Margot Kidder survived drug addiction and a horrifying car crash to beat the legendary “curse of Superman!”
The 67-year-old star is best known for playing reporter Lois Lane opposite the late Christopher Reeve in 1978’s “Superman” and its sequels.
With the blockbuster “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” set to open March 25, The National ENQUIRER tracked her down at her home in Montana, where she now works as a political activist.
“Margot wants to make America better,” a pal told The ENQUIRER.
The so-called “curse” has jinxed many stars who appeared in the Man of Steel films, including Christopher, who was paralyzed in a horse-riding accident in 1995.
Two years before his death in 2004, Canadian-born Margot nearly lost her life in a metal-mangling car accident. Her dogs, Zelda and Pierre, were thrown clear of the wreck and ran off to summon help.
Margot told The ENQUIRER: “I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was going to die. … I thought that if I survived, I was going to be paralyzed like my friend Christopher!”
She suffered a broken pelvis, but miraculously made a full recovery.
The actress was also in a serious car crash in 1990 that left her unable to work for two years, and forced her to declare bankruptcy.
In 1996, Margot was found rambling and “looking like she was homeless” in a stranger’s backyard, cops said. She was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Margot became a U.S. citizen in 2005, and beat a drug addiction on her way to staging a comeback. Last year, she won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the children’s show, R.L. Stine’s “The Haunting Hour.”
And after a roller-coaster love life, the star — who has a 39-year-old daughter, Maggie — has sworn off romance.
“I’ve been married and divorced three times,” she added.
“I was so disastrous at romance that I’m better off with dogs!”