Kidder, Margot 1948–

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Kidder, Margot 1948-


Full name, Margaret Ruth Kidder; born October 17, 1948, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada; daughter of Kendall (a mining engineer) and Jill Kidder; married Thomas McGuane (a writer), 1975 (divorced, 1976); married John Heard (an actor), 1979 (divorced, 1979); married Philippe de Broca (an actor, director, producer, and writer), August 6, 1983 (divorced, 1984); children: (first marriage) Maggie. Education: Attended University of British Columbia and the American Film Institute.


Agent—The Noble Caplan Abrams Agency, 1260 Yonge St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4T 1W6 Canada.


Actress. Also worked as a model.

Awards, Honors:

Etrog Award, best performance by a lead actress, Canadian Film Awards, 1975, for A Quiet Day in Belfast; Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, 1979, for Superman; Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, 1980, for The Amityville Horror; Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1982, for Superman II; Genie Award, best performance by an actress in a leading role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1982, for Heartaches; Horror Genre Award, best actress, Modesto ShockerFest, 2004, for Death 4 Told.


Film Appearances:

The Best Damned Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar, National Film Board of Canada, 1968.

Adeline, Gaily, Gaily (also known as Chicago, Chicago), United Artists, 1969.

Zazel Pierce, Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (also known as Fun Loving), UMC, 1970.

Danielle Breton, Sisters (also known as Blood Sisters), American International Pictures, 1973.

Helen, Harry O: Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On, 1973.

Barb, Black Christmas (also known as Silent Night, Evil Night and Stranger in the House), Ambassador, 1974.

Margie, The Gravy Train (also known as The Dion Brothers), Columbia, 1974.

Bridgit Slattery/Thelma Slattery, A Quiet Day in Belfast, Ambassador, 1974.

Maude, The Great Waldo Pepper, Universal, 1975.

Miranda, 92 in the Shade, United Artists, 1975.

Marcia Curtis, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, American International Pictures, 1975.

Lois Lane, Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie), Warner Bros., 1978.

The woman from England, Shoot the Sun Down, 1978.

Kathleen Lutz, The Amityville Horror, American International Pictures, 1979.

Herself, Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, 1979.

Lois Lane, Superman II, Warner Bros., 1980, rereleased Warner Bros.,, 2006.

Jeanette Sutherland, Willie and Phil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

Rita Harris, Heartaches, Rising Star, 1981.

Toni Donovan, Some Kind of Hero, Paramount, 1982.

Juliette, Miss Right (also known as La donna giusta), 1982.

Lois Lane, Superman III, Warner Bros., 1983.

Mickey Raymond, Trenchcoat, Buena Vista, 1983.

Margo, Little Treasure, TriStar, 1985.

Narrator, Speaking Our Peace, 1985.

The Canadian Conspiracy, 1986.

Voice of Solitaire, Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords (animated; also known as Gobots: War of the Rock Lords), Atlantic Releasing, 1986.

Claire (some sources cite Mickey) Tremayne, Keeping Track, Shapiro Entertainment, 1987.

Lois Lane, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Warner Bros., 1987.

Narrator, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1987.

Narrator, Ozma of Oz, 1987.

Narrator, The Marvelous Land of Oz, 1987.

Narrator, The Emerald City of Oz, 1987.

Madelaine X, White Room, 1990.

Dolores, Mob Story, 1990.

(Uncredited) Woman in washroom, Delirious, 1991.

Kaitlynn Prescott, Aaron Sent Me, 1992.

Vivy Lamori, La Florida, 1993.

Irene, The Pornographer (also known as Family Values), 1994.

Mary Margaret, Maverick, 1994.

Mabel, Henry and Verlin, 1994.

Genna Magnus, Never Met Picasso, Turbulent Arts, 1996.

Ms. Ellen Gibby, The Clown at Midnight, Hallmark Entertainment, 1998.

Mrs. Muldroone, The Annihilation of Fish, 1999.

Lillian Hannibal, Nightmare Man, 1999.

Laura Johnson, The Hi-Line, Panorama Entertainment, 1999.

