Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude (1972) and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for Mobil Oil. Early on in her career, she starred in Meurtre au 43eme étage (1978), Fog (1980), New York 1997 (1981) and La Créature du marais (1982), all John Carpenter-related projects. She has collaborated with George A. Romero on occasion, such as the Stephen King-scripted Creepshow (1982) and Deux yeux maléfiques (1990). Her work with other horror directors includes the Wes Craven comic book monster movie La Créature du marais (1982). During the 1990s, she became best known for providing the voice of Catwoman on Batman (1992).