Mostly Credited As: Linda Thorson
Birth Name: Linda Robinson
Date Of Birth: June 18, 1947 (Age 68)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
This Canadian-born actress, who would become known as the brunette dish who replaced Diana Rigg on the highly popular "The Avengers" (1961) spy series, was born Linda Robinson in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The second of four children, she made a move to England in 1965 and initially studied dance and voice. A teen apprentice at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, her professional career took off abruptly in another direction, away from the theatre lights, when the 20-year-old was chosen (out of over 200 hopefuls) to succeed Ms. Rigg's "Emma Peel" as Patrick Macnee's new female TV partner.