In a school essay written at the tender age of nine years, plain Diana Fluck declared she was going to be a movie star. She made her film debut five years later, changed her surname to Dors and realised her ambition beyond any childhood dreams.
‘I was particularly envious of her,’ says singer Petula Clark of Diana, who died tragically of cancer in 1984. ‘It was her glamour. She was everything I wanted to be — and have never been.’