Linda Evans

Born Nov 18, 1942

Linda Evans is an American actress. She is known primarily for her roles on television, and rose to fame playing Audra Barkley in the 1960s Western television series, The Big Valley (1965–1969). Her most prominent role was that of Krystle Carrington in the 1980s ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, a role she played from 1981 to 1989.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on November 18, 1942.


1960 17 Years Old Evans' first guest-starring role was on a 1960 episode of Bachelor Father, which starred her future screen husband, John Forsythe. … Read More


1968 25 Years Old Evans has been married twice. Her first marriage was to actor and film producer John Derek. They married in 1968 and divorced in 1974 after Derek left Evans for Bo Derek who was 30 years his junior.
1969 26 Years Old Playing Audra Barkley, daughter of Victoria Barkley (played by Barbara Stanwyck), Evans was credited in the series until it ended in 1969, though she was only a semi-regular castmember during the last two seasons. … Read More


1976 33 Years Old Evans' second marriage was to Stan Herman, a property executive, from 1976 to 1981.
1977 34 Years Old In 1977, she starred with James Franciscus and Ralph Bellamy in the espionage drama series Hunter, though the show lasted for only 13 episodes.
1980 37 Years Old In 1980, Evans was cast as John Forsythe's wife, Krystle Carrington, in Aaron Spelling's opulent new primetime soap opera, Dynasty. … Read More
1982 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Evans was nominated five times for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Drama series (every year from 1982 to 1986), winning in 1982 in a tie with Barbara Bel Geddes of rival soap Dallas.


1984 41 Years Old Due to her character's name on Dynasty, Evans appeared in an ad campaign for Crystal Light beverages, starting in 1984.
1985 42 Years Old After being diagnosed with idiopathic edema, Evans began investigating alternative healing, delving into Eastern philosophy and naturopathy. In 1985, she became involved with controversial metaphysical teacher J. Z. Knight and her Ramtha's School of Enlightenment and eventually moved to Rainier, Washington to be closer to Knight and her school. … Read More
1989 46 Years Old 1 More Event
After she left Dynasty in 1989 (only months before the series came to an end), Evans semi-retired from acting and made only occasional television appearances. … Read More
1991 48 Years Old In 1991, she returned to the role of Krystle Carrington for the television miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion.


1997 54 Years Old Following this, she appeared in three made-for-TV movies in the 1990s, but then retired from screen acting altogether in 1997.


2005 62 Years Old In 2005, actress Melora Hardin portrayed Evans in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television movie based on the creation and behind the scenes production of Dynasty.
2006 63 Years Old In 2006, Evans reunited with her Dynasty castmates for the non-fiction reunion special Dynasty: Catfights and Caviar. … Read More
2009 66 Years Old In 2009, Evans appeared in and won the British TV program Hell's Kitchen, working under Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White. … Read More
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