Diana Dors

Diana Dors (23 October 1931 – 4 May 1984) 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." Diana Mary Fluck was born in ­Swindon, Wiltshire, on 23 October 1931, at the Haven Nursing Home. Her mother Mary was married to Albert Fluck, but had a sexual relationship with their lodger, Gerald Lack. When Mary announced she was pregnant with Diana, she admitted she had no clear idea which of them was the father. Educated at Colville House, like many children of the time Diana enjoyed the cinema; her heroines from age 8 onwards were the Hollywood sirens Veronica Lake, Lana Turner and Jean Harlow. Having excelled in her elocution studies, after lying about her age, at age 14 she was offered a place to study at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), becoming the college's youngest ever student. She lodged at the Earls Court YWCA, and supplemented her £2 per week allowance, most of which was spent on her lodgings, by posing for the London Camera Club for one guinea (£1.05) an hour.


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