Diana Rigg died age 82

+18 votes
Diana Rigg, star of the TV show 'The Avengers' and other notable roles died yesterday at age 82.

WikiTree profile: Diana Rigg
in The Tree House by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (706k points)
retagged by Isabelle Martin
Edit: Linked WikiTree profile

Also added geographic tags - a connection would be nice.
Loved you on ''The Avengers'', a great inspiration to a teenager.

RIP Diana

10 Answers

+13 votes

Wasn't she also on the Avengers or the New Avengers or something similar?
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
"Emma Peel" of the Avengers
+14 votes
Wow - she received an Emmy, Tony, and a BAFTA - received a CBE and made a Dame as well.

I will always remember her as Emma Peel on the Avengers alongside John Steed (Patrick MacNee).
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
That's my first impression of her too...... but she had quite a career.
+12 votes

Hi Carol, yes, that is extremely sad news. I have been a fan since On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, my favourite James Bond movie and the one that I found to be most like the original Ian Fleming book.

Her profile is here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rigg-471

by Peter Jones G2G6 Mach 2 (25.8k points)
+10 votes
She was  also the hostess for PBS's Mystery Theater.
by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
+9 votes
The only Bond Girl to get 007 to the altar.
by Kenneth Evans G2G6 Pilot (215k points)
+8 votes
Hi All,

Thank you for your wonderful responses. I added her Wikipedia profile because of her substantive work. She was a Bond girl, she was Emma Peel of the Avengers (and I wanted to be her), she was a hostess on PBS Mystery Theater AND she played Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones! All of her awards were well-deserved and I was heartbroken when I saw the news of her death on my Amazon Notepad this morning.

Thank you all for helping me to celebrate her life and grieve her loss.
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (706k points)
Oversight on my part!

Gotta get 'em all in!  smiley

(I found that show on YouTube, but it seems only minutes-long snippets remain.)

She is currently appearing as Mrs Pomfrey in a new adaptation of "All creatures great and small" by James Herriot
+9 votes
Both my husband and I loved watching The Avengers while growing up and I loved her in 'Game of Thrones'...smart, loyal to her family, wielding power with little effort yet obtaining large results. Through the decades as she aged I thought her more and more interesting. You could still see the beautiful woman underneath the 'layers' of experience. Not knowing the particulars of her life I still admire her. If this were the Victorian times I suspect she would be famous as a 'professional beauty' which probably explains my admiration. Like most of us I can't help but be drawn to the aesthetic...as humans we're built that way.
by Leigh Anne Dear G2G6 Mach 9 (91.1k points)
+6 votes
Oh Ms. Rigg. Thank you for killing Joffrey Baratheon and those skin tight outfits on The Avengers. You were loyal and tough as nails with style and brains.
by Lisa Dwyer G2G6 Mach 4 (42.6k points)
edited by Lisa Dwyer
Two thumbs way up for that visual imagery, Dash!
+4 votes
So passes another era.
by Frances Piercy-Reins G2G6 Mach 6 (60.5k points)
+4 votes

second husband’s father profile, will show as connected tomorrow https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stirling-1510

should the notables project create the husband ‘s profile , per wikipedia he is still alve.

by S Stevenson G2G6 Pilot (141k points)
Done... There is an additional connection to the Montagu Douglas Scott family. Both the Notables and Scotland project have been added as managers of the private profile.

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