|Occupation:||Photo journalist (Gotham Globe)|
|Played by:||Kim Basinger|
- "Oh, you're beautiful...in an old-fashioned kind of way. But I'm sure we can make you more today?"
- ―The Joker upon seeing Vicki in person at the museum for the first time[src]
Vicki Vale was a prize-winning photo journalist working for the Gotham Globe, who attempted to uncover the secret of the mysterious Batman and inadvertently became the object of obsession for The Joker.
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During a conversation between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, Bruce mentions that Vicki ended their relationship because ultimately she could not accept his dual life. She is also mentioned flippantly when Bruce reminds Alfred of him letting her into the Batcave.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Sean Young was originally cast as Vicki Vale, but was injured in a horse-riding accident prior to commencement of filming. Tim Burton suggested replacing Young with Michelle Pfeiffer but Keaton, who was in a relationship with Pfeiffer, believed it would be too awkward. She went on to portray Catwoman in Batman Returns. Young's departure necessitated an urgent search for an actress who, besides being right for the part, could commit to the film at very short notice. Producer Jon Peters suggested Kim Basinger: she was able to join the production immediately and was cast.
- Originally in the climax, The Joker was to kill Vicki, sending Batman into a vengeful fury.