Let’s get real: Movie villains get the wittiest lines, the best backstory, and—if they’re young women—the most dramatic hair and makeup. So when we heard that Anne Hathaway will star as the next Catwoman opposite Christian Bale’s Batman in Dark Knight Rises, we immediately thought of how she should be styled.
To mix metaphors for a moment, Catwoman has always been especially foxy. On the campy Batman TV series, the va-va-voom Julie Newmar had wild eyebrows and a teased-and-sprayed hair bump; Lee Meriwether played Catwoman with a ’60s hair flip, girlish pink lips, and huge flapping false eyelashes; and Eartha Kitt wore a super-high, long ponytail wrapped at the base in a braid. (All had gold talon fingernails on the gloves of their catsuits.) In Batman Returns, Michelle Pffeifer was the first Catwoman to wear a PVC costume (it was later used in the comic books), orange-red lips, and spooky smoky eyes. While in Catwoman, Halle Berry rocked a blood-red lip, winged liner, a homemade pixie haircut, and more cleavage than any of her predecessors.
If we were tasked with styling Hathaway, we’d go with an updated Kitt-style ponytail (we can’t even run at the gym with our hair down, let alone do backflips and karate moves) and a vintage chest and midriff-covering jumpsuit (since less is more). For makeup, we’d love to see a dark lipstick—maybe a deep purple, since nothing is man-repellant on the almost too sexy Catwoman. If her high cheekbones were further contoured with a dark cream blush, Hathaway’s sweet face would look angular and tough, while winged liner (think Allure‘s August Eva Mendes cover) would bring out her eyes. And finally, we want a return to the pretty gold fingernails on the catsuit, maybe some with a Minx animal print design. (Pfeiffer’s silver claws were more eye-poking than eye-catching.)
What hair and makeup styles would you choose for Hathaway?
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