Real name: Lara
Species: Kryptonian
Homeworld: Krypton
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'10
Relatives: Jor-El (husband)
Kal-El (son)
Zor-El (brother-in-law)
Alura (sister-in-law)
Affiliations: House of El
Voiced/Played: Sherry Alberoni
House of El
Laura working in Jor-El's lab

Lara working in Jor-El's lab

Lara was the wife of astro-scientist Jor-El on the planet Krypton. She is the biological mother of Kal-El.

Unfortunately, the ‘Ruling Council’ did not heed Jor-El’s warning, so when Krypton exploded, she was killed along with all the other countless millions of Kryptonians.


  • Lara first appeared as Lara Lor-Van in Superman comic strip (1939), the biological mother of Superman.
  • She was created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster.

Episode Appearances

  1. Season 1: The Planet-Splitter
  2. Season 3: Secret Origins of the SuperFriends
  3. 1983 Shorts: The Krypton Syndrome

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Appearances in Other Media

Lara-El was Superman's biological mother from the planet Krypton and the wife of Jor-El. Lara's father a member of the Science Council, was named Sul-Van. Lara was also an artist.

This version of Lara-El is based on the Superman: The Animated Series produced for the WB network from 1996-2000.
- Go to DCAU for more on the Lara-El
Lara-El SM
Lara-El was the Kryptonian biological mother of Kal-El and the wife of Jor-El.

This version of Lara is based on the Smallville TV series (2001-??) as seen on the CW.
- Go to the Smallville Wiki for more on the Lara-El
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