Linda Harrison (actress)

American actress

Linda Melson Harrison (born July 26, 1945) is an American actress, director and producer. She is known for her roles as Nova in the science fiction movie classic Planet of the Apes (1968) and the first sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes.[1]

Linda Harrison
Linda Harrison - early studio publicity headshot ca 1966.jpg
Harrison ca. 1966.
Linda Melson Harrison

(1945-07-26) July 26, 1945 (age 77)
Other namesAugusta Summerland
Years active1965–present
Notable work
Nova (Planet of the Apes)
Richard D. Zanuck
(m. 1969; div. 1978)
Children2; including Dean Zanuck


  1. Crockett, Sandra (February 23, 1992). "A Cinderella Homecoming:From Berlin to Hollywood to the Eastern Shore Again". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 17, 2013.[permanent dead link]