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Since 1966, Catwoman has appeared in various media adaptations of DC Comics material, often alongside Batman. These have ranged from guest appearances in live-action and animated shows, starring roles in theatrical films, and as a playable or boss character in video games. The following is a list of Catwoman's various appearances and the actresses who have portrayed her.

Live-Action[]

Television[]

1960s Batman[]

Catwoman was first adapted in the 1960s Batman series, portrayed by Julie Newmar in Seasons One and Two and Eartha Kitt in Season Three. Heavily influenced by Golden and Silver Age depictions of the character, she serves as one of the show's main guest villains, appearing in 16 of its episodes. Catwoman often pulls elaborate cat-themed schemes, often with the assistance of various henchmen and helpers. She is also shown to have a mutual attraction to Batman but at distain for Robin and later Batgirl. Catwoman also appears alongside the Joker, Penguin and Riddler in the tie-in film Batman: The Movie, though is played by Lee Meriwether due to Newmar's unavailability. The film also sees her romancing with Bruce Wayne under disguise, the first time the two are explicitly depicted in a relationship.

Birds of Prey[]

Catwoman appears in the pilot episode of Birds of Prey, played by Casey Elizabeth Easlick. Before the events of the show, Selina is killed by Clayface on Joker's orders, leading to Batman to leave Gotham. Her death, however, inspires her daughter Helena to become the Huntress. Selina's murder serves as one of the major running storylines in the series.

Gotham[]

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Camren Bicondova as Selina in Gotham promotional material.

Selena Kyle appears as a teenager in the Fox TV series Gotham, played by Camren Bicondova. Depicted as a homeless teenager, Selina witnesses the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Selina becomes a friend and love interest to Bruce Wayne, though also becomes associated with Gotham's criminals including Fish Mooney and Ivy Pepper. Lili Simmons portrays an adult version of the character in the show's finale "The Beginning..." due to Bicondova's concerns about portraying an older version of the character.

Arrowverse[]

Catwoman is frequently mentioned in the Arrowverse, particularly in Batwoman. The cross-over event "Elsewords" reveals she is an inmate at Arkham. Catwoman is also mentioned to have once romanced Batman to steal his technology.

Film[]

Batman Returns[]

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Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns

Catwoman serves as both main love-interest and one of the villains in Tim Burton's 1992 film Batman Returns, played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Initially depicted as a unappreciated secretary to the corporate giant Max Shreck, Selina Kyle becomes Catwoman after her boss attempts to kill her to cover up his diabolical plans, using the identity to taken revenge on him. Catwoman also comes into contact with both Batman and the Penguin, developing alliances and rivalries between the two. Pfeiffer's performance has often been praised and inspired later performances for the character. Pfeiffer's Catwoman was also set to return in a spin-off film, though it was eventually dropped and repurposed into another film. She also appears in the Batman '89 comic series, following on from the events of the film and disregarding later installments under Joel Schumacher's direction.

Catwoman[]

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Halle Berry as Patience Phillips/Catwoman in Catwoman

Catwoman star is the 2004 film directed by Pitof. Starring Halle Berry, the film focuses on an original incarnation called "Patience Phillips", an artist working for a cosmetics company who dons the identity after being resurrected by messengers of the Egyptian cat-goddess Bast. The film focuses on her attempts to learn her killer's identity and discover the links to one of her company's products. The film was poorly received at the time, often for deviating heavily from the source material and poor writing, and a box-office bomb, though was the highest-grossing superhero film with a female lead until 2017's Wonder Woman. Berry's performance has also been criticized, to the point where she won a Golden Raspberry award for "Worst Actress". The film is also widely regarded to be one of the worst films of all time alongside the infamous Batman & Robin.

