1: 1. Diana Riggs was born in Doncaster, England in 1938.

2: 2. Riggs attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

3: 3. Her first major role was in the TV series "The Avengers."

4: 4. Riggs played the iconic character Emma Peel in "The Avengers."

5: 5. She won a BAFTA for her performance in "The Avengers."

6: 6. Riggs appeared on Broadway in "Abelard and Heloise."

7: 7. She starred in the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."

8: 8. Riggs was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in "Rebecca."

9: 9. She was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994.