Model forLois Lane, later married co-creator Jerry Siegel.
"Situation Wanted — Female ARTIST MODEL: No experience."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer classified ad, 1935.
"Joe [Shuster, the other co-creator] was taking art lessons and felt that he needed someone to pose as the Lois Lane character for the Superman story. So I posed...I remember the day I met Jerry in Joe's living room. Jerry was the model for Superman. He was standing there in a Superman-like pose. He said their character was going to fly through the air, and he leaped off the couch to demonstrate."
--Joanne Siegel, in a 1996 Plain Dealer interview.
"One of the things [Shuster and Siegel] were particularly interested in is how would a woman look like if she was being carried in the arms of someone flying through the air. So they set up a chair that had arms on it, and my mom draped herself across one arm and her legs across the other arm, and Joe drew her in that position."
--Laura Siegel Larson, Joanne and Jerry's daughter, in a Los Angeles Times interview.