From posing nude at the age of 14 and working with stars such as Richard Attenborough to appearing in the video of Adam and the Ants’ Prince Charming, the amazing story of "the British Marilyn Monroe"
Told with compassion and vigor, this is the amazing story of an actress who loved life and lived it to the fullest. Diana Dors was best known for her lavish lifestyle—she was a blonde bombshell with a penchant for flashy cars, opulent mansions, glitzy garb, and jet-setting living. Her rise to fame started with being a GI favorite during the war, however, keen to ditch her wholesome image, she announced that she wanted to be like Errol Flynn. It worked—she became a huge star, working with the likes of Joan Crawford, and giving a powerful performance as a murderer in Yield to the Night. But despite the glamour, her affairs, sex parties, and over-the-top lifestyle—including an illicit affair with Rod Steiger—left her branded as a scarlet woman, unwanted by the studios. Undeterred, Dors worked tirelessly to establish a successful career in cabaret. Her painful personal life included a first husband who cheated on her, stole from her, beat her, and finally died of syphilis, while another lover two-timed her with Rock Hudson. She finally found love with husband number three, who killed himself five months after her death.
Performing Arts, Biography + Autobiography
Film + Video / General, Entertainment + Performing Arts