Yvonne Craig 1937 – 2015

Written by Martin Unsworth Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Movie News

Yvonne Craig, who leapt to fame as Batgirl in the 1966 Batman TV series has passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer.

Starting her career as a ballet dancer, she later went on to appear in films opposite Elvis Presley prior to her iconic portrayal of Barbara Gordon and her alter ego, Batgirl. She also had numerous guest spots on TV including The Mod SquadThe Six Million Dollar ManKojakStarsky and Hutch, and Fantasy Island.

She is also fondly remembered for her appearance as Marta in the Star Trek episode Whom Gods Destroy in 1969, and the camp sci-fi classic Mars Needs Women in 1967.

STARBURST sends our sympathies to her family and friends.

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