Eileen Canboro, Tribulation, Artist View Entertainment, 2000.

Ms. Katerine Marmelodov, Crime and Punishment, New Cinema Partners, 2000.

Herself, "Superman": Screen Tests (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2001.

Herself, Making "Superman": Filming the Legend (documentary short), 2001.

Herself, Taking Flight: The Development of "Superman" (documentary short), 2001.

Lois Lane, De Superman a Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-heros (documentary), Gaumont/Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2002.

Frida, Angel Blade, 2002.

Mrs. Katerina Marmelodov, Crime and Punishment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Herself, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (documentary), Shout! Factory, 2003.

Edith Taymore, Chicks with Sticks (also known as Anyone's Game, Enjeux sur glace, and Hockey Mom), Monarch Home Video, 2004.

Madam Badeau, "The Psychic," Death 4 Told, The Asylum, 2004.

Endora, The Last Sign (also known as Le dernier signe), First Look International, 2005.

Herself, For God's Sake, Get Out! (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2005.

Mother, Solace (short), 2006.

Rose Callahan, Universal Signs, 2006.

Herself, The 12 Days of "Black Christmas" (short), Critical Mass Productions, 2006.

Your Mommy Kills Animals (documentary), Vagrant Films, 2007.

Herself, The Secret World of Superfans (documentary), 2007.

Film Work:

Director, And Again, 1975.

Song performer, "Can You Read My Mind," Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie), Warner Bros., 1978.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jenny, McQueen, 1969.

Denny, Corwin, 1969.

Ruth, Nichols (also known as James Garner and James Garner as Nichols), NBC, 1971-72.

Dinah ("Jenny Jerome"), Shell Game, CBS, 1987.

Voice of Gaia, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Captain Planet), 1993-96.

Voice of Rebecca Madison, Phantom 2040 (animated; also known as Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks), syndicated, 1994.

Cookie De Varen, Boston Common, NBC, 1996-97.

Morag, Amazon (also known as Peter Benchley's "Amazon "), 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Rachel Grayson, To Catch a Killer, syndicated, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jackie, Suddenly Single, ABC, 1971.

Mae, The Bounty Man, ABC, 1972.

Lucy Cotton, Honky Tonk, NBC, 1974.

The Suicide Club, 1974.

Cherie, Bus Stop, 1982.

Willie, The Glitter Dome, HBO, 1984.

Virginia Tregan, Louisiana (also known as Louisiane), 1984.

Linette Harding, Picking Up the Pieces, CBS, 1985.

Chris Kenyon, Vanishing Act, CBS, 1986.

Hoax, 1986.

Carol Dwyer, Body of Evidence, CBS, 1988.

Dr. Kate "Doc" Winston, Beanstalk, Disney Channel, 1994.

Stella Jenson, One Woman's Courage, NBC, 1994.

Sally Cima, Windrunner (also known as Windrunner: A Spirited Journey), Disney Channel, 1995.

Lady Margarite, Young Ivanhoe, 1995.

Evelyn Reeves, Bloodknot, Showtime, 1995.

Miss Peebs, The Planet of Junior Brown (also known as Junior's Groove), Showtime, 1997.

Sol, Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework, Showtime, 1997.

Cindy Wilson, Silent Cradle, Lifetime, 1999.

Melanie Kelly, Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly (also known as Crime in Connecticut: The Return of Alex Kelly), CBS, 1999.

Sally Beckert, Someone Is Watching, Lifetime, 2000.

Mrs. Nelson, Common Ground, 2000.

Joan, Society's Child (also kwon as Le combat d'une mere), CBC, 2002.

Frances, I'll Be Seeing You (also kwon as Un jour tu verras), PAX, 2004.

Peggy, Cool Money, USA Network, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Making of "Superman: The Movie," 1978.

Presenter, The 51st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1979.

The Making of "Superman II," 1980.

Presenter, The 53rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1981.

Presenter, The 55th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1983.

Eliza Doolittle, Pygmalion, 1983.

Hollywood Women, ITV, 1984.

The Canadian Conspiracy, 1985.

The Grand Knockout Tournament, 1987.

