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Diana Rigg Biography

Birth Name:
Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg
Birth Place:
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy: nominated
  • 1972Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1968Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: nominated
  • 1967Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: nominated

Relationships

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