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September 17, 2019

35 Beautiful Photos of Diana Rigg in the 1960s and ‘70s

Born 1938 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, English actress Diana Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959. She made her Broadway debut in the 1971 production of Abelard & Heloise.

Rigg played Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers (1965–68) and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones (2013–17). Her film roles include Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968); Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, wife of James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969); Lady Holiday in The Great Muppet Caper (1981); and Arlena Marshall in Evil Under the Sun (1982).

Rigg won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the BBC miniseries Mother Love (1989), and an Emmy Award for her role as Mrs. Danvers in an adaptation of Rebecca (1997). Her other television credits include You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015), Detectorists (2015), and the Doctor Who episode "The Crimson Horror" (2013) with her daughter, Rachael Stirling.

Rigg has also had a career in theatre, including playing the title role in Medea, both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She was made a CBE in 1988 and a Dame in 1994 for services to drama.

Take a look at these color photos to see the beauty of Diana Rigg in the 1960s and 1970s.


  1. The most beautiful woman in the world and great choice of photos. However the one with the open shirt is not Diana.

    1. You think her Head was arranged on someone elses body by photoshop? At least it looks as so...

  2. Thirty-nine is not enough.

  3. I have to disagree with this 'DiVicenzo' person- the late, great Dame Diana Rigg had a considerably saucy side. Most of the interviews she gave to the media over the decades supported this. Check her out in the 'Avengers' episode "A Touch of Brimstone"!- Yow!

  4. Je le crois aussi, photo retouchée




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