Wonder Woman Lynda Carter: 'I'm an Alcoholic'
But now Wonder Woman Lynda Carter has turned the "Lasso of Truth" on herself, admitting publicly that she's an alcoholic.
"I was so good at hiding it too," the 56-year-old mother-of-two tells TV's The Insider. "Brilliant."
But, she says, she could not keep the secret from her family: Her attorney husband Robert Altman and their two children, Jamie, 20, and Jessica, 17.
"My husband asked me ... 'Can't you just stop this for the children and for me?' "
His plea prompted her to seek treatment at a rehab facility near her home in Washington, D.C. "I needed help – I begged God in heaven to help me figure this out," says Carter, now sober for nearly ten years.
What has the recovery process taught her? The best measure of a human being, she says, is "how we treat the people who love us, and the people that we love."