Diana Rigg

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  • Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (born July 20, 1938 in Doncaster,South Yorkshire, England) was an English actress. She passed away on September 10, 2020 in London.
  • She started her acting career in the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • She became famous with the role of Emma Peel, a woman famous for her beauty, avant-garde fashions, independence, wit and battle capability and the teammate of John Steed (Patrick Macnee) in the 1960s British series The Avengers. Before Rigg, Honor Blackman also gained fame with the series as Steed's previous female teammate, Cathy Gale.
  • She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1988 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1994.
  • She passed away the same year as Honor Blackman, a predecessor of hers both as an Avengers protagonist and as a Bond girl.