Margot Kidder – From Lois to Losing

celeb: Margot Kidder
occupation:  Film Actress, most notably as Lois Lane in Superman

Margot Kidder certainly has aged, but to be fair, life has thrown her a few curve balls and unlike the other screwballs in this blog, it’s beyond her control. Margot started out appearing in television shows such as McQueen, Nicholas and Wojeck (I don’t know either). She appeared in low-budget Canadian movies in the 60s and early 70s before her big break in the horror film Black Christmas (1974). Do you remember that one? Dear God wasn’t that creepy? Some Christmas. A nude pictorial of Kidder was published in the March 1975 issue of Playboy, that proved to be creepier than Black Christmas. Apparently Margot hadn’t discovered the razor yet. Kidder is best known for her role as Lois Lane in the box office 1978 hit film Superman: The Movie and its sequels, which sucked. That was when her career took a serious nosedive. After Superman IV (seriously) in 1987, Margot disappeared from the screen. She was in one day and out the next. Margot made cameo appearances in Maverick (1994) and Delirious (1991).
video: Superman 2 – Margot Kidder
video: Margot Kidder Letterman
video: Black Christmas **creepy**

Slowly roles started to trickle in again. In 2000 she appeared in Apocalypse III: Tribulation. She later stated she thought it was a comedy and didn’t know it was serious until she was on the set. She must have a great agent. 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. She made guest appearances on other sitcoms including The L Word (eww) Brothers & Sisters and Robson Arms. She also appeared in feature films in spite of how haggard she had become.
video: Margot Kidder on Nicholas
video: Margot Kidder Interview at Halloween II Premiere

That’s where it gets tawdry.

In 1996 Margot suffered a mental breakdown brought on by bipolar disorder. She was discovered naked, cowering beneath a bush with broken teeth in a manic episode (hopefully she had discovered the razor by then). She was featured in the Family Guy episode “Mr. Saturday Knight“. She is shown sitting down eating dinner with Peter and Lois Griffin. When Lois compliments her on her performance as Lois Lane, Margot screams, tears up the house and jumps through a window. She is shown twice more in a manic state. Amazing what bipolar disorder can do for a girl’s career. In 2009 Margot stated she hadn’t suffered a manic episode in ten years. Yeah, we believe you. That’s because Inside Edition wasn’t there.
video: Family Guy – Manic Margot
video: Margot Kidder interviewed by studio kaiju

In spite of Bipolar Disorder she’s working again.
Read the blog.
Comeback Grade: B for Bipolar comes in handy as good PR

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16 Responses to Margot Kidder – From Lois to Losing

  1. John says:

    Pretty ignorant, cruel and disgusting article. The poor woman has a mental illness which she never asked for, and mindsets like yours more than display the apathy and intolerance our society has for the plethora of men and women afflicted with a mental disorder.

    I applaud Margot for not only being up front about herself, but also for finding the inner strength by which to lead herself out of the dark woods.

  2. Kris says:

    Sad that you would try to put a humorous slant on a mental illness. Washed up celebs? How about washed up celeb blogger? I can only assume you were once the schoolyard bully who revels in tormenting people and likely small animals as well.
    Margot Kidder, in spite of her illness (and people like you) has battled back and all I can say is good on her. And shame on you.

  3. fred says:

    This writer is an idiot, “Sumperman 3 & 4 sucked, i’ll give you that but “Superman II” most certainly did’nt suck, what is this clown joker talking about. And Margot Kidder’s big break first come in “Balck Christmas” in 1974 it came in 1973 with “Sisters”, read up more on your history next time. And like some others have already said she did have some mental problems. Talking about lifestyles of rich and pathetic, what have you done in your worthless life, i bet you have’nt accomplished a quarter of what she has.

  4. fred says:

    Another thing, if you’re going to talk about people, at least put your name on your post and don’t hide behind your computer like some snivering little coward which is what you sound like. At least have the balls to say who you are and what you do, if your going to come out and blast people like this, i don’t care if you’re a man or a woman.

    • Deb says:

      Leave her alone! Who the hell does not have any problems with them self or their family. If any one says they do not, THEY ARE LIARS! Bingo Fred! They do not have the balls!

  5. Fantastic post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Bless you!

  6. damon short says:

    She was and a very beautiful woman and an exceptional actress

  7. Anonymous says:

    Leave her alone! Who the hell does not have any problems with them self or their family. If any one says they do not, THEY ARE LIARS!

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a horrible article. It is shameful and so disrespectful. People struggle with this illness and try to make the best of their lives. People such as yourself only make things harder. You are evil.

  9. john says:

    Mental illness, really? There is a difference between real mental issues that require lock up and constant treatment versus the new “looking for attention” fake mental issues of today. Give no sympathy to those seeking it!

  10. Liana says:

    Wow. For a group of people who hate the article an awful lot of you read it. It’s a blog with the word “pathetic” in it. What did you expect? Go start a fan page or something.

  11. Anonymous says:

    You are an ASSHOLE

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