Linda Evans is an American actress who has proudly left her footprints in the sands of television time. TV lovers during periods stretching from the 60s to the 80s would best remember Linda Evans for her roles in the TV shows; The Big Valley, as well as the ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty. Linda Evans’ presence in the limelight has since waned but the entertainment industry somewhat remains interested in what goes on in the life of an actress who was once considered a sex symbol. In this article, we attempt to answer recently asked questions about the actress.
Is Linda Evans Still Married?
Linda Evans would perhaps remain one of the sexiest women to grace the TV screens. Back when she was in her prime, Evans was, asides her acting prowess, renowned for her voluptuous figure and sultry deep voice, both physical features that made her the dream of most men. With a body to die for and a talent to admire, Linda Evans didn’t have to flinch to attract men her way. Atypical of Hollywood stars, Linda Evans has had her fair share of romantic relationships and marriages, in her case, two marriages and two divorces.
At the time of this writing, the veteran actress remains a divorcee. Her last marriage ended in the year 1979. Linda was in 1975 married to Stan Herman, a property executive. Unfortunately, that marriage turned out to be a short-lived one surviving for barely four years. Herman passed in 2002 after a bout with leukemia.
Though Linda Evans has remained unmarried since then, she continued to date men. She had a romantic relationship with restaurateur, George Santo Pietro in the early 1980s. Later in the mid-1980s, she romanced Lee Majors, an American film producer and actor whom she starred with in The Big Valley. She then moved on to businessman Dennis Stein who was once engaged to the iconic Elizabeth Taylor.
Evans’s next romantic relationship would be with the new age Greek keyboardist and composer Yiannis Chryssomallis best known by his stage name Yanni. Their relationship was a longterm one and at some point had many speculating that they had actually tied the knot.
Evans and Yanni were together for nine years from 1989 to 1998, the longest of any of her romantic relationships. The second longest was her first marriage to actor, director, and photographer, John Derek which lasted for 6 years from 1968 to 1974.
How Much is She Worth?
Linda Evans has made a lot of money from acting, she inherited her artistic genes from her parents and went on to make tremendous use of it, overcoming shyness as a little girl to become a renowned entertainer.
Like most big TV stars today, Evans started out small and scored only small parts at first when she launched out in 1960. She began to gain momentum with her first regular role as Audra Barkley in The Big Valley.
Her big break came in the 1980s thanks to her part as Krystle Carrington in Dynasty a series that would come to break American TV ratings propelling the cast members to unprecedented levels of fame.
The role earned her numerous award nods a handful of which she won, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1982. She reportedly earned $40,000 per episode and $52,000 per episode respectively for the 5th and 6th season of the show. Dynasty would remain the biggest role of her career as she appeared in only TV films as her activity in the industry gradually waned. Linda Evans has been able to amass a net worth estimated at $30 million.
Where is She Now?
Linda Evans slowly fizzled out from the entertainment world in the late 1990s. She reemerged in 2009 when she appeared in the British TV program Hell’s Kitchen which she went on to win. A couple of years later, Linda Evans published her memoir entitled, Recipes for Life: My Memories.
Linda Evans has since largely stayed off the spotlight and only occasionally appears in the news. In May 2014, Evans was booked by authorities for what was originally suspected to be driving under the influence. However, she later revealed that she had no narcotics in her system and was only driving recklessly as a result of the severe physical pain she was going through as a result of a back pain.
Linda has many achievements to her name including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She now spends her time away from the glamour of Hollywood while traveling the world to deliver motivational speeches to women.