Margaret Ruth “Margot” Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian-American actress. She appeared in a wide range of films during the 1970s and 1980s such as Sisters, Black Christmas, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Amityville Horror and Heartaches. She is best known for her role as Lois Lane in four Superman movies opposite Christopher Reeve, beginning with Superman in 1978.
Her turn as Kathy Lutz in the 1979 summer release of The Amityville Horror further cemented her status as one of Hollywood’s leading ladies. In 1979, she hosted an episode of the American sketch comedy TV show Saturday Night Live.
Other high profile parts included Paul Mazursky’s Willie & Phil, Some Kind of Hero and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud. Her performance in 1981’s Heartaches generated critical acclaim and Oscar buzz. As court stenographer-cum-private eye Mickey Raymond, the PG rating that 1983’s Trenchcoat received led Disney to launch Touchstone Pictures.
She appeared opposite James Garner in controversial Hollywood crime drama The Glitter Dome. In 1985, she toplined Little Treasure for Columbia Tri-Star with co-stars Ted Danson and Burt Lancaster, where she played a distraught stripper looking for her bank robber-father’s buried fortune.
Additionally, she has made uncredited cameo appearances in Maverick and Delirious.
In 2000, Kidder played Eileen Canboro in Apocalypse III: Tribulation, a Christian film dealing with Christian eschatology and the Rapture. Kidder stated afterwards that she did not realize until she was on the set that the movie was serious. In 2001, she played a guest role as the abusive mother of a serial killer in “Pique”, an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2002, she appeared alongside Crispin Glover and Vanessa Redgrave in the film adaptation, Crime and Punishment.
In 2004, Kidder made an appearance on Robson Arms, a Canadian sitcom set in an apartment block in Vancouver’s west end. She played a quirky neighbor of the main cast members. She also had a cameo in Rich Hall’s Election Special on BBC Four. In 2006, Kidder played a guest role as Jenny Schecter’s mother Sandy Ziskin on The L Word. In 2007, Kidder began appearing on the television series Brothers and Sisters, playing Emily Craft.
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).
Margot Currently lives in Montana and is very active in “Montana Women For…” An organisation that provides education, advocacy and encouragement for women to have empowered roles in the countries Democracy.
Margot looks forward to meeting all her fans at both the Sydney and Perth expos in 2013. There are signing* and photo* sessions throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) excluding breaks and there’s a general admission Q&A during each weekend.
* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply.
Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.