Yvonne Craig (Actress) - Batgirl
 
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Updated: 12/3/10

Name: Yvonne Craig

Born: May 16, 1937, Taylorville, Illinois

Claim To Fame: She is best known for her role as Batgirl from the 1960s TV series Batman.

Family Life: She was married to singer/actor Jimmy Boyd from 1960-62. In 1988, she married lawyer Kenneth Aldrige.

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Info: Craig's first passion was ballet, and she was so talented that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. However, her training came to an end in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. Hoping to continue her dance training elsewhere, she moved to Los Angeles, but a career in acting found her instead. Her first appearances were in the films Gidget and The Gene Krupa Story, both in 1959.

Later, while dating Elvis Presley, she had supporting roles in his films, It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) and Kissin' Cousins (1963). In 1966, she was cast as Batgirl in the cult television series Batman. Her character was part of the 67-68 season, which was the end of the run for the show. She later appeared on other television programs such as Star Trek (1966) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974).

Trivia: Ranked #7 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).

Attended Sunset High School in Dallas, TX.

Was the first actress to play Batgirl.

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Where Are They Now: Craig mostly works in private business now, finding success in the real estate world. In 2009, she provided the voice of Grandma in several episodes of the childrens' television series Olivia. She also maintains her own website dedicated to her fans.

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Official Website: http://www.yvonnecraig.com/





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