Cynthia Ettinger is an American actress. From 1990 to 1993, she was married to American singer and television performer Wally Kurth. Ettinger was originally cast as Martha Kent for Smallville, but during filming everyone realized that she was not right for the role, including Ettinger. She turned to theater jobs, and when the opportunity for Carnivàle came up, she chose Carnivàle because of the theater-like experience. She is currently starring in the play Rantoul and Die.She is a graduate of Desert High School at Edwards Air Force Base, California.