Victoria "Vicki" Vale is the deuteragonist of the 1989 superhero film, Batman. She is the love interest of billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne.
She was portrayed by Kim Basinger.
Vicki Vale is a photojournalist who comes to Gotham City to investigate Batman. She partners with Alexander Knox on the assignment, and begins dating Bruce Wayne, not knowing at first he's actually the same guy she's investigating.
Eventually Vicki does learn Bruce's secret identity and is present during Batman's final confrontation with Joker on top of Gotham City Cathedral's belfry. This comes after the Joker nearly massacres Gotham City during a bicentennial celebration and kidnaps Vicki to draw Batman out. After telling Batman that they "made each other", the Joker attempts to escape via helicopter, but Batman ties a grappling hook around his leg and attaches it to a stone gargoyle, causing the Joker to fall to his death when the statue breaks loose of its moorings. At the end of the film, Alfred Pennyworth chauffeurs her to Wayne Manor to await Bruce's return once the night's crime fighting is done.
- In the 1989 Batman movie, Vicki Vale is depicted as a blonde, but in the comics, she is depicted as a redhead.
- Before Kim Basinger was cast as Vicki Vale, Sean Young was considered for the role of Vicki Vale, but had to drop out, due to an injury in a horse riding accident.