Yvonne Craig (May 16, 1937 - August 17, 2015) was a ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in Batman. She remained a fan of Batgirl after her role was over, to the point that she publicly complained to DC Comics when Batgirl was crippled in The Killing Joke.
When her acting career started to die down, she became a co-producer of industrial shows and then a real estate broker. She was also a philanthropist and advocate for workers unions, free mammograms, and equal pay for women.
In 2000, she released an autobiography called From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond.
She was married to the musician Jimmy Boyd and then to Kenneth Aldrich.
She passed away at age 78 from breast cancer.
Shows where she was a series regular
Notable Guest Spots:
- Perry Mason: Patricia Faxon, "The Case of the Lazy Lover." Craig played opposite her future Batman (1966) co-star Neil Hamilton in this episode.
- Mr. Lucky: Beverly Mills, "Little Miss Wow"
- The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Linda Sue Faversham / Elspeth Hummaker / Hazel Grimes / Myrna Lomax / Aphrodite Millican / Girl #1
- Dr. Kildare: Carol Devon, "A Day to Remember"
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Carol, "Turn Back the Clock"
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Cecille Bergstrom, "The Brain-Killer Affair"
- My Favorite Martian: Louise, "Keep Me from the Church on Time"
- The Wild Wild West: Ecstasy La Joie, "The Night of the Grand Emir"
- The Ghost and Mrs. Muir: Gladys Zimmerman, "Haunted Honeymoon"
- The Mod Squad: Tara Chapman, "Find Tara Chapman!"
- Star Trek: The Original Series: Marta, "Whom Gods Destroy"
- The Courtship of Eddie's Father: Miss Atwater, "Don't Look Now, But Your Scorpio's Rising"
- Land of the Giants: Berna, "Wild Journey"
- Kojak: Liz, "Dark Sunday"
- Emergency!: Edna Johnson, "Gossip"
- The Six Million Dollar Man: Lena Bannister, "The Infiltrators"
- Starsky & Hutch: Carol, "Starsky vs. Hutch"
- Fantasy Island: Cindy, "Remember...When?"