In Memoriam: Dame Diana Rigg (1938-2020)

Sad news: Dame Diana Rigg dies aged 82. Her agent said that she died peacefully early this morning (10 September 2020). She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time.

Our deepest condolences.

Diana Rigg as Teresa (Tracy) di Vicenzo in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969)
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq, LLC

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (20 July 1938 Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England – 10 September 2020 London, England) was an English actress. She played Emma Peel in the TV series “The Avengers” (1965–68), Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, wife of James Bond (George Lazenby), in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969) and Olenna Tyrell in “Game of Thrones” (2013–17). She has also had a career in theatre, including playing the title role in “Medea“, both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She was made a CBE in 1988 and a Dame in 1994 for services to drama.

Teresa (Tracy) Di Vicenzo: Born Teresa Draco in 1943, she is the only child of Marc-Ange Draco, the head of the Union Corse, a powerful Corsican crime syndicate – not quite as large as SPECTRE, but with substantially larger “legal” operations, including Draco Construction. Teresa goes by “Tracy” because she feels “Teresa” does not suit her (as she introduced herself to Bond, “Teresa is a saint; I’m known as Tracy”).

Diana Rigg (Tracy Bond) and George Lazenby (James Bond) in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969)
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq, LLC

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