Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"Batgirl" Actress Yvonne Craig Dies At 78

Yvonne Craig, the first woman to play the character of Batgirl from the 1960s TV series "Batman", has died. She was 78. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress passed away in her residence in Pacific Palisades, California on Monday night. 

Craig's nephew Christopher Carson revealed that she was struggling with breast cancer, which had metastasized to her liver.

After beginning her career in ballet, Yvonne went on to star opposite Elvis Presley in two of his films:  "It Happened at the World's Fair" (1963) and "Kissin' Cousins" (1964). She made a memorable appearance as the Orion Marta in the "Star Trek: The Original Series" episode "Whom Gods Destroy". She also starred in the cult sci-fi movie "Mars Needs Women" (1966) and appeared in "In Like Flint" (1967) as a Russian ballet dancer opposite James Coburn.

R.I.P Yvonne Craig

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