yvonne-craig-as-marta-0f837dba4f4d8c9ea36843eebd0606b03d91f289-s800-c85Sad news today, actressYvonne Craig, has passed away at the age of  78 after a battle with breast cancer.
Although what she’s most known for is her role as Batgirl on the original Batman series, she started out as a ballet dancer and that was one of the biggest reasons I was a fan of hers.
Yvonne began her career as a dancer with the Ballet Russe De Monte Carlowas then cast, in 1967, as the original Batgirl along side Adam West in the television series.

She was also known for her role in Star Trek as Marta the green skinned Orion slave girl who has a beef with Captain Kirk!

Here is a statement from her family:

“Wish Number One, is that her family, friends and fans would know how much she loved them and always treasured her time with them. Wish Number Two, was that no one waste a moment of their time in mourning for her loss in sadness but instead celebrate the awesome life she had been fortunate enough to live. She felt that she lived a wonderful life and was blessed in many ways.”

RIP Yvonne Craig…..

[via NPR]

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Claudia Dolph is a co-founder and senior contributor for Geek Girl Authority. She is also an actress, dancer, yogi, dog-mom, Dallas Cowboys fan, lover of tacos and queso (texmex style) and prefers mint mocha latte to pumpkin spice latte.
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