Honorable Mention: Casey Elizabeth Easlick
When fans tend to list all of the actresses that ever portrayed Catwoman, one name that is often forgotten is Casey Elizabeth Easlick – and that has nothing to do with her actual performance, but her lack of screen time playing the character.
Easlick portrayed Selina Kyle/Catwoman in WB’s short-lived 2003 series Birds of Prey. Appearing only in a series of flashbacks in the show’s opening sequence, she was uncredited for her non-speaking performance.
Birds of Prey clearly took its cues from the Burton/Schumacher Batman films and, as far as Catwoman goes, that really shows. From the brief glimpse we see of Easlick in costume, it’s pretty obvious that the cat-suit was inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s from Batman Returns. That being said, there are slight differences as her long hair flows out the back and, in all honesty, the suit looks a tad unfinished.
Easlick isn’t at the bottom of this list because her performance was bad, she’s simply down here because there just isn’t much to go on. Other than the opening sequence, which she nails, she doesn’t appear as the character in the show, and that makes it hard to judge her performance against anyone else’s.
Still though, that is a great opener…