Linda Evans Biography
Her first debut performance was as a guest star in the Bachelor Father, which starred John Forsythe. Linda Evans admitted that since then she had a crush on John Forsythe, which eventually became her love interest in the one of the most successful hit series ever, Dynasty, years later.
At the age of 23, Linda Evans rose to stardom when she appeared on the series The Big Valley in 1965. In The Big Valley, she played the role of Audra Barkley, the daughter of the character played by Barbara Stanwyck and the sister of the character played by Lee Majors.
After the Big Valley, Linda Evans was seen in Female Artillery in 1973 and the following year in the Nakia. Then from 1975 to 1977 she was seen in The Big Rip-Off and in the series Hunter, for which she appeared in the pilot series and in the 8 episodes in 1977. The following year, she was seen in Nowhere to Run and Standing Tall.
In 1981, Linda Evans landed one of the lead roles in the hit series Dynasty, where she was seen opposite John Forsyth and Joan Collins. The series was about the wealthy clan of Carrington, where intrigues and scandals mix with power plays. The series lasted 8 years and was cancelled in 1989. Her onscreen fight with actress Joan Collins in the series is now considered as one of the most memorable and most watched scene in television.
While with Dynasty, Linda Evans was seen in several other television shows including Bare Essence in 1982, Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues in 1983, North and South, Book II and The Last Frontier in 1986. In the 90s she was seen in Shell Take Romance, Dynasty: The Reunion, The Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw, Dazzle and The Stepsisters.
Linda Evans also appeared in several films including, Twilight of Honor, Those Calloways, Beach Blanket Bingo, Childish Things, The Klansman, Mitchell, Avalanche Express, Tom Horn and Trekkies.