Eartha Kitt as Catwoman (Batman -- Orson Welles called her "the most exciting girl in the world". Kitt had been in show business almost twenty years before she played Catwoman, and worked another forty after.
Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, dancer and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world"