Even the stars had to comply with the movie industry savviness which inserted one catfight scene here, another there, in major releases. I suppose the idea found its way in the general audiences and it specially pleased us, experts and fans.
I have selected three samples of such scenes. The first has Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Cardinale in "The Legend of Frenchie King" (1971), a.k.a. "Les Petroleuses".
Then we have Faye Dunaway and Glynis Barber in "The Wicked Lady" (1983).
More recently, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tia Carrere in "True Lies" (1994) have a climax fight in a car chase.