List of catgirls
A catgirl is a female character with cat traits, such as cat ears, a cat tail, or other feline characteristics on an otherwise human body. The list excludes anthropomorphic cats (e.g. Hello Kitty, Top Cat, The Cat in the Hat), humans dressed in cat costumes, and characters that fully transform between cat and human and not some in-between stage. It may include characters that wear a cat-themed costume, but only if there is strong recognition as a catgirl by news sources, as with Catwoman. For franchise characters, they are listed by their originating media, with ones in manga and anime listed separately from television and film. Male catpeople, called catboys, are also included.
In anime and manga
- Himari Noihara, a bakeneko from Omamori Himari
- Ichigo Momomiya, who transforms into a catgirl, from Tokyo Mew Mew
- Yuni/Cure Cosmo from Star Twinkle PreCure
- Blake Belladonna, a character of the Faunus race from RWBY
- Catra from the She-Ra franchise.
- M'Ress, a Caitian communications officer from Star Trek: The Animated Series
- Pururin, a catgirl Puru Puru Pururin, a show-within-a-show in the novel Welcome to the N.H.K.
- ThunderCats, a race of cat-like humanoids, from the show of the same name
In literature and comics
- Black Cat (Felicia Hardy) from Marvel Comics franchise Spider-Man
- C'Mell, from the 1962 science-fiction short story "The Ballad of Lost C'Mell", a woman who was created from cat DNA.
- Catreece, a main character in the Reality Check! comic by Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons
- Catwoman from DC Comics
- Cheetah, an enemy of the DC Comics hero Wonder Woman
- Nyara, a human who was transformed into a catgirl by his father's magical experiments, from Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar book series
- An ancient Western story of Venus and the Cat, famously reflected Jean de La Fontaine's fable "The cat changed into a woman", has a catgirl protagonist. She is usually a cat turned into a normal-looking woman but retaining feline character.
- The troll bloodline consisting of Nepeta Leijon, Meulin Leijon, and the Disciple from the webcomic Homestuck
In live-action film
- Aissa from the 1996 film The Island of Dr. Moreau played by Fairuza Balk.
- Caitians in "Star Trek: Into Darkness" (2013 film)
- Cat Lady in the motion picture Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), portrayed by stuntwoman Linda Fetters.
- Katarina from Dark Angel Season 2 episode 5: "Boo", played by Sarah Carter.
- Kitty from the movie Monkeybone played by Rose McGowan
- Tiger Cub, a werecat from Night Watch
- Cup Jon Dee, a member and practicing economic magician from the Satanic Temple in the Documentary Hail Satan?
In live-action television
- Chloe, Alek, Jasmine, Valentina, from The Nine Lives of Chloe King are part of the Mai, a cat-like race descended from Bast.
- Dr. Katherine "Kat" Manx from Power Rangers S.P.D., played by Michelle Langstone
In video games
- Felicia, from Darkstalkers
- Misaki , a human who is granted a wish to transform into her cat Yoriko, during which she is a catgirl, from the visual novel Da Capo 
- Diona, a bartender who is of the Kätzlein race from the RPG Genshin Impact
In real life
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