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Fast Facts

  • Until she was 8, she lived in India, where she learned how to speak fluent Hindi.
  • Broke into the world of theater at 21 when she signed a contract with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Played Tracy Draco, who was the only Bond Girl to marry James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).
  • Was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994 for her contribution to English film and theater.
  • Ranked No. 1 on TV Guide's Top Ten Hottest Stars of All Time (August 7, 1999) list.
  • Received honorary doctorates from Stirling University and the University of Leeds.

Awards

  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Tony — Actress (Play): Winner
  • 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1971, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1975, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Menachem Gueffen — Ex-husband
  • Louis Rigg — Father
  • Hugh Rigg — Brother
  • Archibald Stirling — Ex-husband
  • Beryl Rigg — Mother
  • Rachael Stirling — Daughter

College

  • The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

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Details

  • Birth Name: Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg
  • Birth Place: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
  • Birthday: July 20, 1938, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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