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Kitty Softpaws
Background information
Feature films Puss in Boots
Short films
Feature firsts
Feature lasts
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Salma Hayek
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Bad kitty, Señorita
Personality Suave, smooth-talking, sneaky, clever, beautiful, helpful, full of life, caring, friendly, brave, lively, charming, alluring
Appearance dark grey tuxedo cat, blue eyes, white chest, muzzle, eyebrows, whiskers, paws, and tail-tip
Occupation Thief (formerly), Puss' girlfriend
Alignment Neutral, later Good
Goal To steal the golden eggs to help Humpty (formerly), to help Puss return the Golden Goose to the Terror (succeeded)
Home San Ricardo
Allies Puss in Boots, Humpty Dumpty
Enemies Jack & Jill
Likes Stealing (formerly), Puss, dancing
Dislikes Danger, betraying Puss, being hit by a guitar by Puss, losing her claws
Powers and abilities Manipulation and theft
Weapons Dagger/sword, her soft paws
Fate She says she will see Puss again, sooner then he thinks, showing that she has taken his boots and leaves after she blows him a kiss. During the epilogue, Puss and Kitty head back to dance at Kitty's hideout, where they finally kiss after dancing
Quote "I'll steal you blind, and you'll never even know I was there!"
"You hit me in the head with a guitar!"

Kitty Softpaws is the deuteragonist in Puss in Boots. She is Puss' love interest and female counterpart. She is voiced by Salma Hayek and like Puss, speaks with a Spanish accent.


Cool and sleek, Kitty knows how to be alluring without ever being a damsel in distress. She can be quite impatient, but never falters under pressure. At first she cared only about the score, but that all changes when she meets Puss. She is incredibly sneaky, suave, smart, beautiful, charming and alluring to all, especially Puss.

Role in Film

In Humpty's scheme to use Puss, Humpty calls upon Kitty for her talent and manipulation. On the night, Puss tries to rob Jack and Jill, Kitty (in a mask) seems to be after the beans too. Things don't work well, they end up in a cat club. It's dance night so instead of just boxing the two cats duke it out with dance. Puss is impressed by the stranger but after slipping milk on his boots he whacks her with a guitar. She takes off the masks and a stunned Puss releases she's a female. Puss gets infatuated with this kindred spirit, but is furious to see her in alliance with his ex-best friend, Humpty. Kitty charms Puss into helping her steal the golden eggs, but as he explains his history with Humpty, she falls asleep.

Eventually, Puss is convinced to help them steal the eggs, for the sake of his hometown and mother (human woman who loved him as a kitten).

During the adventure, she and Puss became friends. She explains the sad story of how her previous owners declawed her; Puss comforts her with the knowledge that cat-people are crazy.

After stealing the golden egg laying gander, she and Puss enjoy a dance, but Humpty warns Kitty not to get too close. The next morning, Puss awakes with everyone gone, thinking Jack and Jill has kidnapped his friends.

Puss travels to his home town to find Humpty and the evil duo celebrating their swindle. Puss is thrown in jail for his old crime, Kitty watches sadly, realizing that she has fallen in love with Puss.

When Puss finds out from old Jack of the bean stock tale that the mother goose will destroy the town he breaks out of the cell. Kitty comes to help him, which makes him happy but doesn't make them even. Letting the police grab her, thinking her booted feet are his, she gets Puss out, this makes them even.

In the end, the town loves Puss again but he's still wanted by the law. As he leaves, Kitty is by his side matching his moves to her. She promises they will meet again, sooner then he thinks, then she shows she's stolen his boots again and takes off after she blows him a kiss. She later becomes Puss' girlfriend after she and Puss dance briefly then kiss.



  • Salma Hayek has previously worked with Antonio Banderas on Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, both directed by Robert Rodriguez, who has directed Spy Kids, Shorts and Machete.
  • Kitty's mask is based upon the DC Comics character Batman.
  • She is the second cat to be called a bad kitty.
  • Her fur is similar to Mittens in Bolt.


Puss In Boots Dance Fight04:03

Puss In Boots Dance Fight

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