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CATHY LEE CROSBY AS THE FIRST/ORIGINAL 'WONDER WOMAN'

Year: 1973 Rating: ***

Young Gal Gadot fans don't want to know anyone else played WONDER WOMAN and older Lynda Carter fans are no different...

Even Google, if you type "the very first Wonder Woman" will provide Carter's name... but it's Cathy Lee Crosby, an athletic BLONDE, who was the first Diana "Supposed to be Dark-Haired" Prince and donned the outfit albeit resembling patriotic Olympics garb instead of the DC Comics suit Carter wore in the following years' series...

A shame because this TV-movie isn't too shabby; but it's no Superhero story... Instead, during the Spy Genre/James Bond era, this WONDER WOMAN seems as if a resilient Bond girl took over the 007 mantle. And instead of powers she has karate skills and can catch a high flying spear... thrown by one of her former island dames played by Anitra Ford, a leggy model who, gorgeous and BRUNETTE, while killing it as an underused nemesis (exceeding a slow-speaking money-stealing Ricardo Montalbán or a flirtatiously lethal Andrew Prine) would've aesthetically made a better WONDER WOMAN. But Crosby does a pretty decent job for a decent-enough time-filling/action-packed curio: So she alone deserves credit for initially laying out the iconic character's groundwork... even if what ended up working went completely against her portrayal.

Cathy Lee Crosby is the first WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the first WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the first WONDER WOMAN
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Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN and what a nice ass
Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the original WONDER WOMAN
Anitra Ford as the nemesis Ahnjayla in WONDER WOMAN
Cathy Lee Crosby is the first WONDER WOMAN
Robert Porter as the lead assassin from WONDER WOMAN
Robert Porter from WONDER WOMAN with Cathy Lee Crosby

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