Julie Newmar (born Julia Chalene Newmeyer, August 16, 1933) is an American actress, dancer, and singer, known for a variety of stage, screen, and television roles as well as a writer, lingerie inventor, and real estate mogul. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Katrin Sveg in the 1958 Broadway production of The Marriage-Go-Round, and reprised the role in the 1961 film version. In the 1960s, she starred for two seasons as Catwoman in the television series Batman (1966–1967). Her other stage credits include the Ziegfeld Follies in 1956, Lola in Damn Yankees! in 1961, and Irma in Irma la Douce in 1965 in regional productions.
Newmar appeared in the music video for George Michael‘s 1992 single “Too Funky,” and had a cameo as herself in the 1995 film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Her voice work includes the animated feature films Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) and Batman vs. Two-Face (2017), where she reprised her role as Catwoman 50 years after the original television series.
Before she was Catwoman, Julie Newmar starred in My Living Doll as Rhoda, a robot created for the U.S Air Force who winds up in the hands of Dr. Bob McDonald (played by Bob Cummings.) See POP COLORTURE’s newly colorized opening and enjoy the exclusive, never-before-heard version of the theme song with lyrics!
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Marta Kristen (born February 26, 1945) is a Norwegian-born American actress.
Kristen is best known for her role as Judy Robinson, the oldest child of Professor John Robinson and his wife Maureen, in the television series Lost in Space (1965–1968). Her character was a young adult, around 20 years of age.
Kristen was born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen in Oslo, Norway, to a Finnish mother and a German soldier father who was killed during World War II. She spent her first years in an orphanage in Norway, and was then adopted in 1949 by an American couple from Detroit, Michigan, Harold Oliver Soderquist, and Bertha, who renamed her Martha Annalise Soderquist. Her adoptive father was a professor of education at Wayne University, Detroit. Marta also has an adopted brother whom her parents adopted later.
Reflecting her Scandinavian heritage, she adopted the more European-sounding “Marta” and used Marta Kristen as her stage name. She first appeared in a 1961 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, “Bang! You’re Dead”, alongside Billy Mumy, who later co-starred with Kristen in Lost in Space. Her first successful film role was that of Lorelei in the 1965 movie Beach Blanket Bingo. She later starred in Lost in Space and made numerous guest appearances on television shows. When her daughter was born in 1969, she began making television commercials and eventually appeared in more than 40. She also made the occasional film appearance in movies such as Terminal Island (1973), Once in 1974, appearing as a bare breasted ‘Humanity’, and the cult science-fiction film Battle Beyond the Stars (1980); and had a cameo role in the 1998 movie Lost in Space. She also appeared in the A&EbiographyJonathan Harris, Never Fear, Smith Is Here in 2002. Kristen also provided voice work for the 2009 animated theatrical short “The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas” which also included voice work from her Lost in Space co-stars Harris, Mumy, and Angela Cartwright.