3. Yvonne Craig as Batgirl in Batman

Third place on our list goes to another TV starlet, but it’s not our fault there’s more actresses from television than movies who actually ride motorcycles. Yvonne Craig in that form-fitting, glittery, purple Batgirl outfit deserves some recognition. And don’t knock her ride, the motorcycle is as campy as the rest of the original made-for-TV Batman series, but Craig makes it look good, or at least looks good riding it.

In a fan interview Craig says her sister can attest to the fact that she rode a motorcycle and was always doing crazy things with it — a lot of times with her sister on the back.

“One time we were going up a hill, and it didn’t really have enough guts, and I gave it gas and shifted and we did a wheelie, and she fell off, and I fell on top of her, and the bike slid across my leg and burned my leg. And we were lying in the gutter, laughing, laughing, laughing.”

An extra bonus, Craig played the lusty green Marta from the planet Orion in the 1968 Star Trek episode, Whom Gods Destroy. A motorcycle-riding super-heroine and a seductive green alien! No other film actress can claim those attributes!

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  • Martin

    “The theme song to “The Grinch” describes the eponymous character’s soul as “An appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable,” and that’s pretty much how” *I* feel about this article.

    “For female moviegoers, it’s good to see an empowered woman riding a bike and kicking ass.” Survey a lot of female movie goers on that, did you?

    “For men, well… if she’s hot, she’s hot, and a gorgeous woman with serious motorcycle skills is fodder for male fantasies.” So… a woman with serious motorcycle skills is notable because she can be used as fodder for male fantasies? Not because she’s, you know, a motorcyclist with serious skills.

    In all fairness, I shouldn’t be surprised to find this on a site with an entire section dedicated to “Motorcycle Babes”… Which is, in large part, why I rarely stop by.

  • Carrie-Ann Moss looks great on the Ducati in Matrix Reloaded 😀

  • Doc

    yeah, nothing’s more offensive than sexually attractive women. BTW, that’s sarcasm.

  • Daniel
  • Filmbuffet

    Great list. We recently highlighted some of the baddest bikers in Hollywood movies & TV – http://www.filmbuffet.com/blog_post/1620/who-is-hollywoods-biggest-biker-badass