She died early Thursday morning at the age of 82, the BBC reports, citing her agent. Rigg had participated in numerous productions in her career.
She became internationally known for her roles as Emma Peel in the series “With Umbrella, Charm and Melon” and as Teresa di Vicenco in “James Bond 007 ?? On Her Majesty's Secret Service ”. A younger audience should be familiar with her as "Queen of Thorns" Olenna Tyrell in the fantasy series "Game of Thrones".