“Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter is still wonderful.
Lynda Carter first wowed television audiences as Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.
Lynda Carter first wowed television audiences as Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979. After “Wonder Woman,” Carter portrayed Rita Hayworth in the television movie “Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess.” Carter now focuses her time on a prolific music career, and she has released several albums including 2011’s “Crazy Little Things.”
Alison Arngrim was Nellie Olson on television’s “Little House on the Prairie.”
Arngrim started off as a child model and actress in television commercials. Her role as Nellie Olsen on “Little House on the Prairie” was her big break. In 2010, Arngrim wrote a book about her experiences as a child television star, and she now tours the country with a one-person stage show about her experiences.
Funny woman Carol Kane hasn’t stopped making us laugh.
The daughter of a jazz singer and an architect, Carole Kane started her career on the stage in a 1966 production of “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” In 1975, Kane was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the film “Hester Street.” Kane might best be known for her portrayal of “Simka Dahblitz-Gravas” in the television show “Taxi,” but now she’s back on stage. From 2005 to 2014, Kane portrayed Madame Morrible in the Broadway musical “Wicked.”
Legendary French film actress Isabelle Adjani continues her illustrious career.
At the age of 19, Adjani’s first major film role was in Francois Truffaut’s “The Story of Adele H,” for which she was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 1975. Since then, Adjani has continued to play roles in critically-acclaimed films such as Werner Herzog’s remake of “Nosferatu” (1979) to “Skirt Day” (2009). In 2011, the Los Angeles Times magazine dubbed Adjani “The Most Beautiful Woman in Film.”
Louise Fletcher’s acting career is long and storied.
Fletcher won the Academy Award for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched in 1975’s “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” After starring in several movies through the 1980s, Fletcher turned to television roles in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Picket Fences,” and “Joan of Arcadia.” Fletcher’s latest celebrated acting work is her role in Showtime’s “Shameless.”
Through the years, Michael Caine has never lost his signature style.
Known for his distinctive cockney accent, Michael Caine first broke through in film with his role in 1964’s “Zulu.” Caine’s role in 1966’s “Alfie” garnered him an Academy Award nomination. 1972’s “Sleuth” garnered Caine his second Academy Award nomination. Since the 1970s, Caine continues to turn in high-caliber and varied performances in such films as “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” and, most recently, “Interstellar.”
Olivia Newton-John never lost her voice.
Newton-John began singing at the age of 14 in the all-girl group, Sol Four. The title track of her first solo album, 1971’s “If Not For You,” reached number 25 on the Pop charts and number 1 on the Adult Contemporary charts. Newton-John gained global fame for in her portrayal of Sandy in 1978’s “Grease.” After a successful pop career through the ’80s and ’90s, Newton-John recently re-united with John Travolta to cut a Christmas Album.
“Foxy Brown” Pam Grier is still foxy.
The daughter of a nurse and an Air Force mechanic, Pam Grier first appeared in women in prison films such as 1971’s “The Big Doll House” and 1972’s “The Bird Cage.” Grier’s lead role in 1974’s “Foxy Brown” made her an icon. In 1997, director Quentin Tarantino revived Grier’s film career by casting her in the lead role for the movie “Jackie Brown.” Grier has since written a memoir, “My Life in Three Acts,” and acts in television.
Raquel Welch is…well, Raquel Welch.
An icon of the 1960s and 70s, Raquel Welch played prominent roles in films such as 1966’s “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B.C.” In 1970, Welch even had her very own television special, “Raquel!” Welch has always shown a great sense of humor, playing an alien bounty hunter in a 1979 episode of “Mork & Mindy” and a temperamental version of herself in the famous “The Summer of George” episode of “Seinfeld.”
Maureen McCormick was “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” on the Brady Bunch.
When you think about 1970s television, you think about the Brady Bunch. Maureen McCormick played the eldest Brady sister, Marcia. After the Brady Bunch was canceled in 1974, McCormick has had a prolific television career, including appearances on “Happy Days,” “Fantasy Island,” and VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club.”
From “Hot Lips” to Natasha, Sally Kellerman has played it all.
Sally Kellerman’s break-out role in film was Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H (1970). Since then, Kellerman has appeared in numerous Altman films, including “Brewster McCloud” (1970), “The Player” (1992), and “Pret-a-Porter” (1994). Kellerman continues to act, most recently playing Constance Bingham on CBS daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”
Maggie Smith’s star continues to shine.
Maggie Smith first drew the attention of American audiences with her Academy Award-winning performance in 1969’s “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” Smith’s role as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter movies introduced her to a whole new generation of movie goers. Since 2010, Smith has played Violet Crawley on the international hit “Downton Abbey.”
Jodie Foster started in television as the Coppertone girl in a 1965 commercial. 1975’s “Taxi Driver” made Jodie Foster an international sensation. After turning in several memorable performances through the years, Foster is currently focused on directing. Foster’s next directorial effort, “Money Monster,” stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts and is slated for an April 2016 release.
Mary Tyler Moore won audiences over as Laurie Petrie then became a hit as Mary Richards on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Mary Tyler Moore first foray into limelight had her appearing in multiple commercials, playing the role of a little elf named “Happy Hotpoint.” It wasn’t until she snagged the role of Laurie Petrie on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” that her fame really took off. Moore quickly became a fan favorite and was eventually given her own show, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Since leaving her show, she went on to make appearances in numerous TV shows and TV movies.