Some celebrities aren't just pretty faces. A few of them are also touched with that Yankee prowess for tinkering and invention. In this weekly series, we introduce you to the Patents of the Rich and Famous. And maybe you learn a little bit about how patent literature works along the way.
Inventor: Julie Newmar
Known For: For all you ladies (or gentlemen) planning on dressing as Catwoman for Halloween, you can thank Julie Newmar for making the feline villainess inherently sexy. Newmar is most remembered for portraying Batman's hottie nemesis in the 1966 Batman series. She may have only appeared in 13 episodes, but we're thinking prancing around in that black leathery cat-suit didn't hurt her fan-base.
Since her superhero days, she's been working the cameo circuit, appearing on The Beverly Hillbilies, Bewitched, The Twilight Zone, and several other films and television shows.
Newmar also has a movie about drag queens named after her: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. The movie chronicles the journey of three drag queens en route to Los Angeles with a saucy photo of Julie Newmar in hand. Newmar even appears toward the end of the film. Check out her guest spot below:
At least she'll always have Catwoman.