Linda, whose real name is Marta Victoria Moya Burges, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While her striking features and nationality would suggest that she is of Hispanic heritage, in fact, Linda's father was French and her mother Italian.
Linda was discovered by a Mexican producer and she made 13
Mexican films before she moved on to Hollywood. She told an
she was 18 she saw an ad in a Mexican newspaper that United
Artists was looking for a Mexican actress who could speak English..
"I spoke no English but I went to see them anyway, and I had such
a desire to make it, that I went for it. And I came out of that office
with a picture, a script, and a seven year contract."
Due to her heavy accent and Latina appearance, she was typecast
in Western movies such as "Comanche" and "Two Rode Together."
Her stunning beauty caught the attention of John Wayne, who
requested that she work with him in "The Alamo."
After "The High Chaparral" ended its run in 1971, Linda worked only periodically in Hollywood. She returned to her native Argentina and starred in the soap "Rosse" in the 1980s.
In 1988 she appeared on the daytime soap "General Hospital" as a mistress to a crime boss, marking her fourth return from retirement.
"I'm like the bullfighters and boxers who keep making comebacks," she joked in an interview with The Chicago Tribune in 1988.
"While I was retired, I asked myself, 'Who am I fooling?' Acting is my favorite occupation. I really wanted to work again and I would have done anything to get this job. on 'General Hospital.' I was so excited when I got the role that I couldn't sleep."