The classic TV series of the 1960's had a cast of villains played by well known actors who were among the biggest names in Hollywood at that time. Here are my favorites:
#1 The Penguin- Burgess Meredith scared me as a kid. He was so evil that I would avert my eyes for a brief moment when he first appeared on the scene. And that evil cackle...
#3 The Riddler- Frank Gorshin was nimble and seemed to creep and crawl around, leaving cleverly written mysteries for The Dynamic Duo to solve. I secretly admired him for his brains.
#4 Cat Woman- Julie Newmar (also Eartha Kitt and Lee Meriweather too). She was a skilled high-stakes burglar who could stop Batman with her whip and sex-appeal.
#5 Egghead- Vincent Price masterfully played the "world's smartest criminal". I was always fascinated by how his crimes would have an egg-motif to them. He peppered his language with ridiculous puns like "egg-zactly" and "egg-cellent." The best part was the egg-shaped weapons, such as laughing gas eggs and tear gas eggs, which were laid by chickens that he fed onions to!
#6 Mr Freeze- Otto Preminger was the frigid mad scientist doing bad things with an ice and cold theme. He couldn't help it...he had a medical condition where body temperature was always cold, requiring him to wear a refrigerated “ice suit” to survive. I was hokey but it worked.