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|Birth name:||Yvonne Joyce Craig|
|Date of birth:||16 May 1937|
|Place of birth:||Taylorville, Illinois, USA|
|Date of death:||17 August 2015|
|Place of death:||Pacific Palisades, California, USA|
Yvonne Joyce Craig (16 May 1937 – 17 August 2015; age 78) was an actress and former ballerina from Taylorville, Illinois who is most famous for her role as Batgirl in the 1967-68 season of Batman. After this series came to an end, she appeared on Star Trek: The Original Series, playing Marta in the episode "Whom Gods Destroy".
Among her several other television appearances was a guest spot in an episode of Fantasy Island, a series that starred Ricardo Montalban. Other series she appeared on include Dr. Kildare, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Mannix.
Craig also also had supporting roles in a handful of films, including 1959's Gidget and The Gene Krupa Story, both featuring actor James Darren. The latter film also featured Lawrence Dobkin, Susan Oliver, and Stanley Adams.
In the early 1960s Craig was the girlfriend of Elvis Presley and co-starred with him in two films, It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) and Kissin' Cousins (1964). The first also starred Gary Lockwood and featured Pete Kellett, Guy Raymond, and Bill Quinn, while the latter was directed by Gene Nelson and included Teri Garr in the cast.
In 1967, she appeared in the film In Like Flint, opposite her "Whom Gods Destroy" cast mate Steve Ihnat.
Craig later retired from acting and went into real estate.