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The 'Bond' Girl Curse

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Diana Rigg - Bond Girl: Tracy DiVincenzo ('On Her Majesty's Secret Service,' 1969)

In the nearly 50 years of the movie franchise, James Bond married once for real—and it didn't end well. His estimable wife was played by Diana Rigg, the British born actress who found fame in the mid-60s on "The Avengers." As secret agent Mrs. Emma Peel, Rigg reached a level of fame on the British series before starring as Tracy in "On Her Majesty's Secret Secret" in 1969. "I'm very anxious to see if it will be successful," she said of being Mrs. 007. "I think it will be, but who knows if I'll be accepted as the wife of James Bond? The success of the role will determine whether I'll be able to do films in that genre in the future or not." Though the sixth Bond film did have critical and commercial success, George Lazenby's Bond is typically derided as the worst in history. After Bond, Rigg, 71, spent the majority of her career on the theater, earning a Tony for her performance in the title role of "Medea" in 1994 and two other nominations. (Photo: United Artists)

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