Lynda Carter, the original ‘Wonder Woman,’ praises fellow Latina Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Celebrities | August 20, 2020
Actress, singer, and women’s rights advocate Lynda Carter turned 69 years old on Friday, July 24, and celebrated it by praising New York Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Cater has become a feminist icon for her portrayal of Wonder Woman on television in the mid- to late-’70s.
Carter tweeted a photo of AOC sitting next to a Wonder Woman poster in her Capitol Hill office. The actress and AOC both share a Latino background, Carter’s mother was Mexican and Ocasio-Cortez’ family is Puerto Rican.
“Never stop being fierce and brave,” the actress said, adding that seeing Ocasio-Cortez’s poster tribute “made my birthday that much sweeter.”
The tweet received a like form Ocasio-Cortez who thanked Carter for “being a shining example of a woman’s strength.”