Friday, February 6, 2009

Nerd Girl of Note #22

Who is it? Diana Rigg
Websites Fan Site
Why do nerds love her?
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.


Keith said...

I'm a big fan of hers. I loved her in the Avengers, OHMSS, etc.

Joe Bloke said...

I met Diana Rigg once, in a pub. She's really tall. Or I'm really short. She was sweet, full of great stories, and she liked a drink.

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