Diana Dors


Actor
Diana Dors

About

Also Known As
Diana Fluck
Birth Place
Swindon, England, GB
Born
October 23, 1931
Died
May 04, 1984

Biography

Blonde leading lady of British films of the 1950s and 60s who once described herself as "the only sex symbol Britain [had] produced since Lady Godiva."...

Photos & Videos

Family & Companions

Denis Hamilton
Husband
Married in 1951.
Richard Dawson
Husband
Actor, game-show host. Married in 1959; divorced.
Alan Lake
Husband
Married in 1969.

Bibliography

"The Fabulous Ruined Life of Diana Dors"
Damon Wise, Sidgwick & Jackson (1999)

Biography

Blonde leading lady of British films of the 1950s and 60s who once described herself as "the only sex symbol Britain [had] produced since Lady Godiva."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Steaming (1985)
Violet
Confessions From the David Galaxy Affair (1979)
Jenny Stride
The Groove Room (1977)
Madam Helena
Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)
Keep It Up Downstairs (1976)
Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976)
Theatre Of Blood (1973)
Mrs Psaltery
From Beyond the Grave (1973)
Craze (1973)
Dolly Newman
Hannie Caulder (1972)
Madame
The Pied Piper (1972)
Frau Poppendick
Deep End (1971)
Lady client
There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)
John's wife
Baby Love (1969)
Liz Thompson
Hammerhead (1968)
Kit
Danger Route (1968)
Rhoda Gooderich
Berserk (1967)
Matilda
The Counterfeit Constable (1966)
Herself
On the Double (1961)
Sgt. Bridget Stanhope
King of the Roaring 20's--The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961)
Madge
Scent of Mystery (1960)
Miss Jordan
Passport to Shame (1959)
I Married a Woman (1958)
Janice Briggs
The Love Specialist (1958)
Diana Dixon
Tread Softly Stranger (1958)
The Unholy Wife (1957)
Phyllis Hochen
The Long Haul (1957)
Lynn
As Long as They're Happy (1957)
An Alligator Named Daisy (1957)
A Kid for Two Farthings (1956)
Sonia
Blonde Sinner (1956)
Mary Hilton
Value For Money (1955)
The Saint's Girl Friday (1954)
Margie
The Weak and the Wicked (1954)
Betty [Brown]
Man Bait (1952)
Ruby Bruce
Worm's Eye View (1951)
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)
Dolores August
Dance Hall (1950)
Diamond City (1949)
Vote For Huggetts (1949)
The Calendar (1948)
Here Come the Huggetts (1948)
Oliver Twist (1948)
Charlotte
Good Time Girl (1948)
Holiday Camp (1947)
The Shop at Sly Corner (1946)

Cast (Special)

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)
Doctor Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1981)
The Devil's Web (1975)
The Phil Silvers Pontiac Special: Keep in Step (1959)
Guest

Life Events

1946

Film acting debut

Photo Collections

The Unholy Wife - Diana Dors Publicity Stills
The Unholy Wife - Diana Dors Publicity Stills
Man Bait - Movie Poster
Man Bait - Movie Poster

Videos

Movie Clip

From Beyond The Grave (1973) - Can I Tempt You With Anything? Opening the third segment, The Elemental, Ian Carmichael as foppish Reggie tries to hoodwink the shopkeeper Peter Cushing, appearing to succeed, then on the train meets the kooky Margaret Leighton who is, we will learn, “Madame Orloff,” in the hit British horror anthology From Beyond The Grave, 1973.
Yield To The Night (1956) - Opening Intense and crafty opening from director J. Lee Thompson, from the novel by ex-convict Joan Henry and her screenplay with John Cresswell, no dialogue as Diana Dors traverses London, stalking the apparently well-heeled Mercia Shaw, opening Yield To The Night, a.k.a. Blonde Sinner, 1956.
Yield To The Night (1956) - The Cherry Hung With Snow British bombshell Diana Dors, in what would be the most praised performance of her career, as convicted murderess Mary, with a whispered reading of A.E. Housman’s famous A Shropshire Lad, recalling her first encounters with Jim (Michael Craig), J. Lee Thompson directing, in Yield To The Night, 1956.
Yield To The Night (1956) - When You Face A Firing Squad We’ve seen Diana Dors as Mary commit murder, then be informed that she will soon be executed, and her custody taken over by guards Olga Lindo and Yvonne Mitchell as MacFarlane, who shows an evolved compassion, in director J. Lee Thompson’s British-made Yield To The Night, 1956.
Kid For Two Farthings, A (1956) - He Writes Every Week Londoner Joanna (Celia Johnson) with boss Kandinsky (David Kossoff) worries over her husband in South Africa, who hasn't sent for her and their son after two years, while Sonia (Diana Dors) wonders whether Sam (Joe Robinson) will ever marry her, in Carol Reed's A Kid For Two Farthings 1956.
Kid For Two Farthings, A (1956) - Fix Me A Fight Impatient Sonia (Diana Dors) is persuaded by maybe well-meaning Blackie (Lou Jacobi) that her body-builder boyfriend Sam (Joe Robinson) could make easy money wrestling, young Joe (Jonathan Ashmore) getting interested when Python (Primo Carnera) starts abusing aging Bully (Danny Green), in A Kid For Two Farthings, 1956, from the novel by Wolf Mankowitz.
Man Bait (1952) - Now See Here Young Lady We've just met both Ruby (Diana Dors) and Jeff (Peter Reynolds), who she catches snatching a book from the London shop where she works, as she's reprimanded by her boss Harman (George Brent), who later confers with Oliver (Raymond Huntley), thickening plot in the British Noir Man Bait, 1952.
Man Bait (1952) - Man In The Making London bookstore boss Harman (George Brent), largely preoccupied with his ailing wife, has just sent the staff home except for Ruby (Diana Dors) who does after-hours inventory, then we find out her new friend Jeff (Peter Reynolds) is an ex-con, in the Hammer Films British-made Noir Man Bait, 1952.
King Of The Roaring 20's (1961) - Jekyll And Company Showgirl Carolyn (Dianne Foster) backstage with Madge (Diana Dors) and company, then on her second date with Arnold (David Janssen) in King Of The Roaring 20's -- The Story Of Arnold Rothstein, 1961.
Berserk! (1967) - You Slut! Circus performers after hours, Matilda (Diana Dors) exhorting colleagues, little Bruno (George Claydon, with Philip Madoc, Golda Casimir, Philip Madoc et al) to blame boss Monica (Joan Crawford) for the murders, when guess-who arrives, in Berserk!, 1967.
Deep End (1971) - Opening, Mike Genuine Cat Stevens music and young star John Moulder Brown on his bike in the opening to Polish director Jerzy Skomilowski's off-beat coming-of-age drama Deep End, 1971, also starring Jane Asher.
Deep End (1971) - Keen On Football? Bath house attendant Mike (John Moulder Brown) is summoned by a client (by-then former sex-symbol Diana Dors) in a scary scene in Jerzy Skomilowski's Deep End, 1971.

Trailer

Companions

Denis Hamilton
Husband
Married in 1951.
Richard Dawson
Husband
Actor, game-show host. Married in 1959; divorced.
Alan Lake
Husband
Married in 1969.

Bibliography

"The Fabulous Ruined Life of Diana Dors"
Damon Wise, Sidgwick & Jackson (1999)