Dame Diana Rigg

A pictorial look back at the career of the British actress, who has died aged 82 after fighting Cancer Battle

Diana Briggs appeared in 51 episodes of the British espionage show, which also starred Patrick MacNee as special agent John Steed.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service movie she became the first and only "Bond girl" to marry the secret agent, portrayed at the time by George Lazenby.

In the 1980s, she portrayed Lady Honoria Dedlock - opposite Robin Bailey as Sir Leicester Dedlock - in a TV adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel Bleak House.

The Yorkshire-born star won best actress at the Bafta TV Awards in 1990 for her role in Mother Love, alongside David McCallum.

In 1994, Dame Diana won the Tony Award for best actress for her titular role the stage production of Medea on Broadway. She added an Emmy Award to her collection several years later for her role as Mrs Danvers in the 1997 adaptation of Rebecca.

Dame Diana enjoyed further success treading the boards once again in Mother Courage.

And alongside David Suchet, in a production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.