Diana Rigg: The Original Mrs. Bond

13 Jul


I’m told that anyone under 30 is going to have a real hard time remembering who I’m talking about. Like anyone who was a star in the 60’s might as well have walked the earth with the Neanderthals. But with ageless beauty there should always be an exception – and therefore everyone should know about dear, sexy, deadly Diana Rigg.

Diana Rigg Bond Girl

The British brunette was one of the most beautiful and iconic movie and TV stars of the 60’s and 70’s. She was introduced in the British hit TV show THE AVENGERS as the original kick-ass secret agent, Emma Peel. Diana had an unbelievable body and screen presence. But more than that, she could deliver a devilishly ironic line of dialogue better than any heroine to follow in her footsteps. Iconic, because her beauty is not defined (or diminished) by the 60’s fashions of the time. Her outfits were sleek, sexy and ahead of their time…if not timeless. Diana also holds the distinction of being the one and only Mrs. Bond…James Bond. She married the world’s most famous super spy in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Alas, the marriage was not meant to last (no spoilers here) and is worth watching only for Diana’s amazing beauty at the height of her fame and power.


So, if you still don’t know who I’m referring to after reading this blog, why not rent or stream The Avengers (original British TV version) or On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and take in the breathtaking beauty of Diana for yourself. Whether in Black & White or Color, Ms. Rigg (aka Miss Peel aka Mrs. Bond) is something to behold and beheld by.

4 Responses to “Diana Rigg: The Original Mrs. Bond”

  1. Anne Fox at 4:14 am #

    So true. A.

  2. profmak at 9:03 pm #

    Thank you for this, Jon. I LOVED Emma Peel. She is my role model. (well, if I were a secret government agent, fighting for irony. 🙂

  3. sffrog at 9:22 pm #

    On The Avengers, she was MRS. Peel, not Miss Peel.
    Beautiful, sexy, and brainy — my ideal woman…

  4. Le Gall at 12:38 pm #

    Brunette ? Diana Rigg était ROUSSE !

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