Linda Evans as born Linda Evanstad on November 18, 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut.
Her most famous television roles have been on The Big Valley as Audra Barkley (1965-1969) and on Dynasty as Krystle Carrington (1981-1989).
Due to her character's name on Dynasty, she started a successful ad campaign for Crystal Light beverages, starting in 1984. She was also spoofed in a scene on one episode of Family Guy, in which it was implied that the actress couldn't work well with others, and as a result found no more acting jobs and had to work in a supermarket ("Linda Evans, there's a spill on aisle nine!")
She has been married twice. She was first married to film producer John Derek from 1968 to 1974. When their marriage ended, he soon married actress Bo Derek. Evans's second marriage was to Stan Herman, a property executive, from 1976 to 1981. Evans dated musician Yanni from 1989 until 1998.
Regularly listed as one of the most beautiful women in America, she appeared in Playboy magazine in 1971 and a second time in 1982 when she was turning forty.
For her contribution to the television industry, Linda Evans has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Blvd.
Evans resides in Tacoma, Washington and owns a small chain of fitness centers.
In the 1990s, Evans hosted infomercials for Rejuvenique, a mask for toning facial muscles.
In 2005, she was one of the guests at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
She is a follower of Ramtha's School of Enlightenment.