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~*~Diana Dors Biography~*~

Diana Dors Biography
Diana Dors
Diana & Mark Richard & Diana in 1958 in London Variety Show Diana & Richard Richard & Diana in 1959 Diana & Richard: 2 Days Before Wedding, 10 April 1959
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Diana Dors was born Diana Mary Fluck in Swindon, Wiltshire, England on the 23rd of October, 1931.

Diana had her career already started before Marilyn Monroe came along, but she was known as The English Marilyn Monroe. She started taking her training at the Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and by the age of 15, she began acting. Her roles were mainly background ones, and she was portrayed as a sexy girl. As she got older, she began getting more important roles, but still remained a sexy image.

When Diana was born, her mother and herself nearly died from the birth. From then on her mother spoiled her and gave her everything she longed for. At age three, Diana knew she wanted to become an actress. She discovered this while going to the theatres with her mother.

Diana was taught at the best private schools. Her father, a railway worker, thought private schooling was a waste of money. At age 12, she looked and acted much older than she was, and at age 13, she placed in a local beauty contest and was offered a part in a thespian group. A year later she enrolled in an acting school and was the youngest in her class.

Her first camera experience was in "The Shop At Sly Corner" in 1947 and was a small part for which she was uncredited, but she didn't mind. She was on her way to the career she had dreamed of years ago. From then on, her career consisted of walk-on roles, uncredited roles, and eventually more mature roles.

After filming a film in 1982 called "Steaming," Diana was diagnosed with cancer. She lost her battle with the illness on the 4th of May, 1984 in Berkshire, England, and the British were sad to have lost such a stunning actress. Her last movie was released the next year.

Diana wed Dennis Hamilton on the 3rd of July, 1951. They had begun divorce proceedings in 1958, but he died on the 31st of January in 1959.

On the 12th of April, 1959, Diana met Richard Dawson on the Steve Allen Show . They were married in New York. They had two sons, Mark (1960) and Gary (1962). They began divorce proceedings in 1964 and were divorced in 1967.

Diana's third and final husband lasted up until her death. She married Alan Lake on the 23rd of November, 1968. They had one son, Jason. Alan served 12 months in prison (1970-1971) for being in a pub brawl. On the 16th anniversary of his meeting Diana, he committed suicide on the 10th of October in 1984.


In the last years of her life, Diana was involved with a lot of various charity and religious groups. In 1980, she appeared in Adam Ant's rock video "Prince Charming" as his fairy Godmother. In 1972, she joined a campaign who's goal was to allow prisoners to be allowed to have sex with their wives in jail. In 1974, she contracted meningitis, but surivived it, only to get cancer 8 years later. She is pictured on 'Singles,' a compilation album by The Smiths'. Some of her nicknames included The Siren of Swindon and Hurricane in Mink. She is also pictured on The Beatles' album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'

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Diana Dors Star Archive
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Note: I got this information from various websites and other personal sources, so if it's incorrect (which I know some parts are since different sources said different things/dates), it's not *my* fault.
Last Updated: 11 March 2003.