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Linda Thorson (born Linda Robinson on 18 June 1947 in Toronto) is a Canadian actress, most famous for her work as Tara King in The Avengers.

Born Linda Robinson in Toronto, Ontario, Canada[1][2] she moved to the UK in 1965 to train to be a dancer. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on 1 July 1967. Her professional name is based upon her first married name, Mrs Barry Bergthorson.

She was married to the American news anchorman and producer Bill Boggs with whom she has a son; they divorced. She has been married to production designer Gavin Mitchell since 20 November 2005.

Thorson is best known for her role as Tara King (succeeding Diana Rigg as Emma Peel) in the last season of the British TV adventure series, The Avengers, with the original star Patrick Macnee and directed by Raymond Austin. She was reunited with Macnee in a commercial for Laurent-Perrier champagne in the mid 1970s which led to the series reappearing as The New Avengers, although Thorson did not reprise her role.

Since then, she appeared in character roles in many TV series and films, including Thriller, Return of the Saint, The Greek Tycoon (1978), Sweet Liberty (1986), and Marblehead Manor (1987). She appeared from 1989 to 1992 in the daytime drama One Life to Live as Julia Medina. She also appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, playing a Cardassian starship captain in the 6th season episode ‘The Chase’ (1993).

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