Yvonne Craig was a major actress in the 1960s.
She got the honor of playing Batgirl in the 1960s
Batman live action show.
Batman and Robin were created a long time before Batgirl. Batman was created in 1939 and Robin was created in 1940. Barbra Gordon wasn't the first Batgirl. There was a different Batgirl who had a different real name and personality.
If you're a fan of Barbra Gordon's Batgirl then you should know who William Dozier and Yvonne Craig are. Bill Dozier was the show's creator as well as Barbra Gordon's creator. He's the one who convinced DC Comics to have Barbra Gordon be a regular character in the Batman franchise in the 1960s.
Yvonne Craig is the woman who played Batgirl. Batgirl was in every episode of the third season. She was given so much attention that she was basically the third season's protagonist. Yvonne Craig did a great job at playing her. Most of the show's female characters didn't have very helpful roles. Thankfully Yvonne Craig's Batgirl was a very helpful, smart, cool, and witty superhero.
The 1966 live action Batman show is often considered to be silly. However the show's third season had a subtle message about women being able to be as good as crimefighting as guys. It was a very good message and it's nice that the delightfully campy show also had lots of heart and sweetness.
Overall Yvonne Craig's Batgirl was a good superhero. Because of the show Batgirl became one of the best female superheroes ever. I like Raven from Teen Titans more, but Batgirl sure is one of the best.