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Lara Lor-Van (Character)
from Superman (1978)

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Biography:
Lara (née Lara Lor-Van) is a fictional character who... See more »
Alternate Names:
Lara / Lara-El / Superman's Biological Mother

Filmography

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  1. "Robot Chicken"
        - Link's Sausages (2014) TV episode, Played by Seth Green
        - Especially the Animal Keith Crofford (2009) TV episode, Played by Vanessa Hudgens
  2. "How It Should Have Ended"
    ... aka "H.I.S.H.E." - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - How Man of Steel Should Have Ended (2013) TV episode, Played by Stephanie Fisher
  3. Man of Steel (2013) Played by Ayelet Zurer
  4. Superman: Requiem (2011) Played by Amelia Tyler
  5. Heroes Crossing (2010) Played by Cheryl Douglas (as Lara)
  6. "Smallville"
    ... aka "Smallville Beginnings" - USA (rerun title)
        - Abandoned (2010) TV episode, Played by Helen Slater (as Lara-El)
        - Blue (2007) TV episode, Played by Helen Slater (as Lara-El)
        - Lara (2007) TV episode, Played by Helen Slater (as Lara-El)
        - Memoria (2004) TV episode, Played by Kendall Cross (as Lara-El)

  7. Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV) Played by Finola Hughes (as Lara)
  8. "Superman"
    ... aka "Superman: The Animated Series" - USA (informal alternative title)
        - The Last Son of Krypton: Part I (1996) TV episode, Played by Finola Hughes (as Lara)
        - The Last Son of Krypton: Part III (1996) TV episode, Played by Finola Hughes (as Lara)
        - The Last Son of Krypton: Part II (1996) TV episode, Played by Finola Hughes (as Lara)
  9. "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
        - Foundling (1994) TV episode, Played by Eliza Roberts (as Lara)
  10. "Superboy"
    ... aka "The Adventures of Superboy" - USA (alternative title)
        - Mindscape (1990) TV episode, Played by Kathy Poling (as Lara)
        - Escape to Earth (1990) TV episode, Played by Britt Ekland (as Lara)
        - Abandon Earth (1990) TV episode, Played by Britt Ekland (as Lara)

  11. Superman (1987) Played by Ranjeeta Kaur (as Superman's Biological Mother)
    ... aka "The Indian Superman" - India (English title)
  12. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Played by Susannah York (as Lara)
    ... aka "Superman IV: The Strongest Enemy" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
  13. Superman II (1980) Played by Susannah York (as Lara)

  14. Superman (1978) Played by Susannah York (as Lara)
    ... aka "Superman: The Movie" - International (English title) (promotional title), USA (promotional title)
  15. "Super Friends"
        - The Planet Splitter (1973) TV episode, Played by Shannon Farnon (as Lara)

  16. "Adventures of Superman"
        - Superman on Earth (1952) TV episode, Played by Aline Towne (as Lara)

  17. Superman (1948) Played by Luana Walters (as Lara)
Archive Footage:
  1. Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (2001) (V) Played by Susannah York (as Lara)
  2. Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) Played by Luana Walters (as Lara)

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Quotes:
From "Smallville: Lara (#7.6)" (2007)
Kara: What if we get caught, Lara? Are this people here right now?
Lara: No, they're attending a spiritual celebration called Church. It's one of their traditions.
Kara: It sure smells a lot better in here.
Lara: I believe they're cooking..."Sunday Roast". It is so peaceful here compared to Krypton. It's a true home.
Kara: I don't know... It's kinda... small and cleathered.
[Kara lifts an object]
Lara: Be careful Kara, we must leave no trace of our visit. I don't wanna influence them in any way. They're destined to raise my child, it's important they feel secure.
Kara: Have you given your baby a name yet?
Lara: No. With everything happening on Krypton Jor-El and I have yet to discuss one.
Kara: He'll be so far from home... Our Sun will be nothing but a distant star... Maybe you could name him Kal-El. That way when he looks at the sky, he can think of us.
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