Linda Evans is a popular American TV actress. She rose to fame after playing the character of Audra Barkley in the TV series The Big Valley. But the biggest role in her career has to be playing the character of Krystle Carrington in the popular TV drama series Dynasty. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Linda Evans in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Linda was born on 18th November 1942 in Connecticut, U.S. Both her parents were professional dancers. When she was merely six months, her family decided to move to North Hollywood. Linda did her schooling from Hollywood High School and she started taking drama classes to get over her shyness. Later, she took it up as her career and even changed her original surname from Evenstad to Evans.
Linda’s first love was Patrick Curtis and the couple got engaged. But Patrick broke up to marry Raquel Welch. Linda has been married twice and both her relationship ended in divorce. Her first marriage was with actor cum director John Derek in 1968 but six years later they officially divorced. Linda got married the following year to Stan Herman who was a property dealer and it did not last more than five years. Linda has a history of getting into relationships every now and then every with younger guys which kept her in the headlines. She was also arrested once in 2014 for driving after drinking heavily.
Career, Awards & Nomination
Linda started her professional career with a guest role in one of the episodes of Bachelor Father in 1960. She went on to get various guest roles in popular TV drama series. But her first full-time role came in 1965 in The Big Valley series. She got appreciated for her role-playing. She kept on getting side and regular roles in not so popular series.
But in 1980, she got her breakthrough role in as Krystle Carrington in the soap opera Dynasty. It was the most popular show of its time. Linda worked for the series for 9 years at a stretch. In the meantime, she had been part of several movies and post Dynasty role, she received several roles in various TV shows. She was the host of European Soundmix Show in 1997.
Linda has the Miss Golden Globe winner in 1964. She won Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Performance in a TV series in 1982 along with People’ Choice Award for Favorite TV actress. Linda Evans got to be part of the famous Playboy magazine twice in her career. She has a star to her name in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also won the Hell’s Kitchen show that she was part of in the British TV program.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much do you expect the net worth of a person should be who has been the part of the TV industry for nearly 4 decades? Well, the Dynasty famed actress has a net worth of $40 million currently at the age of 75 years. Most of her earnings came from her decade-old role in the number one TV show Dynasty. Apart from that, she had been part of various international magazines and ad campaigns of popular international brands.
Linda Evans just celebrated her Diamond Jubilee for passing 75 years in her life. She officially retired from acting in 1997 and currently stays alone in her mansion in Beverly Hills. Hope she gets to complete a century and show up in part times roles as her fans are dying to see her on the screen.