Rigg, Diana

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Rigg, Diana Gender: F
Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg
born on 20 July 1938 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Doncaster, England, 53n32, 1w07
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 20°53 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 16°50'

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Diana Rigg
photo: pds209, license cc-by-2.0


British actress, an attractive star who established her reputation in Shakespeare but gained international fame and popularity as karate-skilled secret agent Emma Peel in the TV action series "The Avengers" (1965–1968), not to mention the sharp-witted grandmother better known as "The Queen of Thorns" Olenna Tyrell in American fantasy drama TV series "Game of Thrones" (2013-).

She starred briefly in her own American TV show "Diana" (1973-1974), and played Sutton in "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (2015), and opposite her daughter, Rachel Stirling, in "Detectorists" (2014-). Her films include, "Evil Under the Sun" (1982) and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969).

In 1995 she won a Tony Award for "Medea." On 1 April 1997, she finished a six-month stint on the London stage in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" calling it the most draining role she's played.

In the 1960s, Rigg lived for eight years with actor/director Philip Saville, causing some degree of scandal in the tabloids when she disclaimed interest in marrying the older, already-married Saville, saying she had no desire "to be respectable". She was married to Menachem Gueffen, an Israeli painter, from 1973 until their divorce in 1976, and to Archibald Stirling, a theatrical producer and former officer in the Scots Guards, from 25 March 1982, until their divorce in 1990. With Stirling, Rigg has a daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, who was born in 1977.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Macnee, Patrick (born 6 February 1922). Notes: Co-stars in "The Avengers," 1965-1968


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1969 (Film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service")
  • Work : New Career 1973 (Her own TV show)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1973 (Menachem Gueffen)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1976 (Menachem Gueffen)
  • Relationship : Marriage 25 March 1982 (Archibald Stirling)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1990 (Archibald Stirling)
  • Work : Prize 1995 (Tony Award)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1997 (Birth of daughter, Rachael Stirling)
  • Work : New Job 1 April 1997 (Finished six month stage role)
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Source Notes

Frank Clifford quotes her letter 1/1995, "parents recollection," British Entertainers 1997.

(Formerly, Davies quoted her for 4:00 AM in "Signs of the Stars.")


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Traits : Body : Hair (Dark)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Eight years with Philip Saville)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter, Rachel)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("The Avengers;" "Game of Thrones")
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (1995)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women