Diana Rigg

1938 - 2020

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Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg (20 July 1938 – 10 September 2020) was an English actress of stage and screen. Her roles include Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers (1965–1968); Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, wife of James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969); Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones (2013–2017); and the title role in Medea in the West End in 1993 followed by Broadway a year later. Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diana Rigg has received more than 11,563,097 page views. Her biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Diana Rigg is the 365th most popular actor (up from 377th in 2019), the 481st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 527th in 2019) and the 60th most popular British Actor.

Diana Rigg is most famous for her role as Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series The Avengers.

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  • 59

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  • 3.81

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  • 5.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Diana Rigg ranks 365 out of 13,578Before her are Alec Baldwin, Helena Bonham Carter, Marie Laforêt, Curd Jürgens, Kate Winslet, and George Peppard. After her are Bill Bixby, Juliette Gréco, Fanny Ardant, John Cleese, Mylène Demongeot, and Trevor Howard.

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Among people born in 1938, Diana Rigg ranks 38Before her are Marina Vlady, Albert Fert, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Fuad Masum, Otto Rehhagel, and Heinz Fischer. After her are José Altafini, Donald Knuth, Kenny Rogers, Robert Nozick, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld, and César Luis Menotti. Among people deceased in 2020, Diana Rigg ranks 26Before her are Ian Holm, Stanley Cohen, Tabaré Vázquez, Rob Rensenbrink, Robert Hossein, and Lee Teng-hui. After her are Juliette Gréco, Kenny Rogers, Neil Peart, Betty Williams, Christopher Tolkien, and Arthur Ashkin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Diana Rigg ranks 481 out of 8,785Before her are Alexander Pope (1688), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), G. E. Moore (1873), Muriel Spark (1918), Kate Winslet (1975), and Robert Robinson (1886). After her are Nick Mason (1944), Margot Fonteyn (1919), Joseph Lister (1827), John Smith (1580), John Dowland (1563), and John Cleese (1939).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Diana Rigg ranks 60Before her are Charles Dance (1946), David Niven (1910), John Rhys-Davies (1944), Tim Curry (1946), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), and Kate Winslet (1975). After her are John Cleese (1939), Trevor Howard (1913), Patrick Stewart (1940), Richard Griffiths (1947), Gerard Butler (1969), and Albert Finney (1936).

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