Forgotten beauties: Diana Rigg

Published: 2nd Feb, 2009

The thinking gentleman’s favourite girl


Don’t believe everything you read, not all women in the 1960s were either Twiggy, The Queen or Barbara Windsor. One woman, for example, was Diana Rigg. She had lovely brown hair, and a face carved from marble. Most famous for playing Emma Peel in The Avengers, she also wore leather outfits, carried a gun in her purse, and had the intriguing air of a fiendish young kitty-cat with a mouthful of honey. Plus, of course, she squeezed in the obligatory Bond film before the 60s were out – in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, playing opposite George Lazenby, every contentious cinema-goers favourite 007. Since then, Rigg has gradually grown older, and now clocks in at a whopping 70-years-young. What a gal.

Of course, we’re not in the habit of giving the men vintage crumpet without tossing a little something-something to the ladies. Below is Tom Selleck.


You’re welcome.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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