Linda Evans

Highest Rated: 80% Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Lowest Rated: 20% The Klansman (1974)
Birthday: Nov 18, 1942
Birthplace: Not Available
While attending Hollywood High School, Linda Evanstad (born November 18, 1942) accompanied a nervous classmate to an audition for a Canada Dry TV commercial. Impressed by the brunette, wholesomely pretty Evans, the ad-agency director invited her to read as well. After this and two subsequent commercial spots, Evans began making the TV guest-star rounds on such series as Bachelor Father, Ozzie and Harriet, The Untouchables and The 11th Hour. Her fortunes improved when she cut the "stad" off her last name and dyed her hair blonde. As Linda Evans, she made her first important film appearance as kidnapped pop singer Sugar Kane in the 1963 confection Beach Blanket Bingo; that same year, she was signed to an MGM contract, though she spent much of it on loan-out to other studios. From 1965 to 1969, Evans was co-starred on the TV western The Big Valley as the ever-imperiled Audra Barkley. Thereafter, her life and career was under the strict guidance of her then-husband, actor/director John Derek. Once free of Derek's influence, Evans was compelled to virtually start all over again in such lower-berth film efforts as Mitchell (1975). When she was hired to play the long-suffering Krystle Carrington on the long-running (1981-89) nighttime serial Dynasty, Evans' comeback was full and complete. Evans reprised her role as Krystle Carrington for Dynasty: The Reunion, a television series that aired in 1991. After working in a variety of made-for-television movies throughout the 1990s, Evans decided to retire from screen acting towards the end of the decade. However, the actress wouldn't disappear from television entirely, and neither would her legendary Dynasty persona (in 2005, actress Melora Hardin portrayed Evans herself for Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television movie based on the production of Dynasty). The following year, Evans reunited with her Dynasty alumni for a non-fiction reunion special titled Dynasty: Catfights and Caviar. The actress appeared in -- and won -- the British television reality series Hell's Kitchen. Evans enjoys the reputation of being one of Hollywood's nicest and most gracious actresses. A persuasive spokesperson, she has endorsed several commercial products and worked tirelessly on behalf of the pro-environment movement.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Childish Things Actor 2014
No Score Yet Stepsister Joan 1997
No Score Yet Judith Krantz's 'Dazzle' Sylvie 1995
No Score Yet Derrick contre Superman Actor 1992
No Score Yet The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw Kate Muldoon 1991
No Score Yet Kenny Rogers as The Gambler---The Adventure Continues Actor 1983
55% The Hunter Actor 1980
No Score Yet Tom Horn Glendolene Kimmel 1980
No Score Yet Avalanche Express Elsa Lang 1979
No Score Yet Standing Tall Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Hunter Actor 1977
No Score Yet Mitchell Greta 1975
20% The Klansman Nancy Poteet 1974
No Score Yet Confessions of Tom Harris Pat 1969
80% Beach Blanket Bingo Sugar Kane 1965
No Score Yet Those Calloways Bridie Mellot 1965
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor Alice Clinton 1963

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Dynasty
1981-1989
Krystle Jennings Carrington
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Claire Prescott Audrey
  • 1975
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Sally Farrow
  • 1965
  • 1964

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