Lynda Carter in Carolina Herrera

Posted on May 18, 2011

Lynda Carter attended the American Ballet Theatre’s 2011 Spring Gala at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in Carolina Herrera and you bitches better be nice to her.

She is a goddess and a gay icon and she is eons beyond our bitchy classifications of IN or OUT.  In fact, we might have to change the “In or Out” format to “Lynda or NotLynda.”

Not that she needs us to defend her. She looks stunning, full stop. We challenge anyone to say otherwise with a straight face. But really, this is all just a ploy to link to the interview we did with her for Metrosource:

 

Is it true you came up with Wonder Woman’s spin?
I did! It’s kind of cool, isn’t it?

It is! It’s like an iconic television image now.
Well, they didn’t know how to change her. In the comics, they didn’t show her changing, and you have to remember there were no computer effects back then, and when you’re on a set trying to figure this stuff out, it’s such a waste of time and money. And they were going for hours trying to figure out how to show the change, and they had this sort of Lazy Susan that they wanted to put me on and I was like, “You know, I can just spin.” And that’s how it happened!

Why do you think your performance of that character resonated with gay men in particular?
I think with Wonder Woman, there’s a secret self or a hidden self. We all have families … and then we’ve all got our work … but we all have this secret part of ourselves, this chrysalis, just ready to emerge. I think with gay men, it’s about that secret, strong, important part of yourself, and for them, that secret part and coming to grips with it is one of the most important things that ever happens to them.

Do you ever get tired of gay men fawning over you?
Never! I love my gays! It’s a privilege.

It should go without saying but… LUV. HUH. She was warm and chatty and we wish we could have just transcribed the whole conversation as she went off on tangents about the work she was having done in her house (“It’s getting kind of loud down here. Let me get a cup of coffee and go upstairs.”), how upset she was over the disaster in Japan, her insane schedule that had her dropping one kid off at college, flying down to Nashville, and then flying out to L.A. all in one weekend, and how she handles it all. We, of course, had our star-spangled panties charmed right off us. Go and read the whole thing. We were walking around with our heads in the clouds for at least a couple of days after.

[Photo Credit: getty, wireimage]

    • Patricia Biswanger

       Fabulous!

    • Rand Ortega

       Wow! She’s amazing! So beautiful inside & out. Still! Kudos, TLo for a fab confab! Did you ask her about the current “Wonder Woman” incarnation & get her thoughts on why it didn’t go to series?

    • Anonymous

      she has always been fab & never once disgraced her wonder woman image, i love her just for that alone.
      i will bown down…. 

    • Anonymous

      She’s beyond gorgeous. WERQ! 

    • scottyf

      The FIERCEST BITCH EVAH…err, I mean Lynda Carter said…
      “I think with Wonder Woman, there’s a secret self or a hidden self. We all have families … and then we’ve all got our work … but we all have this secret part of ourselves, this chrysalis, just ready to emerge.”

      I think that’s quite profound. I mean, not “E=mc2″ profound–but a pretty watershed statement for me. Plus, I think Diana Prince being a relatively meek female in a male world–yet coming from such a powerful race of women, resonated with little black gay me as well. It didn’t hurt that when she transformed, she looked like every queer boy’s drag dream.

      I always felt she was underrated as an actor. It is so nice to confirm that she is an incredible person and well deserving of her status of FIERCEST BITCH EVAH!!!!

      • Patricia Biswanger

        She played a really mean bad-guy on a couple of Law & Order episodes. 

        • Leslie Streeter

          Oh, she was awesome. And was Estella Warren’s mama, and out-hotted her. She was fierce and hot and evil.

          • Anonymous

            Oooh, those two were some nasty, devious bitches, lol! Good stuff.

    • aimee_parrott

      She looks phenomenal — that dress fits her perfectly, and I love the print.  I definitely wanted to be Wonder Woman when I was a little girl. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/seelebrennt Christina Diaz

      i do not have the words for how much i love her.  LOVE.HER.  my best childhood birthday party memory is of having a wonder woman themed party (i think i was turning 7) and i had my paper headband, wristbands and belt and i could not have been happier that i got to be her for a day.  

      • jessamyn

        My sister was her for Halloween one year. My mother made her a beautiful satin costume with the stars handsewn onto the shorts part, and my Dad got out the tinsnips and made her crown and bracelets out of aluminum. My parents were awesome, too!

    • Anonymous

      I admire your interviews.  You ask interesting questions and then actually let the subject answer them.

      Me, I don’t know about that dress. It’s well fitted and she wears it beautifully and I like the fabric (print & sheen). And usually I like Herrera. But somehow it’s not coming together to stun me, somehow it’s suggesting high end beach house decor.

      Bad minion.

    • Anonymous

      “She looks stunning, full stop. We challenge anyone to say otherwise with
      a straight face.” 

