1) Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
Without a doubt Anne Hathaway is my favorite Catwoman. She had the suit (practical glasses for thieving that became ears), she had the character down to be most like the comics, and she could kick ass. She also had that sexual tension with Christian Bale’s Batman that seemed to work better than ever before in Live action on screen between the characters.
2) Eartha Kitt (Batman TV Show)
Who can forget Eartha Kitt’s portrayal of Catwoman from the TV show? The sultry voice, the sexy purr, the way she rolled those “R’s”…
3) Julie Newmar (Batman TV Show)
Julie Newmar defined the character of Catwoman from being the first to play the character in the Batman TV show for 2 seasons. Next to Anne Hathaway, they share the title for looking the best in the black cat suit.
4) Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns)
Michelle Pfeiffer updated the character in Batman Returns and made her overly sexual in her tight and shiny vinyl black suit that she stitched together with claws that cut for blood. I think the big drawback was actually the suit though because all of her hair was hidden inside.
5) Lee Meriwether (Batman Movie 1966)
For the movie version of the Batman TV show, Lee Meriwether slipped into the black suit and took a turn as the cat. She held her own but routinely is overshadowed by both Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt. Some people didn’t even know that it was her and not Newmar that played the movie role even.
6) Halle Berry (Catwoman)
Halle Berry should have never been Catwoman and this movie should have never been made. Many people consider this movie to be one of the worst movies of all time. Had Berry been give a good script with some sort of characterization and decent action scenes then she might be higher on the list. As it stands, it would take a lot to truly unseat her from bottom place as Catwoman.