LONDON (AP) — British actress Diana Rigg, who became a 1960s style icon as secret agent Emma Peel in TV series “The Avengers,” has died. She was 82.
Her agent said she died Thursday morning at home with her family. Daughter Rachael Stirling said she succumbed to cancer that was diagnosed in March.
Rigg starred in “The Avengers” alongside Patrick McNee’s bowler-hatted John Steed. The pair were an impeccably dressed duo who fought villains and traded quips in a show whose mix of adventure and humor was enduringly influential.
Rigg also starred in spy thriller “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” as the only woman ever to marry James Bond.