Whatever happened to linda evans

What Is ‘Dynasty’ Star Linda Evans Doing Today?

From 1981 to 1989, the cult series Dynasty told the story of the fierce struggles for economic power between two oil companies in Denver, Colorado. Naturally, it was also about the private conflicts between the families who owned the companies which made the series such a hit.

Linda Evans played the role of “Krystle Carrington”, a secretary who was married to businessman “Blake Carrington”, played by John Forsythe.

John Forsythe, Catherine Oxenberg and Linda Evans were the stars of Dynasty. (© imago / United Archives)

“Krystle” had previously been married to tennis professional “Mark Jennings” and had an affair with a Denver-Carrington employee while married to “Blake”. Her character eventually fell into a coma after surgery and Linda Evans left the Dynasty cast.

Linda Evans starred as “Audra” on The Big Valley

Linda Evans had her first role at the age of just fifteen in an episode of the sitcom Bachelor Father, in which she met her future Dynasty co-star John Forsythe for the first time. Evans had her big breakthrough however, when she played “Audra Barkley” in the series The Big Valley, which ran from 1965 to 1969.

Linda Evans: “Krystle” won a Golden Globe

Linda starred in several films including Avalanche Express in 1979 and Tom Horn in 1980, and then moved on to starring in Dynasty, starting in 1981. Linda Evans won five People’s Choice Awards and even a Golden Globe for her performance as “Krystle”.

After she left Dynasty, Linda founded a chain of gyms and health clubs. In 1991 she returned to TV screens in Dynasty: The Reunion.

Linda Evans today: the actress who used to play “Krystle Carrington” in Dynasty is still fabulous! (© Getty Images)

The blonde bombshell published her own book Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise in 1983. Almost at the same time as her Dynasty co-star Pamela Sue Martin (66), Evans retired from acting in 1997.

Linda Evans today

In 2009 Evans won the reality show Hell’s Kitchen and in 2011 her book Recipes for Life – My Memories was published. In it she shares anecdotes from her life and forty of her favorite recipes. As an exceptional actress, it is no surprise that she also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Linda Evans has been engaged once and married twice. Unfortunately, both her marriages failed and she has no children. Today, Evans lives on a secluded farm in the state of Washington.

15 Things You Don’t Know About Linda Evans

Audra Barkley could out-ride any cowboy, yet dazzle them with her beauty and charm! As the only daughter of Victoria Barkley on The Big Valley, Audra had some mighty boots to fill to prove herself, and Linda Evans did her justice, portraying the character with spunk, smarts and sophistication!

Now, the ever-elegant Evans speaks from the heart and reveals some fun and fascinating facts about herself in this INSP Exclusive!

1. Pizza Lover

I love pizza so much, that if you wake me up in the middle of the night and ask me if I’d like to eat a slice, I’ll say YES. Kenny Rogers used to have it delivered to me while I was filming The Gambler.

2. Dancing with a True Star

I got to dance with Fred Astaire when I tried out for a part as his daughter in a TV show he was doing.

3. A Real Doll

I played with dolls until I was fifteen, designing dresses and spending hours fitting them. Whatever else was going on in our house, I was in my own world creating. Many years later when I starred in Dynasty, the wardrobe fittings were so extensive, rich and lavish that I felt like I had become the doll.

4. Drastic Measures for a Hairdo

At sixteen, I was getting ready for an audition and our hair dryer broke. I was so desperate to do my hair that I poked my head in the oven wearing curlers, but they started melting! Needless to say, I never tried that again.

5. My Doubtful Drama Teacher

My Drama teacher at Hollywood High School never let me go to the advanced acting classes because he thought I was too shy.

6. Dressed by the Best

During The Big Valley, Barbara Stanwyck couldn’t stand the way John Derek dressed me in his handmade animal skins. She would invite me to dinner at her house, we’d drink champagne, and then she piled gorgeous designer clothes in her arms from her closet and made me take them home. She wanted the best for me, elegance and all. She was truly a second mother for me.

