Diana Dors was an English film and television actress, and vocalist, who gained notoriety as a blonde bombshell and was sometimes compared to American actress Marilyn Monroe. Diana Dors is most popularly known as Diana d’Ors, The Siren of Swindon, The Hurricane in Mink, The English Marilyn Monroe, and The Blonde Bombshell.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Diana Dors was born on October 23, 1931, in Haven Nursing Home, Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. Her real birth name is Diana Mary Fluck.
Diana Dors’s father’s name is Albert Edward Sidney Fluck (Railway Clerk) and her mother’s name is Winifred Maud Mary (Payne). As her mother Mary was having an affair with another man.
When she conceived Diana admitted that she had no clear idea if the man or her husband was the father. There is no information regarding her parent’s profession. She has no other siblings as she is the only child of her parents.
She is British by nationality and belongs to Catholicism by religion. Her zodiac birth sign is Scorpio.
Diana Dors attended Selwood House which is a tiny private school. She then enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), where she started classes in January 1946 as the college’s youngest student.
Dors’s additional academic information is unavailable. She may have started acting at an early age, and that’s why he might have skipped her further studies.
Diana Dors passed away on May 4, 1984, at the age of 52 years old due to ovarian cancer at the BMI Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. Diana Dors’s resting place is at Sunningdale Catholic Cemetery.
Career and Professional Life
During her career, she appeared in films and shows like Good-Time Girl, Penny and the Pownall Case, and Holiday Camp. Additionally, The Saint’s Return, The Amazing Mr. Blunden, Adventures of a Taxi Driver, The Unholy Wife, Diamond City, and There’s a Girl in My Soup.
Similarly, Adventures of a Private Eye, From Beyond the Grave, The Pied Piper, What the Swedish Butler Saw, Oedipus Rex, Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair, and so on. In the late 1940s, she made several additional movies, including more significant credited roles.
She had great expectations for the latter because it provided her third billing and the opportunity to perform multiple songs and dance routines, but it was a critical and financial flop. Lady Godiva Rides again provided the first glimpse of her potential as a sex icon after being outlawed in the US for alleged salaciousness.
She turned down a Hollywood deal that producer Robert Lippert gave her after making advances toward her. Her publicists portrayed this as a patriotic decision on her part to promote her native nation rather than the United States.
Dors kept appearing often in British movies. Dors’ blonde bombshell image, is exclusively associated with comedy. It raises eyebrows that she acts in such a difficult dramatic role.
However, she rose to the challenge and was able to successfully evoke significant sympathy for her condemned but fundamentally unsympathetic character. This ultimately resulted in a global career that included performances in several lesser Hollywood films as well as French and Spanish projects.
By the early 1960s, she had gone back to only producing art in her native country because none of them had the same effect as her finest British work. In her final decade, she continued her long and successful television career, increasingly playing herself.
The Dianna Dors Show revive on Southern Television in 1981, and she had a stint as “diet presenter” on the pioneering breakfast program Good Morning Britain shortly before her death from cancer on 4 May 1984.
In a 1983 television ad called “Smash an Egg,” Diana Dors supported the British Egg Marketing Board. Dors hasn’t previously provided any other brand endorsements.
She hasn’t previously given her endorsement to anything, and there have been no brand collaborations. Regarding the further brands she has collaborated with or not, no information is accessible.
Awards and Nomination
Diana Dors has not won any kind of awards. She hasn’t received any prestigious title. Despite being a talented actress, she didn’t win any awards.
Diana Dors’s net worth is approximately $1.5 Million. Most of her income sources are from her acting career. Besides acting, her revenue sources are singing and endorsements.
Diana Dors dated Troy Dante, Gil Woxholt, Desmond Morris, Anthony Newley, and Michael Caborn-Waterfield before she met Dennis Hamilton.
In 1951, Dors met Dennis Hamilton Gittins and they got married after 5 weeks, meeting at Caxton Hall on July 3, 1951. The duo remained together until he died in 1959.
Diana Dors’s second marriage was to English-American actor and comedian Richard Dawson in 1959 and they had 2 sons together. The first son is Mark Dawson born on February 4, 1960, and the second son Gary Dawson born on June 27, 1962. However, they got divorced in 1966.
Dors’s third marriage is to actor Alan Lake in 1968 at Caxton Hall and their son Jason Dors Lake was born on September 11, 1969. They remained married until her death. Later, Alan Lake fell into a depression after her death, eventually committing suicide on October 10, 1984.
Diana Dors has not been linked to any controversies or speculations that could damage her career. She also stays away from the media and stays away from controversial circumstances or actions that can harm her reputation.
Diana Dors height is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 60 kilograms she has blonde hair color and blue eyes. There is no information regarding Dors’s shoe size and dress size. Also, there is no information available on her body measurements.
Diana Dors is not available on any other social media sites including Facebook. Dors enjoys keeping things private in her personal life. As a result, she doesn’t use any social media sites.