Lynda Carter says she refuses to get plastic surgery: ‘I’m just too afraid of looking different’
The last thing Lynda Carter is thinking of getting is plastic surgery.
Former Miss World USA 1972, best known for starring as superhero Diana Prince in the hit series “Wonder Woman,” recently told Closer Weekly she hasn’t considered getting any surgical procedures to turn back the hands of time.
“I’m just too afraid of looking different,” the 67-year-old admitted. “I don’t think I’m ever going to go under the knife — I am what I am!”
Carter did tell the magazine she’s had “a little Botox” and credited exercising with a Peloton bike to helping her stay in shape. Still, she wants to look like her best self without changing her features permanently. And Carter insisted true beauty, at any age, comes from within.
“We are still full-blooded women with the complexities we all have and the powerful inner selves we all have,” said Carter. “That’s the part of ‘Wonder Woman’ that resounds in people — it’s that person inside of us who is so powerful that we create life. As I like to say, we are the mothers of all mankind!”
Carter originally starred in “Wonder Woman” from 1975 through 1979. She previously told Closer Weekly her time on the show helped her feel confident, even when cameras stopped rolling.
“‘Wonder Woman’ taught women to be who you are,” said Carter. “I have received the greatest letters from people telling me what an inspiration she was to them because she represents an inner strength every woman has.”
While the TV show was a hit during its day and it still resonates with fans, it almost didn’t make it on the air.
“TV executives didn’t think there was a market for a female holding a show like ‘Wonder Woman,’” said Carter. “Women were buying all their products, yet men dominated the shows.”
Actress and former Miss Israel Gal Gadot went on to become the Amazing Amazon in the recent film franchise. Carter told Fox News in 2016 she gave the 33-year-old and the new filmmakers her blessing.
“I want it to move to the next generation of women, and inspire the next generation of women,” said Carter. “There is some visceral identity that people have with the character that I played because they went in their backyards and they pretended to be her. We share that goddess within, maybe, and I enjoy hearing those stories. So I don’t really tire of it.”
And whatever happened to Carter’s iconic suit? She kept one of the original costumes from the show’s first season and one from the second.
“They’re falling apart in a closet somewhere,” she chuckled.
These days, Carter has been keeping busy spending time with her family, as well as pursuing her first love: music.
“People are always trying to put me in a box,” she said. “Either I’m too tall, I’m too pretty, [or] I’m too this… or ‘you’re Wonder Woman,’ or ‘you’re an actress,’ or ‘you’re a singer, so you can’t do that.’ I think that people like to put you down to one line — a synopsis of some kind. And I just don’t pay any attention to it.”