7. My Famous Cat

I had a cat that was so beautiful, her picture was published on calendars. She was a gorgeous Himalayan named, “She.” The money made from publishing her picture was given to causes that care for cats.

8. My Dream Role

After I left my husband, Stan, I was determined to work and be independent. When the first season of Dynasty ended, we didn’t know if there would be another. I was in Australia, filming an episode of the Love Boat when I received a telegram that Dynasty was picked up for another season – I was so overjoyed I burst into tears! Everyone thought I received bad news. I told them there wasn’t a problem – this was everything!

9. Flash!

My oldest, dearest, wildest friend on earth, Bunky Young, was driving home with me after a day of filming Dynasty. It was John Forsythe’s birthday and he happened to be driving next to us on Hollywood Boulevard. At a stop light, Bunky lifted her shirt and flashed an unsuspecting John. When the light turned green, we looked back in the rearview mirror to see John still at the intersection, just stalled and stunned, as we drove on. He later called to say thank-you to Bunky (in hushed tones).

10. Plane Crash

During Dynasty I survived a plane crash. It flipped upside down on the runway and I crawled out of it without a scratch.

11. Numerology

When I was young I had a passion for numerology, I would ask everyone I met what their birthday was. It was fascinating to me that you could know so much about someone from their name and birthdate. I’ve always explored ways to understand the human condition and numerology has been a brilliant tool that has given me greater insight and meaning in my life.

12. Dolly Parton

When I moved from Beverly Hills to Washington State, Dolly Parton rented my house for nine years. Dolly is a legend, known for her kindness and authenticity – I could not have found anyone more responsible and appreciative to be there with my antiques and treasures. She also left the house in better condition and more beautiful than when she got there.

13. Speed Walking

I walk fast naturally and I have always been asked to slow down when I’ve walked with my boyfriends and friends. I’m just built to walk fast – like a horse on a race track. I don’t even think about it.

14. Seasoning with Salt

I’m a salt-a-holic. George Hamilton, during Dynasty, said he was going to give me a salt lick for Christmas.

15. I Love Frills

I have over 800 silk wired ribbons and I love to give presents with big beautiful bows for Christmas and birthdays. When people receive gifts wrapped in so much beauty and care, designed just for them, they feel an exquisite joy and sweetness that comes from feeling loved and thought of. It is greater than the gift itself.

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Faded Hollywood actress Linda Evans has been living like a recluse, according to sources — and heartbroken at the thought of spending the rest of her life alone.

The 76-year-old former “Dynasty” diva has been holed up in tiny Rainier, Washington, since splitting from New Age musician Yanni in 1998.

And insiders claimed Linda still regrets ending their nine-year romance!

“Yanni was touring all the time and Linda felt they had grown apart,” a pal said. “She also believed somebody wonderful would walk through her door — but it still hasn’t happened!”

Linda moved to Washington in 1985 to be close to her controversial spiritual guide J.Z. Knight.

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But according to pals, Linda’s been “consumed by loneliness” in recent years and her misery exploded in a humiliating episode in 2014.

As The National ENQUIRER exclusively reported, a dazed and confused Linda was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence after her car swerved dangerously into oncoming traffic!

“I was afraid the vehicle was going to kill someone,” the arresting officer reported.

A nearly unrecognizable Linda claimed she had downed a handful of pills to ease crippling pain from a dislocated disc.

During her Hollywood heyday, Linda — who also starred in the ’60s TV Western The Big Valley — married and divorced actor-director John Derek and real estate investor Stan Herman.

But insiders said she has little hope of new romance while living on her isolated 
70-acre ranch.

“Linda says it’s hard to go home to an empty house at night — with all the great relationships she’s had,” the source spilled.

“Friends tell her to go back to Hollywood where she’d be the toast of the town and have suitors lining up for her. But she says that’s a life she’s left behind forever, and she’s resigned to being alone.”

Linda Evans Biography | Linda Evans

Linda Evans(full name: Linda Evenstad), is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television.

In the 1960s she played Audra Barkley, the daughter of Victoria Barkley (played by Barbara Stanwyck) in the Western television series, The Big Valley (1965–1969).

