Zoë Kravitz may be portraying Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, but she isn’t the first to put on those iconic claws. Let’s take a look back at the previous actors to play the legendary role.
Few comic book characters have enjoyed the on-screen success that Catwoman has. The femme fatale has joined her long-time love interest, The Dark Knight, in becoming a pop-culture icon – and while a lot of that is down to the character’s incredible comic book storylines, it’s hard to deny that her appearances on the big and small screens didn’t influence that.
Perhaps the most iconic female character to originate in the comics, she has since gone on to appear in four live-action feature films, three live-action TV shows, countless animated shows and a ton of video games. And that legacy is set to continue, as she will appear in Matt Reeves’ 2021 film The Batman.
In an incredibly well-received announcement, it was confirmed that Zoë Kravitz will don that legendary mask and wield that iconic whip, serving as the perfect counterpart to Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader.
But Kravitz won’t be the first to do it (and given the character’s legacy, she probably won’t be the last). With that in mind, as we get excited to see the talented actress’ portrayal of Selina Kyle, let’s take a trip down meow memory lane to look at all the other actresses to bring this feline fatale to life.