Diana Rigg

English actress (1938–2020)

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg DBE (20 July 1938 – 10 September 2020)[1] was an English actress, known professionally as Diana Rigg. Rigg played Emma Peel in the television thriller The Avengers (1965–68). She played Helena in a Midsummer Night's Dream and Arlene Marshall in Evil under the Sun. She also performed on stage.

Rigg in 1973

Rigg was born in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Rigg was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1988. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1994.

In 1990, she won a BAFTA Award. In 1994, Rigg won a Tony Award. In 1997, she won an Emmy Award.

In March 2020, Rigg was diagnosed with lung cancer.[2] She died on 10 September 2020 in London from the disease, aged 82.[3]

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  1. "Diana Rigg Bio". Film Reference. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  2. Percival, Ash (10 September 2020). "Dame Diana Rigg Dies, Aged 82". HuffPost. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  3. "Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82". BBC News. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.

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