The X-Women

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lynda Carter as Rita Hayworth

Another role that Lynda did to further remove her from her Wonder Woman image was the 1983 movie, Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess. And while I'm a little fuzzy on the details since I haven't seen it since 1983 or 1984, when it was last shown on TV, I do remember Lynda giving a pretty good performance. I know a lot of Rita fans in retrospect take offense that Carter was chosen to play the actress. But Lynda was a capable enough actress and she has never received much credit for her ability. Even when playing Wonder Woman, she was able to combine drama and comedy pretty well and not come off as cheesy. So I have no problem with Lynda playing the role of Rita Hayworth. It doesn't air on TV much and I don't think it's available on DVD as of yet, but far as film bios go, it's a solid one with a good performance by Lynda.

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