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When people try to kill me, I don't hop in bed with them a tick later. I just kick their ass. I'm funny like that.
~ Catwoman.

Catwoman (real name: Selina Kyle ) is an antiheroine and Batman's main love interest , she first appeared in Batman # 1, spring 1940. Although typically thought and reproduced as a villain, Catwoman repeatedly in a heroic capacity, and, in the most modern comics, is a hero as often as a villain, and even when a villain shows consistent moral standards and far more restrictions and scruples than any of Batman's other great enemies. Since Selina Kyle's origins are obscure, she can also be portrayed as based in Gotham's red light district, implying a history of prostitution. She spent most of her life training herself to be a professional thief, stealing only high-level targets instead of petty assaults. Because of his more or less harmless methods, Batman allows her to slip through the roots.

In other media

Batman (Series 1966)

Catwoman did not appear on the 1966 Batman TV show , played by Julie Newmar in the first two seasons and Eartha Kitt in the third season, but in the 1966 Batman film , she was played by Lee Meriwether.


See Selina Kyle (Gotham)

A younger representation of Selina Kylie, also known as "Cat", appears on the TV show Gotham , which takes place years before Bruce Wayne takes on the mantle of Batman. She is played by actress and dancer Camren Bicondova and is portrayed as anti-heroine and friend of Bruce Wayne .

Batman Returns


Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns

Catwoman was played by Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns of 1992. In this version, Selina Kyle is a frustrated assistant to Max Shreck . When she finds some incriminating documents, Shreck pushes her out the window. Selina falls to her apparent death, only to be revived with 8 extra lives. Selina goes home, destroys her apartment and creates a tight jumpsuit to better reflect her inner beast.

Catwoman antagonizes Shreck and Batman. She also establishes an uncomfortable alliance with the pinguin , who tries to kill her after she rejects his advances. Meanwhile, Selina developed a romance with Bruce Wayne, which leads to the discovery of each other's identity. Catwoman spends most of her life, apparently committing suicide by the end of the film, only to have her silhouette seen at the end.


She was also played by Halle Berry in the ill-received 2004 film, Catwoman . Instead of being Selina Kyle, she was an independent character named Patience Phillips taking revenge on a cosmetics company.

The Dark Knight Rises


Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

Catwoman was played by Anne Hathaway in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises . Selina Kyle is a professional thief who steals Bruce Wayne after being blackmailed by a business rival. She develops an uncomfortable alliance with Batman, whom she takes to Bane . After Bane defeats and imprisons Bruce, Selina is arrested by Blake and sent to Blackgate Penitentiary.

During the disturbances in Gotham, Selina flees and joins a newly revived Batman. When Bane almost kills Batman again, Selina shoots him with the cannons in the bat cycle. Selina runs away with Bruce after faking his death, and they find a new life in Florence, where they can leave their tragic past and secret identities behind.

DC Animated Universe

The Catwoman appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, The Batman e Batman: The Brave and The Bold ., DC Super Hero Girls and their 2019 TV series.


Main article: Catwoman (Arkhamverse)

Catwoman doesn't appear in the Batman: Arkham Asylum , video game , but she has an unlocked profile after you solve a puzzle that revolves around her. The profile states: Orphan who learned to survive on the streets of Gotham City, Selina Kyle took the robbery to survive ... but determined to do it in style, she learned sexual arts and trained extensively to perfect her cat theft skills. 'Her criminal activities are often tempered by a reluctant altruism, making her a fickle villain and an occasional heroine. 'She regularly escapes capture by the Dark Knight and maintains a complicated and contradictory relationship with Batman, who often becomes flirtatious and, occasionally, legitimately romantic.

However, in the second game, Batman: Arkham City , she is a playable character and has her own story in the game after downloading it. She is voiced by Gray DeLisle.

Mortal Kombat

Catwoman appears in the crossover,  Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.


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