The 1980s Crush: Her Evolution Over the Years

Following her role in “Crocodile Dundee,” Linda Kozlowski gained international recognition. Starring alongside Paul Hogan, the film marked a significant turning point in her career. However, after the “Dundee” series and a few other appearances, Kozlowski gradually stepped away from the Hollywood limelight.

Born on January 7, 1958, in Fairfield, Connecticut, Linda Kozlowski pursued her passion for acting by enrolling in the renowned theater program at the Juilliard School. After completing her degree in 1981, she made her debut in various off-Broadway productions. Eventually, she transitioned to minor roles on Broadway and television, including the television movie “Death of a Salesman,” where she acted alongside Dustin Hoffman.

Linda’s journey to stardom had its challenges. After working as a waitress following her role in “Death of a Salesman,” she moved to California. During this period, her mentor Dustin Hoffman and his wife extended an offer for her to stay at their Malibu beach house. It was from this backdrop that Linda embarked on an audition that would ultimately change the course of her life.

Dustin Hoffman recommended Linda for the role of Sue Charlton in “Crocodile Dundee,” a role she successfully auditioned for. The film’s success was monumental, grossing over $320 million on a $10 million budget, catapulting Linda Kozlowski to stardom virtually overnight. Interestingly, her fame was more pronounced in Australia initially due to the film’s early release there.

Despite achieving significant fame, Linda Kozlowski felt that she wasn’t getting the recognition she deserved in Hollywood. She continued to appear in the sequels of “Crocodile Dundee” but declined numerous offers for roles that would have stereotyped her as the girlfriend of a comedic actor. Eventually, Linda made the decision to step away from acting altogether after the third “Dundee” film.

In her personal life, Linda Kozlowski found love with her co-star Paul Hogan during the “Crocodile Dundee” series. They tied the knot in 1990 and welcomed a son named Chance in 1998. Unfortunately, their marriage came to an end in 2014.

After her divorce from Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski opted for a life on her own terms. With a substantial settlement from the divorce, she decided to redirect her focus. Her attention turned to Morocco, where she crossed paths with Moulay Hafid Baba, a local tour guide. Their connection was immediate and profound, resulting in a significant change in her life.

Together, Linda and Moulay Hafid Baba founded the luxury travel agency “Dream My Destiny” in Marrakech. Through their agency, they craft exclusive travel experiences customized to their clients’ desires and preferences. Linda’s life had shifted from Hollywood to the captivating landscapes of Morocco, where she embarked on a new journey in the world of luxury travel and adventure.

While Linda Kozlowski may have stepped away from the acting world, her legacy as Sue Charlton in “Crocodile Dundee” continues to endure. At the age of 63, she has made the conscious decision to embrace her adventurous and fulfilling life in Morocco. She now finds real life to be more rewarding than fiction, concentrating on her role in the travel industry. Here, her intuition, honed during her acting career, plays a pivotal role in crafting unforgettable experiences for others, marking a new and rewarding chapter in her life.