British actor Diana Rigg is best known for her role as Emma Peel in the television series The Avengers (1965-68), and has enjoyed a successful career in both Britain and America. She was iconic in the 1960s as a sex symbol and model of feminism.
Diana's popularity arose from her career in film and the theater. She won a Tony Award in 1994 for Best Actress in a Play for her starring role in Medea which played both in London and New York. Diana has 58 acting credits in her amazing portfolio and has appeared in many popular films and television series. Plainly, Diana Rigg is one of the great actresses of our time.
She also appeared as Baroness Lehzen in the TV movie Victoria & Albert (2001); Grandmamma in Heidi (2005); Mother Superior in The Painted Veil (2006) and Mrs. Gillyflower in the British TV series Dr. Who (2013).
Diana is currently appearing in the dynamic and popular hit television series Game of Thrones in the role of Olenna Tyrell, an older matriarchical leader of the house of Tyrell, who is politically savvy. She lends a tremendous support to the plot of the series and a wise elder in this medieval cult series. She is also known as The Queen of Thorns in her role as Olenna. She is a superstar who is still entertaining audiences, and brings a strong appeal for viewers in all age groups.