Margot Kidder died Sunday at 69-years-old

The first one Kidder and Reeve in the first Superman film which came out in 1978

After starring in Brian De Palma's 1973 film Sisters, Bob Clark's 1974 horror classic Black Christmas, and the 1975 drama The Great Waldo Pepper, Kidder appeared opposite Christopher Reeve in the film that would catapult her to stardom: Richard Donner's 1978 film Superman: The Movie, in which she played intrepid Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane. She continued acting right up until this year, taking small roles in TV shows and movies - but also had stage roles. including "The Vagina Monologues" on Broadway. Reeve died in 2004.

Sad news for lovers of superhero cinema, as it has been announced that Margot Kidder, star of the original Superman, has died.

Kidder became an American citizen in 2005. "We didn't have to create a different reality". But on a trip to NY she caught the acting bug, and after school she moved to Los Angeles to try her luck.

"This is the pattern of my life", she told the magazine. "It wasn't something I really liked or something I was very good at".

Her story grabbed the hearts of fans and Hollywood with many reaching out to help Kidder, who eventually got back on her feet and went on to become a mental health advocate.

Kidder has been married three times, and is survived by her daughter, Maggie McGuane, whom she shares with her first husband, Thomas McGuane.

Tributes to the actress poured in on social media Monday.

Variety report that the 69-year old actress, born in the Northwest Territories of Canada on 17 October 1948, passed away at home on Sunday 13th May.

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