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Played by: Halle Berry (film), Jennifer Hale (video game)
A fashion designer who becomes a Catwoman.
- Adaptational Heroism: Catwoman is generally a lot nicer and more heroic than the comic book version
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: This version of the character fits Type I of this trope ("Animal Abilities"), unlike her Type II ("Animal Alias") comic counterpart.
- Anti-Hero: Though she's a hero, she's got no compunctions about roughing up her targets.
- Back from the Dead: How Patience becomes Catwoman.
- Bare Your Midriff: Whenever Patience Becomes Catwoman. Probably the only thing to admire in this movie.
- Cat Girl: Catwoman, of course, wears a cat-themed costume.
- Cats Hate Water: Patience does not like rain.
- Classy Cat-Burglar: Catwoman again.
- Dark Is Not Evil: In the final fight scene, the leather clad Catwoman is pitted against the white wearing Laurel.
- Dressed Like a Dominatrix: The titular heroine, played by Halle Berry, wears a very Stripperific dominatrix outfit, complete with a whip.
- Drink-Based Characterization: Catwoman orders a White Russian without ice, vodka, or Kahlua. The bartender gives her a glass of cream. Did we mention that Catwoman is basically a cat?
- Expository Hairstyle Change: After Patience becomes Catwoman, she cuts off her long lovely curls in exchange for a short, spiky hairdo.
- Hurricane of Puns: She uses a lot of feline-related puns.
- Ms. Fanservice: Selina Kyle's Catwoman was this in the comics already, but is taken to ridiculous levels with Patience Phillips (as played by Halle Berry) in this movie with her Stripperific ensemble and the camera focusing on her boobs and ass many times.
- My Instincts Are Showing: Happens repeatedly to Patience after she is brought back to life. As to be expected, it freaks her out at first.
- Pungeon Master: "Did you boys really think you could just walk in here and steal all of these beautiful things? What a purrrfect idea." Yes, that's an actual line in the script.
- Sexy Cat Person: Apparently intended, although many people thought the costume was too over-the-top to actually achieve it.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: States that she is "definitely not a killer".
- Whip It Good: As in Batman Returns of which this was meant to be a spin-off, she brandishes a bullwhip as her weapon of choice.
Played by: Lambert Wilson
The CEO of Hedare Beauty.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: CEO of a makeup company that designs addictive makeup that will cause a person's face to atrophy and ultimately prove fatal if not continually applied.
- Disc-One Final Boss: He is seen as the main antagonist until the second half.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When he learns the full extent of the damage his makeup can produce, he's reluctant to mass-produce it but Laurel insists on doing so.
- Expy: Of Max Shreck in Batman Returns, being a Corrupt Corporate Executive who is responsible for his dowdy employees transformation into Catwoman.
Played by: Sharon Stone
The wife of George Hedare and an associate of his within his company. She has her own plans with the company's products.
- Arch-Enemy: Of Patience Phillips.
- Big Bad: Of the film and video game.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Occupies a high ranking role in the Hedare makeup company and ultimately takes her husband's place as CEO after killing him.
- Cosmetic Horror: The cosmetic product produced by Catwoman's enemy Laurel is physically damaging and addictive.
- Evil Counterpart: To Patience Phillips herself, being a woman in a male-dominated environment who is overlooked but acquires incredible powers and strength. She also possesses confidence and sensuality right from the start which Patience only develops after becoming Catwoman. Also while Patience is a Shrinking Violet living in a small flat, Laurel is a narcissist who already possesses wealth, fame and power but feels as though she's drawn the short straw because she's being replaced as the company's top model, which while definitely unfair, doesn't justify her actions. Their similarities are symbolised by the fact that they possess the same hairstyle.
- Game Over: She says this word-for-word to Patience.
- Gender Flip: Oddly enough, the closest thing in the film to any DC Comics plot element is the resemblance between Laurel's arc and the original Batman comics origin story for Black Mask, the male C-list Batman villain who became comics Catwoman's personal Arch-Enemy during her 2000s solo series. The concept of a literally-addictive beauty product bears a resemblance to the origin story of Clayface from Batman: TAS.
- Lady Macbeth: Is even more ruthless than her husband and ultimately kills him so that she can take the reigns of power altogether. Mass-marketing Beau-line is also her idea.
- Light Is Not Good: She is evil, has platinum blonde hair and wears white clothes.
- Madeof Iron: Extended use of Beau-line over the years has not only preserved her youth but made her virtually indestructible.
- Narcissist: Obsessed with her appearance, youth, beauty and power.
- Pride Beforea Fall: A literal version in her case. As she hangs onto an iron poll protruding from the window of her office, she sees a reflection of her damaged face and is momentarily too horror struck to move, giving time for the iron rod to snap, sending her plummeting to her death.
- The Sociopath: Not only manages to play the public roll of a loving wife and convince Patience that she's her ally, she also intends to mass market a highly dangerous and addictive makeup product purely for profit.
- Stealth Pun: Sharon Stone playing a woman whose skin is like marble due to a side affect of the skin cream she markets.
- Villain Respect: In her first scene with Patience, she's looking out of the window of her husband's office as he castigates Patience. She comes to her defense saying "She's good and you know it". This never goes anywhere however and is subverted in the final scene when she has Catwoman cornered and mockingly says "You're nothing more than a frightened little girl playing dress-up."
- White Hair, Black Heart: Laurel is platinum blonde and evil as they come.
Played by: Frances Conroy
- Crazy Cat Lady: She is one, believe it or not.
Played by: Benjamin Bratt
Played by: Alex Borstein
One of Patience's few friends.
- Bait-and-Switch: When Tom Lone slips a strawberry into her mouth at the end of the film: "Mmm, delicious, thank you... And the strawberry's nice too."
- Big Beautiful Woman: She's a big girl and ends up with Patience's Love Interest.
- Deadpan Snarker: With her genuinely witty one-liners, ("Have you noticed how when they take you for observation, they never actually observe you") she's considered one of the few good things about the movie.