Diana Rigg

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Rigg in 1973

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 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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