Actress Yvonne Craig, best known for essaying the role of Batgirl in the 1960's Batman TV series, passed away on Monday at the age of 78. She breathed her last at her home in Pacific Palisades surrounded by her family, her spokesman said.

Yvonne Craig
Yvonne Craig 

She had been suffering from breas0t cancer that metastasised to her liver, reports a website.

Craig also played Martha, the green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk, in the third season of Star Trek. Her guest appearances on TV include The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island, The Mod Squad and The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis.

She also starred in two films opposite Elvis Presley, It Happened at the World's Fair and Kissin' Cousins.

In 2000, Craig wrote a book, From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond, which covered some of her years in the ballet as well as her theatrical career. She is survived by her husband Kenneth Aldrich, her sister Meridel Carson and nephews Christopher and Todd Carson.