Linda Evans Net Worth

Linda Evans Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Linda Evenstad net worth is
$25 Million

Linda Evenstad Wiki Biography

Linda Evenstad was born on 20 November 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut USA, and is an actress best known for her appearances on American television. Evans has Norwegian ancestry as her grandmother had immigrated to the US. Linda gained notice from “The Big Valley”, a western television series, but her role as Krystle Carrington in the ABC prime time soap opera “Dynasty” came to be the breakthrough role in her career.

A famous actress who has personified beauty and grace to American viewers, one might wonder how rich is Linda Evans? Well, as indicated by sources, Linda has an estimated net wealth amounting to $25 million as of early 2016. Acting is the major reason for her wealth. Being a television personality and fitness book author has also added to her net worth over the years.

Linda Evans Net Worth $25 Million

Being the second child to her parents, who were both professional dancers, Linda was a shy girl. When she was six, her family moved from Hartford to North Hollywood. In order to bring Linda out of her shy nature, her teacher made her take drama at school.

When she started her career as a professional actor, she changed her last name from “Evenstad” to “Evans”. Linda found fame as her role as Krystle, in “Dynasty” made her one of the most celebrated female actress of the 1980s. She left the show in 1989, after which she devoted her time to fitness issues, and set up fitness centers. She hosted infomercials and also wrote her “Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise” book in 1983. She returned for the role of Krystle Carrington in “Dynasty: The Reunion” in 1991. She then retired altogether in 1997, however, in 2006 Linda reunited with her “Dynasty” cast for reunion special “Dynasty: Cat fights and Caviar”. Evans also appeared in and won “Hell’s Kitchen” in 2009, working under Chef Marco Pierre White. Linda has made guest appearances in various TV shows as well.

Being a celebrated actress of the 80s Linda has been honored with many awards. She won the Golden Globe award for Best Actress-Television Series Drama (1982), People’s Choice Awards For Favorite Female TV Performer (1983-1986), People’s Choice Awards For Favorite Female Performer In a New TV Program, and was nominated in many important categories for her part in “Dynasty”. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, California.

Regarding her Personal life, Linda was engaged to Patrick Curtis who later married Raquel Welch. She has been married and divorced twice; her first marriage was in 1968 with John Derek a photographer and a film director. They separated in 1974. Her second marriage was with the property executive Stan Herman from 1975 to 1980. Linda began her research on alternate healing and neuropathy after being diagnosed with idiopathic edema. So, with assets net worth of $25 million, Linda currently resides in Rainier, Washington living a celebrated life as a legendary television actress while making use of every penny of her well deserved wealth.

