The “Game of Thrones” star left an incredible acting legacy.
Actress and activist Dame Diana Rigg died at the age of 82 and the world is a little worse without her now. So, let’s honor her memory by looking at some of her best and most famous roles in her amazing career. 1.Olena Tyrell from “Game of Thrones” Back in 2013, Rigg joined the cast of “Game of Thrones” during its third season, such as Olena Tyrell, aka The Queen of Thorns, and House Tyrell’s Metriarch. Although the series was packed with amazing actors, Rigg stood out in her role, as she managed to turn into a mess while mumbling several characters with her sharp wit.
RIP Dame Diana Rigg, who played the incredible Lady Olena Tyrell in Game of Thrones.
2.Emma Peel from “The Avengers” These Avengers were British spies, not Marvel Avengers. Secret agent Emma Peel was an adventurer and expert in martial arts – known for saving her male partner from time to time in this television series. This role reinforced her stance as a feminist icon for her strong character.
Gravitas to play several strong female roles in Diana Rigg were: Medea, Kleitemnestra, Mother Courage, Lady Olena Tyrell …
3.Tracy (di Vicenzo / Draco) Bond from “On His Majesty’s Secret Service”
Diana Rigg left “The Avengers” to play the role of Tracy Draco, the only woman to woo James Bond and marry a secret agent. (Spoiler alert for a 51 year old film) Tracy and James’ love was doomed from the start and he was killed at the end of the film by Blofeld – Bond’s nemesis – establishing a dark tone that would become the standard for modern 007 films.
Diana Rigg was the badass Emma Peel on “The Avengers” and the one and only Mrs. Bond. Mrs. Tracy Bond. James Bond knew he would never get better! There will never be another Diana rig. https://t.co/GeRvMv9wAi
4.From Edwina Lionhart “Theater of Blood” This Kempty 1973 horror flick was a favorite not only of the rig, but also of Vincent Price (his co-star). Thus is a macabre tale of revenge in which Price and Rigg commit some gruesome murders against a series of terrible theater critics. BTW – This is a perfect timepiece for Halloween 2020.
5.Arlena Marshall from “Evil Under the Sun” One of his most acclaimed roles, Rigg, was praised for his performance as a flirty, a former celebrity with a celebrity to urinate people. In fact, most notice that the rig’s rage is the highlight of the film with her Nemes Daphne Castle (played by Maggie Smith).