Wonder Woman is finally getting the accolade she deserves. Lynda Carter, who famously portrayed the DC superhero in the 1970s Wonder Woman television series, is the latest recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As reported by Variety, numerous collaborators and peers of Carter’s were present to celebrate her star at Tuesday’s ceremony—including 2017’s Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins—and the actress herself was more than happy to strike some power poses on the red carpet for photographers.
“It seems impossible that I’ve been in the entertainment industry for 50 years. But I love this business—I love the creative process, the work, the performing … all of it,” Carter wrote on Instagram after the ceremony. “But today, as I am honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, I want to say a big THANK YOU to my FANS, who have encouraged and cheered me on all of these years. I want you to know how much I appreciate having you in my corner – I never take you for granted. Thank you again to everyone who made this possible. This is a day I will never forget.”
Interviewed by Variety before the ceremony, Jenkins explained how much of an influence Carter’s portrayal of the superhero was in crafting her 2017 film adaptation. “It’s quite incredible to become a part of the story with someone I admire as much as I do Lynda. As the years have gone on, I’ve come to admire that she carried that same spirit into her personal life as well,” she said. “It was Lynda’s portrayal of Wonder Woman that made me fall in love with her, because her Wonder Woman made me believe that I could have whatever I wanted, and even more importantly, it made me unashamed to want it.”
Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman in Jenkins’s film, wasn’t on hand to attend the ceremony, and instead showed her support with a tweet.
After concluding her famous Wonder Woman role in the late ’70s, Carter has continued to act on TV and film. She’s currently (and fittingly) portraying the U.S. president in the CW’s Supergirl.