The Dark Knight Rises[]

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Anne Hathaway as "the Cat" in The Dark Knight Rises

Selina Kyle serves as a villain turned supporting character in the final film in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, portrayed by Anne Hathaway. Influenced by Post-Crisis versions of the character, she is depicted as a thief for hire who gradually allies herself with Batman to defeat Bane and the League of Shadows. Though never given the "Catwoman" moniker within the film itself, she is briefly referred as "the Cat" in a newspaper headline. Hathaway's performance has often received praise.

DC Films[]

Catwoman does not appear in the theatrical "DC Films" era created by Zack Snyder and Walter Hamada. However, the director claimed in an interview that she existed in his take on the universe and had previous been romantically involved with Batman. She was set to appear in the aborted Gotham City Sirens film directed by David Ayer, though the project is currently assumed to have be abandoned in favor of Cathy Yan's Birds of Prey film.

The Batman[]

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Catwoman in The Batman

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Catwoman appears in 2022's The Batman, played by Zoë Kravitz. Her depiction is heavily inspired by the character's depiction in Batman: Year One and The Long Halloween. The illegitimate daughter of Carmine Falcone, she is forced onto the streets after her mother was murdered by her father. Posing as a waitress at the Iceberg Lounge, she secretly uses her position to learn about their activities and steals from them. Selina meets Batman during the events of the film, allying with him after the disappearance of her roommate Annika Kosolov. Though Selina is described as being in the process of becoming Catwoman during the film, promotion and marketing material refers to her as the identity.

Animation[]

Television[]

Early Appearances[]

  • Catwoman appears in Filmination's The Adventures of Batman, voiced by Jane Webb. She appears in seven episodes of the show.
  • Catwoman also appears in the company's The New Adventures of Batman, voiced by Melendy Britt. She appears in four episodes of the show.
  • Catwoman was initially planned to appear in Challenge of the Super Friends as a member of the Legion of Doom. However, her rights could not be obtained by Hanna-Barbera due to her appearance in The New Adventures of Batman, thus forcing them to replace her with Cheetah.

DC Animated Universe[]

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Catwoman in Batman: The Animated Series promotion material.

Catwoman appears in the DCAU shows Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures, voiced by Adrienne Barbeau. Heavily based on her Bronze and post-Crisis versions, the show's version serves as an enemy and occasional, reluctant, ally to Batman. Additionally, Selina Kyle is depicted as an animal-rights activist and dates Bruce Wayne, not knowing he is actually Batman. Catwoman is also mentioned in the Batman Beyond episode "Dead Man's Hand" and appears in the short-film Chase Me, albeit unvoiced. Catwoman also appears in various DCAU tie-in Batman comics, including Batman Adventures.

The Batman Animated Series[]

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Catwoman in The Batman show.

Catwoman serves as recurring character in 2004's The Batman series, voiced by Gina Gershon. The show's version is heavily based on the complementary depictions of the character, with her being an anti-heroine and occasional ally to Batman. However, Catwoman also makes frequent partnerships with other villains, including the Penguin, though also comes into conflict with others like the Joker.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold[]

Catwoman appears as a recurring character in the show, voiced by Nika Futterman. Her depiction is heavily inspired by both the Golden and Silver Ages of Comics, though her costume is inspired by the Bronze Age version. This version of Catwoman also appears in the cross-over film Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Harley Quinn[]

Catwoman features as a recurring character from the second season onwards of the Harley Quinn show, voiced by Sanaa Lathan. She is depicted as Gotham's best burglar and a frequent ally of Harley Quinn and her crew. Catwoman is also depicted as a former girlfriend of Poison Ivy and dates Batman during the third season. Though her appearance is inspired by Modern Age versions of the character, her personality is inspired by older depictions of Catwoman.

Other DC Animated Series[]

  • Catwoman appears in the motion comic series Batman: Black and White, voiced by Janyse Jaud.
  • Catwoman appears in both DC Super Hero Girls, voiced by Cristina Pucelli and Cree Summer.
  • Catwoman appears in several episodes of Batwheels, voiced by Gina Rodriguez.

