May. 16th, 1937
Taylorville, Illinois, USA
Yvonne Craig's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1967 - In Like Flint
1964 - Kissin' Cousins
1963 - It Happened at the World's Fair
1959 - Gidget
1959 - The Gene Krupa Story
1959 - The Young Land
Guest TV Roles
June (segment "Love and a Couple of Couples")
Mrs. Diana Everett
As a young teenager, Yvonne showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her training progressed until she left the company in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. She moved to Los Angeles hoping to continue her dancing, but was soon cast in movies. At first, Yvonne had small parts in pictures such as 'Gidget (1959)' and 'The Gene Krupa Story (1959)'. After that, her film career just bumped along. As Yvonne was dating Elvis at the time, she did have a supporting role in the two Elvis pictures 'It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)' and 'Kissin' Cousins (1963)'. But her fame would come with the cult Television series "Batman (1966)" in which she played Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara. Her secret identity was Batgirl and as the Commissioner's daughter, she had access to all the calls of trouble that was taking place in Gotham. Her character, Batgirl, was part of the 67-68 season, which was the end of the run for the show. After "Batman (1966)", she also appeared on other television programs such as "Star Trek (1966)" and "The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)". As her career wound down, Yvonne went into the real estate business.
- September 2000 - her autobiography "From Ballet to The Batcave and Beyond" was published.
- Ranked #7 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).
- Measurements: 37-23-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
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