(Uncredited) Mrs. Potter, Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989.

Margot Kidder: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999.

Intimate Portrait: Margot Kidder, Lifetime, 1999.

"Margot Kidder," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Scream Queens: E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

The Ultimate Film, Channel 4, 2004.

Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2005.

Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

The Curse of Superman, Channel 4, 2006.

TV Land: Myths and Legends, TV Land, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"After All, Who's Art Morrison Anyway?," Wojeck, 1968.

Dr. Janet Rhodes, "Long Tough Race," Adventures in Rainbow County, 1969.

Sports car driver, "The Tower," Adventures in Rainbow County, 1969.

Claire Allen, "Call Back Yesterday," The Mod Squad, ABC, 1970.

The Dick Cavett Show, 1970.

Mantrap (talk show), 1971.

Linda Carsini, "A Million the Hard Way," Banacek, 1972.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Tonight Show), NBC, 1973.

Lori Wright, "Trial Run for Death," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1973.

Helen, "Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On," Harry O, 1974.

"The Secret of Terry Lake," Baretta, ABC, 1975.

Gerry, "Suicide Club," Wide World Mystery, 1975.

"Girl on the Golden Strip," Switch, 1976.

"The Twelfth Commandment," Switch, 1976.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 1979.

Am laufenden Band, 1979.

Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), 1979.

Jane Reynolds, "Nightshift," The Hitchhiker (also known as Deadly Nightmare and Le voyageur), 1985.

Narrator, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, ABC, 1987.

The Howard Stern Show, syndicated, 1990.

Cynthia, "Curiosity Kills" (also known as "Curiosity Killed"), Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

Charlotte Percy, "Persistence of Vision," Street Legal, CBC, 1992.

Charlotte Percy, "Strange Bedfellows," Street Legal, CBC, 1993.

Dr. Ellen Holden, "Threshold of Fear," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Joy Adams, "Who Killed the Highest Bidder?" Burke's Law, CBS, 1995.

"Revival," The Outer Limits, syndicated, 1995.

Mrs. Sloan, "The Sloan Men," The Hunger, 1997.

Voice of Mistress Helga, "Losers! It's All Over," Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997.

Rita Lasky, "Miles to Go Before I Sleep," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.

Jessica Holton/Marla Cooke, "School of Thought," Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, syndicated, 1999.

Roberta, "Walk On By," Nikita (also known as Le Femme Nikita), USA Network, 1999.

Dian del Largo, "Diva," Made in Canada (also known as The Industry), CBC, 1999.

Morag, "The White Witch," Amazon (also known as Amazonas—Gefangene des Dschungels and Peter Benchley's "Amazon"), 2000.

Morag, "Circle of Fire," Amazon (also known as Amazonas—Gefangene des Dschungels and Peter Benchley's "Amazon"), 2000.

Serena, "Revival," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), 2000.

Madame Soretski, "The Eyes of Lazarus," The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, 2000.

Grace Mayberry, "Pique," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2001.

Queen Elizabeth I, "Her Grace Under Pressure," Mentors, 2001.

Dr. Josephine Mataros, "Termination," Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), 2001.

Elaine Wainwright, "The Yes of Grandma Tan," Robson Arms, CTV, 2005.

Elaine Wainwright, "Sweet City Woman," Robsom Arms, CTV, 2005.

Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2005.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2006.

Sandy Ziskin, "Labia Majora," The L Word, Showtime, 2006.

Emily Craft, "Valentine's Day Massacre," Brothers & Sisters, ABC, 2007.

Emily Craft, "Three Parties," Brothers & Sisters, ABC, 2007.

Also appeared in Hawaii Five-O, CBS; Switch, CBS.

Television Work; Movies:

Coproducer, Pygmalion, 1983.

Stage Appearances:

Stieglitz Loves O'Keeffe: The Great American Romance, Playhouse Theatre, Wilmington, DE, 1995.



Miss Potter, The Best of Dan Aykroyd, 1986.

Video Games:

Bartender, Under a Killing Moon, 1994.


Film Scripts:

And Again, 1975.



Margot Kidder Website,, June 15, 2007.