Saturday, July 20, 2013

diana rigg

Before there was Farrah, before Goldie, there was Diana, and for young boys coming of age during the swinging sixties today's birthday girl, in the guise of Mrs. Emma Peel may well have been their introduction to television sex.  She was my first and personally converted me into a life long Anglophile.


Later, she briefly became Mrs. James Bond, in the George Lazenby classic On Her Majesty's Secret Service. (Can you name another George Lazenby flick?)


Late comers may have met her on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery series.


First loves never die.  Diana has had a piece of my heart for 50+ years.  Happy Birthday Diana

Toad

8 comments:

Martha said...

What I noticed most was her resemblence to Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge!

She may have been a "hotie" for the guys but she was a role model for us gals as well -- for she wasn't constrained by gender bias!

M.Lane said...

I love her too. Nice post.

ML

Shelley said...

My 30 year old step-son has a mad crush on her, having bought all of The Avenger DVDs. I quite liked the Mrs. Bradley series (except for the last one which was a bit silly). Loved her clothes and her character.

Anonymous said...

"Emma Peel, the thinking man's sex symbol" -- I read that somewhere. Fitting.

-Flo

Toad said...

I may have been all of 13 when Mrs. Peel hit the airwaves.

Anonymous said...

Thirteen, right on time. Mrs. Peel set the bar at just the right moment. [Mrs. T looks a lot like Emma, by the way.]

-Flo

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Toad -- my ringtone for Mrs. E. is the theme to "The Avengers." Mrs. Peel, we're needed...

I even own the box set of the Emma Peel episodes. She was (is) brilliant.

Vanessa said...

I have been a fan of hers forever, although The Avengers was before my time. Her daughter has the same sort of regal bearing, I think.