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. Some of her notable roles were as 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 in her performance as Medea on Broadway and in the UK. Rigg had a successful career and life in theatre, making her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle and joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959. She made her Broadway debut in Abelard & Heloise in 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diana Rigg has received more than 7,033,543 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Diana Rigg is the 405th most popular actor (down from 391st in 2019), the 570th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 579th in 2019) and the 63rd 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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Among actors, Diana Rigg ranks 405 out of 10,030. Before her are Courteney Cox, Jean Simmons, June Carter Cash, Robbie Coltrane, Helmut Berger, and Alec Baldwin. After her are Charlie Sheen, Robert Vaughn, Giancarlo Giannini, Matthew McConaughey, Raquel Welch, and Curd Jürgens.

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Among people born in 1938, Diana Rigg ranks 39Before her are Giorgetto Giugiaro, Robert Nozick, Jean Giraud, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Rod Laver, and Brian Dennehy. After her are Marina Vlady, Raymond Carver, Frederick Forsyth, Fuad Masum, Abulfaz Elchibey, and David Irving. Among people deceased in 2020, Diana Rigg ranks 47Before her are Jānis Lūsis, Brian Dennehy, Dmitry Yazov, Per Olov Enquist, John Horton Conway, and Manu Dibango. After her are Stanley Ho, Ernesto Cardenal, Jerry Stiller, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Michael Lonsdale, and Eduard Limonov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Diana Rigg ranks 570 out of 6,924. Before her are Jean Simmons (1929), John Horton Conway (1937), Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), Douglas Adams (1952), Robbie Coltrane (1950), and David Brewster (1781). After her are Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Edmund Cartwright (1743), William Stanley Jevons (1835), David Hockney (1937), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), and George Martin (1926).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Diana Rigg ranks 63Before her are Charles Dance (1946), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Jean Simmons (1929), and Robbie Coltrane (1950). After her are Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Joan Collins (1933), Boris Karloff (1887), Peter Finch (1916), Hugh Laurie (1959), and Sean Bean (1959).

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