The (REAL) Avengers! I love you! Do you know who it was that Diana replaced as John Steed's partner on that show? Honor Blackman, who left the series for the opportunity to play Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger." In the future, Diana left for the opportunity to play Tracy in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," yet another Bond film, the first without Connery. Do you know where her Avengers character's name came from? Emma Peel? It was a pun on a marketing phrase of the era: m-appeal, meaning "male appeal." How much m-appeal does this program have, advertisers? With Diana Rigg in the cast, The Avengers had more m-appeal than a hummer on cocaine.
Yes-- to all those things-- I read them on line. (and whatever did we do before the internet?)
Here's her first scene in the show ever https://youtu.be/v4g3zvz8fgo
She was a one of kind- sophistication, athleticism and elegance. I used to watch the show in syndication during the early 1970's when I came home from school. When Linda Thorson took over for Diana Rigg, I just lost all interest entirely. They should have just ended the show when Diana Rigg left.
But the clothes in the show were amazing (okay- they way they fit her was amazing too). Really -- to this day-- so much of my own personal style comes from that show.
GOT was lucky to get Diana Rigg-- she steals EVERY SINGLE SCENE.