Yvonne Craig

Actress and Ballerina
Born May 16, 1937

Yvonne Joyce Craig is an American ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as Batgirl from the 1960s TV series Batman, and as the Orion Marta in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Whom Gods Destroy”.

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1937 Birth Born on May 16, 1937.


1951 14 Years Old Yvonne Craig was born in Taylorville, Illinois, and was raised in Columbus, Ohio. In 1951, her family moved to the Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, where she attended WH Adamson High School and then Sunset High School, from which she did not technically graduate due to the lack of "a single PE credit". … Read More


1957 20 Years Old She left the ballet company in 1957 "over a disagreement on casting changes" and moved to Los Angeles in the hopes of continuing her dancing career but found herself cast in film roles. … Read More
1959 22 Years Old …  Craig appeared five times on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, portraying five separate girlfriends for the titular character between 1959 and 1962. … Read More
1966 29 Years Old In a 1966 episode of The Wild Wild West ("The Night of the Grand Emir"), she played an assassin who performs an exotic Arabian dance. … Read More


1967 30 Years Old From September 1967, Craig appeared in her highest-profile role—as Batgirl—for the third and last season of the 1960s ABC TV series Batman. … Read More
1969 32 Years Old From 1969 to 1972, she appeared in four episodes of the comedy series Love, American Style.
1973 36 Years Old In 1973 she appeared in a season 1 episode of Kojak called "Dark Sunday" and in 1977 made a guest appearance in The Six Million Dollar Man. … Read More


2000 63 Years Old Craig published an autobiography called From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond in 2000. … Read More
2015 78 Years Old Craig died at her home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, on August 17, 2015, aged 78, from metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her liver. … Read More
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