Linda Jean Córdova Carter aka Lynda Carter aka Wonder Woman, will be finally getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 3rd 2018, says CBR.
Ever since she was crowned Miss World America in 1972, Carter has remained a fixture in American Pop Culture. Her performance on ABC and CBS’ Wonder Woman was such a staple of American pop culture that even my own Jamaican-born mother knows the theme music and can do a fantastic transformation style spin.
I remember watching reruns of the show on TVLand and feeling in awe of Carter’s grace and beauty, while also feeling a sense of strength. Yes, she’s petite and in a tiny bathing suit, but that didn’t make her any less powerful to me. Before I knew anything about how the Male Gaze worked, I just saw a woman who was so powerful she didn’t need armor or shields. Only her own force of will. It was beautiful and it was amazing. Beyond Wonder Woman Carter has also made guest-starring appearances on Smallville and Supergirl.
Outside of acting Carter has been an advocate and supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Pro-Choice rights, and LGBTQIA equality. She was the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Phoenix Pride Parade, the 2011 New York Pride Parade, and the 2013 Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C. She’s also been open about her struggles with alcoholism, sexual harassment and being an advocate for the needs of women.
With all due respect to Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter has always encompassed the beauty, inside and out, of who Wonder Woman should be as both a female and queer icon.
She will be the 15th Latina actress (her mother is Mexican) to be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
(via CBR, image: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Glamour)
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