See Batman’s Leading Feline Ladies Throughout the Decades

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2022’s “The Batman” marked Zoë Kravitz as the latest star to slink into the Catwoman suit and kick major butt onscreen. However, the 34-year-old certainly isn’t the first actor to wear that iconic leather jumpsuit. Women have been portraying Catwoman since the 1960s, and while Kravitz is great in the role – which earned her a nomination at the Critics Choice Super Awards – she was tasked with filling some pretty big cat ears.

In a January interview with W Magazine, Kravitz revealed that she did her own research for her Catwoman role, saying, “I did watch a lot of videos of large cats and thought it was really interesting that they move their hips but not their face or their eyes.”

Kravitz isn’t the only star to bring her own flair to the role of Catwoman. Halle Berry‘s 2004 portrayal, though poorly received, still gets brought up to this day. Back in 2018, Berry acknowledged her movie’s failure while accepting an award from New York Women in Communication, per Glamour, and said, “Everybody around me said, ‘Girl, don’t do it. It’s going to be the death of you. It’s going to end your career.’ But guess what I did? I followed my intuition and I did a movie called ‘Catwoman’ and it bombed miserably.”

Berry’s Catwoman wasn’t a total loss, though. The actor noted that “while it failed to most people, it wasn’t a failure for me because I met so many interesting people that I wouldn’t have met otherwise.” She also said she learned “two forms of martial arts” and, most of all, made “a sh*t-load of money that changed my life.”

From Kravitz and Berry to Eartha Kitt and Michelle Pfeiffer, scroll ahead to see which other ladies have played Batman’s sexy sidekick.

Related: From Christian Bale to Robert Pattinson, 12 Actors Who Donned the Batsuit

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