Linda Evans

  • Birth Name: Linda Evanstad
  • Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • A junior high-school English teacher suggested she take acting classes to overcome extreme shyness.
  • Made TV debut in 1961 on Bachelor Father. Its star, John Forsythe, later played her husband on Dynasty.
  • In 1964, she decided to change her last name from Evanstad to Evans after being cast in The Big Valley.
  • In the '90s, she helped launch Linda Evans Fitness Centers, a chain of women-only gyms in California.
  • Reunited with Dynasty costar Joan Collins in a 2006-2007 touring production of the James Kirkwood play Legends!
  • Won the U.K. version of Hell's Kitchen in 2009.

Awards

  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1982, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program: Winner
  • 1984, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1986, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1985, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1983, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner

Relationships

  • Arlene Evanstad — Mother
  • John Derek — Ex-husband
  • Alba Evanstad — Father
  • Stan Herman — Ex-husband
  • Yanni — Ex-significant Other
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