Full NameLinda Evans
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of Birth20 November, 1942
Place Of BirthHartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Height1.72 m
EducationHollywood High School
SpouseStan Herman (m. 1975 - 1981),John Derek (m. 1968 - 1974)
AwardsMiss Golden Globe (1963), People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Performer (1986, 1985, 1984, 1983), People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series (1982), Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1982),
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1983)
MoviesTom Horn, Beach Blanket Bingo, Dynasty: The Reunion, Avalanche Express, The Klansman, The Last Frontier, The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, Those Calloways, Twilight of Honor, Mitchell, Nowhere to Run, The Dark, Krystle, She'll Take Romance, Bare Essence, Classic Cinema: Richard Burton Tripl...
TV ShowsEuropean Soundmix Show, Dynasty, Hunter, The Big Valley, Hell's Kitchen
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Sparkling blue eyes
4Platinum blonde hair
Dynasty (1981)$52,000 per episode (season 6)
Dynasty (1981)$40,000 per episode (season 5)
1[on David Janssen, who died in 1980] To this day, I still miss that guy; he was one of a kind.
2[Of John Forsythe]: When I did meet him in Bachelor Father (1957), it was a show called Crush on Bentley, and his niece that was Bachelor Father, of and I were the same age, 15 years old (Noreen Corcoran). We did the show and I had a crush on Bentley, and in the end, he fixes me up with these football players, and it was so sweet getting to know him, then, and he signed my script, because it was my first speaking part and he put on it, "Linda, you're going to be somebody someday and I found it when I was doing Dynasty," and brought on the set and say, "See John, you were psychic, you knew this was going to happen." It was so easy when I saw him when I walked on the set of Dynasty (1981). He looked at me and he said, "Mine Linda Evans, did how you're grown and how's your mother, Arlene?". And he remembered my mother's name. He remembered my real name - which is Evanstad. MGM Studios later changed it to Evans. I said, "Oh John, it's going to be so easy to love you in this part and it was Heaven to work with him, absolute Heaven, he had the most delicious sense of humor." He would make me laugh, all day long and we had so much drama, and on the script of Dynasty, and fights and things that we had to do with people, and he would constantly just joking/laughing, saying, "Come on, you can do this?". And we have to go out to get some awards and I was afraid to get up and in-front of people, when I was in junior high school - from that day, I was so shy and get up to do a book report, and he would encourage me and take my hand and walk up with me, he was extraordinary. We remained friends until he died, I talked to him like three weeks before he passed, and we talked all the time.
3[on her on- and off-screen chemistry with John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington]: Well, he gave me my first speaking part ever when I was 15, Bachelor Father (1957), and I had a crush on him! I played his niece's friend, and he wrote on the script, "You are going to be somebody someday." And I brought that on the set of Dynasty (1981), about the third year I found it, and I said, "John, look what you wrote.".
4[Who paid tribute to John Forsythe]: A man who may come into work everyday so magical. This show was so serious and he was funny personally. We'd be fighting and people would be strangling each other and he made me laugh, all day long, who'll ever be forever grateful to him for that.
5[When she was battling menopause and depression]: For the first time in my life, I understood what it was like to not be totally in control of my life. I am in a downward spiral to hell, it just got worse and worse. It was like all the lights were down low.
6[When she won on Hell's Kitchen (2005)]: I'm glad I did it, I volunteered to be here and I said I wanted to learn and I'm going to learn.
7All my life, I kind of had the strangest career because whenever I fell in love, I stopped working.
8[When she had different roles to play]: After Dynasty (1981), I wanted a reality check. I wanted to get in touch with real life, you know? That kind of world is kind of outrageous.
9[on Aaron Spelling]: Aaron Spelling went further than anyone has ever gone for television.
10A whole family would be absurd now. But one child would be wonderful.
1Credits John Forsythe as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2Surrogate younger wife of John Forsythe.
3Describes John Derek and Yanni as the two great loves of her life.
4Wore white jeans at her Mexican wedding to John Derek.
5Two sisters, Carol and Kathy.
6Drove Ursula Andress to the hospital on the day she gave birth to hers and Harry Hamlin's son Dimitri Hamlin.
7Has lived in Lakewood, Washington since the early 1990s.
8Daughter of professional dancers Alba (1904-1958) and Arlene Evanstad (1917-1969). Both of her parents died from cancer in their early 50s.
9Was approached by David Jacobs to star on Dallas (1978), when she was under contract with Lorimar.
10Knew John Forsythe when she was 18 years old and was friends with him until his death in 2010.
11Lived with George Santo Pietro (1981-1984).
12Her first acting mentor and former series' lead, Barbara Stanwyck, died on January 20, 1990, at age 82.
13Her second acting mentor and former series' lead, John Forsythe, died on April 2, 2010, at age 92.
14She was one of the guests at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
15After her role in the drama film The Stepsister (1997), she retired from acting at age 54.
16Friends with Heather Locklear, Joan Collins, Robert Fuller, Lee Majors, Larry Manetti and Ursula Andress. Cordial with Bo Derek.
17Her acting mentors were the late John Forsythe and the late Barbara Stanwyck.
18She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 20, 1987.
19Her singing vocals in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) was dubbed by Jackie Ward (known at the time as Robin Ward), who was one of the most popular studio singers of the 1960s-1970s.
20Barbara Stanwyck, her television mother on The Big Valley (1965), always called her "Audra" after her character Audra Barkley, even after the series ended. She claims she learned much about acting from Stanwyck.
21Former Miss Golden Globe.
22In 2009, she won the fourth series of the British reality television series Hell's Kitchen (2004).
23Regularly listed as one of the most beautiful women in America, she appeared in Playboy magazine at the behest of then-husband John Derek in 1971. Those photos were published a second time in 1982 when she was turning forty.
24In 2006, Evans reunited with her Dynasty (1981) castmates for the non-fiction reunion special Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar (2006).
25Due to her character's name on Dynasty (1981), she starred in an ad campaign for Crystal Light beverages, starting in 1984.
26In 1959, she was voted an "Honorary Colonel" at the Hollywood Legion Post 43 on a gala night that featured upcoming female stars. Another girl in the group that same night was Barbara Parkins.
27Had nine-year relationship with Yanni (1989-1998).
28Joan Rivers once said that Linda Evans "is one of the only people in the business I've never heard anything negative about".
29Ex-stepmother of Sean Catherine Derek, who describes Linda as her best friend.
30Her real last name, Evanstad, is of Norwegian origin.
31As a teenager, she guest starred in a 1960 episode of Bachelor Father: A Crush on Bentley (1960) as a girl who develops a crush on John Forsythe's character. Some twenty years later, she co-starred on the television series Dynasty (1981) as John Forsythe's wife.
32Partner of Linda Evans Fitness Centers (15 locations) which eventually closed after she left the partnership in 2004 and began working with another fitness chain.
33Engaged to Patrick Curtis (1960-1962).
34Attended Hollywood High School with Stefanie Powers.


