Diana Dors (October 23, 1931 - May 4, 1984) was a British actress.
She was born in Swindon, England as Diana Mary Fluck. She was considered the British equivalent of the blonde bombshells of Hollywood, but many consider she also had significant acting ability, which was destined never to be fully utilised (most of her later work is made up of sex-themed comedies that featured scenes near to soft-core pornography). According to film buffs, her best work as an actress may have been when she played a murderer in the 1956 film Yield to the Night.
Dors never had quite the same following in the U.S., but recently has made a comeback due to her films having been shown on classic movie channels such as Turner Classic Movies. She also worked under the name of Diana d'Ors.
During the summer of 1961, she filmed an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Show (based on Robert Bloch's story "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", which co-starred Brandon De Wilde) which was so grisly that it was barred from airing and not released for many decades (see ]).
When she died in 1984, she left a mark on popular culture; the "50's blonde bombshell look" popularized by Dors, Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe had a tremendous impact on current stars such as Madonna, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and pop princess Christina Aguilera.
She was married three times:
Dennis Hamilton (3 July 1951-3 January 1959) Richard Dawson, (a future Family Feud host and Hogan's Heroes star), (12 April 1959-1966); two sons Mark and Gary The actor Alan Lake (23 November 1968-4 May 1984); one son Jason She died in 1984 at age 52, from a recurrence of ovarian cancer, first diagnosed a few years earlier.