And the Battle begins . . . with Lynda Carter 1976
In the 1970s there was only one place to watch your favorite television stars compete in Olympic type sports while also getting knocked into a dunk tank – The Battle of the Network Stars. Stars from the big three major networks competed in volleyball, tug-of-war, and a variety of relay races to see which channel had the most athletic actors.
Lynda Carter was at the height of her Wonder Woman fame when she took part in a swimming competition in 1976 alongside Farrah Fawcett, Penny Marshall, and Ron Howard – all sexy in their own right.
Carter actually won her relay lap even if the team itself didn’t come out on top. She later went onto rock a full Adidas outfit while trouncing her competition in an obstacle course.
A buff Charles Bronson and his beautiful wife, Jill Ireland — 1971
Pictured here with his second wife, Jill Ireland, Charles Bronson was a serious man’s man. His early life was wracked with poverty. He grew up in coal country and was so broke that he often had to wear his sister’s clothing to school. This not only instilled in him a sense that he needed to work, but it made him tough.
His early acting mylol free trial career was somewhat fruitless, with his big break coming when he was 39 years old and received a role in The Magnificent Seven. Eight years later, Bronson married Jill Ireland and formed one of the most lasting relationships in Hollywood. The couple co-starred in a series of films together, and often drove to the location with their children to make sure that the family stayed together. Read more