Known for movies

Short Info

DiedAugust 17, 2015, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseKenneth Aldrich, Jimmy Boyd
FactRanked #7 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list. [March 2008]


Yvonne Craig was born on May 16, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. Her parents were Marion and Edwin Craig. She had two sisters, Barbara and Nancy. Craig attended high school in Los Angeles, where she was a cheerleader and homecoming queen. She then studied for a year at the University of California, Los Angeles before transferring to the University of Illinois, where she majored in English.

Craig began her acting career in the late 1950s with roles on television shows such as “Perry Mason” and “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.” She also appeared in films such as “The Young Land” and “The Gene Krupa Story.” In 1960, Craig was cast as one of the leads in the television series “Batman.” She played the role of Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon. The show was a huge hit and made Craig a household name.

After “Batman” ended its run, Craig continued to act in both television and film. She appeared in shows such as “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island.” She also had roles in movies such as “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” and “Somebody Killed Her Husband.” In recent years, Craig has retired from acting and has focused on her philanthropic work.

Craig is married to Kenneth Aldrich. The couple has two children, John and Julie.

Craig has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameYvonne Craig
DiedAugust 17, 2015, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.6 m
ProfessionActor, Ballet Dancer
EducationSunset High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseKenneth Aldrich, Jimmy Boyd

Accomplishments

MoviesKissin' Cousins, It Happened at the World's Fair, The Young Land, The Gene Krupa Story, Mars Needs Women, Gidget, Ski Party, High Time, How to Frame a Figg, Seven Women from Hell, Quick, Before It Melts, In Like Flint, By Love Possessed, One Spy Too Many, One of Our Spies Is Missing, Diggin' Up Busi...
TV ShowsOlivia, Mannix, Batman, 77 Sunset Strip

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1I meet young women who say Batgirl was their role model. They say it's because it was the first time they ever felt girls could do the same thing guys could do, and sometimes better. I think that's lovely.
2One of the reasons I did the Batman (1966) series was so people would attach a name to my face. Before that, I had done a lot of television, but all people would say was, "Oh, that's um, um, what IS her name?".
3I meet women today who tell me that they grew up viewing Batgirl as an important role model. If they choose to know me in that context, well, I'll take it.
4[on the cancellation of Batman (1966)] When we were canceled by ABC, we wondered if we could get another network. When it looked like we couldn't, they came with a bulldozer and bulldozed the whole set. Then two weeks later NBC said, "Listen, we'd like to take a shot at Batman if you still have the sets." They didn't want to start from scratch and build them because the set cost $800,000. So it was too late, nothing came of it.

Facts

#Fact
1She has two nephews through her sister, Meridel Carson (née Craig). Their names are Christopher and Todd Carson.
2She was cremated. Her ashes were given to her family.
3Best known for her roles as Batgirl on Batman (1966) and as the Orion slave girl Marta in the third season episode of the original Star Trek (1966) series, Star Trek: Whom Gods Destroy (1969).
4Is also a philanthropist and advocate for workers unions, free mammograms, and equal pay for women.
5Is one of the youngest dancers to become a member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
6In the early 1970s, she co-produced industrial shows for a time before going into the real estate business.
7An inveterate world traveler, she and her husband Kenneth Aldrich have visited the remotest corners of the earth.
8Attended and graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas, Texas.
9Ranked #7 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list. [March 2008]
10Her autobiography "From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond" was published. [September 2000]

