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Not long ago I was thinking about the first crush I had on a TV or movie star. Linda Carter, Bo Derek, and Catherine Bach all came to mind. Valerie Bertinelli, Ann Jillian, and Deborah Harry, too. Then it hit me: It was Julie Newmar as Catwoman. I used to watch Batman in syndication during the afternoon. Must have been four or five years old. Catwoman was always messing with Batman’s head, dressed in that tight outfit, getting all close to him and whispering in his ear, ready to pounce. Yup, Julie Newmar was dangerous, the first sex symbol I fell in lust with.


1 kenarneson   ~  Nov 18, 2011 2:31 pm

Me, same show, different woman. I crushed on Yvonne Craig, Batgirl.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 18, 2011 2:36 pm

1) Oh, yeah, good call. You know who else I pined for? Bailey, the nerdy girl on "WKRP."

3 Jon DeRosa   ~  Nov 18, 2011 2:53 pm

batgirl for me too. all red heads really, for some reason, including animated ones. batgirl, josie from the pussycats, daphne from scooby doo, ginger from giligan, probably others i can't remember.

probably age 3-5 i'm remembering. after 5, i had crushes on girls in my class.

4 Matt Blankman   ~  Nov 18, 2011 3:02 pm

[2] Oh yeah, Jan Smithers as Bailey Quarters - she was very very desirable.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 18, 2011 3:03 pm

4) I liked her more than Loni Anderson. And I also kind of liked the wife on "Welcome Back Kotter."

6 Matt Blankman   ~  Nov 18, 2011 3:12 pm

[5] Marcia Strassman! Oh yeah, she was foxy. She'd played a nurse on M*A*S*H, too.

7 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 18, 2011 3:24 pm

I wasn't that wild over the "Charlie's Angels" ladies but Kate Jackson was my favorite, which is random, I know.

8 Normando   ~  Nov 18, 2011 3:30 pm

Lola Falana and Adrienne Barbeau from countless Love Boat and Fantasy Island episodes.

9 Matt Blankman   ~  Nov 18, 2011 3:55 pm

[7] Agreed. How about Erin Grey on Buck Rodgers?

10 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 18, 2011 3:59 pm

9) Good one. Grace Jones, I was also aware that she was something that had to do with sex but I was too scared to find out what that might of been about.

11 randym77   ~  Nov 18, 2011 6:04 pm

Many teams added a bunch of players to their rosters today. And a lot of them, including the Yankees, added players that wouldn't be eligible for Rule 5 under the current rules.

A change in the new CBA, maybe? Are they going back to the pre-2006 rules?

12 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Nov 18, 2011 6:06 pm

(3) with you on the redheads! Also was totally in love with Karen Allen in raiders of the lost ark.

13 Matt Blankman   ~  Nov 18, 2011 6:16 pm

[12] Karen Allen love started with Animal House. Raiders just sealed the deal.

14 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 18, 2011 8:44 pm
15 Boatzilla   ~  Nov 18, 2011 11:37 pm

Wow. Great topic. Definitely into Julie Newmar in a big way. How about Lee Meriwether as Catwoman--and especially as Miss Kitka--in the Batman movie. The date she has with Bruce Wayne is hilarious.

[13] Yes, must be the Karen Allen in Animal House in a T-shirt with nothing on underneath....although I wish we didn't have to see Donald Southerland's butt. "Katie where's the sugar?"

It seems like everybody liked Bailey. I concur. But my all time favorite is Mortica Addams....drop dead sexy Carolyn Jones.

16 lroibal   ~  Nov 19, 2011 7:34 am

Barbara Eden and Elizabeth Montgomery were always great, but I loved when they got to vamp as their evil twins.

17 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Nov 19, 2011 4:03 pm

Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) from the Avengers.

Cool, Hip, British; loved her at a very delicate age.

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