Margot Kidder was a Canadian-American actress. She was best known for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, opposite Christopher Reeve. Margot Kidder Net Worth 2021, Biography, Career, and Death. She was also famous for her performance as Kathy Lutz in the blockbuster horror film The Amityville Horror (1979). Continue reading for more details.
Besides acting, she was an outspoken political, environmental, and anti-war activist.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Talking about her early life, Margot Kidder was born on 17 October 1948, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Her birth name was Margaret Ruth Kidder.
She was the daughter of Jocelyn Mary Wilson and Kendall Kidder. Her mother was a history teacher and her father was an explosives expert and engineer.
She grew up in Labrador City, Labrador. Margot has a sister named Annie and three brothers named John, Michael, and Peter. She holds dual Canadian and American nationality and belongs to mixed (English, Welsh, Northern Irish, and remote Scottish) ethnicity.
Margot completed her education from several schools. She graduated from the famous boarding school, Havergal College in 1966.
Margot Kidder has been married and divorced three times in her life. Her first husband was American writer Thomas McGuane.
Margot and Thomas got married in August 1976. They together had a daughter, Maggie McGuane in October 1976. The couple divorced in July 1977.
Margot married her second husband, late actor John Heard on 25 August 1979. They divorced on 26 December 1980. After that, she married French director Philippe de Broca (died.2004) 6 August 1983. The couple divorced the following year on 9 November 1984.
Besides her three marriages, Margot has been in a number of relationships in her life. She had been in a relationship with former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, director Brian De Palma, and actor/comedian Richard Pryor in her past. She also dated actor Michael Ontkean and director Steven Spielberg in the 1980s.
Margot began her acting career in her twenties. Her first acting role was in a 49-minute film titled The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1968).
The following year, she played the character Adeline in the feature film Gaily, Gaily. Since then, she has appeared in numerous movies and TV films.
In 1974, she appeared as Brigit Slattery/Thelma Slattery in A Quiet Day in Belfast. For her role in the film, she won the Canadian Film Award Winners for Best Actress.
She then played the lead role in Black Christmas, for which she won the Canadian Film Award Winners for Best Actress for the second time. After that, she had notable roles in several films such as The Great Waldo Pepper, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, 92 in the Shade, and Shoot the Sun Down.
Margot rose to wide fame when she began playing the character Lois Lane in the Superhero movie series, Superman. She appeared as Lois Lane in Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).
For her role in the Superman movies, she won the Saturn Award for Best Actress in 1978. She also earned a nomination for the same award in 1980.
In 1981, she played the character, Rita Harris, in Heartaches, for which she won a Genie Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Margot Kidder Net Worth
For her role in the film, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming. She has a net worth of $300,000.
Margot’s career began to decline when she had a nervous breakdown in 1996. However, she has worked in many independent films as well as television. In 2006, she reprised the character Lios Lane in Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.
Margot expired peacefully on 13 May 2018, at her home, Montana while she was asleep. Her death was confirmed by her manager on CNN.
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