Linda Evans

Linda Evans has been beloved by American television viewers for over five decades, from her role as Audra Barkley on The Big Valley to the glamorous Krystle Carrington on Dynasty to Hell’s Kitchen, the British competitive cooking reality show she won in 2009. The Golden Globe-winning, Emmy-nominated actress also gueststarred on shows ranging from McCloud to The Rockford Files, from the miniseries North and South to the prime-time drama Hunter, and starred in many films, playing opposite actors like Steve McQueen and Kenny Rogers. Retiring from Dynasty in 1989, Linda left Hollywood for the Pacific Northwest, where she began an extraordinary journey of self-discovery with a teacher named Ramtha. In recent years, she toured in a revival of Legends, and will be featured in a PBS documentary about TV legends in 2011. She lives in Washington State.

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Recipes for Life: My Memories

by Linda Evans

Since her dazzling debut as Audra on The Big Valley, Linda Evans has charmed millions of television watchers with her talent, her warmth, and her beauty. Through it all, she has remained unaffected, grounded, and deeply spiritual. Now Linda opens up for fans, sharing her secrets for living, along with a delightful assortment of anecdotes, photographs, and recipes she’s enjoyed and collected over the years—from growing up the daughter of two dancers, to her family’s struggles and the deep family ties she maintains to this day; from amazing stories about her nearly fifty years in Hollywood and the experiences she’s had, to the incredible friends she’s made, including her dear mentor Barbara “Missy” Stanwyck, fashion designer Nolan Miller, and on-screen husband John Forsythe. Linda also offers an intimate glimpse of her high-profile romances with legendary director and cinematographer John Derek, international music star Yanni, and others.

Complete with over 60 photographs (many never-before-published) and more than 50 recipes, some handed down through the generations (Mom’s Hot Dog Stew), some taught by famous friends (The Duke’s Crab Dip), some inspired by supreme dining experiences from travels around the world (Paella “Mari-Carmen” Style) and others from her winning appearance on Hell’s Kitchen (Hell’s Tuna), Recipes for Life: My Memories is a delightful journey of a life well lived that fans will truly savor.

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Published in Memoirs