Up 4,145 this week

Noel Neill (1920–2016)

Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to a contract by Paramount Pictures. She got early ... See full bio »


(age 95) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

Fall TV Guide

Find out everything you need to stay up to date with the upcoming season in our Fall TV Guide!

Visit the Fall TV Guide

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 04 Jan 2012
a list of 9 people
created 14 Jul 2015
a list of 139 people
created 9 months ago
list image
a list of 5188 people
created 9 months ago
a list of 45 people
created 7 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Noel Neill's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Adventures of Superman
Superman Returns
Superman Returns Gertrude Vanderworth
Superman Lois Lane
Atom Man vs. Superman


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (80 credits)
 2004 Surge of Power
Aunt Lois
 2004 Hindsight Is 20/20... (Short)
Tourist (uncredited)
 1991 Superboy (TV Series)
- Paranoia (1991) ... Alexis
 1989 Couch Potatoes (TV Series)
- MailShell
- Mavericks vs Petries (1989) ... - MailShell
 1978 Superman
Ella Lane (uncredited)
 1954 The Lawless Rider
Nancy James
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
- Let Justice Be Done (1954) ... Betty
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Passenger (uncredited)
 1952 Invasion, U.S.A.
Second Airline Ticket Agent
 1952 Montana Incident
Frances Martin
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Peggy Dawson
- The Long Shot (1952) ... Peggy Dawson
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Noel (uncredited)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Seven Graces (1951)
 1951 Submarine Command
Mrs. Sue Carlson (uncredited)
 1951 Whistling Hills
Beth Fairchild
 1951 An American in Paris
American Girl (uncredited)
 1951 Abilene Trail
Mary Dawson
 1951 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Molly Niles
- Letter of the Law (1951) ... Molly Niles
 1950 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Rita Shannon
- Chain Lightning (1950) ... Rita Shannon
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
Actress in Theatre Group (uncredited)
 1949 Forgotten Women
Ellen Reid
 1949 The Sky Dragon
Jane Marshall
 1949 Son of a Badman
Vicki Burley
 1949 The Cactus Cut-Up (Short)
Errol's Daughter
 1949 Gun Runner
Jessica Harris
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1948 Music Man
 1948 Beyond Glory
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1948 Are You with It?
 1948 The Big Clock
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1948 Glamour Girl
 1948 Man or Mouse (Short)
Sue Jones, Hercules' Daughter
 1947 Brick Bradford
Lula - Native Girl (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
Courtroom Spectator (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1947 The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival
Courtroom Spectator, in 'Fabulous Joe'
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Girl at Party (uncredited)
 1947 Over the Santa Fe Trail
Taffy Neill
 1946 College Queen (Short)
Cindy Harris, College Queen
 1946 The Well-Groomed Bride
WAVE (uncredited)
 1946 The Blue Dahlia
Nolie - Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
 1946 Tars and Spars
Cigarette girl in nightclub
 1945 The Stork Club
Jacqueline Billingsley (uncredited)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
School Kid (uncredited)
 1945 You Hit the Spot (Short)
Muriel / Echo
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Here Come the Waves
 1944 Rainbow Island
Lona's Companion (uncredited)
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Are These Our Parents?
Terry Salisbury
 1944 Fun Time (Short)
Flora Daley
 1944 Standing Room Only
Secretary (uncredited)
 1943 Let's Face It
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Young Ideas
Co-ed (uncredited)
 1943 Lady of Burlesque (uncredited)
 1943 Prairie Chickens
Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited)
 1942 Henry and Dizzy
 1942 Miss Annie Rooney
Marty's Party Guest (uncredited)
 1942 She's in the Army
WAC Enlistee (uncredited)
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew
Congratulatory Girl in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1941 Miss Polly
School Girl (uncredited)
 1941 Henry Aldrich for President
Student (uncredited)
 1940 Mad Youth
Teenager (uncredited)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (13 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

(6/12/03-6/15/03) Was special guest at the 25th Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on fans] Fame has never been an issue for me. I can honestly say that I have never, ever had any unpleasant encounters with fans or autograph collectors. I guess I just attract the mature, respectful fan. See more »


Most famous for her role as reporter Lois Lane on Adventures of Superman (1952), she actually came from a journalistic background--her father worked on the copy desk of the Minneapolis Star-Journal newspaper in Minneapolis, MN, for many years. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who else had a crush on Lois Lane? heystevesteinberg
Noel's kindness josephmcghee
Noel in 'Superman Returns' trimtab
Convention Otaku_Guy3
New Biography Of Noel Neill icareinc
I missed her... who is Gertrude in Superman Returns? chester_o
Discuss Noel Neill on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page