Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in the Batman Returns movie from 1992.
Pfeiffer took the role of Catwoman (Selina Kyle) in Tim Burton's Batman
Returns (1992) opposite Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito. For the role of
Catwoman, she trained in martial arts and kickboxing. One co-star stated that
"Michelle had four stunt doubles, but she did all her own whippin'."Peter
Travers of Rolling Stone praised her for giving the "feminist avenger a tough
core of intelligence and wit" and called her a "classic dazzler." Premiere
retrospectively lauded her performance: "Arguably the outstanding villain of the
Tim Burton era. Her stitched-together, black patent leather costume, based on a
sketch of Burton's, remains the character's most iconic look. And Michelle
Pfeiffer overcomes Batman Returns' heavy-handed feminist dialogue to deliver a
growling, fierce performance." The movie met a big box office success, grossing
over $266 million worldwide (equivalent to $447 million).
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