A native of Taylorville, Illinois who was raised in Columbus, Ohio, Yvonne was trained as a ballet dancer. She made the move to acting, appearing in three movies by the time she was 22.
Before she obtained “Batman” fame, Yvonne starred in two Elvis Presley movies, “It Happened at the World's Fair” and “Kissin' Cousins.” She also starred as a ballet dancer in the James Coburn movie “In Like Flint.”
After “Batman,” Yvonne appeared in numerous TV series, most notably in the original episode of “Love American Style,” along with three later episodes. She made appearances in “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” but considered her finest performance in a guest starring role in “The Mod Squad.”
Sci-fi fans will recall Yvonne as the green slave Orion Marta in a “Star Trek” episode “Whom Gods Destroy.”
“It's not easy being green,” she said. “It took a long time to put it on, even longer to take it off and until the next to last day of filming we never figured out a way to make it stay.”
“I certainly have no regrets over any roles I was ever in,” she said in an interview with www.thecelebritycafe.com, “And this series ['Batman'] was certainly a fun one to work on.”