Everything You Need To Know About Julie Newmar – The American Actress

Even though Julie Newmar only made appearances in a few episodes of Catwoman, the impression she left on the minds of the fans of Batman series cannot be erased. Julie succeeded in winning the hearts of the viewing audience with her curve-hugging catsuit as well as her blatant onscreen sexuality with which she was constantly beguiling the batman into a more personal encounter.

Here is Everything You Need To Know About Julie Newmar – The American Actress

Julie is a renowned veteran actress, dancer, as well as a notable singer. She has also made the records as a real estate mogul, lingerie inventor and writer. The famed entertainer has played some important roles in several movies, television series, shows, as well as music videos. She was featured in the 1992 music video of George Michael titled Too Funky.

She was part of the 90s movies To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, where she was cast as herself, and many others. Newmar lent her voice to the 2016 Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders which is an animated feature film. 2017 saw her reprising her character of Catwoman, 50 years after she was cast in the original version.

Julie has also been active in some stage productions which include; The Marriage-Go-Round – a 1958 Broadway production which cast her in the role of Katrin Sveg. She takes credit for other stage productions like; the 1956 Ziegfeld Follies, the 1961 Damn Yankees! where she played the role of Lola, and the 1965 regional production titled Irma la Douce which cast her in the leading role of Irma.

Julie Newmar – Bio

Julie is the eldest child of the Newmar family, born in LA California on the 16th of August 1933. Her father Don Newmar worked at LA City College as the Head of Department in Physical Education. Don was also a professional footballer, he played active football during the 1920s in the National Football League (NFL) with the  Los Angeles Buccaneers team.

On her own part, Julie’s mother Helen Newmar was a Swedish-French woman, working as a fashion designer under the professional name of Chalene but she later diversified into the field of real estate as an investor. Julie has two younger brothers – Peter Bruce Newmar and John A. Newmar. Notable among them is John who is an accomplished writer, winemaker, and epidemiologist.

A look at her educational background reveals that she attended John Marshall High School located in Los Angeles where she graduated from at age 15. Her career as a dancer took-off at an early stage of her life. Immediately after her high school graduation at the age of 15, the rising star was already a prima ballerina with the LA Opera.

From dancing, Julia proceeded to stage and on-screen acting and  bagged several awards and accolades for her efforts in the world of entertainment.

See Also: 5 Lesser Known Facts About The Danish Actress; Connie Nielsen

She is an alumnus of UCLA where she studied French, philosophy and classical piano. When she developed an interest in real estate, she went back to UCLA to take a few courses in that aspect. In the 1970s and 80s, the famed entertainer had her own lingerie line with the focus on pantyhose.

Julie Newmar
image source – Julie Newmar and brother John Newmeyer

Her Net Worth

Julie’s successful career as an actress, singer, writer, and dancer has resulted in an accumulated net worth of $100 million. In addition to her stint in the entertainment industry, the actress has been equally successful in the world of business as a real estate mogul as well as a lingerie inventor which all contribute to her healthy net worth.

Relationship Status

Talking about her relationship with the opposite sex, Newmar was married to lawyer J.Holt Smith in August 1977. After their nuptials, Julie moved to Fort Worth Texas to live with her husband. However, their union hit the rocks in 1983. Julie and Smith had a son -John Jewl Smith – born in February 1981, before their divorce.

Newmar’s son suffers Down Syndrome, coupled with a hearing impairment. Julie herself also suffers an inherited neurological condition known as Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease which is known to affect one out of every 2,500 Americans.


Although the details of her other body statistics are not publicly known, the records have it that the celebrated actress stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches with her body weight last listed as 135 pounds.


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