monte Carlo and the London Palladium.

She recently starred in the feature films "Bloodhead” directed by Christopher Coppola and has appeared in "Super Troopers.” She was also a featured performer in "Lightning in a Bottle” and "Terror Peak” for PAX television and "Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw.”

In addition to her career as an actress and entertainer, Carter has been featured in a number of national advertising campaigns. Among other advertisers, Carter was asked to serve as Beauty and Fashion Director for Maybelline Cosmetics and for thirteen years appeared as Maybelline's "face” to the public in print and broadcast advertising campaigns.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Carter has been involved in many charitable causes, including a pioneering role with the Susan G. Komen Foundation (for breast cancer education and research) from whom she received the Jill Ireland Award for volunteerism, the Red Cross, U.S.O., Ronald McDonald House, and many charities benefiting children.

Carter lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband, attorney and businessman Robert Altman, and their two children, James and Jessica.


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