Diana Rigg

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Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She is 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; including playing the title role in Medea, both in London and New York. For this role, she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Considered a sex symbol and an icon of 1960s feminism, she was made a CBE in 1988 and a Dame in 1994.

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Age: 77
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: Mrs. Peel - The Avengers & Evil Under the Sun

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2015 The Honourable Rebel Narrator
2014 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Mayor Pink Panda
2011 Game of Thrones Olenna Tyrell
2006 The Painted Veil Mother Superior
2005 Heidi Grandmamma
2005 Doctor Who Mrs. Gillyflower
2005 Extras Diana Rigg
2003 The Last King Queen Henrietta Maria
2001 Victoria & Albert Baroness Lehzen
2001 Murder in Mind Jill Craig
2000 In the Beginning Mature Rebeccah

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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.

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Nominated for 12 Awards | Won 4

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