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Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig (born May 16, 1937) is an actress best known as Batgirl from the 1960s TV series Batman.

Yvonne Craig originally trained to be a ballet dancer but gradually moved into acting. She has appeared in several films including roles with Elvis Presley and Dennis Hopper. She appeared in the sequel to Our Man Flint, In Like Flint as a Russian Ballet dancer opposite James Coburn. She steadily appeared in Television shows of the 1960s notably Star Trek until she gained the role of Batgirl on the 1960s Batman TV Series. Although the Batman TV show has been criticized as campy, many have praised Yvonne Craig's portrayal of Batgirl as paving the way for many other television heroines in the years that followed. Craig appeared in the last season of the series and was often put in peril situations as Batman and Robin previously had been. She was rescued many times by the Caped Crusaders.

After Batman, Yvonne Craig continued to act in movies and television shows but eventually moved into private business. However, she continues to maintain her own web site and is commonly regarded as being courteous to her fans.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Yvonne Craig Facts

BirthdayMay 16, 1937 (82)
BirthplaceTaylorville, Illinois, USA

Selected Filmography

The Wiz
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Whom Gods Destroy
How to Frame a Figg
Kissin' Cousins
Mr. Lucky: The Complete Series
Olivia: Princess for a Day
Count Yorga Vampire & Return of Count Yorga
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