She is best known for portraying Krystle Carrington in the 1980s ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, a role she played from 1981 to 1989.

Linda Evans Age | How Old Is Linda Evans

Linda Evans is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. In the 1960s she played Audra Barkley, the daughter of Victoria Barkley in the Western television series, The Big Valley.

Linda is 76 years old as of 2018. She was born on 18 November 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Is Linda Evans Still Alive

Linda Evans is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. She is alive.

Linda Evans Children, Early Life, Family

Evans, the second of three daughters, was born Linda Evenstad in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1942, to Arlene (née Dart; 1917–1969) and Alba Evenstad (1904–1958), both of whom were professional dancers.

“Evenstad” was the name of the small farm in Nes, Hedmark in Norway from where her paternal great-grandmother emigrated to the United States in 1884 with her young son (Evans’s grandfather) and a couple of relatives.

When she was six months old, the family moved from Hartford to North Hollywood. She attended Hollywood High School, where she was a sorority sister of future actress Carole Wells.

Her introduction to drama came through classes that she took “as a form of therapy, to cure her of her shyness.” When she started her professional career, she changed her last name to “Evans”.There are no details about her children

Linda Evans Net worth

Linda Evans is an American actress who was born November 18, 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut. She first gained notoriety for her role as Audra Barkley in the western television series The Big Valley (1965-69), but her huge break came with her role as Krystle Carrington in the 1980s ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, alongside actress Joan Collins and actor John Forsythe.

The series was credited with the first television onscreen ‘catfights’ between characters as she and Joan Collins’ character, Alexis Carrington, battled it out—to the delight of Dynasty’s audience.

Her split from husband John Derek, when Derek left her for a then 15-year-old girl (then named Mary Cathleen Collins), was another boost to her national attention-getting, albeit humiliating.

The young Mary Cathleen, who later became known as Bo Derek, was often compared to Evans as a ‘young’ Linda Evans, as the two females were very similar in looks and stature. Evans subsequently married Stan Herman, a property executive and that marriage lasted from 1976 to 1981.

In 1989, Evans began a relationship with new age musician Yanni, which lasted until 1998. In a 2011 interview, Evans said she really never had aspirations to be famous—she was instead more focused on becoming a housewife and has always had a huge love for cooking. In 2011, she published her book (memoir) entitled, Recipes for Life: My Memories.

Linda is an American actress she has a net worth of $30 million as of 2019

Linda Evans Career

Evans’s first guest-starring role was on a 1960 episode of Bachelor Father. The series starred John Forsythe, with whom she would costar 20 years later on Dynasty.

After several guest roles in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet between 1960 and 1962, and guest appearances on television series such as The Lieutenant, Wagon Train, and Outlaws, Evans gained her first regular role in 1965 in The Big Valley.

Playing Audra Barkley, daughter of Victoria Barkley (played by Barbara Stanwyck), Evans was credited in the series until it ended in 1969, though she was only a semi-regular cast member during the last two seasons.

On December 31, 1967, John Derek recruited his wife to operate one of his cameras after he had been commissioned by daredevil Evel Knievel to film his motorcycle jump of the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. It was Evans who captured the iconic images of Knievel’s devastating crash as the jump failed.

With George Peppard in Banacek, 1975
Throughout the 1970s, Evans continued to appear on television largely in guest roles. She appeared in a slew of detective shows such as The Rockford Files, Mannix, Harry O, Banacek, McCloud and McMillan & Wife.

In 1977, she starred with James Franciscus and Ralph Bellamy in the espionage drama series Hunter, though the show lasted for only 13 episodes.

In films, Evans co-starred with Lee Marvin and Robert Shaw in a 1979 thriller, Avalanche Express, and in 1980 she co-starred in one of Steve McQueen’s final films, the western Tom Horn.

Linda Evans Husband, Personal life, Eulogy

Stan Herman (m. 1975–1979), and John Derek (m. 1968–1974)

In her late teens, Evans was engaged to Patrick Curtis, who later became a press agent and married Raquel Welch. Evans has been married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was to actor, photographer and film director John Derek.

