She was enrolled for three years at Great Missenden school in Buckinghamshire."It was a matter of convenience for my parents; they thought they were doing the right thing," Rigg told The Sunday Times, adding she "felt like a fish out of water" at school.That "sense of rejection" stayed with her, and contributed to her lifelong insistence on independence, and perhaps her argumentative streak.n 1947, India re-gained its independence, and her parents returned to England.When she was two months old her parents, Louis and Beryl Rigg, took her to Jodhpur, India.Louis Rigg, an engineer, had accepted a position as manager of the state railway. The outbreak of World War 2 initially prevented Rigg's parents from returning her to England.As a child, she had an Indian nanny and learned Hindi from the servants.After the war ended, her parents did what was expected of the gentry, and sent Diana back to England for schooling.
Two years later, she was the female lead as Tracy Bond, the ever-so-doomed bride of super-spy James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).
Dame Rigg was born to a landed family in Yorkshire.