Margot Kidder – the iconic Superman star Lois Lane



Margot Kidder, who played reporter Lois Lane in four Superman movies has died aged 69. Born 17 October 1948 in Yellowknife, Canada, she grew up in remote locations, moving frequently through childhood. After Superman she played in The Amityville Horror, but suffered from bi-polar disorder and had a highly publicized breakdown in the 1990s. She latterly became an outspoken environmental and anti-war activist.

She had her Sun in Libra on the focal point of a mini-Grand Trine to Jupiter in Sagittarius trine Pluto so she would have confidence, also supplied by Uranus in an adventurous opposition to Jupiter.

But she had an ‘unloved’ Venus Saturn in Virgo with her Saturn square Mars with Mars inconjunct Uranus – not an easy life, especially emotionally. She had three marriages, one lasting only a few days.  Her Sun was probably opposition an Aries Moon which wouldn’t help on that score either.

Christopher Reeve who played Superman, 25 September 1952 3.30am New York, was also a Sun Libra with Mercury, Saturn, Neptune, Venus stretched out through Libra. His Venus Neptune was conjunct her Sun Mercury and her Jupiter was conjunct his Mars, so it was a reasonable though not necessarily close match.

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