The Dark Knight has risen, with Christopher Nolan’s uber anticipated caper to the Batman trilogy dropping this weekend, but it’s not Christian Bale’s Batman that we’ve been waiting with bated breath to see on the big screen this summer—it’s Anne Hathaway’s take on the ultimate fierce feline vixen Catwoman. The Devil Wears Prada star joins an illustrious line of ladies who’ve slapped on that sexy skintight leather suit and iconic cat ears, from vintage beauties like Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt to more modern meowers like Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry. To celebrate the film’s release, we’ve ranked the franchise’s femme fatales from purrr-fect picks to straight-up kitty litter.
#6: Halle Berry
Gorgeous? Undeniably. Awful? Abso-freaking-lutely. Berry’s turn as the iconic villainous vixen in 2004′s cheesy, direct-to-video-esque Catwoman proves that you have to have more than enviable curves and flawless bone structure to fill out Catwoman’s suit and mask. The biracial beauty is laughably miscast as the shy, frumpy Patience Phillips, and then pulls out all of the campy, vampy stops when Patience turns into Catwoman after a chance encounter with a cat (seriously). At least the Oscar-winning actress was game enough to show up and accept her Razzie Award for Worst Actress of the Year for the role! When it comes to comics adaptation, how about you stick to X-Men, huh Halle?
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