Lynda Carter, Faye Dunaway and Goldie Hawn were some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry during the seventies. It was a decade of peace, love and social progress, including the ever-growing feminist movement, and these women were an inspiration to men and women alike. Commenting on her legendary role as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter said she wanted to be a role model for women to look up to, rather than a model for men to hang up in their bedrooms. We’re here to take a look at the iconic women of the seventies, the ones that are in large part responsible for how the show business looks today, fifty years later.
Lynda Carter then
Lynda Carter will always be remembered as the first Wonder Woman, the superhero of the 1970s. The American actress first entered the public sphere when she won the Miss America pageant in the early 70s. In the following years, the beauty queen went on to star mostly in minor roles in film and television until her breakthrough role came along.
It was in 1975 that Carter was chosen to portray the legendary Wonder Woman from the beloved DC Comics. Wonder Woman was the most popular female comics character, and Carter’s accurate portrayal of the legendary female warrior has made the show a huge success. It ran for three seasons from 1975 to 1979, and to this day, Carter is recognized with the name Wonder Woman.