      I agree that she is stunning.    But as far as “Straight face”    it sure looks like she has had work (I am not saying that it looks like bad work).  in the last picture above – if I scroll so I cannot see  her eyes/up, she looks the same.  But in the earlier pictures I hardly recognize her.  In the second last picture, she kind of looks a little like Priscilla Presley  (just nowhere near as extreme)

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

        Fully agree.  Her crows feet are all pointing upward.

    • Anonymous

      She’s untouchable. Too fabulous for words. And the dress isn’t bad either. 

    • Anonymous

       She is incredibly  beautiful.

    • Anonymous

      She does look stunning! 

      She’s always seemed to be quite genuine.  Love her!  :)

    • Anonymous

      sorry… it’s a nice dress, but i won’t blindly label her as in. the top fits her quite oddly and the silver base color of the dress isn’t quite right for her. quibbles, sure, but still: there are issues. her body is SLAMMIN’ though, and the bodice shows that off quite nicely ~ she is looking fabulous, and she’s always so likeable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YG4CJVFIDWHGICQPLJFSEZ3IOI StaceyJ

      She’s still gorgeous.  I love everything about this look except the bit of frippery on the right side of the dress – it just looks a little crooked to me.

    • http://twitter.com/moojoose moojoose

      I l-o-v-e LOVE her, but I can’t fight the urge to want to reach out and pull the top of that dress back into place.

    • http://profiles.google.com/spring.mcmanus Spring McManus

       I love her! You are so lucky to get the chance to speak to her, TLo! She will always be the epitome of Wonder Woman.

    • margaret meyers

      She looks beautiful, although I think the dress lacks focus.  There is a lot of “paid for” beauty here, but she wears it well and the interview shows she has a great outlook. 

      And you two do a nice job with interviews, you really let your guest shine. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

      Don’t mess with the REAL Wonder Woman! 

    • Kailee Maguire

      Gorgeous. Just GORGEOUS. Even Kate Middleton WISHES her hair looked as good. And I, sitting here one month away from my due date, also wish for that waist!

    • Keith Lee

       Gorgeous!  She and Jacklyn Smith should share their secrets!  

    • http://profiles.google.com/fade131 Fade 131

       Heavenly as always. And her hair! Perfect.

    • MilaXX

      I think she looks great & kudos to you guys on the interview. I’m almost embarassed to admit I had no idea she was a gay icon.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.lukjanovs Sara Lukjanovs

      Wow is she stunning. That dress is amazing. Wonder woman, indeed.

    • Dawn Hodose

       Watching her on Wonder Woman, I always think, “She not only  ties up men, she gets to hear the truth”.  I LOVE Lynda Carter.  I met her once at a Clinton fundraiser.

    • Anonymous

      Probably the best use of print I’ve seen in a long time. The color is superb. But mostly it’s Lynda. WW was on when I was younger but I was ‘above all that.’ But through the years I’ve heard her in interviews, esp. in the DC area where she lives. She is. so. cool. 

    • Anonymous

       I can’t begin to tell you how many times I did that spin in my Wonder Woman underoos in the middle of the living room. I LOVE HER!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

       Goddess!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Wow, she looks so gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous!! What is she, 60? and slaying all these chicks.

    • Anonymous

      She does look entirely lovely.  CH knows how to dress her customer.  I’d rather have you adopt “Iman” and “not Iman” as the indicator of untouchable fabulosity, but if you want Lynda, I can live with that, if you show me her consistency of clothing/styling fabulosity! 

    • Anonymous

       She looks stunning.

    • Lisa

      What, have we been slacking off or something?  Are you tossing us an easy one because we’ve been bad Bitter Kittens? Do you feel sorry for us and figured you’d let us shoot some fish in a barrel?  Because, seriously… IN!

    • Anonymous

      No reason to be bitchy!  She looks amazing!  (She’s also, for the record, an icon for those of us who were little girls in the 1970s.  Raise your hand if the first fashion you had to have was a set of Wonder Woman Underoos.)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        My mom refused to buy me these, but I did have Wonder Woman Colorforms. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        My mom refused to buy me these, but I did have Wonder Woman Colorforms. 

    • Anonymous

      She looks wonderful in the dress, and her smile is real, but I am no fan of big hair on anyone over 50 — unless it is fabulously fake and proud of it. Lynda here is still trying to look “natural,” which is Just Ridiculous. OK shut my mouth if it turns out she hasn’t gone grey yet.

    • Anonymous

      Lynda Carter love-fest! I am just stunned at how amazing she looks. I’m not an idiot, I see the eye-lift, but I am sorry, nothing but inner beauty makes your skin look like that at her age.  It’s time to watch WW with my kids – I can’t wait.

    • Anonymous

       She looks wonder – ful!  What a woman! The dress fits perfectly, she’s wearing the hell out of it. This is how to look good as you get older. I’d bet she had some work done on her face, it was done well, get that plastic surgeon’s card! Congratulations boys on a great interview.

