Right up there with the likes of Wonder Woman and Barbara Gordon, Catwoman is easily one of DC’s most iconic and enduring female figures. Dating back to the 1940s, the sly, cunning cat burglar known as Selina Kyle represented an interesting middle-ground in a world of heroes and villains as someone who was simply trying to survive by any means necessary. And she’s still going strong today.
Just like any comic book character, there have been numerous different interpretations of Catwoman over the years, some much better than others. This includes the various times the character has been portrayed in live-action, be it in movies or on television shows from different eras in DC’s cinematic history.
In fact, not counting Julia Rose (who played Julie Newmar playing Catwoman and not Catwoman herself, but still deserves a mention because she was very good), eight actresses have donned their respective versions of the iconic Catsuit and with the DCEU moving forward, Ms. Kyle is likely to be recast again soon.
Nonetheless, some of turned in performances that have been turned in thus far will live forever in the hearts and minds of fans, whereas others (one particular) are better off forgotten.