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  • Who: Dame Diane Rigg

  • What: First western actress to perform kung fu on television

  • Where: United Kingdom

In 1965, Dame Diana Rigg (UK) became the first western actress to perform kung fu on Television when the combat choreographers Ray Austin (UK) and Chee So (UK/China) worked elements of the martial art into her fight scenes on The Avengers.

Certificate presentation was done on The New Paul O'Grady Show.


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