They started dating in 1965, married in 1968 and separated on Christmas day 1973 when Derek disclosed his affair with Bo Derek, who was 30 years his junior and was 17 years old at the time.

Evans’s second marriage was to Stan Herman, a property executive, from 1975 to 1979. She then lived with restaurant owner George Santo Pietro, from 1980 to 1984.

she also dated The Big Valley castmate Lee Majors for a brief period following her second divorce, as well as businessman Dennis Stein (a former fiancé of Elizabeth Taylor) during the mid-1980s. In 1989, Evans began a relationship with new age musician Yanni, which lasted until 1998. Read also Kimi Evans

Her best friends are her ex-stepdaughter, television writer Sean Catherine Derek, and Bunky Young, Evans’s former assistant whom she has known since the mid-1960s; both reside near her in Washington state. She is also close with John’s Europe-based second wife, Ursula Andress, a sometime houseguest at her home in Beverly Hills.

After being diagnosed with idiopathic edema, Evans began investigating alternative healing, delving into Eastern philosophy and naturopathy.

In 1985, she became involved with controversial metaphysical teacher J. Z. Knight and her Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment and eventually moved to Yelm, Washington to be closer to Knight and her school.

She appeared in Playboy magazine at the behest of her then-husband John Derek in 1971. As she gained tremendous fame on Dynasty, the photos were published a second time in 1982.

She was arrested on May 2014 for driving under the influence of a prescription.

Is Linda Evans Still Married?

Linda Evans would perhaps remain one of the sexiest women to grace the TV screens. Back when she was in her prime, Evans was, asides her acting prowess, renowned for her voluptuous figure and sultry deep voice, both physical features that made her the dream of most men.

With a body to die for and a talent to admire, Linda Evans didn’t have to flinch to attract men her way. Atypical of Hollywood stars, Linda Evans has had her fair share of romantic relationships and marriages, in her case, two marriages and two divorces.

At the time of this writing, the veteran actress remains a divorcee. Her last marriage ended in the year 1979. Linda was in 1975 married to Stan Herman, a property executive. Unfortunately, that marriage turned out to be a short-lived one surviving for barely four years. Herman passed in 2002 after a bout with leukemia.

Though Linda Evans has remained unmarried since then, she continued to date men. She had a romantic relationship with restaurateur, George Santo Pietro in the early 1980s.

Later in the mid-1980s, she romanced Lee Majors, an American film producer, and actor whom she starred within The Big Valley. She then moved on to businessman Dennis Stein who was once engaged to the iconic Elizabeth Taylor.

Evans’s next romantic relationship would be with the new age Greek keyboardist and composer Yiannis Chryssomallis best known by his stage name Yanni. Their relationship was a longterm one and at some point had many speculating that they had actually tied the knot.

Evans and Yanni were together for nine years from 1989 to 1998, the longest of any of her romantic relationships. The second-longest was her first marriage to actor, director, and photographer, John Derek which lasted for 6 years from 1968 to 1974.

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Linda Evans Television breakthrough

Evans was next cast as Krystle Carrington in Aaron Spelling’s opulent new prime time soap opera, Dynasty, which premiered on January 1981. Intended as ABC’s answer to the hit CBS series Dallas, Dynasty featured Evans as the former secretary and new wife of billionaire oil tycoon Blake Carrington, portrayed by her former costar John Forsythe.

Although initially sluggish in the ratings, audience figures improved after the show was revamped and British actress Joan Collins was brought in to play opposite Evans and Forsythe as Blake’s scheming ex-wife, Alexis Carrington. By the 1984–85 season, Dynasty was the number one show on American television, outranking Dallas.

Evans won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series for her Dynasty role in 1981 and was subsequently nominated every year from 1982 to 1985. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1983.

Evans won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program in 1982, and for Favorite Female TV Performer in 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986. She won a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1984 and 1985.

Evans was hired as a spokesperson for the beverage Crystal Light due to her character’s name.

Linda Evans Now

Linda Evans slowly fizzled out from the entertainment world in the late 1990s. She reemerged in 2009 when she appeared in the British TV program Hell’s Kitchen which she went on to win. A couple of years later, Linda Evans published her memoir entitled, Recipes for Life: My Memories.

