Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg (20 July 1938 – 10 September 2020) was an English actress. She was notable for playing Tracy Bond in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; having previously gained fame for portraying the character Emma Peel on British spy television series, The Avengers.
It was initially planned that her death would actually occur in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), but this idea was dropped during filming of On Her Majesty's Secret Service when current-Bond George Lazenby announced he would step down from the role.
She passed away at age 82 on September 10th 2020 in London.
- Rigg was the second cast member of The Avengers to be cast in the James Bond franchise, following Honor Blackman's portrayal of Pussy Galore in the 1964 film, Goldfinger. Her co-star Patrick Macnee would later appear as Godfrey Tibbett in 1985's A View to a Kill.