Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Featured Icon: Diana Dors – English Actress

Diana Dors (October 23, 1931 – May 4, 1984) was an English actress. She was born Diana Mary Fluck in Swindon, Wiltshire, and was educated at Colville House in Swindon. She was considered the English equivalent of the blonde bombshells of Hollywood.

Diana Dors studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and aged 16 was under contract to the Rank Organisation, appearing in many of their films. It appears that from a certain period, her appearance became markedly similar to Marilyn Monroe's. She often played characters suffering from unrequited love, perhaps an unfortunate parallel to her private life. By the mid 1950s, Dors was known as "the English Marilyn Monroe."

She had significant acting ability, which was destined never to be fully utilized (most of her later work is made up of sex-themed comedies that featured scenes near to soft-core pornography). Her success was such that, aged 20, she was the youngest registered owner of a Rolls Royce in the UK.

According to film buffs, her best work as an actress was when she played a murderess in the 1956 film Yield to the Night. She was willing to play repulsive characters in films such as The Amazing Mr. Blunden, The Unholy Wife, and Timon of Athens.

Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Dors

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VIDEO: Movie Legends - Diana Dors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3F5cDdOdW8



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