We all have heard a bit of news the last week about Yvonne, mostly being that she played Batgirl on the hit 1960s TV show “Batman” which starred Adam West and Burt Ward who held their roles for the three seasons and one movie the network heads would allow. We sadly did not get to see Yvonne as Batgirl in the movie, but you can bet it would have added another scene of memory for all of us.
She would later move on to some small quick roles in TV spots, but one of her most known roles outside of Batgirl would be that in real life and in two movies, she was a girlfriend of Elvis Presley. A heart she would truly belong to and that would belong to her.
Yvonne had a side of her that is not common in most women even today. That is she could make any character beautiful. Any role she played, men would fantasize about her for ages to come. Even today though, few may know she was the original Green Slave girl from Star Trek. The green woman that so many have dressed up to try and portray. That was Yvonne Craig! She made an alien species exotic and sexy.
As I stated before, to this day women are attempting to recreate what she had brought to an alien or hero, or even just a starry eyed girl in love with a rock star. As long as there are women out their that think of those characters and roles when they attempt to recreate them, then Yvonne will continue to live on. I encourage all to give thanks to Yvonne for what she brought every time they see an Orion Slave Girl, or Purple suited Batgirl, or Elvis heartbreak.
May she rest in Peace
May 16, 1937 – August 17, 2015 (78 years)