Lynda Carter

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On television, she had an invisible jet, a lasso of truth and indestructible silver bracelets, but in real life, Wonder Woman Lynda Carter has her own secret weapon: sobriety.

The 56-year-old actress is opening up about her longtime battle with the bottle and 10 years of sober living.

"I needed help," Carter told The Insider, explaining she was "brilliant" at hiding her alcoholism. "I begged God in heaven to help me figure this out."

She said she finally entered rehab in Washington, D.C., after her husband, attorney Robert Altman, pleaded with her to stop drinking for the sake of their family. The couple married in 1984 and have two children, Jamie, 20, and Jessica, 17.

Now, 10 years sober, the former Miss World USA hopes she is "a stellar human being" who enriches the life of her family and friends.

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