I haven't bathed Harley yet, because the woman I got her from gave her one two days before I got her. But I did bathe my last cat, Snickers, who was a stray.
I had a fit of bravery one afternoon and bribed him into the bathroom with a couple of Greenies. I basically scruffed him with one hand and lowered the rest of him into the tub with the other. He froze when his feet hit the water, but he did calm down and let me wash him. He didn't like it, but he let me do it. By the time we were rinsing, I barely had a hold on his collar. He didn't like being dried off, so I didn't get him anywhere near as dry as I wanted to, but I figured he was at least clean. He didn't want to talk to me for a while afterwards, but it was because he was too busy licking himself dry. :-)
Snickers was pretty fond of water, though. He'd get up on the edge of the tub when my son was taking a bath and let him dump water all over him.
Harley, on the other hand, won't even come into the bathroom.