Non-DC Series[]

  • Catwoman appears in several episodes of Robot Chicken, including three DC Comics-themed special episodes.

Film[]

Comic Adaptations[]

Other Appearances[]

Video Games[]

Batman-Based Games[]

Media Tie-Ins[]

  • The Burtonverse Catwoman features in various tie-ins games to Batman Returns. These games feature her as a boss.
  • The DCAU Catwoman features in GameBoy Batman: The Animated Series and SNES version ofThe Adventures of Batman & Robin: The Video Game. The games feature her as an enemy and boss for the player.
  • Patience Phillips features in the tie-in to 2004's Catwoman, voiced by Jennifer Hale. The game loosely retells the film's events.
  • The Brave and the Bold's incarnation of Catwoman appears in Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame, voiced by Nika Futterman. The game features her as a boss, working alongside Catman to steal an ancient artifact.

Batman: Arkham Series[]

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Catwoman in promotional material for Batman: Arkham Knight

Catwoman features in several games in the Batman: Arkham video games, voiced by Grey DeLisle. She first features in Batman: Arkham City, where she occasional appears to inform and assist Batman in his investigations. Catwoman also features in DLC for the game, which depicts her conflict with Two-Face and attempts to steal from TYGER Security. Catwoman also appears in the portable game Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, which depicts her first encounter with Batman. The game also has her stage a breakout of Blackgate Prison for Amanda Waller, manipulating Batman to access Bane. Catwoman appears in Batman: Arkham Knight, where she is captured by the Riddler and forced to work with Batman to escape. She also features in the DLC chapter Catwoman's Revenge, where she takes retribution on Riddler following the game's events. Catwoman also appears in the mobile game Batman: Arkham Underworld as the player's mentor.

Telltale Games[]

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Catwoman in Batman: The Enemy Within

Catwoman appears in both of Telltale Games' episodic Batman games, voiced in both by Laura Bailey. She is depicted as a mercenary thief, working alongside various factions such as the Children of Arkham and The Pact. Catwoman serves as an ally to Batman in both games, working alongside him to bring down both groups. Player's decisions can also lead to a romance between them.

DC-Based Games[]

LEGO Video Games[]

Catwoman appears in various LEGO video games based on Batman and DC Comics. These appearances often depict her as a villain. In LEGO Batman: The Videogame, Catwoman teams up with the Penguin to take over Gotham with a . In LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, she appears as one of Arkham's escapees and later can be unlocked in the open-world. In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Catwoman appears in several side-missions in the games hubs. Catwoman also features prominently in LEGO DC Super-Villains as a member of the Legion of Doom. She and the group work with "the Rookie" to expose the Crime Syndicate and later help the Justice League defeat Darkseid.

Injustice Series[]

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Catwoman in promotional material for Injustice 2

Catwoman features as a playable character in the Injustice fighting game series, voiced by Grey DeLisle. In Injustice: Gods Among Us, she features as a member of Superman's Regime, having defected from Batman's Insurgency. She serves as a boss in several chapters. The Prime-Earth Catwoman also appears as a member of Lex Luthor's gang in the opening chapter of the storyline, and serves as a playable character in several challenges. The Injustice Universe's Catwoman returns in the sequel Injustice 2 as Batman's informant in Gorilla Grodd's Society. She joins him and other heroes, including former members of the Regime, to defeat Brainiac.

Others[]

  • Catwoman stars in a Catwoman GameBoy Color game. The events have her fighting with Ra's and Talia for an ancient artifact.
  • Catwoman features as a playable character in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, voiced by Patty Mattson.
  • Catwoman appears in the MMORPG DC Universe Online voiced by Kelley Huston. She will be encountered by players who picked villainous factions and will work with them in several scenarios.
  • Various versions of Catwoman feature in the MOBA game Infinite Crisis, voiced by Grey DeLisle.

Non-DC Games[]

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