Batgirl Actress Yvonne Craig Passes Away…

Yvonne Craig

Actress Yvonne Craig best known for her role as feisty costumed crimefighter Batgirl, sadly passed away on Monday after a two year battle against breast cancer. Yvonne was the pioneer of the on-screen female Superhero, many years before Lynda Carter’s portrayal of Wonder Woman or Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. Yvonne was a professional ballet dancer and was known for performing her own stunts when she joined the 1960’s Batman TV series in its third season. 

Yvonne and Burt Ward

Working alongside Adam West and Burt Ward, Yvonne said that it was a “Wonderful experience, everyone on that show got on so well, which does not happen often, it was a joy to go to work everyday.” In an interview with Femme Fatale magazine the actress said “I meet women who say that Batgirl was their role model, because it was the first time they really felt that girls could do the same things guys could, and sometimes even better.” She retired from acting in the late seventies, but was an active campaigner throughout her life for equal rights and pay for women. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and friends. 

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Posted on August 20, 2015, in Comics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. She was awesome as Batgirl!

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  2. Batman was a stable in my television routine
    I couldn’t miss it
    I even watch the reruns when I can catch them
    A huge lose
    Sheldon

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  3. Very sad…I love Batgirl!

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  4. For those of us who grew up in the late 70’s early eighties. She and Linda carter were our first super heroine crushes.

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