R.I.P. Original Batgirl Yvonne Craig

Actress Yvonne Craig, who starred in the role of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the 1960s “Batman” TV series, passed away in her home on Monday night at the age of 78 due to breast cancer.

Craig had a long career on TV with roles in “The Man from UNCLE,” “The Wild Wild West” and “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir”. However it was two key small screen appearances that will be forever remembered.

In the original “Star Trek” series, Craig played the role of the green-skinned Orion slave girl Marta who was out to kill Captain Kirk in the episode “Whom Gods Destroy”. It’s a performance that defined that entire race in “Star Trek” for decades to come and is still one of the more enduring images from the original show.

The other of course was her joining “Batman” in which she did all her own stunts and motorcycle riding as Batgirl. Craig is survived by her husband, Kenneth, and her nephews, Todd and Christopher.

Source: io9