Catwoman tells the story of Patience Phillips (Halle Berry), a timid woman who wastes her artistic talents working as graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a company run by George Hedare (Lambert Wilson) and his wife Laurel (Sharon Stone). One day, Patience overhears about a new product the company is launching that seems too good to be true. Being at the wrong place at the wrong time, Patience is murdered by someone to keep the secret of her employer's new product. Resuscitated by mysterious ways, Patience is now endowed with strength, agility and acute senses and develops an alter ego, Catwoman, a seducing creature who keeps balance between good and evil. Nonetheless, Catwoman's deeds start to complicate Patience's new relationship with Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt), a police officer. Even though Tom is falling in love with Patience, he can't help to feel attraction towards the femme fatale who seems to be responsible of the crimes all over town.