Batgirl Actress Yvonne Craig Has Passed Away Chris Salce August 18, 2015 Actress Yvonne Craig who portrayed Batgirl on the 1966 Batman series, has passed away after a long fight with breast cancer, the official Yvonne Craig site has confirmed. Yvonne Craig passed away at her home in Pacific Palisades, surrounded by her immediate family on Aug. 16. Yvonne Craig first played Batgirl in 1967 and became a series regular. She landed her first big role in 1959’s The Young Land. Yvonne Craig also had roles in two Elvis Presley films and was Marta in the Star Trek TV series. She was also heavily involved in charity work throughout her life. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson.