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Julie Newmar is an American actress, dancer, and singer known for a variety of stage, screen, and television roles. She is also a writer, lingerie designer, and real estate mogul. In the 1958, She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Katrin Sveg 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. Her other stage credits include Ziegfeld Follies, Lola in Damn Yankees!, and Irma in Irma la Douce in regional productions. Her voice work includes the animated feature films Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman vs. Two-Face, for which she reprised her role as Catwoman, fifty years after the original television series.

Birth Name

Julia Chalene Newmeyer

Nickname

Catwoman

Profession

Actress, Dancer, Singer, Businesswoman, Writer

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Julie Newmar was born on the 16th of August 1933, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Age

She’s currently 90 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Julie graduated from John Marshall High School at the age of 15 and then joined the UCLA.

Family Details

  • Father – Don (Head of the physical education department at Los Angeles City College)
  • Mother – Helene (née Jesmer) Newmeyer (Fashion designer)
  • Siblings – Peter Bruce Newmeyer (Younger Brother), John A. Newmeyer (Younger Brother) (Writer, Epidemiologist and Winemaker)

Marital Status

Divorced

Boyfriend / Spouse

Julie Newmar has dated –

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Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 180 cm
  • In meters – 1.80 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 65 kg
  • In Pounds – 143 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-23-38
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 23 inches
  • Hip – 38 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

White

Shoe Size

She wears a size 11 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Julie became known for her role as Catwoman on the Batman TV series. In 1958, she won a Tony Award for her role as Katrin Sveg Broadway production The Marriage-Go-Round. She has amassed over 75 different acting roles throughout her long career. She studied at UCLA for six weeks and then dropped out to become a choreographer, teacher, and dancer for Universal Studios.

Film Debut

In 1952, Newmar had her first film onscreen role in the movie, She’s Working Her Way Through College as Julie and she made her theatrical film debut as “Queen Bee” in the thriller movie, Streetwalkin (1985).

Television Debut

In 1957, Julie landed her first role in television by appearing as Suzie in the series, The Phil Silvers Show.

Julie Newmar Net worth

Julie Newmar has an estimated net worth of $100 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Julie Newmar

  • Julie began dancing at an early age, and performed as a prima ballerina with the Los Angeles Opera at age 15.
  • While working at ‘Universal Studios’ Julie Newmar made uncredited appearances in the movies ‘She’s Working Her Way Through College’ (1952) and ‘Call Me Madam’ (1953).
  • She made her first credited appearance under the name Julie Newmeyer as ‘the gilded girl’ in the movie ‘Serpent of the Nile’ (1953). The small role of her dancing completely painted in gold wearing next to nothing turned her into a sex symbol.
  • In 1959, Newmar received her first major movie role when she reprised her Jones character in the movie adaptation of ‘Li’l Abner’. She later reprised her role of Katrin Sveg in the movie ‘The Marriage-Go-Round’
  • Perhaps, one of Julie Newmar’s biggest breakthrough roles was as the android Rhoda Miller, in the sitcom ‘My Living Doll’ (1964–1965). The Amazonian-sensuous character won her a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination and solidified her status as a star.
  • Julie is most remembered for her iconic portrayal of Catwoman in the ‘Batman’ TV series (1966–1967). It immortalized her legacy as pop-culture sex-icon and she was featured in the May 1968 issue of ‘Playboy’.
  • In 2012, Bluewater Comics released a four-issue comic miniseries titled The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar.
  • In 2013, For her contributions, she was honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the ‘Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing’ organization.
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