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Dynasty star Linda Evans, 78, proves she has not aged since her classic 80s TV show as she shares rare portrait... after vowing to quit plastic surgery

Daily Mail
Daily Mail
 2021-09-02

Linda Evans was the blonde beauty everyone aspired to resemble in the 1980s when her nighttime TV soap opera Dynasty with Joan Collins and John Forsythe was a smash hit.

And on Wednesday the actress, 78, proved she still looks sensational as she posted a rare and beautiful portrait by photographer Jonas Mohr where she appeared decades younger.

The Connecticut native added an inspirational caption: 'Strong women stand with each other during challenging times. United, we can do anything.'

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Glam lady: Linda Evans was the blonde beauty everyone aspired to resemble in the 1980s when her nighttime TV soap opera Dynasty with Joan Collins was a smash hit. And on Wednesday the actress proved she still looks sensational as she posted a beautiful portrait where she looked decades younger

The pinup has been honest about her take 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 not get any more plastic surgery.

Linda - who used to date singer Yanni, 66 - admitted that after Dynasty ended she had a 'facelift and Laser surgery to get rid of the lines around my eyes.'

But she said the cosmetic work has faded: 'The trouble with plastic surgery is that after 10 years gravity wins out and you have to have it done again.'

The star is active on Instagram with almost 20,000 followers as she looks back on her past successes and chats about maturing.

And earlier this year she posted a flashback image from the 1980s where she was wearing a red swimsuit.

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The A team: clockwise from top middle, Heather Locklear, Joan Collins, John Forsythe, Linda Evans in the 80s

In her caption Evans talked about the passing of time.

'When you get to be my age, you relish each decade of your life with a sense of wonder and awe for every summer that comes again. The escapades and adventures may take on new meaning,' said the looker.

'But with sunshine on my shoulders and my heart wide open for change, this season is as promising as ever. ✨'

Linda got her start in 1960 on an episode of Bachelor Father which starred Forsythe, who would go on to play her husband on Dynasty.

She then had a healthy run on TV with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Lieutenant and Wagon Train. In 1965, she was given a steady role on The Big Valley which gave the star her first taste of fame. And then she worked with Frankie Avalon on Beach Blanket Bingo in 1965.

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A big show: In 1965, she was given a steady role on 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 until 1969
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Her very early days of acting: Frankie Avalon and Evans in Beach Blanket Bingo in 1965

Guest starring roles followed in the 1970s as she showed up on The Rockford Files, Mannix, McCloud, McMillan & Wife and Hunter. In 1979 she was seen in the movie Avalanche Express and in 1980 Linda worked with Steve McQueen on Tom Horn.

Then came Dynasty which made her one of the top stars in the Eighties as she played the kind and gentle Krystle Carrington opposite Collins' devious Alexis.

The series aired from 1981 through 1989.

But after the series ended, Evans gave up Hollywood to find peace at her comfortable home in Washington state.

However, in 2019 a script was sent to her that she fell in love with and it pulled her back into show business.

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Youth: Earlier this year she was seen from the 1980s in a red swimsuit where she talked about aging. 'When you get to be my age, you relish each decade of your life with a sense of wonder and awe for every summer that comes again. The escapades and adventures may take on new meaning,' said the looker

Evans told People in August she was thrilled to star in the dark comedy Swan Song, which was directed by Todd Stephens. It is her first movie in decades.

'What are the odds that I'd be back working at 78?' she told the site. 'It's so outrageous, but as I always love to say, "Anything is possible."'

This comes a week after Dynasty star Michael Nader died aged 76.

The late actor was best known for his role as Dex Dexter - the husband of Collins' Alexis - in the ABC primetime soap opera.

His wife Jodi Lister confirmed her husband passed away on August 23, just 10 days after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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At a shoot: 'It was truly magical working with Robert Ascroft, his team, and my beautiful and talented glam squad for this People Magazine feature,' she said of this post from August

She wrote on Facebook: 'It grieves me to share the sad news that my husband, Michael Nader, passed away at home on August 23rd. 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 was sudden and unexpected and I have never experienced such agony as watching my soul mate die before my eyes. He was loved by so many and treasured his fans and their letters and emails. He responded to them all.'

Jodi revealed Michael - who also starred as Dimitri Marick on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children - was working on a memoir when he died.

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Sad loss: This comes a week after Dynasty star Michael Nader died aged 76. The late actor was best known for his role as Dex Dexter - the husband of Dame Joan Collins' Alexis - in the ABC primetime soap opera

She added: 'He was working on a book about his life and addiction before he passed. He had so many talents and skills and it's hard to imagine living life without his beautiful and wonderful presence, joy and laughter.'

Former Dynasty star Emma Samms - who portrayed Fallon Carrington Colby - wrote on Twitter: 'Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.'

Michael starred as Dynasty's Dex from 1983 to 1989, and he later appeared in All My Children from 1991 to 2001, and again in 2013.

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