Linda Evans has since largely stayed off the spotlight and only occasionally appears in the news. In May 2014, Evans was booked by authorities for what was originally suspected to be driving under the influence.

However, she later revealed that she had no narcotics in her system and was only driving recklessly as a result of the severe physical pain she was going through as a result of back pain.

Linda has many achievements to her name including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She now spends her time away from the glamour of Hollywood while traveling the world to deliver motivational speeches to women.


She left Dynasty in 1989, four months before the series came to an end, after only appearing in six episodes of the 22-episode ninth and final season. After leaving Dynasty, Evans semi-retired from acting and made only occasional television appearances. Instead, she devoted her time to fitness issues and set up a small chain of fitness centers.

In the 1990s, she hosted infomercials for Rejuvenique, a mask for toning facial muscles. She had previously written the Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise book in 1983. She also kept in touch with Forsythe, until he died on April 1, 2010, and she was very devastated by his passing.

she was asked when she first met Forsythe, as an unfamiliar actress, for her first speaking part, with him: Her agent “signed me up for Bachelor Father and John Forsythe gave me my first speaking part.”

In 1991, she returned to the role of Krystle Carrington for the television miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion. Following this, she appeared in three made-for-TV movies in the 1990s but then retired from screen acting altogether in 1997.

In 2005, actress Melora Hardin portrayed Evans in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television movie based on the creation and behind the scenes production of Dynasty.

In 2006, she reunited with her Dynasty castmates for the non-fiction reunion special Dynasty: Catfights and Caviar. She then starred in the stage play Legends opposite her former Dynasty rival Collins. In 2009, she appeared in and won the British TV program Hell’s Kitchen, working under Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.

Evans has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Linda Evans Books

  • 2011 Recipes for Life
  • 2011 Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise Book:
    Inner and Outer Beauty
  • 2011 Recipes for Life:
    My Memories

Linda Evans Height

American actress, known for playing Audra Barkley in The Big Valley and Krystle Carrington in Dynasty.
In a 1966 article, it mentioned “‘Cute’ may not be the right word for Linda – she’s 5 feet 7. ‘But I photograph much shorter,’ she said.

‘I don’t want to be a cute little thing – I’d rather be a cute big thing.’”. A 1969 article also mentioned her weight: “5 feet 7, Her 118 pounds are just where you want them.” Linda has a height of 5ft 7 (170.2 cm) tall

Then And Now


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The award-winning actress Linda Evans has long been hailed as one of the most beautiful women in the world.

Linda Evans (on right) with Joan Collins and John Forsythe, her co-stars from the hit television show “Dynasty” – Photo courtesy of Barry King

She is also known for her warmth and kindness: in 1985, during the height of her fame, the Los Angeles Times proclaimed her to be the most well-liked celebrity in Hollywood. Linda is known best for her roles of Audra Barkley on The Big Valley (1965-1969) and Krystle Carrington on Dynasty (1981 -1989). In 2009 she won the British competitive cooking reality show, Hell’s Kitchen.

Today she spends her time writing, cooking, working with organizations such as Meals on Wheels and traveling the country to speak on aging gracefully in a culture that does not revere aging.

Linda and Alexie. “During the ‘Dynasty’ years when I opened my purse, I had contents like a comb, a mirror, lipstick or a credit card. Now when I open my handbag, it’s stuffed with multi-colored doggie-poop bags! My dearest Alexie has taken over my life.” Photo courtesy of Linda Evans

Linda makes her home in the small town of Rainier, Washington. “I have 70 acres with a river running through it,” she said in an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her sister, nephew and stepdaughter, Sean Derek (from her marriage to John Derek), all have homes on the property. “We’ve got dogs. We’ve got deer. I live in heaven,” she exclaims. “I absolutely love it here.” While Linda could live anywhere in the world (thanks to the success of Dynasty), she fell in love with the Northwest because of its extraordinary natural beauty and the people she meets here: “You want to be where your heart feels safe,” she says. “I came for a visit and couldn’t leave.”

