Warning: This article contains spoilers for theGame of Thronesepisode, The Queens Justice.
Olenna Tyrell, the bitingly clever matriarch of House Tyrell, was one of the most-liked characters on HBO’sGame of Thrones until her recent death in the epsiode “The Queen’s Justice.”
Diana Rigg, 79, the woman behind the wit and sarcasm that made us all love the Queen of Thorns, has played a powerful woman onscreen for the majority of her lengthy career. Photos of her from her time as Emma Peel in the 1960sAvengersseriesno relation to the costumed heroes we see so often todayreveal her for the strikingly beautiful badass she has always been.
— Jeffrey K. Walker (@JkwalkerAuthor) August 3, 2017
— Thrones Facts (@thronesfacts) August 8, 2017
— FANDOM (@getfandom) August 10, 2017
Watching 'The Avengers' TV show from the 60's. Emma Peel isn't in this episode. Just my opinion, it's a million times better w/ Diana Rigg. pic.twitter.com/EhOrUZegan
— Rachel O'Donnell (@RachelODonnell6) March 20, 2017
Not only are the old photos of her a glorious look back at, in her younger years, the on-screen boss looked a lot like another popular Tyrell. TheGame of Thrones really ought to be commended for their excellent work in pairing Rigg with her on-screen granddaughter,Natalie Dormer’s Margaery Tyrell.Not only do they look alike, they both command serious on-screen presence.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) June 27, 2014
— molly k (@mkburke) July 31, 2017
We will all miss Lady Olenna’s keen intelligence and savage barbs, not to mention her forward thinking views on women and politics on Game of Thrones. But we’re sure that Rigg has a more empowering and inspiring characters to bring to the screen.
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