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LYNDA CARTER (Pauline) 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. 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 guest stars as Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers, George Benson, Merle Haggard and Tom Jones). She 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. 

Recently, she starred in the feature films Sky High and Bloodhead, directed by Christopher Coppola; and she also appeared in Super Troopers. She was a featured performer in Lightning in a Bottle and Terror Peak for PAX television, as well as 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, she 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 which she received the Jill Ireland Award for volunteerism. She has also been involved in the Red Cross, U.S.O., Ronald McDonald House and numerous 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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