I grew up in the swamps of Southern Florida. One of the three television stations that we got used to show reruns of "The Avengers" late at night. As soon as I saw Diana Rigg as Mrs. Emma Peel, I knew I had to add her to my role model roster.
Very English, wearing slinky S&M wear way back in the sixties, handy with a gun. . .
And what exactly was going on with her and Mr. Steed?
Still a heroine of mine, years after I left the swamp behind.