Catwoman has been one of the most essential characters in the Batman series since her debut in Batman #1 in 1940. She’s been a foe and a friend, a teammate and a lover, and they’ve even married. The following is a ranking of the top 7 Catwoman performances:
1) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman is the only one of all the iterations to fully go from mousy, pushover Selina to self-reliant persona. Despite her collaboration with Penguin, she isn’t interested in becoming a villain because she has always maintained her humanity. Her physical performance, which has just the right amount of feline traits, established the bar for all subsequent actresses and animators.
2) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway was fantastic in the part of Catwoman. She nailed it from the time she showed herself to Bruce Wayne in his mansion, and she rocked the role for the rest of the movie. Despite the fact that her casting sparked yet another round of fear among Batman fans, the worry was unfounded.
3) Julie Newmar
Julie Newmar’s legendary performance as Catwoman is it for many people. The actress is wonderful in the role, purring and dazzling in ecstasy and carrying the character’s swift spunk with amazing charm. Furthermore, her portrayal of the character is well-layered, accentuating the deviousness while also displaying a sensitive side when engaging with Batman.
4) Lee Meriwether
Lee Meriwether elevated Catwoman to the level of the other villains, which was unusual in the 1960s. She juggled her wits and sexiness with ease to carry out her intentions. Meriwether’s role didn’t have much meat to it, but she did a fantastic job fulfilling the role. Her one appearance introduced a Catwoman that was a few years ahead of her time.
5) Eartha Kitt
Kitt was also summoned to play Catwoman when Newmar was unable to do so. However, she made the part distinct during Batman ’66’s last season. She depicted an unique, but nonetheless immensely attractive, cool, and deadly Catwoman as the first black woman to play the character.
6) Camren Bicondova
Thanks to the actress’s intelligence, ferocity, and ferocious independence, it made Catwoman a delightful character. Despite this, Camren was stuck on Gotham, a show that was constantly changing. It was attempting to maintain the characters’ more somber and gothic aspects while also incorporating the funny, sensational aspects of Gotham City’s origins. That probably tainted what was otherwise a strong, alternative take on Selina Kyle.
7) Halle Berry
Michelle Pfeiffer was scheduled to reprise her role in a standalone Catwoman movie when it was first envisioned. However, she was later substituted by Halle Berry, and the plot was so ridiculous that it barely made any sense. The Academy Award winner tried her hardest to make it work on her own terms. However, a chaotic, disorganized, and visually-disorienting film overshadowed Berry’s campy, joyously silly take on the character. The movie bombed, which came as no surprise to anyone.