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David Bowie and his wife Angie Bowie photographed by Terry O’Neill, circa 1973.

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David Bowie and his wife Angie Bowie photographed by Tom Kelley, 1975.

Did you know that rock star wife Angela Bowi…

Did you know that rock star wife Angela Bowie – also known as “Jipp Jones” – once auditioned for the lead role in Wonder Woman? Although her own reports claim that Lynda Carter got the role, timing and historical fact-checking show that Bowie actually auditioned for the first Wonder Woman telefilm, which starred Cathy Lee Crosby.

Bowie’s first public discussion of the Wonder Woman audition was on The Tonight Show, in an episode originally aired on 11-16-1973, with the guests Dinah Shore, Joan Rivers, Angela Bowie, and Ashley Montagu. According to the official Johnny Carson website, Bowie discussed “Loving America, being the wife of rock star David Bowie, the Royal Wedding being boring, and their Zowie.”

In addition to her appearance on The Tonight Show, Bowie’s audition was mentioned in the Feb. 11, 1974 issue of Newsweek, in which it was reported that Angela Bowie had been considered for the role of Wonder Woman for an upcoming ABC-TV movie but lost the part for her refusal to wear a bra.

The rock magazine Rock Scene (May-June 1974, pg 37) also did a one-page photo spread.

Source: Wonder Woman Museum

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David Robert Jones and Mary Angela Barnett on their wedding day with his mother Margaret

at Bromley Register Office in London on March 19, 1970. 

Angela described their union as a marriage of convenience. “We got married so that I could work [to get a permit]. I didn’t think it would last and David said, before we got married, ‘I’m not really in love with you’ and I thought that’s probably a good thing,” she said. David said about Angela that “living with her is like living with a blow torch.” Their son Duncan Jones was born in 1971. They divorced in 1980. David received custody of their son Duncan who has been estranged from Angela for over 30 years. After the gag order that was part of their divorce agreement ended, Angela wrote, Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie, a memoir about their drug-fueled and openly bisexual marriage.

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David Bowie with his wife Angie and their son Zowie (Duncan Jones) at the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam,

February 1974.

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David Bowie with his wife Angie and their son Zowie (Duncan Jones) at the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam,

February 1974.

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David Bowie and his wife Angie Bowie photographed by Terry O’Neill, circa 1973.

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David Bowie being dressed by Angie Bowie and Suzi Ronson. Bowie performed for the last time as Ziggy Stardust at the Marquee club during a three night filming session of ‘The 1980 Floor Show’ in London for the American NBC TV show The Midnight Special on October 19, 1973.

Photos by Terry O’Neill

David Bowie and his wife Angie in Paris, …

David Bowie and his wife Angie in Paris, 1973.

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David Bowie with his wife Angie and their son Zowie (Duncan Jones) at the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam,

February 1974.