Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, and More of the Sexiest Action Movie Actresses in Black Catsuits

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Scarlett Johansson and Anne Hathaway will be engaging in a battle of the black catsuits this summer as they zip themselves up in skintight costumes to fight on opposite sides of the law.

Scarlett plays S.H.I.E.L.D. member Black Widow in "The Avengers," and it's obvious that her character is meant to be the eye candy in a cast dominated by male superheroes. However, she's way more than just a pretty face - the butt-kicking babe has to be extremely smart and strong since she's one of the only members of the Avengers without a superpower.

Scarlett's catsuit is actually strikingly similar to the one Anne wears in "The Dark Knight Rises," but for criminal Catwoman Anne adds an eye mask, impractical high heels, and some futuristic-looking goggles. She looks like a hot modern version of classic Catwoman stars like Eartha Kitt, Julie Newmar, and Lee Merriwether, but she just couldn't be as hot as Scarlett - the blonde bombshell burned up in her outfit, describing wearing it as "15 hours of non-stop sweat" that gave her a skin condition.

So in honor of Anne and Scarlett suffering through wearing uncomfortable clingy costumes, here's a look at some more of the sexiest action movie actresses who might have sacrificed their skin to don black catsuits:

Uma Thurman in "The Avengers" (1998)

Uma rocked red hair and a black catsuit just like Scarlett to play spy Emma Peel in a totally different "Avengers" movie - instead of trying to stop a Norse god and an alien army from taking over the world, she and Ralph Fiennes had to take down a mad scientist trying to control the weather. It might be obvious which of "The Avengers" movies is better, but it's tough to choose between Scarlett and Uma.

Michelle Pfeiffer in "Batman" (1989)

But of course it's no contest when it comes to the Catwoman costume catfight - Michelle's shiny, stitched-up catsuit is purrrfect, and her mask makes more sense since it conceals more of her face. And of course that gorgeous face with those bright red lips also helps her win this feline fight.

Kate Beckinsale in "The Underworld" Movies

You've obviously got to wear a catsuit when hunting down dog-like creatures. Kate looks great in her modern gothic costume complete with a corset and lots of latex as she pursues Lycans.

Sienna Miller in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra" (2009)

Sienna's Cobra character Baroness isn't really bad in "G.I. Joe" - she's just programmed that way. Sienna makes a beautiful brunette, and she's extremely sexy in a black catsuit that fittingly makes her look like a living action figure.

Olivia Wilde in "Tron: Legacy" (2010)

Olivia's catsuit-wearing, computer warrior character named Quorra is the perfect eye bleach for anyone who's recently looked a photo of Tron guy.

Milla Jovivich in "Resident Evil: Retribution" (2012)

For those who feel that Scarlett and Anne aren't enough sexy action movie actresses in black catsuits to check out this year, never fear - Milla will be donning a form fitting, buckle-covered battle suit when Alice continues her battle against the undead on September 17.

So are you looking forward to checking out Scarlett, Anne, and Milla in their black catsuits, or do you prefer one of these other sexiest action movie actresses' iconic outfits? Sound off in the comments!

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