The fact that Eartha Kitt died on Christmas virtually mandated that all her obits would lead by noting that she sang "Santa Baby." However, we'd like to remember Kitt for two different accomplishments.
First, and perhaps most notably, Kitt lent her delicious purr to its most inevitable use when she took over the role of Catwoman on Batman in the 1960s. Here's a clip of the actress at full seductive powers; as Batman confides to Robin, "She may be evil, but she is attractive."
As her Catwoman stint proved, when Kitt was bad, she was never better. Thus, her song finding heavy rotation in Defamer HQ today is not "Santa Baby" but the wickedly entertaining "I Want to Be Evil." Rest in peace, Eartha; today, we'll scratch and hiss in your honor.
- 'Santa Baby' Singer Eartha Kitt Dies [People]