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Why is 1960s female icon Diana Rigg now laying into other women?

Emma Peel was a fictional spy played by Diana Rigg in the British adventure television series The Avengers. She was born Emma Knight, the daughter of an industrialist, Sir John Knight. The...

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Emma Peel, The Avengers. The boys who imprinted on Mrs. Peel in the 1960's were well-prepared to realize that POWERFUL WOMEN ARE HOT.

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the incomparable Diana Rigg as Emma Peel. why did they totally WASTE her as a Bond Beauty in "In Her Majesty's Secret Service"?

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Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, from the 1960's show 'The Avengers'. Her character is an amazing role model - feminine, yet kickass; sexy, yet modest; mysterious and beautiful. She made being a spy look pretty darn good.

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On this day 20th July, 1938 Diana Rigg , English actress, was born. She is probably best known for her portrayals of Emma Peel in The Avengers and Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in an episode of The Avengers entitled "A Touch of Brimstone" -- Emma Peel portrays The Queen of Sin at the Hellfire Club

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