The alter ego of Mrs. Max Black, a villain played by veteran movie actress Tallulah Bankhead who appeared on episode No.89/90 (aired 3/15/67 & 3/16/67) of the fantasy series BATMAN/ABC/1966-68.
The Black Widow arrived in Gotham City to commit a series of bank robberies using a paralyzing spray derived from spider venom. To thwart crime fighters Batman and Robin, she lures them into a giant spider web inhabited by two giant black widow spiders.
Note: Black Widow was also the nickname of Pauline Spencer (Ruta Lee), a beautiful woman living in the Dunes Retirement Resort in Arizona on the sitcom COMING OF AGE/CBS/1988-89. She earned the title for having married and then lost (through death) many husbands.
“The Widow Maker” as the name of taxi cab number 413 on the comedy series TAXI/ABC/NBC/1978-83. This dilapidated, non-roadworthy vehicle was assigned by Louie De Palma (Danny DeVito), a tyrannical New York dispatcher for the Sunshine Cab Company to anyone that irritated him.
And in the Marvel Comics universe, there is also a Black Widow, aka “Natalia “Natasha” Alianovna Romanova.” This scarlet-haired beauty is the world’s greatest spy and master of disguise.