Celebrating The Legacy Of Margot Kidder…This Acclaimed Actress Had A Troubled Life…

Margot Kidder

Celebrating the Life And Career Of Margot Kidder…

She was the greatest Lois Lane of all time, and so much more…my “2022 Sex Kitten Countdown” celebrates the career and legacy of the late Margot Kidder…


The Actress had many big hits in her career, and a series of personal setbacks as well – but her body of work deserves some credit, as she was an iconic Actress to so many of us…

She was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in 1948, in the Northwest Territories of Canada…the online biography on IMDB.com says that she suffered mood swings growing up, and had a suicide attempt when she was just 14 years old…

Kidder began her acting career in the 1960s, working in TV and film, and modeling as well…it was a career that spanned 4 decades with more than 130 screen credits…le’ts celebrate some of her great cult films and Playboy pictorials!

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Kidder was one of Hollywood’s most free-spirited sex kittens, at a time when a new permissiveness was underway in the entertainment industry…

Margot Kidder nudity

She appeared in Brian De Palma’s thriller “Sisters” in 1973, and then starred in the shock classic “Black Christmas” the following year.

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Margot Kidder Black Christmas

Kidder was terrific as the caustic friend who helps Olivia Hussey search for a missing sorority sister.

She once said this was her favorite film of all, adding that it “had the intelligence to have a twinkle about itself, to have a good sense of humour about itself, so it wasn’t quite as earnest! And Director Bob Clark was very clever and smart, and a good businessman, and great fun!”

Of course, Hussey would go on to appear in the cult classic “Turkey Shoot” – with a notorious nude shower scene – but was it her?

Click here for her wild story!

Kidder’s winning streak at the movies continued with her role in “The Amityville Horror”…

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These roles were great, but she achieved her biggest success starring as Lois Lane in the classic “Superman” films with Christopher Reeve.


Cinema’s Best Lois Lane!

Kidder’s quick wit and “tough as nails” demeanor were the perfect foil for Reeve, and the chemistry between the two stars was perfect for the material…

Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder

The first two “Superman” films in the 80’s are considered by many to be the best superhero films ever made…and much of that credit goes to Kidder’s feisty performance…

Kidder was also a photo favorite, especially when she appeared nude in Playboy…

She was a stunning natural beauty, and there are many photos of her throughout her career that emphasize her sensuality as well…


She acted in a wide variety of roles…including three “Superman” sequels of decreasing quality, and she was fearless in all aspects of her life and career…


There was this bathtub scene from the 1975 film “The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud”:


As she said in an interview:

“Nudity in the flesh doesn’t bother me. But having my mind uncovered – that scares the hell out of me.”

Sadly, that came true…

Kidder’s Rough Stretch…

According to wikipedia, the Actress was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which led to a widely publicized manic episode in April 1996. She disappeared for four days, and was found in a back yard by a homeowner and was taken by Los Angeles police to Olive View Medical Center in a distressed state. She was later placed in psychiatric care.

She fought back after that, and in 2007, Kidder revealed that she had not had another manic episode in the 11 years since.

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Kidder worked in numerous films since that time, and in 2015, she won an Emmy Award for her performance in the children’s television series “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.”

Sadly, Margot died on May 13, 2018, in Livingston, Montana. A statement provided by the coroner to The Associated Press said that Ms. Kidder “died as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose.”

Unfortunately, like Margot Kidder many Hollywood stars can’t overcome their personal demons…

Cheryl ‘Rainbeaux’ Smith had a great career in the 70’s as well before her demons emerged…see her story here:

 Here’s another tragic Hollywood story – Carol Wayne seemed to have it all:

The Actress went from Johnny Carson’s sidekick on “The Tonight Show” to a Playboy photoshoot…cut she died mysteriously…click here for her story:

And what about this provocative Actress?

She was in one of the most notorious films of all time – see the story of Anneka Di Lorenzo here:


I also profiled another of the Penthouse Pets who were not only used in the filming of the movie, but who were featured in the extra material added later:

Susanne Saxon was in “Caligula” and she did so much more as well – you can see her story by clicking here:

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10 replies

  1. I have a signed autograph from Margot which I treasure.

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  2. She met a tragic end indeed, but she left behind a great legacy of fine acting.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Hey John. Have you ever ran anything with Dee Wallace?

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    • No, but she is one of those Actresses who had a lot of mainstream success – but still a great run of cult cinema as well – thanks for the idea!


      • Not that I’ve seen every credit she has, but the only think I can think of as Dee Wallace coming even close to nudity was when she dressed like a hooker and showed cleavage in made-for-cable I’m Dangerous Tonight (1991). And the only reason I remember was because I thought how unlike her it was. Even when she was an undercover hooker in the Howling, I don’t think she showed cleavage.


      • Wallace has some great cult films and is worth paying tribute to – thanks for the idea!


  4. One of Margot Kidder’s later roles saw her replacing someone NO ONE ask John to feature here – Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of Gaia (the spirit of the Earth on “Captain Planet and the Planeteers”), apparently Goldberg quit over money….


  5. “You’ve got me! Who’s got you?”

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