Batman star LEE MERIWETHER has revealed the unusual audition technique that landed her a role in the history-making film - licking herself.
The 73-year-old actress, who starred as Catwoman in the 1966 Batman film, beat out hundreds of women for the role.
And she says it was her feline-like ways that convinced director Leslie Martinson she was perfect for the part.
Meriwether says, "Julie Newmar played the role originally then she couldn't do the film. I was lucky, I auditioned - I got the part over hundreds of gals.
"I curled up in a chair and licked my hand. I was a cat."
The role of Catwoman has since been reprised by stars including Eartha Kitt, Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer.