Christie Marston, Wonder Woman's granddaughter

Watch: "Wonder Woman was my grandmother." Christie Marston speaks.

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Jun 2, 2017

A lot of us have learned a valuable lesson or 10 from Wonder Woman, but Christie Marston was actually reared by the superhero -- you see, Wonder Woman was her grandmother, literally. Marston is the granddaughter of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston, who based the character on his wife, Elizabeth Holloway Marston, Christie's grandmother.  

"Wonder Woman's always been a part of my world. I mean, she's just part of the family; Gram and Wonder Woman are the same person," Marston tells us in the video below, filmed at the Wonder Woman Family Museum, which she proudly curates.

While sitting among some of the museum's jaw-dropping treasures, Marston recounts some of the many reasons why Elizabeth -- a three-degree-holding, do-anything dynamo -- inspired William -- a lawyer, inventor and psychologist hired as a "psych consultant for the company that became DC Comics" -- to create the character. After DC pioneer Max Gaines asked William to write a comic himself, he brought the idea to Elizabeth. "She said 'Yeah, go ahead and do it, but it needs to be a woman, because there are enough men out there as superheros.' So Woman Woman started," Marston recalls. 

So yeah, we're talking about a special family here.  



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