Yvonne Craig (TV's Batgirl): Young, Awesome, And Everywhere

By Jacob Shelton
Yvonne Craig as Barbara Gordon and Batgirl on 'Batman,' 1967. Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Yvonne Craig, the original Batgirl on the '60s Batman TV series, was a familiar face on some of the biggest shows of the 1960s, including Star Trek, where she played Marta the Orion slave girl, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and The Wild Wild West. Before she was actress, Craig was a real-deal ballerina, and while she didn’t manage to make a career out of dancing, her athletic skills allowed her to perform her own stunts on the cult series about the caped crusader.

While many celebrities don’t want to be remembered for their genre work, Craig was always happy to appear at fan conventions and speak with people who loved her work. Even though she only appeared on one season of Batman, she made quite impact.