Batman legend Julie Newmar is suffering from an incurable nerve disease that has left her struggling to walk.
The actress - who played Catwoman in the 1960s TV series - was diagnosed six months ago with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which affects muscles in the legs, feet, and hands, reports the New York Daily News.
And although her long legs were once insured for $1 million (GBP500,000), she is now forced to grasp on to people to avoid falling down as the illness impairs her ability to walk
Newmar, 74, says, "Today, I walk - but very s-l-o-w-l-y. My balance is also affected. People might think I've had too much to drink, but I never drank, smoked or took drugs my entire life.
"If I'm out in public, I grab on to some charming, darling fellow who can steady me. I've been encouraged by the many men who have offered me their shoulders."