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(Dame) Diana Rigg


Born - 20 July 1938, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
Died - 10 September 2020

Tall, dark-haired English actress with high cheekbones and winning smile who shot to fame as high-kicking agent Emma Peel in the popular TV series The Avengers. She played some leading roles in films after that, later graduating to impish, scene-stealing character parts and grandes dames. Born Enid Diana Rigg, and partly brought up in India, she was on the stage and TV from 1959, and films following her Avengers success: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1967),The Assassination Bureau (1968), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Julius Caesar (1970), The Hospital (1971), Theatre of Blood (1973), In This House of Brede (1975), A Little Night Music (1977), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), Evil Under the Sun (1982), Snow White (1987), Genghis Cohn (1993), A Good Man in Africa (1994), Parting Shots (1998), Heidi (2005), The Painted Veil (2006), Breathe (2017) and Last Night in Soho (2021), her last. She won a TV Bafta in 1990 for Mother Love. Created Dame in 1994 and twice married and divorced, she died from cancer. The actress Rachael Stirling is her daughter.