I honestly can’t think of an actress’s portrayal of Catwoman I DIDN’T like – the role has always been very well-represented in my opinion. Having said that, however, one does stand out as my favorite – Julie Newmar.
Again, I love all of them (some more than others), so don’t take this as a knock on any of the others…. but I feel Julie’s performance best depicted the character if you think in terms of a “cat come to life.” As a self-described crazy cat lady, I have had cats all of my life – and almost always more than one or two.
Those numbers are for amateurs!
Catwoman is my all-time favorite villain and it very well may have something to do with the fact that she was a cross between a woman who had been hurt and let down by humans and a cat seeking to even the score! While the Batman TV Series (link to the complete series on Amazon) was pure “light” entertainment, I still feel that Julie brought the most charisma and cat-like attitude to the role.
Batman TV series is on Prime Video. I love how they have the description for each episode, so you can find your favorites quickly and easily. While I will watch and rewatch all of them… I guarantee you the first ones I seek out will be the ones with Julie Newmar.
Julie Newmar as Catwoman