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Margot Kidder is featured in the Superman series. She is a mother of one.

Relationship Facts of Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Dating History

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) on 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 the past.

She also dated actor Michael Ontkean and director Steven Spielberg in the 1980s.

Relationship Timeline

Relationship TypeTotalTime Duration
Married32 years, 6 months

Relationship History With?

  • Philippe de Broca (1983 – 1984)
  • John Heard (1979 – 1980)
  • Thomas McGuane (1976 – 1977)
  • Richard Pryor (1982)
  • Michael Ontkean (1980)
  • Steven Spielberg (1974)
  • Tom Hayden
  • Pierre Trudeau
  • Brian De Palma
  • Tom Mankiewicz

Margot Kidder: Biography in Details

Who is Margot Kidder?

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.

She was also famous for her performance as Kathy Lutz in the blockbuster horror film The Amityville Horror (1979).

Besides acting, she was an outspoken political, environmental, and anti-war activist.


Margot Kidder expired peacefully on 13 May 2018, at her home, in Montana while she was asleep.

Her death was confirmed by her manager on CNN.

Margot Kidder: Early life, Childhood, Ethnicity

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.

Margot Kidder 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 Kidder 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 Kidder completed her education at several schools.

She graduated from the famous boarding school, Havergal College in 1966.

Margot Kidder: Career, Profession Life

Margot Kidder 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.

Margot Kidder 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.

Margot Kidder 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’s career began to decline when she had a nervous breakdown in 1996.

However, she has worked in many independent films as well as on television.

In 2006, she reprised the character Lios Lane in Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.

Margot Kidder had roles in several movies including Three of a Kind, The Dependables, and The Red Maple Leaf in the 2010s.

In 2014, she appeared as Mrs. Worthington in R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.

For her role in the film, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming.

Salary, Net Worth 2024

Margot Kidder has a net worth of $300,000 as of 2024.

Her annual salary and weekly earnings are unknown.

Margot Kidder: Rumors, Controversy

In 2014, Margot Kidder faced criticism when she talked about Amy Adams’ character Lois Lane in the new Superman movie.

She said that Adams’ character was stupid.

She also said that the original films were better written and directed.

Currently, there are no rumors of her being in any affairs.

Also, there are no rumors regarding her professional life.

Margot Kidder has not been in any controversy till now.

She has a well-profiled character.

Since she has no rumors and controversies, she was a woman with a nice character.

Her amazing work makes her a greater person and everyone loves her for her work.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Moving towards her body measurement, Margot Kidder was 1.68 meters tall.

She weighs 53 kg. Her body size was 34-25-36. She has blue eyes and brown hair.

Her shoe size was 8 (US).

Social Media Profile

Margot Kidder was not active on social media.

She does not use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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