Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig

Highest Rated: 68% In Like Flint (1967)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 16, 1937

Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, USA

A beautiful and engaging actress best known for her role as Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, on the playful TV classic "Batman" (ABC 1966-68), Yvonne Craig started out as a ballet dancer. She was second lead dancer in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo before moving into acting in her 20s. Her early acting career included a series of small film parts, including roles in teen hit "Gidget" (1959), jazz biopic "The Gene Krupa Story" (1959), and western "The Young Land" (1959), where she appeared alongside Dennis Hopper, all in 1959. That same year, she also began appearing in the teen comedy "The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis" (CBS 1959-1963); she played six different girls wooed by the title character over the course of three seasons. Craig maintained a steady film career through the '60s, co-starring opposite Elvis Presley in two of his most popular films, "It Happened at the World's Fair" (1963) and "Kissin' Cousins (1964), playing a dangerous Russian ballerina opposite super spy James Coburn in "In Like Flint" (1967), and starring in the cult favorite "Mars Needs Women" (1967). She also reunited with her "Dobie Gillis" co-star Dwayne Hickman in the teen comedy "Ski Party" (1965), which featured musical performances from Lesley Gore, garage rockers The Hondells and ski-sweater-clad James Brown. During this period, Craig also appeared regularly on television in guest roles before landing her career-defining part as Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, on the campy hit "Batman." After that show's end, Craig returned to her guest roles - most memorably as Marta, the green-skinned alien slave on the "Star Trek" (NBC 1966-69) episode "Whom Gods Destroy" - before retiring at the dawn of the '90s. Late in her life, Craig appeared on the animated children's series "Olivia" (Nickelodeon 2009-2012), voicing the character of Grandma. Yvonne Craig died of breast cancer on August 17, 2015 at her home in Pacific Palisades, California. She was 78.

Highest rated movies

In Like Flint
It Happened at the World's Fair
Mars Needs Women

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diggin' Up Business Lucille (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jarrett Luluwa (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 72% How to Frame a Figg Glorianna Hastings (Character) - 1971
68% 51% In Like Flint Natasha (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 42% One Spy Too Many Maude Waverly (Character) - 1966
0% 9% Mars Needs Women Dr. Marjorie Bolen (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet One of Our Spies Is Missing Wanda (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 39% Ski Party Barbara Norris (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quick, Before It Melts Sharon Sweigert (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 44% Kissin' Cousins Azalea Tatum (Character) - 1964
14% 59% It Happened at the World's Fair Dorothy Johnson (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 38% By Love Possessed Veronica Kovacs (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Women From Hell Janet Cook (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 40% High Time Randy "Scoop" Pruitt (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 29% The Young Land Elena de la Madrid (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Olivia Grandma (Voice) 2009 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Max & Ruby Unknown (Guest Voice) 2004 2010-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Ada Lee Hayes (Guest Star) 1969 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
71% 87% The Good Guys Dr. Cummings (Guest Star) 1969
80% 89% Star Trek Marta (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Tara Chapman / Lila Mason (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
72% 81% Batman Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (Character) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Mary Dyboski Carter (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Willie Miller (Guest Star) 1960-1961 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation Playhouse Abby Young (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Ginny Malone (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Patricia Faxon (Character) 1958