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Diana Rigg was born on 20 July 1938, in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She was an English actress. Her full name is Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg. Similarly, she is widely recognized for her role as Olenna Tyrell in the famous HBO fantasy series Game Of Thrones and as Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
She stood at a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighed around 58 Kg. Additionally, the beautiful actress had dark brown eyes and dark brown hair with a defined jawline and attractive sculpted note.
Diana Rigg passed away at her home in London on 10 September 2020, at the age of 82. Her daughter Rachael Stirling revealed her cause of death to be cancer. The legendary actress was diagnosed in March with cancer.
The actress was married to Israeli painter Menachem Gueffen from 1973 to 1976. She then tied the knot with a producer Archibald Stirling on 25 March 1982. However, they separated in 1990. They had also welcomed a daughter, Rachael Stirling in 1977, 5 years before they married, who is now an actress as well.
Talking about her education, she attended Fulneck Girls School, in a Moravian. She also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for sharpening her acting skills.
Diana Rigg first started her career as an actress in theatres making her debut in The Caucasian Chalk Circle in 1957 and appearing in many productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She made her TV debut in the TV film A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1959 and subsequently gained good recognition for her role as Emma Peel in the British TV series The Avengers from 1965 to 1968. She made her film debut in the 1968 film A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The actress had also gained wide recognition for her role as the wife of James Bond, Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Similarly, she achieved further success in winning the hearts of millions of GOT fans in the late stage of her career, starring as Olenna Tyrell in the fantasy series Game of Thrones from 2013 to 2017. Likewise, her other films include The Great Muppet Caper (1981), Evil Under the Sun (1982), Rebecca (1997), and appeared in series such as You, Me, and the Apocalypse (2015), Detectorists (2015), and Doctor Who.
Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
There are no known controversies about Diana Rigg.
Diana Rigg had a successful acting career writing her name in the history of the film and TV industry. So, she had also accumulated a handsome amount of net worth from her acting career. Her net worth is estimated to be around $ 10 million at the time of her death.
- Full Name: Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg
- Profession: Actress
- Date of Birth: 20 July 1938
- Birth Place: Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
- Death: 10 September 2020 at the age of 82
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Nationality: English
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: 58 Kg
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
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- School: Fulneck Girls School
- College/University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
- Father: Louis Rigg
- Mother: Beryl Hilda (née Helliwell)
- Sibling: Hugh Rigg (Brother)
- Net Worth 2020: $ 10 million
- Source of Income: Acting