|Who is it? Diana Rigg|
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Emma Peel, Bond Girl
|One of the earliest female action stars. When Diana Rigg joined The Avengers as Emma Peel she set a new standard for strong women. Mrs. Peel was a widower, but an accomplished, as well as published, scientist in her own right. She was skilled with firearms and Judo. She was still feminine, a contrast to the very tough Cathy Gale (played by the very feminine, but still tough Honor Blackman) from previous years.|
Diana Rigg left The Avengers to costar in the less-than-well-received Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service as Tracy, who eventually marries Bond, and is then killed.
Rigg has excelled in numerous areas. She has done a great deal of television, film, and stage work, appearing most recently in the 2006 film The Painted Veil.