June 17, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Age 53

Mustworthiness After retreating from Hollywood to raise her daughter Jessica, 14, and son James, 17, with husband Robert Altman (no, not that one), the former Wonder Woman resurfaces this summer with supporting roles in Sky High (July 29), an action comedy about a group of teenage superheroes, and The Dukes of Hazzard (Aug. 5).

Tale Spin ”I invented Wonder Woman’s spin. In the comic book, Diana Prince just left and came back as Wonder Woman. But for the show, they couldn’t figure out how I would make the change. I was a dancer, so I said, ‘I can do a pirouette or a spin.’ They put in the explosion later on.”

Creative Crutch ”My guitar. I’ve been taking lessons. . .Only through discipline comes creative freedom.”

Lasso But Not Least Where is that lasso nowadays? ”I think it’s in a cedar closet downstairs. I’ve taken it out a couple times — for kindergarten show-and-tell or career day.”

Next Playing mom. ”At this particular stage, I kinda wait for people to call my agent. So I don’t have anything planned, except to spend as much time as I can with my son before he leaves for college.”

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