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perry Mason1958TV SeriesPatricia Faxon
Schlitz Playhouse1958TV SeriesSuzanne Stacey / Helen Meade
Eighteen and Anxious1957Gloria Dorothy McCormick
Olivia2009-2011TV SeriesGrandma
Diggin' Up Business1990Lucille
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesCindy
Starsky and Hutch1979TV SeriesCarol
The Six Million Dollar Man1977TV SeriesLena Bannister
Holmes and Yo-Yo1976TV SeriesSherri
Emergency!1974TV SeriesEdna Johnson
Kojak1973TV SeriesLiz
The Magician1973TV SeriesDr. Nora Zabriskie
Jarrett1973TV MovieLuluwa
Mannix1969-1973TV SeriesAda Lee Reddick Hayes / Mrs. Diana Everett
Love, American Style1969-1972TV SeriesKathy (segment "Love and the Confession") / Helen (segment "Love and the Loud Mouth") / Janet (segment "Love and the Big Game") / ...
The Partners1971-1972TV SeriesMichelle / Denise / Jessica
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1972TV SeriesInez Malcolm
How to Frame a Figg1971Glorianna Hastings
Three Coins in the Fountain1970TV MovieDorothy
Land of the Giants1970TV SeriesBerna
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1970TV SeriesMaryanne Atwater
The Good Guys1969TV SeriesDr. Cummings
Star Trek1969TV SeriesMarta
Mod Squad1968TV SeriesTara Chapman / Lila Mason
It Takes a Thief1968TV SeriesRoxanne
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir1968TV SeriesGladys Zimmerman
Batman1967-1968TV SeriesBatgirl
Batgirl1967TV ShortBatgirl Barbara Gordon
Mars Needs Women1967TV MovieDr. Marjorie Bolen
In Like Flint1967Natasha, the Ballerina
My Three Sons1966TV SeriesVickie Malone
One of Our Spies Is Missing1966Wanda
Mister Roberts1966TV SeriesCarol Jennings
One Spy Too Many1966Maude Waverly
The Wild Wild West1966TV SeriesEcstasy La Joie
The Big Valley1965TV SeriesAllie Kay
Ben Casey1965TV SeriesMary Dyboski Carter
My Favorite Martian1965TV SeriesLouise
Ski Party1965Barbara Norris
Kentucky Jones1965TV SeriesShirley
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesCecille Bergstrom
McHale's Navy1965TV SeriesNurse Suzie Clayton
Valentine's Day1965TV SeriesSally Whitfield
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1964TV SeriesCarol
Quick Before It Melts1964Sharon Sweigert
Tom, Dick and Mary1964TV SeriesLouise Meeker
Advance to the Rear1964Ora (uncredited)
Wagon Train1964TV SeriesEllie Riggs
Channing1964TV SeriesKathy O'Reardon
Dr. Kildare1964TV SeriesCarol Devon
Kissin' Cousins1964Azalea Tatum
77 Sunset Strip1960-1964TV SeriesTina Nichols / Willie Miller / Kristan Royal / ...
Vacation Playhouse1963TV SeriesAbby Young
It Happened at the World's Fair1963Dorothy Johnson
Sam Benedict1962-1963TV SeriesAmy Vickers / Angela Larkin
Wide Country1962TV SeriesAnita Callahan
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis1959-1962TV SeriesLinda Sue Faversham / Elspeth Hummaker / Hazel Grimes / ...
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesMary Langdon
Death Valley Days1962TV SeriesEmma
Laramie1962TV SeriesGinny Malone
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster1962TV SeriesHillary
The New Breed1962TV SeriesLouise Pittman / Edna Pittman
Follow the Sun1962TV SeriesVeronica St John
The Gertrude Berg Show1961TV SeriesSally
Ichabod and Me1961TV SeriesLiza Halliday
Margie1961TV SeriesCynthia
7 Women from Hell1961Janet Cook
The Jim Backus Show1961TV SeriesDebbie
By Love Possessed1961Veronica Kovacs
Michael Shayne1961TV SeriesNan Palmer
The Aquanauts1961TV SeriesKathy
Tales of Wells Fargo1961TV SeriesLibby Gillette
Peter Loves Mary1961TV SeriesDarcy Robinson
The Detectives1961TV SeriesIvy
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1960TV SeriesSusan Mowry
Checkmate1960TV SeriesJudy
High Time1960Randy 'Scoop' Pruitt
The Chevy Mystery Show1960TV SeriesCarolyn
Hennesey1960TV SeriesNurse Harriet Burns
Man with a Camera1960TV SeriesJo Stokes
Mr. Lucky1959TV SeriesBeverly Mills
The Gene Krupa Story1959Gloria Corregio
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959TV SeriesAnnie
Philip Marlowe1959TV SeriesConnie
Bronco1959TV SeriesStephanie Kelton
The Young Land1959Elena de la Madrid
Gidget1959Nan

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comic Book Kid1993producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ski Party1965performer: "Paintin' the Town"
Kissin' Cousins1964performer: "There's Gold in the Mountains", "One Boy, Two Little Girls", "Catchin' On Fast", "Once Is Enough" - uncredited

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Blockbuster Buster2015TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Ballets Russes2005DocumentaryHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself / Batgirl
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 11999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Donny & Marie1999TV SeriesHerself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bat Talk1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Howard Stern Show1987TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Family Feud1983-1984TV SeriesHerself
Everybody's Talking1967TV SeriesHerself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHerself - Fashion Hostess
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Milton Fox, Esq.1964Documentary shortHerself - Actor
The Bob Hope Show1957TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nostalgia Critic2016TV Series60's Batgirl
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-19692002Video documentaryHerself
Holy Batmania1989Video documentary shortBatgirl

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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