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Rigg in THE AVENGERS.
About Diana Rigg (1938 – )
Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Her birth name was Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg.
In formal situations, Diana Rigg is credited as Dame Diana Rigg.
In June of 1994, she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth 11, honoring her long history of contributions to both stage productions and film efforts.
Diana Rigg was unlucky at love. She was married and divorced twice. Menachen Gueffen;(1973-1976) and Archibald Stirling;(1982-1990) are her ex-husbands.
Rachael Stirling is Diana Rigg's daughter. She was born in 1977. Stirling has made a splash in the acting world by her performances in THE YOUNG VICTORIA;(2009) , FISHING IN THE YEMEN;(2011), and SNOWWHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN;(2012).
In 1957, Diana Rigg made her stage debut, in the play, THE CAUCASION CHALK CIRCLE. Not long after this performance, Diana joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959.
Diana Rigg made her movie debut in 1962, with OUR MAN IN THE CARIBBEAN.
In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in the play, ABELARD & HELOISE.
In 1973 she acted alongside Vincent Price in the film, THEATRE OF BLOOD.
In the late '60s, Rigg made a strong impression on both sides of the Atlantic when she played the character, Emma Peel, in the popular TV Series, THE AVENGERS.
Diana Rigg was the first Mrs. James Bond, in 1969's hit ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE.
Being a gifted thespian, Diana Rigg has been honored for her performances on stage, in films and in her television work, throughout her long acting career.
Diana Rigg had received Tony nominations as Best Actress for ABELARD AND HELOISE, in 1972, and THE MISANTHROPE, in 1975.
In 1990, Diana Rigg was honored with the Best Actress BAFTA Award for her role in the TV Mini-Series, MOTHERLOVE;(1989).
In 1994 Diana Rigg won the Best Actress Tony Award for her performance in MEDEA.
In 1997, Diana won a Best Supporting Actress Primetime Emmy for her portrayal of the creepy Mrs. Danvers in the TV Mini-Series, REBECCA;(1997)
In the TV Series, GAME OF THRONES, Diana was cast as the character, Olenna Tyrell, during the 2013-2014 seasons. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performances in both 2013 and 2014.
Diana Rigg's notable movie credits include...
THE PAINTED VEIL (2006)
PARTING SHOTS (1999)
A GOOD MAN IN AFRICA (1994)
SNOW WHITE (1988)
EVIL UNDER THE SUN (1982)
THEATRE OF BLOOD (1973)
THE HOSPITAL (1971)
Diana Rigg in Diana Rigg in EVIL UNDER THE SUN (1982).
Diana Rigg in THE AVENGERS (1965-1968 TV series).