Diana Dors

Born Oct 23, 1931
Hometown Swindon
Died May 4, 1984
Death Place Berkshire
Religion Roman Catholic
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Nationality English

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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  • Alan Lake
    Married 1968 - 1984
  • John Ashley
    Dated 1960
  • Richard Dawson
    Married 1959 - 1966
  • Tommy Yeardye
    Dated 1957 - 1958
  • Rod Steiger
    Dated 1956 - 1957
  • Bob Monkhouse
    Dated 1953
  • Dennis Hamilton
    Married 1951 - 1959
  • Michael Caborn-Waterfield
    Dated 1948 - 1951
  • Anthony Newley
    Dated 1948
  • Desmond Morris
    Dated 1943
  • Troy Dante
  • Gil Woxholt


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1931 Birth Born in 1931.


1947 16 Years Old Following her return to LAMDA, and having won over Principal Wilfred Foulis, 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


With her then 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 created first or early appearances for Joan Collins, Sid James and a then four months pregnant Ruth Ellis.
1952 - 1955 3 More Events
1956 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Dors never had quite the same following in the United States, owing to her husband 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, and then onwards to Hollywood to start shooting The Unholy Wife 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, the actor Tommy Yeardye. … Read More
1958 27 Years Old 1 More Event
After Dors announced her subsequent separation from Hamilton, RKO cancelled the contract on a moral clause because of her pending divorce, after only 1958's The Unholy Wife and I Married a Woman were completed. … Read More
1959 28 Years Old After marrying Dawson in New York whilst making an appearance on The Steve Allen Show in 1959, the theatre-based 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 as a family unit with Dawson, Dors undertook a cabaret contract to headline at the Dunes hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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


1978 47 Years Old Having turned her life story into a cash flow through interviewed and leaked tabloid stories, like many celebrities in their later careers she turned to the autobiography to generate retirement cash. Between 1978 and 1984, she published four auto-biographical books under her own name: … 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.
1983 52 Years Old This resulted in her joining the cast of the ITV breakfast show, TV-am, in the summer of 1983, in a regular slot focusing on diet and nutrition, which later developed into an agony aunt segment. … Read More
After a service at the Sacred Heart Church in Sunningdale on 11 May 1984, conducted by Father Theodore Fontanari, she was buried in Sunningdale Catholic Cemetery. … Read More
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