Birth Name: Linda Jean Córdova Carter
Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 24, 1951
*English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (father)
Lynda Carter is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and beauty pageant contestant. She was crowned Miss World America 1972. She is famous for her role as Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series.
Lynda is the daughter of Juanita (Cordova) and Colby Carl Carter. Her father had English, German, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry, and her mother was of Mexican/Spanish-Mexican descent. Lynda is not able to speak Spanish fluently but can understand the language.
Lynda’s paternal grandparents were Elijah Vincent Carter (the son of Marion Vincent Carter and Jennie Throughmann) and Doris Moss Slightam. Marion was the son of Isaac Carter and Sarah Jane Foreman. Doris was born in Derbyshire, England.
She has stated:
I grew up in a house filled with music. My mother, who is of Mexican and Spanish descent, used to sing to my English-Irish father, and between the two of them I was introduced to a diverse array of music…
Sources: Genealogy of Lynda Carter (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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