Linda Evans was the blonde beauty everyone aspired to in the 1980s, when her late-night TV soap Dynasty starring Joan Collins and John Forsythe was a huge success.
And on Wednesday, the actress, 78, proved that she still looks sensational when she posted a rare and beautiful portrait of photographer Jonas Mohr where she looked decades younger.
The Connecticut resident added an inspiring caption: “Strong women stand side by side in challenging times. United, we can do anything.’
Glam lady: Linda Evans was the blonde beauty everyone aspired to in the 1980s, when her late-night TV soap Dynasty starring Joan Collins was a huge success. And on Wednesday, the actress proved that she still looks sensational when she posted a gorgeous portrait where she looked decades younger
The pin-up has been honest about her views on aging.
The star, who was married twice – to Stan Herman (1975-1979) and to John Derek (1968-1974) – said in 2000 that she will no longer have plastic surgery.
Linda, who used to date singer Yanni, 66, admitted that she had a “facelift and laser surgery to get rid of the lines around my eyes” after Dynasty’s end.
But she said the cosmetic work has faded: “The problem with plastic surgery is that after 10 years, gravity wins and you have to get it done again.”
The star is active on Instagram with nearly 20,000 followers as she reflects on her past successes and chats about growing up.
And earlier this year, she posted a flashback image from the 80s where she was wearing a red swimsuit.
The A Team: Clockwise from top center, Heather Locklear, Joan Collins, John Forsythe, Linda Evans in the 1980s
In her caption, Evans talked about the passage of time.
“When you’re my age, you enjoy every decade of your life with a sense of wonder and awe for every summer that comes. The escapades and adventures can take on a new meaning,” said the viewer.
“But with sunshine on my shoulders and my heart wide open for change, this season is as promising as ever. ‘
Linda started in 1960 with an episode of Bachelor Father starring Forsythe, who would play her husband Dynasty.
She then had a healthy run on TV with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Lieutenant and Wagon Train. In 1965, she landed a regular role in The Big Valley, which gave the star her first taste of fame. And then in 1965 she worked with Frankie Avalon on Beach Blanket Bingo.
A big show: In 1965, she landed a regular role in The Big Valley, which gave the star her first taste of fame. Seen with Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Richard Long and Barbara Stanwyck (far left). The show aired from 1965 to 1969
Her Very First Acting Days: Frankie Avalon and Evans in Beach Blanket Bingo in 1965
Guest starring followed in the 1970s when she appeared in The Rockford Files, Mannix, McCloud, McMillan & Wife and Hunter. In 1979 she appeared in the film Avalanche Express and in 1980 Linda worked with Steve McQueen on Tom Horn.
Then came Dynasty who made her one of the top stars of the 1980s when she played the kind and gentle Krystle Carrington opposite Collins’ devious Alexis.
The series aired from 1981 to 1989.
But after the series ended, Evans gave up Hollywood to find some peace and quiet in her comfortable home in Washington state.
However, in 2019 she was sent a script that she fell in love with and it pulled her back into show business.
Youth: Earlier this year, she was seen in a red swimsuit from the 80s where she talked about getting older. “When you’re my age, you enjoy every decade of your life with a sense of wonder and awe for every summer that comes. The escapades and adventures can take on a new meaning,” the viewer said
Evans told People in August that she was thrilled to star in the dark comedy Swan Song, which was directed by Todd Stephens. It is her first film in decades.
“What are the chances I’ll be back to work at 78?” she told the site. “It’s so outrageous, but as I always like to say, ‘Anything is possible’.”
This comes a week after Dynasty star Michael Nader died at age 76.
The late actor is best known for his role as Dex Dexter – the husband of Collins’ Alexis – on the ABC primetime soap.
His wife Jodi Lister confirmed that her husband died on August 23, just 10 days after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
During a shoot, “It was truly magical working with Robert Ascroft, his team and my beautiful and talented glam crew for this People Magazine feature,” she said of this August post.
She wrote on Facebook: “It pains me to share the sad news that my husband, Michael Nader, passed away at home on August 23. He was diagnosed with untreatable cancer on Friday the 13th and died 10 days later with me and his best fur friend Storm by his side.
“His death and diagnosis were sudden and unexpected, and I have never experienced such anguish as seeing my soul mate die before my very eyes. He was loved by so many and cherished his fans and their letters and emails. He responded to them all.’
Jodi revealed that Michael – who also starred as Dimitri Marick on the ABC soap opera All My Children – was working on a memoir when he died.
Sad loss: This comes a week after Dynasty star Michael Nader died at age 76. The late actor was best known for his role as Dex Dexter – the husband of Dame Joan Collins’ Alexis – on the ABC primetime soap opera.
She added: “He was working on a book about his life and addiction before he died. He had so many talents and skills and it’s hard to imagine a life without his beautiful and wonderful presence, joy and laughter.”
Former Dynasty star Emma Samms – who played Fallon Carrington Colby – wrote on Twitter: “Unbelievably sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and condolences to all his many fans.’
Michael played the role of Dynasty’s Dex from 1983 to 1989, and he later appeared in All My Children from 1991 to 2001 and again in 2013.