Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in the 1960s "Batman" TV series, and who also appeared on other cult TV shows such as "Star Trek" and "Man from U.N.C.L.E." has passed away at age 78, the Guardian reports.
Trained as a dancer, the Illinois-born Craig joined the Ballet Russe of Monte Carlo when she was 17, making her the youngest member of the troupe. She was said to have been discovered by actor John Ford’s son Patrick and she made her movie debut with the film The Young Land. She appeared opposite Elvis Presley in Kissin’ Cousins and It Happened at the World’s Fair, describing him as “a southern gentleman."UPDATE: Be sure to read comics historian Mark Evanier's touching, and hilarious, post about meeting Yvonne.