We want to dedicate this month to one of our Muses here at Long Gone Shoes: the irresistible English singer, actress, and starlet, Diana Dors.
Born Diana Mary Fluck on October 23, 1931 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, she's one of the most iconic bombshells of all times.
From the age of three she wanted to be an actress, so she studied the actresses on the silver screen, trying to emulate them.
When she was just 12, she wanted nothing more than to go to Hollywood to have a chance to make her place in film history, so she enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) to hone her acting skills. She was the youngest in her class.
Her first fling at the camera was in The Shop at Sly Corner (1947). She did not care that it was a small, uncredited role; she was on film and at age 16.
Diana's future dawned bright in 1948, and she appeared in no less than six films. Later, throughout the 1950s, she appeared in more films and became more popular in Britain, appearing to public notice as a Blonde Bombshell.
As the 1960s turned into the 1970s, she began to play more mature roles with an effectiveness that was hard to match. Films such as Locura (1974), Every Afternoon (1972), The Amorous Milkman (1975) and Three for All (1975) helped fill out her resume.
Called the UK’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, Diana Dors, who died of cancer at age 52 in 1984, was more than a woman who exuded her vavavoom: she was a strong woman and a very fine actress as her films showed.
That´s why we love her and we wanted to dedicate her this space. To our inspiration.
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