In a recent interview with 'Closer Weekly,' Susan Lucci exclusively opens up about how her husband, Helmut Huber, saved her life during a scary skiing trip back when they first got married in 1969.

“Very early on [in our marriage], we were skiing in Tignes Le Lac in France, and I fell off the lift,” she reveals to 'Closer.' “We were only midway up the mountain, and I slipped and was sliding and it was above the trees, so there was nothing to grab onto.”

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Luckily, Susan had wed an experienced skier. “He schussed down below me and managed to stop my fall. It was a good sign that he saved me. Otherwise, I would have fallen thousands of feet off a cliff!” she tells the mag.

“I got a good one” says the soap star. She jokes: “A lot of husbands would’ve let me go.”

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