May 27, 2020

‘Wonder Woman’ fights alcoholism, stigma

Actress Lynda Carter, best known for playing Wonder Woman in the 1970’s, is opening up about her alcoholism and her 18 years of recovery.

“Alcoholism is an abyss,” she told Express, a UK publication.

Unlike many Hollywood starlets, Carter did not start drinking until her mid-20’s, after her stint as Wonder Woman. However, her drinking slowly began to take over her life, she said.

“The disease has taken over [and] it is not a matter of having willpower,” she said.

“I wasn’t really present for my two children, though my kids never saw me out of control.”

Carter entered rehab with the support of her husband, and has since been sober for 18 years.

“Now I’m focused on health, not perfection,” she said. “I try to help others and I’d like to take the stigma out of alcoholism.”

 

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