Moving to Washington gave her the peace she was seeking. “Even though it was a blessing to have Dynasty, you have absolutely no privacy. It’s difficult because when you have a public persona, people see you in a certain way.” When Harper’s Bazaar named her one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world, she thought, “This is not reality.” She felt tremendous pressure trying to live up to the illusion of Krystal Carrington.

Linda left Dynasty before its last season because she needed time to reflect on her life. “That was the whole purpose of coming up here , because I understood that so much of my life was outside of me.” She had once lived her life trying to make her husband happy. “To think of just me never entered my mind,” she says. When her marriages ended, she found herself focusing on her career. “But it just seemed there had to be more to life than all that…I was looking to find out who I was. I wanted to go on the inner journey.”

She says she never felt healthier or more satisfied than after moving out of the spotlight to Washington. “I’m happier because I don’t define myself by what other people think. You get older and wiser, that’s the great thing about aging,” she told Oprah. “You get more certain in yourself…who you are and what you want.”

Linda at age 3, photo courtesy of Linda Evans

Even as a girl, Linda never placed much value on her looks. She was born November 18, 1942 in Connecticut. When she was six months old, her parents, both professional dancers, moved the family to Hollywood, next door to her grandparents. At age 14, Linda, the second of three daughters, was encouraged by her English teacher to enroll in drama classes to overcome shyness. At 15, she went with a friend who was auditioning for a television commercial and, without wanting to, Linda got the part. Shortly after, in a true Hollywood twist of fate, Linda’s first role on a major television series was in Bachelor Father, starring John Forsythe. Over two decades later she would play his wife on the hit show, Dynasty.


On 18-11-1942 Linda Evans (nickname: Linda Evans) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.. She made her 30 million dollar fortune with Krystle Carrington on Dynasty. The actress her starsign is Scorpio and she is now 77 years of age.

Linda Evans Facts & Wiki

Where does Linda Evans live? And how much money does Linda Evans earn?

Birth Date 18-11-1942
Heritage/origin American
Ethnicity White
Religion – believes in God? Other
Residence She lives in an unknown fashion in Rainier, Washington.

Linda Evans Net Worth, Salary, Cars & Houses

Linda Evans is an American actress who has a net worth of $30 million. She is best known for her performance as Krystle Carrington in the 1980s ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty.

Estimated Net Worth 30 million Dollar Celebrity Net Worth Revealed: The 60 Richest Actresses in 2020!
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Product Endorsements Clairol’s Ultress hair color, Crystal Light diet soft drink & Forever Krystle & Carrington Fragrance perfume
Highest Grossing Movies Nowhere to Run, Tom Horn & Beach Blanket Bingo
Colleagues Joan Collins, John Forsythe & Lee Majors


    After selling his Beverly Hills’ property, Linda moved to a small town of Rainier, Washington. The house features 70 acres with a river running through it.
    Currently no houses listed.


    Currently no cars listed.

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Linda Evans: Single, Dating, Family & Friends

Linda Evans has been married and divorced twice. She was married to actor, photographer and film director John Derek in 1968. Her second marriage was to Stan Herman, a property executive, from 1975 to 1979.
Who is Linda Evans dating in 2020?

Relationship status Single
Sexuality Straight
Partner Currently in no confirmed relationship
Ex-boyfriends or ex-husbands Lee Majors
Patrick Curtis, John Derek, Stan Herman, Yanni
More info Was previously married and divorced
Expecting a baby She is not pregnant
Has any kids? No

Shall the American actress Linda Evans find love in 2020?
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She might have befriended Joan Collins, John Forsythe & Lee Majors, but what about family?
Names of father, mother, kids, brothers & sisters.

    Alba Evenstad (Father)
    Arlene Evenstad (Mother)


  • Lana Turner
  • Sean Catherine Derek
  • Bunky Young

Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Tattoos, Skin, Hair & Eye color

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This nice actress originating from Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. has a slim body & heartshaped face type.

