Lynda Carter

Carter in 2011, s_bukley /

Birth Name: Linda Jean Córdova Carter

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 24, 1951

*father – English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
*mother – Mexican/Spanish

Lynda Carter is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She was crowned Miss World USA 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 was married to business executive and lawyer Robert A. Altman, until his death, with whom she has two children.

Lynda’s paternal grandfather was Elijah Vincent Carter (the son of Marion Vincent Carter and Jennie Throughmann). Elijah was born in Illinois. Marion was the son of Isaac Carter and Sarah Jane Foreman.

Lynda’s paternal grandmother was named Doris Moss Slightam. 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…



Curious about ethnicity

72 Responses

  1. Marvin says:

    your dad is European, your mom is spanish heritage, if your mom was indian-mexican i dont think than lynda could be too caucasian

  2. Lee says:

    I’m Beige and tan very easy.

  3. midori29 says:

    Her hair texture looks mixed, its very thick. Amerinidan influence, possibly African from Mexico. In Aruba many triracials look like her.

    • thomas1987 says:

      Are you a racist?
      who assumes that all white people have thin hair
      well I’m white and people In my family have extremely thick hair
      have you ever heard of lorde or Charliexcx or andie McDowell
      all white with thick hair

      • midori29 says:

        Linda Carter admitted herself, she is part half Mexican. Yes thin, fine, fly away hair is a specific white characteristic, Asians and Africans have thicker and heavier hair, most whites do not. Its a fact.

      • midori29 says:

        @Thomas1987, its not racist, its a true observation, most Caucasian whites have thin , fine and fly away hair and have to use volumizers and hair thickeners. Asians and Africans have heavier hair. Its true, you can determine admixture by that fact.

        • JayD271 says:

          What a grimy comment. Even if her mother looks Mestiza, she looks 100 percent Caucasian. The 70s were different days if she didn’t look White she wouldn’t have even gotten the role.

    • Rip says:

      If you look at photos of Lynda’s mom, it’s very obvious she’s Mestiza. So yeah, Lynda has some amount of Native ancestry as well.

  4. sadie says:

    Well she has a beautiful combination and when my daughter was in high school other students use to call her Wonder Woman cause she looked like Lynda. Those same gorgeous eyes!

  5. Dropit! says:

    As per her looks she has nothing mexican. She looks 100% Caucasian (irish)

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