31. Eartha Kitt
Most Memorable Role: Catwoman on the 1960s Batman TV show
Before Halle Berry, the first black actress to slink into Catwoman's bodysuit was Eartha Kitt in the campy TV series Batman, with Adam West in the 1960s. Kitt didn't just wear the costume well, she oozed feline-like sensuality, and of course, there was that incomparable purr.