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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 10,120,444 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Diana Rigg is the 378th most popular actor (up from 404th in 2019), the 527th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 569th in 2019) and the 57th 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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  • 55

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  • 3.52

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  • 5.06

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Among actors, Diana Rigg ranks 378 out of 9,996Before her are Robert Hossein, Robert Downey Jr., Marina Vlady, John Goodman, Emma Thompson, and Gian Maria Volonté. After her are Françoise Dorléac, Curd Jürgens, Roy Scheider, Desmond Llewelyn, Frances Farmer, and Chow Yun-fat.

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Among people born in 1938, Diana Rigg ranks 41Before her are Jean Giraud, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Fuad Masum, Donald Knuth, Marina Vlady, and Bounnhang Vorachith. After her are Robert Nozick, Otto Rehhagel, Michael Rockefeller, Frederick Forsyth, David Irving, and Viktor Chernomyrdin. Among people deceased in 2020, Diana Rigg ranks 28Before her are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Betty Williams, Geert Hofstede, Robert Hossein, and Stanley Cohen. After her are Arthur Ashkin, Lee Teng-hui, Kenzō Takada, Qasem Soleimani, Oliver E. Williamson, and Jiří Menzel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Diana Rigg ranks 527 out of 7,765Before her are Bill Wyman (1936), John Wallis (1616), Oliver Sacks (1933), Emma Thompson (1959), Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848), and G. H. Hardy (1877). After her are Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Walter Raleigh (1554), Norman Haworth (1883), Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), Richard Griffiths (1947), and Raymond Cattell (1905).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Diana Rigg ranks 57Before her are Charles Dance (1946), Donald Pleasence (1919), John Cleese (1939), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Albert Finney (1936), and Emma Thompson (1959). After her are Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Richard Griffiths (1947), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Alfred Molina (1953), Bob Hoskins (1942), and Jean Simmons (1929).

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