    • Anonymous

       Don’t anybody take this the wrong way-but I swear she looks like an older version of Katie Holmes, with style and grace. Smile, eyes, head tilt, shoulder picture-just plant Tom next to her and it’s future Katie in 25 years, because of course Tom won’t age. 

      • Anonymous

        Now that you mention it. I see the resemblance. 

        • http://twitter.com/annie_wonder Annie

          Jesus yeah, saw Katie Holmes as soon as I saw the thumbnail on the homepage. Crazy resemblance there. Lucky Katie. 

    • Diego!

      she is beautiful!!!!! i love you Lynda and always will! :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045295912 Charles Purdy
    • Anonymous

       She is very beautiful but I think that dress is very not beautiful. I don’t like the print and how it seems to start way down her shoulders and chest, leaving me to worry about a potential Wonder-ful wardrobe malfunction. But dang, LC’s pretty ultra fab, huh? 

    • Anonymous

       Yes, fabulous!

    • akprincess72

       Wow, forget “at her age”, I want to look like her now!   What a beauty!!

    • Anonymous

      “I love my gays.”

      Oh my.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      She looks amazing. Stunning.  Not one single element is wrong.  Perfect from head to toe.  Just, wow.

    • Anonymous

      I was never into Wonder Woman, but LC looks great here, and I’m thrilled to pieces for you guys that you got to interview her!

    • Valerie Owens

      Love my Wonder Woman! She is stunning, as always. :-)

    • Anonymous

       Beautiful in so many ways!

    • Anonymous

       Beautiful in so many ways!

    • Jennifer Roe

      That’s what a real woman’s face looks like….a few well-earned lines here and there, which says to everyone who sees her: I am beautiful exactly how I am. Sorry gays but you’ve got to share her with all of us aging women who don’t want to look 20 years younger…we want to look attractive and confident like she does.

    • Jennifer Roe

      That’s what a real woman’s face looks like….a few well-earned lines here and there, which says to everyone who sees her: I am beautiful exactly how I am. Sorry gays but you’ve got to share her with all of us aging women who don’t want to look 20 years younger…we want to look attractive and confident like she does.

    • Judy_J

      When I was a young girl, I read Wonder Woman comics, and when Lynda stepped into that costume and took up the golden lariat, she was exactly what was depicted in those DC comics.  I loved her then, and I love her now.  She IS Wonder Woman! 

    • Judy_J

      When I was a young girl, I read Wonder Woman comics, and when Lynda stepped into that costume and took up the golden lariat, she was exactly what was depicted in those DC comics.  I loved her then, and I love her now.  She IS Wonder Woman! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677547537 John Hodgins

      She looks good — albeit with some work.  But I must not be a very good gay.  I just don’t understand the whole Wonder Woman/gay male thing.  Never have, probably never will.  And she lost me at  “I love my gays.”  Please, people, do not use that term.  We’re not a thing.  :-| 

      Sorry for the rant.  That just bugs me.

      • Anonymous

        I think Kathy Griffin started that trend and I always thought it was funny when she said it — but not funny when other people say it.

      • Anonymous

        I think Kathy Griffin started that trend and I always thought it was funny when she said it — but not funny when other people say it.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      That’s a fabulous dress, too. 

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      That’s a fabulous dress, too. 

    • Leah Eister-Hargrave

      I was her for Halloween like 3 times when I was kid.  Still idolize her.  So much love.

    • Leah Eister-Hargrave

      I was her for Halloween like 3 times when I was kid.  Still idolize her.  So much love.

    • Anonymous

      OMG so much love. Every little girl and many little boys wanted to BE her.
      Just look at her. She’s STILL fabulous!  

    • Anonymous

      OMG so much love. Every little girl and many little boys wanted to BE her.
      Just look at her. She’s STILL fabulous!  

    • Anonymous

      I love Lynda Carter. I loved loved loved Wonder Woman as a young girl; she rocked. She looks fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      I love Lynda Carter. I loved loved loved Wonder Woman as a young girl; she rocked. She looks fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      About as close to converting to girls as I will every come.

    • Anonymous

      She is amazing and she looks stunning! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TN6Y7CQECFGNKO2BBLK7FYR6TM Rebecca

      She’s gorgeous! true beauty never fades

      • Anonymous

        well, yeah, she’s gorgeous, but the woman has obviously had some work done. not fair on the rest of us who have no recourse against gravity. Of course, I didn’t have her natural beauty to begin with, but I wasn’t a troll, and I know I’d look a hell of a lot better with a little nip and tuck and botox and juvaderm.

    • kbeeaker

      I have been told that I look like her. Please gawd may people still be saying that when I am her age. She is major. Fierce. Fabulous. Classic.  

    • Anonymous

      Wonder Woman indeed! 

    • LocMama

      She’ll always be my Wonder Woman!

    • Anonymous

      Holy crap, when I saw the thumbnail on your home page, I thought this was Katie Holmes. A glimpse into Mrs Cruise’s future, perhaps?