Diana Dors

Born Oct 23, 1931

Diana Dors was an English actress, born Diana Mary Fluck in Swindon, Wiltshire. Considered the English equivalent of the blonde bombshells of Hollywood, Dors described herself as, "The only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva."

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1931 Birth Born in 1931.


1947 16 Years Old Following her return to LAMDA, she graduated in spring 1947 by winning the London Films Cup, awarded to LAMDA by Sir Alexander Korda. … Read More
1949 18 Years Old 1 More Event
She made her leading role breakthrough in 1949's Diamond City, a commercially unsuccessful story of a boom town in South Africa in 1870. … Read More


1951 20 Years Old 1 More Event
With her boyfriend in jail and having just undergone her first abortion, Dors met Dennis Hamilton Gittins in May 1951 while filming Lady Godiva Rides Again for Rank, a film which has uncredited appearances by Joan Collins, and a then four months pregnant Ruth Ellis. (Dors described herself as "the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva)". The couple married five weeks later at Caxton Hall on Monday, 3 July 1951. … Read More
1954 - 1955 2 More Events
1956 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Dors never had quite the same following in the United States owing to Hamilton. Pre-signing a three-film contract with RKO Pictures on 20 June 1956, she left Southampton on board the Queen Elizabeth for New York City and then to Hollywood to start shooting The Unholy Wife (1957) and I Married a Woman. … Read More
1957 26 Years Old In February 1957 while filming The Long Haul, Dors started a relationship with co-star Victor Mature's stuntman, Tommy Yeardye. … Read More
1958 27 Years Old Following her final separation from Hamilton in 1958, Dors discovered that her company Diana Dors Ltd was in serious debt. … Read More
1959 28 Years Old In 1959, Hamilton died and Dors married Dawson in New York whilst making an appearance on The Steve Allen Show. "The Diana Dors Show" was commissioned for two studio-based series on television at ITV.
1960 29 Years Old 1 More Event
After the birth of her first child in February 1960, and wishing to stay in the United States with Dawson, Dors undertook a cabaret contract to headline at the Dunes hotel and casino in Las Vegas.


1966 35 Years Old Dors divorced Dawson in 1966 and returned to the UK, leaving behind her two sons Mark and Gary. … Read More


1973 42 Years Old As she had converted to Catholicism in early 1973, a funeral service was held at the Sacred Heart Church in Sunningdale on 11 May 1984, conducted by Father Theodore Fontanari. … Read More
1980 49 Years Old …  She also had a recurring role in The Two Ronnies in 1980. … Read More


1981 50 Years Old Younger musical artists engaged her persona, brought about after the 1981 Adam and the Ants music video Prince Charming, where she played the fairy godmother opposite Adam Ant, who played a male Cinderella figure. … Read More
1983 52 Years Old This resulted in her working for TV-am, ITV's breakfast station, in the summer of 1983, in a regular slot focusing on diet and nutrition, which later developed into an agony aunt segment. … Read More
1984 53 Years Old Dors died on 4 May 1984 aged 52 from a recurrence of ovarian cancer, first diagnosed two years before.
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