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It's a bird! It's a plane! And no, it's not Superman, either! It's Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter, posing for her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Carter's career was launched into superstardom when she took on the dual roles of Diana Prince and Wonder Woman in the 1970's TV series, and the actress struck her iconic superhero pose as she stood over her newly revealed star. Check it out!
As you can partially see in the video of Lynda Carter accepting her star on the Walk of Fame, she was rightfully proud of her legacy playing the legendary heroine, and graciously accepted the honor on April 3. Patty Jenkins, who directed the 2017 live-action movie version starring Gal Gadot, was among those who spoke at the ceremony.
Lynda Carter's on-screen reign as Wonder Woman spanned four years, and her seminal portrayal helped launch the comic book character into pop culture prominence. The CBS series started in 1975 and ended in 1979, lasting a total of three seasons. The release of the Wonder Woman movie in 2017 helped generate a renewed interest in the original series and Carter's portrayal of the superhero.
While Wonder Woman is arguably Lynda Carter's most famous role, it is not her only one. The actress, who was America's Miss World semifinalist in 1972, has mainly stuck to television throughout her career, with a few film roles along the way. Carter's first movie role came in the 1976 crime drama Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw, in which played the eponymous Bobbie Jo. She also appeared in Super Troopers (and its upcoming sequel) as Governor Jessman, and had a supporting role in The Dukes of Hazzard movie. In a nod to her Wonder Woman past, she played Principal Powers in the 2005 superhero comedy Sky High.
Television is where Lynda Carter has found most of her success, though. She has had a consistent presence on the small screen ever since 1974. The year before she would put on Wonder Woman's cape, Carter kicked off her TV career with a role on the series Nakia. It is also worth noting that Carter starred in the lovely made-for-TV-movie Daddy, which also co-starred future Batman Ben Affleck, as well as all-around cool guy Patrick Duffy.
To her absolute credit, Lynda Carter has fully embraced her role as a superhero with other roles in DC Comics projects. In 2007, she guest-starred on The CW's Superman drama Smallville. In the episode, she played the mother of Clark Kent's best friend, Chloe Sullivan (Alison Mack). Almost ten years after guest starring on Smallville, she guest starred on Supergirl as the President of the United States in Season 2. She has starred in three episodes of the series so far. In the first episode, a significant reveal about her character hinted at a future story to come. Carter's latest appearance on the series was in the final days of Season 2, but we're hoping for more.