Perth Based Burlesque Artist | Pinup Model | Vintage Blogger
Good afternoon lovelies!
Each month I create a blog featuring a truly talented pinup icon from either past or present, I have the utmost respect for the history of pinups and the ladies who keep this art alive today, and feel it very important that we acknowledge their tremendous achievements, and keep their beautiful work alive today. There’s also so much we can learn from other style icons, as well as the inspiration they can give us. For this month’s pinup of the month, I’ve chosen the beautiful Diana Dors, an enchanting English actress born in 1932, and continuing her career right up until she passed away in 1984.
Diana was a passionate young lady who pursued her dreams at a very young age, lying about her age when she was a mere 14 years old, so she was could apply to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, she was accepted and was in first movie only a year later, and graduated as their youngest student in 1947.
Like all icons, she possessed features that made her stand out above other starlets, her trademarks included her beautiful platinum blond hair, voluptuous figure, and deep sultry voice that she enslaved audiences with. Diana had array of nicknames including “The Siren of Swindon”, “Hurricane in Mink” and “Dorsy”.
“I was the first home-grown sex symbol, rather like Britain’s naughty seaside postcards. When Marilyn Monroe’s first film was shown here , a columnist actually wrote, “How much like our Diana Dors she is”. – Diana Dors
Diana was often referred to as “The British Marilyn Monroe”, but had her iconic style on the big screen long before Marilyn had been in a film. Diana became famous through her sensual performances and saucy acting style, but then established herself as intelligent, witty and serious actress.
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