Catwoman (Selina Kyle) is a fictional character created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Batman.
Lee Meriwether is an American actress who portrayed Catwoman in the 1966 movie. Though she did not play Catwoman in the tv series, she appeared in the episodes King Tut's Coup and Batman's Waterloo as Lisa Carson, a woman kidnapped to be the unwilling bride of King Tut.
The Catwoman is one Batman’s earliest comic book adversaries, initially appearing in Batman #1 (Spring 1940), and became the best-known and most frequently seen Batman villain. Catwoman is one of Gotham City’s most prominent villains appearing in 15 episodes (12 of which are Julie Newmar).
Eartha Kitt took over the role of Catwoman for the third and final season of Batman (1966-1967). Eartha brought a more serious and ruthless Catwoman to the series.
Michelle Pfeiffer originally auditioned for Vicky Vale in Batman (1989), but won the role of Catwoman after Annette Benning turned down the film due to pregnancy. Michelle Pfeiffer went through sixty catsuits during the six month shoot, at a cost of $1,000 apiece. She said that her Catwoman costume was vacuum sealed once she was fitted into it for scenes, so she actually had only a short amount of time to perform before she would have to have it opened or she could become lightheaded and pass out. She also admitted that when she first was learning to use the whip, she accidentally cut her trainer's face with it, at which he acted as a complete gentleman and continued with their training.
These photos are from my visit to the 80th anniversary Batman exhibit at the Hollywood Museum.
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