Hair color Light blond
Hairstyle bangs
Eye color Blue
Height 173 cm
Weight 70 kilo
Bra-size 34C
Feet size 8
Dress size 10
Waist size 26
Buste size 37
Butt size 38
Does Linda Evans smoke? Yes, on occasion CAUGHT SMOKING: The 60 Most Shocking Celebrity Smokers!
Does Linda Evans have a tattoo? No OMG! 50 Celebrity Tattoos Gone Horribly Wrong!
Fitness, workout and diet Linda Evans practices meditation to reach inner peace for better well being.

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Official websites/fansites: http://www.lindaevansofficial.com/

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Those Eyes : Six Years Ago Linda Evans Was Considered Too Old to Cast. Today, She’s Made Maturity a Sexy Commodity

Is there anyone who doesn’t like Linda Evans? Probably. But people who know about such things can’t think of who that might be. Gossip columnists, producers, paparazzi, extras on the “Dynasty” set, for mer stepchildren, costume designers and just plain folks who have seen her around all claim she’s “the nicest gal in town.”

Then you get to Evans, on the “Dynasty” set, her eyes twinkling the same shade of blue as the sequins on her Nolan Miller gown. And even she admits she’s “good.” That’s partly because Hollywood’s hottest television blonde has learned “never to focus on negatives.” Positives are her thing. What’s most positive is that, each week, 100 million people in 90 countries watch Evans play the beautiful, virtuous wife of Blake Carrington and wish they could either marry her, look like her, dress like her or at least help her find a real-life Mr. Right–someone to deliver the saintly star from her well-publicized childless, husbandless plight.

Failing that, they can at least vote her “the best-looking woman in America” (People magazine, April, 1985) or one of “America’s 10 most beautiful women” (Harper’s Bazaar, September, 1985) or “the new blonde image of the 1980s” (an independent research poll for Clairol). They can buy magazines with her face on the cover (Harper’s Bazaar, Saturday Evening Post, McCall’s, Ladies’ Home Journal) and purchase the products she represents (Forever Krystle perfume, the Dynasty line of clothes, Crystal Light soft drinks, Ultress hair color).

What female Evans fans want to do most, it seems, is help. “They phone and write, offering to fix her up on dates,” an Evans associate says, adding that Evans is probably the female TV star “best liked by women.”


Evans admits that hundreds of females write her, offering to “lend their husbands or boyfriends if I need an escort. They know I’m single and they trust me with their men.” Evans, however, doesn’t act like she needs help.

Sure, she’s nice. And kind. In fact, on her way to be interviewed, she offers to help an elderly delivery man carry his heavy carton up the steps. (He declines.) And she’s strong. Between takes she’s often on the telephone, instructing heaven-knows-whom about buying and selling heaven-knows-what.

“I’m into everything,” Evans says, declining to explain what “everything” is.

Her personal goal right now, she says, is “freedom.” It’s obvious that life as a superstar and pitchwoman doesn’t allow her much of that. And in case anyone is about to whip off yet another post card offering Evans yet another date, it should be noted that the actress is “very much involved” with L.A. businessman Richard Cohen but denies rumors that they’ll marry.


Women may feel trust, but men feel lust. “Dynasty” co-creator and co-executive producer Esther Shapiro remembers the time “a bunch of us sat around watching dailies, and Linda came in wearing this extraordinary flimsy blue lounging thing. When we saw her, there was an audible gasp–an involuntary thing that physically happened to the men present. It was a moment I’ll never be able to forget.”

Evans’ brand of sex appeal apparently sizzles right through the small screen into some very upscale living rooms. Shapiro explains: “There are men in high political places, tycoons and men of power–I can’t reveal their names–who watch the show and send her flowers or call and ask to meet her. These are power people, men who are into owning things, and she’s obviously something they’d like to own. Knowing Linda, that’s the one thing to which she wouldn’t respond.”

Evans modestly asserts that she can’t remember any of the high-and-mighty types to whom Shapiro refers. The reason she can’t remember, she explains, is that “it doesn’t really matter. They don’t want me; they want Krystle.” And Evans understands too well the difference between a TV character and that person in real life.

