On Her Majesty’s Secret Service : Diana Rigg (1969)

Diana Rigg
Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She is probably best known for her portrayals of Emma Peel in The Avengers and Tracy Bond in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Rigg was born in the South Yorkshire town of Doncaster,[1] to Louis Rigg and Beryl Helliwell; her father was a railway engineer who had been born in Yorkshire. She lived in India between the ages of two months and eight years[1] and then attended the Moravian school in Fulneck, near Pudsey. Rigg spent many years of her childhood in Bikaner, India, where her father was employed as a railroad executive. Rigg still speaks fluent Hindi.

On the big screen she became a Bond girl in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), playing Tracy Bond, James Bond’s only wife. Throughout the filming of the movie, there were rumors that the experience was not a happy one, owing to a personality clash with Bond actor George Lazenby. The rumors may have arisen from a reporter witnessing her say “I’m having Garlic for lunch George [Lazenby] I hope you are!” before a love scene between the two; however, both Diana and Lazenby have denied the claims, and both wrote off the garlic comment as a joke. Her other films include The Assassination Bureau (1969), The Hospital (1971), Theatre of Blood (a film she considers to contain her best work) (1973), and A Little Night Music (1977). She also appeared as Lady Holiday in the 1981 film The Great Muppet Caper.

(Source : http://en.wikipedia.org )

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