Margot Kidder

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Margot Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian-American film and television actress best known for playing Lois Lane in the Superman movies of the 1970s and 1980s.

Margot Kidder with Smallville and fellow Superman III star
Margot Kidder with Smallville and fellow Superman III star

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Kidder is best known for her role as Lois Lane in the 1978 film Superman: The Movie and its sequels. Kidder brought more depth to the role than previous actresses, portraying Lane as an ambitious and headstrong, yet vulnerable and emotionally lonely woman trying to make it in a man's world. She publicly disagreed with the decision of producers Alexander Salkind and Ilya Salkind to replace Richard Donner as director of 1980's Superman II. As a result, Kidder's role in 1983's Superman III consisted of less than five minutes of footage. Her role in 1987's relatively unsuccessful Superman IV: The Quest for Peace was more substantial.


In 2004, Kidder briefly returned to the Superman franchise in two episodes of the television program Smallville, as Dr. Bridgette Crosby, an emissary of Dr. Swann (played by her Superman co-star, Christopher Reeve).

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