The British actress, who also played James Bond’s only known wife, has died at the age of 82
Rigg also immortalized Emma Peel on the television series “The Avengers,” which aired between 1961 and 1969 on ITV. And the same year last season she became one of the most momentous ‘Bond Girls’: starring in the movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, she married agent 007, in one of the iconic moments of the film saga, has died at the age of 82, as reported your agent. She had recently stood out again for her participation in Game of Thrones, where she played Olenna Tyrrel. “She passed away peacefully this morning. She was at home with her family, who have asked for privacy at this difficult time, ”the statement read.
A forged stage actress for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Rigg didn’t even have a television in her home when she was called in to play a spy named Emma Peel in The Avengers. Her theater colleagues warned her that this character, an action girl dressed in tight clothes, would be like prostitution, the end of her career. She ignored them, though she admitted she didn’t understand the appeal of the scripts. The series, which mixed, in a camp tone, Action with comedy, playing on the sexual tension between Peel and her supervisor, the super-spy John Steed was a hit and Rigg became a pop heroine and, unexpectedly, a feminist icon. In fact, Peel was promoted from assistant to partner of Steed. “None of us on that shoot imagined that Emma would become that reference for so many women,” she marveled last year, in an interview with wepublishnews.