Diana Rigg passed away yesterday at age 82. In recent years she was beloved as a cantankerous old woman on “Game of Thrones.” In her youth, she was “Emma Peel” on the popular 1960s TV series, “The Avengers.”
However, to me, she will forever been the “Countess Teresa DiVincenzo/Tracy” from my favorite James Bond film, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”
The film is remembered for a couple of major reasons. One, it was the first James Bond movie to feature someone other than Sean Connery in the role of Agent 007 (George Lazenby); and two, it introduced us to the one and only woman to ever wed the most bachelor of bachelors in cinematic history: Riggs’ “Tracy.”
When I heard of her death, I decided to devote some time re-watching OHMSS for, I don’t know, the 10,000th time. It’s just as good. She’s just as beautiful.
A song featured during the movie is Louis Armstrong’s “We Have All The Time In The World.” It plays over a montage of Bond and Tracy’s romance (see below).
Turns out all the time in the world was, and never will be enough. Farewell and Godspeed, Mrs. Bond