The Stepsister1997TV MovieJoan Curtis Shaw Canfield
Dazzle1995TV MovieSylvie Norberg Kilkullen
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw1991TV MovieKate Muldoon
Dynasty: The Reunion1991TV SeriesKrystle Carrington
She'll Take Romance1990TV MovieJane McMillan
Dynasty1981-1989TV SeriesKrystle Carrington Rita Lesley
The Last Frontier1986TV MovieKate Hannon
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesRose Sinclair
Glitter1984TV SeriesLinda Evans
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues1983TV MovieKate Muldoon
The Love Boat1981-1983TV SeriesBarbara Fields / Monica Brandon / Jessica
Bare Essence1982TV MovieBobbi Rowan
Tom Horn1980Glendolene Kimmel
Avalanche Express1979Elsa Lang
Standing Tall1978TV MovieJill Shasta
Nowhere to Run1978TV MovieAmy Kessler
Hunter1976-1977TV SeriesMarty Shaw
The Rockford Files1975TV SeriesAudrey Wyatt / Claire Prescott
McCoy1975TV Series
The Big Rip-Off1975TV Movie
McMillan & Wife1975TV SeriesNicole Avery
Klansman1974Nancy Poteet
Harry O1974TV SeriesMarian Sawyer
Nakia1974TV SeriesSamantha Lowell
Mannix1974TV SeriesLorna Wilder
Banacek1974TV SeriesCherry Saint-Saëns
McCloud1973TV SeriesGeri March
Female Artillery1973TV MovieCharlotte Paxton
Childish Things1969Pat Jennings
The Big Valley1965-1969TV SeriesAudra Barkley
My Favorite Martian1965TV SeriesSally Farrow
Beach Blanket Bingo1965Sugar Kane
Wagon Train1965TV SeriesMartha Temple
Those Calloways1965Bridie Mellott
Dr. Kildare1964TV SeriesStudent Nurse #1
Twilight of Honor1963Alice Clinton
The Lieutenant1963TV SeriesNan Hiland
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesJoan Clayton
Buttons and Her Beaus1962TV MovieButtons
The Untouchables1962TV SeriesGert Littlesmith
Outlaws1962TV SeriesWilma Neely
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1960-1962TV SeriesLinda / Shirley / Sally / ...
Bachelor Father1960TV SeriesLiz McGavin


Beach Blanket Bingo1965performer: "He's My New Love", "He's My Fly Boy" - uncredited


Boulevard Bio1993TV SeriesHerself
Wetten, dass..?1992TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989-1990TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris1989TV SpecialHerself
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant1988TV MovieHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck1987TV Special documentaryHerself
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant1987TV MovieHerself
Hour Magazine1983-1987TV SeriesHerself
The 16th Annual Shelby Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama / Comedy Special
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHerself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favourite Female Television Performer and Accepting Television Dramatic Program
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favourite Female Television Performer and Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Program
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama / Comedy Special
The ABC All-Star Spectacular1985TV MovieHerself - Actress
exclusiv1985TV Series documentaryHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
The Love Boat1984TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favourite Female Television Performer and Accepting Award from Favourite TV Dramatic Program
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston1983TV SpecialHerself - (uncredit)
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favourite Female Television Performer
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
George Burns and Other Sex Symbols1982TV SpecialLinda Evans
Star-Studded Spoof of the New TV Season, G-Rated, with Glamour, Glitter and Gags1982TV SpecialHerself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favourite Female Performer in New TV Series
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryWinner
Magic with the Stars1982TV MovieHerself
The 7th Los Angeles Film Critics Awards1982TV SpecialHerself
Circus of the Stars #61981TV SpecialHerself - Ringmaster
The Fall Guy1981TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Look at the Fall Season: It's Still Free and Worth It!1981TV Special
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Battle of the Network Stars X1981TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Dinah!1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The New Steve Allen Show1963TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
Pioneers of Television2011-2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Audra Barkley from the Big Valley
Fashion News Live2012TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2011TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2009TV SeriesHerself
Hell's Kitchen2009TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Caiga quien caiga2007TV SeriesHerself
Gylne tider2006-2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The British Soap Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The British Soap Awards 2006: The Party2006TV SpecialHerself
Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar2006TV MovieHerself / Krystle Carrington
Entertainment Tonight2006TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Intimate Portrait2000-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling1998TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
¿Qué apostamos?1995TV SeriesHerself
The 1993 World Music Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryKrystle Carrington
The Dark, Krystle2013ShortKrystle
The Found Footage Show2010TV SeriesHerself (2010)
House of Boys2009Krystle Carrington (uncredited)
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesKrystle Carrington
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
When Shoulderpads Ruled the World2002TV SpecialKrystle Carrington
John Wayne: On Board with the Duke1997Video documentaryHerself
Derrick contre Superman1992TV ShortGreluche
Dynasty1988TV SeriesKrystle Carrington
Our Time1985TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1969TV SeriesBridie Mellott

Won Awards

1987Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 20 August 1987. At 6834 Hollywood Blvd.
1986People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV Performer
1985People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV PerformerTied with Joan Collins
1985Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Prime Time SerialDynasty (1981)
1984People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV Performer
1984Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Prime Time Soap OperaDynasty (1981)
1983People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV PerformerTied with Loretta Swit
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1982People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Performer in a New TV Program
1964Miss Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USA

Nominated Awards

1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple: Prime TimeDynasty (1981)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple on a Prime Time SerialDynasty (1981)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDynasty (1981)
1966Gold MedalPhotoplay AwardsMost Promising New Star (Female)

2nd Place Awards

1983Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

3rd Place Awards

1970Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

Known for movies

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