The 11 Scariest Lady Villains: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Sopranos,' more
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3. Catwoman, "Batman" (Julie Newmar)
Best worst moment: Anytime she's trying to seduce Batman, but I'm partial to this sequence, and not just because Batman telling her, "You're attractive, Catwoman, but not that attractive!" is among the more unintentionally ridiculous moments of the series.
Why they were so bad it was good: The Eartha Kitt version from the '60s show's third and final season has her devotees, and she's slightly more of a straight-ahead villain than Newmar, not having the Newmar Catwoman's attraction to the Bat. (The switch in races no doubt played a role in that, given the era.) But Newmar's the iconic one, filling out the catsuit in a way that seemed illegal, or like a character who belonged more on the pages of the comic book than in live-action. Newmar knew nothing of Catwoman before she auditioned, but the combination of her dancer's training and statuesque frame helped define the role — Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman and Anne Hathaway's don't have much in common other than a slinky quality that both actresses inherited from Newmar. In a show for boys, with a predominantly-male cast (Newmar was gone by the time Yvonne Craig turned up as Batgirl), this woman was just as dynamic and memorable a villain as men like the Joker and the Riddler.