Diana Rigg

D.O.B: Jul 20, 1938 | Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK

16Credit Score

She is more properly known as Dame Diana Rigg, the female equivalent of the title Sir when knighted. In June 1994, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for her long contributions to theater and film.

Best Known For:

Biography

She is more properly known as Dame Diana Rigg, the female equivalent of the title Sir when knighted. In June 1994, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for her long contributions to theater and film. Earned Tony nominations as Best Actress (Dramatic) for Abelard and Heloise (1972) and for The Misanthrope (1975). She won the Best Actress (Play) Tony Award in 1994 for her performance in the title role of Medea. In recent years, her performances in Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Mother Courage and Her Children have led critics to proclaim her one of the greatest actresses on the British stage. A savage review from John Simon for her performance in Abelard and Heloise led her to collect devastating theatrical reviews throughout history. The result was her book No Turn Unstoned, published in 1982. Rigg is Chancellor of Stirling University in Scotland. Was recently voted the sexiest-ever TV star by TV Guide in the USA. Mother of Rachael Stirling (born 1977). Measurements: 34-25-36 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).