Amy Bouzaglo became a nationwide sensation after the airing of the episode "Amy's Baking Company" in the finale of Season 6. This however was not positive publicity as people saw how poorly she treated her customers and her staff. Amy is someone who cannot handle criticism and goes from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde the instant she hears even the slightest form of criticism.
One of the memorable moments with Amy was when she fired her server Katy Cipriano for merely asking a question. She even compared Katy to a poisonous little viper who was spreading venom in her kitchen.
Amy is also the typical crazy cat lady. She is proud of her three "sons" who are actually cats. There is a scene shown in the episode "Return to Amy's Baking Company" where Amy is proud to speak feline and mimics how her cats act towards her.
In the comics, Selena Kyle was an orphan who turns to a life of crime as a cat burglar. She had nobody to turn to as her dad Brian was an alcoholic and her mom Maria committed suicide. She went from the orphanage to juvenile hall where the administrator was embezzling funds. The witnessed this and she was placed in a bag and thrown to the river to drown. She escapes and turns the table on her would be killer. She would then be involved in thievery to sustain herself. Despite her feisty exterior, Cat Woman has a soft spot for cats and would punish those who would harm the furry felines.
In the movie Batman Returns, she was the secretary of Max Shreck, one of the Penguin's accomplices. She discovers Max's plan to monopolization the power supply and he promptly pushes her out of his office window in order to kill her. She barely survives and goes back to her apartment and begins her life as Cat Woman.