• Fri, Aug 19 2011

A Look At Career Woman Lois Lane Over The Years

This week pictures from the set of the latest Superman film, Man of Steel, surfaced showing Amy Adams on set. Adams plays the part of Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane, arguably one of the greatest career women ever portrayed in comics. Hopefully, Amy has the conviction to play this part but I am pretty sure the three-time Oscar nominee will do just fine.  And recently she became a single working girl after being Superman/Clark Kent’s arm candy for so many years. According to comic book history, after high school, Lois started to work part-time at the Planet, and quickly rose to prominence with an exposé of Lex Luthor. Any woman who says, “I’m a reporter, not a warrior princess”, is definitely worth writing about, even if she is fictional and has a boyfriend who wears red underwear over blue tights. Hey, we all have issues.

The character of Lois Lane first appeared in1938 in Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane. Her personality, created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster,  was based on Torchy Blane, a female reporter featured in a series of films from the 1930s. She is also said to be based on real life journalist Nellie Bly.

She was soon lifted off the pages and thrust into films starting in 1948 in the film, Superman. She was played by actress Noel Neill. Since then let’s take a look at the actresses who have played this ballsy, career woman who was more than just a damsel in distress.

Photo: Helga Esteb/Shutterstock

 

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