Diana Rigg

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Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for the role of Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers, which she appeared in from 1965 to 1968. She has also had an extensive career in the theatre both in Britain and America.

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Filmography

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Selected Diana Rigg film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2011
Game of Thrones (2011) (TV Show)

2006
Mother Superior

2005
Heidi (2005)
Grandmamma

2005
Doctor Who (2005) (TV Show)
Mrs. Gillyflower

2005
Extras (2005) (TV Show)
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2003
The Last King (2003) (TV Show)
Queen Henrietta Maria

2001
Victoria & Albert (2001) (TV Movie)
Baroness Lehzen

2001
Murder in Mind (2001) (TV Show)
Jill Craig

2000
In the Beginning (2000) (TV Movie)
Mature Rebeccah

1999
Parting Shots
Lisa

1998
The American (1998) (TV Movie)
Madame de Bellegarde

1998
The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries (1998) (TV Show)
Mrs. Adela Bradley

1997
Rebecca (1997) (TV Movie)
Mrs. Danvers

1996
Samson and Delilah (1996) (TV Movie)
Mara

1996
Mrs. Golightly

1995
The Haunting of Helen Walker (1995) (TV Movie)
Mrs. Grose

1995
Zoya (1995) (TV Movie)
Evgenia

1995
Comic Relief
Mrs. Childkiller

1994
Chloe Fanshawe

1994
Running Delilah (TV Movie)
Judith

1992
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1992) (TV Movie)
Mme. Colbert

1990
Avonlea (1990) (TV Show)
Lady Blackwell

1989
Mother Love (TV Show)
Helena Vesey

1989
The Play on One (TV Show)
Lydia

1987
Snow White (1987)

1987
A Hazard of Hearts (1987) (TV Movie)
Lady Harriet Vulcan

1986
The Worst Witch (TV Movie)

1985
Lady Honoria Dedlock

1985
Screen Two (1985) (TV Show)
Baroness Frieda von Stangel

1983
King Lear (1983) (TV Movie)
Regan

1982
Arlena Marshall

1981
Lady Holiday

1981
Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
Hedda Gabler

1980
Masterpiece Mystery (1980) (TV Show)
Host

1980
The Marquise (TV Movie)
Eloise

1979
Oresteia (TV Show)
Clytemnestra

1977
Charlotte Mittelheim

1977
Three Piece Suite (TV Show)
Various

1975
In This House of Brede (TV Movie)
Philippa

1974
Affairs of the Heart (1974) (TV Show)
Grace Gracedew

1973
Edwina Lionheart

1973
Diana (1973) (TV Show)
Diana Smythe

1971
The Hospital (1971)
Barbara Drummond

1970
Julius Caesar (1970)
Portia

1969
Sonya Winter

1969
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969) (TV Show)
Liz Jardine

1969
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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1969
Mini-Killers (Short Film)
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1965
BBC Play of the Month (1965) (TV Show)
Rita Allmers

1963
The Sentimental Agent (1963) (TV Show)
Francy Wilde

1962
Festival (TV Show)
Adriana

1961
The Avengers (1961) (TV Show)
Emma Peel, Lola

1959
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bit part

1956
Armchair Theatre (1956) (TV Show)
Anita Fender

1955
ITV Play of the Week (1955) (TV Show)
Bianca

Soundtrack Credits

1987
Snow White (1987)
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1982
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1977
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1968
The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968) (TV Show)
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1961
The Avengers (1961) (TV Show)
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In those days, trousers were appallingly cut for women so I used to go to a gentlemen's tailor to have them made. Nowadays you can look at some quite highly priced clothes and be astonished at how badly they are finished. But then, people don't look for that any more, it's only old bags like me that do. When I need to look smart, I go for Armani because he's just absolutely brilliant at tailoring. I always dress for myself, not men or other women. I'm well aware of them though - you get the sweep of the eye up and down and I think, "You poor thing, are you so competitive that you have to measure yourself against everyone else?" It's so pathetic.


I had an eye job in my early forties. Someone took a photograph of me in a play, after I'd lost a lot of weight, and I did look like Miss Havisham. I thought: "I have to do something - I'm too young to look like this." So I went and had an eyelift once the play was finished, and the doctor said that it would last only about eight years. I imagined after that it would all cave in with a terrible groaning sound, like scaffolding, but it didn't, and I haven't had anything done since. I look at women who are my age who look absolutely ravishing and I know they have had something done. Well, why not?


I didn't like my Bond Girl outfits. The designer was a friend of the directors and I thought they were too boring and middle-aged for my character. The right costumes are essential for getting into a part; I've witnessed many costume parades with grumpy or even weeping actors because they've been put into the wrong thing.


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  • , Pamela Anderson, Diana Rigg, Lynda Carter, Demi Moore, Elke Somers, Bo Derek, Ursula Andress, Jayne Mansfield, Jane Russell, Kim Basinger, Betty Page, Kathy Ireland, Farrah Fawcett, Unknown - Playboy Magazine Cover [Australia] (November 1999)
  • Diana Rigg - Bravo Magazine [Germany] (13 July 1968)
  • Diana Rigg - Bravo Magazine [Germany] (18 May 1968)
  • Diana Rigg - Bravo Magazine [Germany] (24 February 1968)
  • Diana Rigg - Bravo Magazine [Germany] (19 August 1967)

Pictorials

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List of Diana Rigg magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Diana Rigg - Celebrity Sleuth Magazine Pictorial [United States] (September 1994)
  • Diana Rigg - Celebrity Sleuth Magazine Pictorial [United States] (June 1988)
  • Heather Locklear - Playboy Special Edition Magazine [United States] (August 1999)
  • Diana Rigg - Men Only Magazine [United Kingdom] (May 1969)
  • Carey Lowell - Télépro Magazine [Belgium] (1 July 2004)

Dating History

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List of Diana Rigg relationships, in date order.

Albums

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