Diana Rigg

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Birthday
20, 1938
Birthplace
Doncaster, England
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Doncaster, England

About

Film, TV, and stage actress well known for her role as Emma Peel in The Avengers. She also played Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. In 2013, she began portraying Olenna Tyrell on HBO's Game of Thrones.

Before Fame

She learned to speak fluent Hindi. She appeared onstage with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Trivia

She appeared as Lady Holiday in 1981's The Great Muppet Caper.

Family Life

She was married to Archibald Stirling from 1982 to 1990. The couple had a daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, in 1987. 

Associated With

She starred in two plays written by Tom Stoppard.