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Lois Lane statue unveiled

| June 15, 2010 9:00 PM

METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) - The southern Illinois city that calls itself the "official home of Superman" has unveiled a statue of the superhero's lady love, Lois Lane.

Metropolis leaders unveiled the statue on Friday. The city already has a 15-foot bronze statue of Superman in Superman Square.

The Lois Lane statue is modeled on actress Noel Neill, who played the female reporter with a crush on Superman in movies and on television in the 1940s and 1950s.

Artist Gary Ernest Smith created the statue and says making the piece was a dream come true because he grew up watching Superman. Neill says she was honored to memorialized with the statue.

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