Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman
One of the very first women to put on Catwoman’s super-tight onesie spandex was Michelle Pfeifer. Before the film’s release in 1992, Michelle had already been featured in a handful of movies, including Sweet Liberty and Tequila Sunrise. However, it was her role as Catwoman that really put her on the map.
The role originally went to Academy Award-winning actress Annette Benning, but she had to drop out due to her pregnancy. Michelle filled the role so naturally, quite possibly due to the months of intensive kickboxing and martial arts training she went through in preparation to play Batman’s nemesis.