On Nov. 18 she will be 43 years old. For most of those years she was neither rich, well known nor on the A list for parties. In fact, an industry insider confides that as recently as six years ago, Evans was turned down for parts, including one in “Dallas,” because people thought she was too old.

Her parents were dancers. And her not-so-well-off family was even less so after her father died of cancer, while Evans was at North Hollywood High. She entered show business via commercials and struggled along until her stint as Barbara Stanwyck’s daughter on “The Big Valley,” from 1965 to 1969.

When Evans married her childhood idol, John Derek (16 years her senior), she all but disappeared from view. She has since told interviewers that he didn’t want her to work, except with him. She has also repeatedly, and incongruously, praised that marriage in interviews, once confiding to a reporter from Orange Coast magazine:

“One night I came home to a roomful of candles. John had moved a mattress in front of a roaring fire in the living room and had furs spread on top. Champagne and grapes dipped in egg whites and dusted in sugar were nearby. It was marvelous.”

Maybe so, from the viewpoint of a then-love-struck Evans, who was raised a Catholic and who valued nothing as much as a marriage with lots of romance and lots of kids. But the couple did not have children, and in her 30s, after 10 professionally dull years with Derek, she became the woman he jilted for a 16-year-old named Bo.


John Derek’s daughter by a previous marriage, Sean, saw the Evans-Derek union from a different viewpoint:

“She may not have had her own kids, but she certainly wasn’t spared the ordeal of having his. My brother and I didn’t know my father at all when he married Linda,” Sean Derek says. “Linda literally introduced us to him and helped us have a relationship. . . . My brother became a quadriplegic. When that happened, I saw her be supportive right out of a ‘Dynasty’ script. . . . I know it sounds corny, but she really believes in the good in the universe, and she always tries to do the good and right thing.” They are still close, she adds, while “I haven’t seen my father in the last six years.”

Evans soon married L.A. Realtor Stan Herman, but it lasted only three years. So now the clock was ticking. Evans had no children, no husband, no big career.

Shapiro recalled recently that until five or six years ago, Evans was “by her own admission a day player. . . . She did ‘Hunter,’ but after that it was just episodic television.” And Shapiro acknowledges that before “Dynasty,” many considered Evans too old to cast.

What has happened in the interim to change the public perception of female sex appeal as it relates to age? Nobody knows for sure.

But by portraying a vulnerable, loving, strong, sexy, mature woman in one of the campiest soaps on TV–and by having a similar off-screen persona to boot–Evans has proved that sex appeal does not vanish when crow’s feet and laugh lines appear. She has made maturity a sexy commodity, and she has done it without militancy, without face lifts, even without great acting skill.

When “Dynasty” executive producer Aaron Spelling was asked whether Evans could act, he paused and answered: “She has great windows.” Windows? “That was Sam Goldwyn’s word for eyes, and Linda has the greatest eyes in TV.” Yes, but can she act? “All I can tell you,” Spelling persisted, “is that when she’s in a scene, we never worry. We have a saying on the set, ‘When in doubt, cut to Linda.’ ”

Ask Linda about “windows” and she smiles, pointing to her eyes. “But look, I have wrinkles!”


Ask how she maintains her voluptuous, 5-foot-8, 123-pound figure (size 10 on top, 6 on bottom) and she’ll report that she works out, but “women my age don’t have the figures of younger women.”

Ask about her hair and she admits that she colors it blond. In fact, Evans’ relaxed approach to her looks, her age, her success and her failures probably accounts for much of her sex appeal. She knows who she is.

“I represent several important issues,” Evans says. “I am older, attractive, single and good. I’m one of the first women to say you’re not too old for anything at 40. I’ve gone through some incredible tests and come out on top. There are millions out there who can relate to that.”

Money, which she now has plenty of, has only made her more aware that “what money represents is independence. That’s all it can buy.”

How does she feel about growing old? “You don’t grow old until your dreams die–and then you age from the inside out. I still have plenty of dreams.” Name one, she’s asked. “Well,” she says, somewhat shyly, “I haven’t had a baby yet.”

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