Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on August 6, 2017 at 8:50 am

Diana Dors (1931 – 1984) the Swindon girl who made it big before the days of botox and boob jobs. There was a day in TV and film when you either had it or you didn’t. And one Swindon girl most definitely had it. Diana Dors may never have lived up to her billing as “Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe”, but the Swindon-born actress was certainly the darling of the British post-War movie industry, and when she died sadly on 4 May 1984, aged only 52, she had long since become one of the country’s best-known and best-loved actresses. Swindon Web.


Diana Dors in a bikini

In 1931, British on August 6, 2017 at 2:19 am

Diana Dors (1931 – 1984) made her first film in 1946, when she was only 15. Blonde, ambiguously baby-faced, and busty, she revealed a natural affinity with the screen. By the early 1950s, she was being touted as Britain’s Marilyn Monroe and had progressed to starring roles. Hollywood beckoned, but she appeared only in a handful of pictures. By the 1960s her career had taken a downward turn. The Guardian.

Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on August 6, 2017 at 1:47 am

Diana Dors, the actress who described herself as “the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva”, died in hospital in Windsor last night. Diana Dors, the daughter of a railway clerk, became Britain’s best paid actress by the age of 25. She married three times and had a glamorous career, but confessed that she never believed she was good-looking and longed for a quiet life. The Guardian.

Carroll Baker

In 1931, American on July 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Carroll Baker: born Karolina Piekarski in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1931. In movies from 1952, first lead role in Elia Kazan’s Baby Doll (1956), member of the all-star cast of How The West Was Won (1962) directed by Henry Hathaway, played the title role in Harlow (1965), moved to Italy for Giallo films including Umberto Lenzi’s Paranoia (1969), and returned to USA for Andy Warhol’s Bad (1977).



Anita Ekberg 1931 – 2015

In 1931, Swedish on July 23, 2017 at 9:43 pm

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Françoise Arnoul in a scarf

In 1931, French on April 15, 2017 at 6:13 am

Françoise Arnoul: born Françoise Annette Marie Mathilde Gautsch in 1931, the child of actors, in French films from 1949. Appeared in Jean Cocteau’s “Testament of Orpheus” (1960).

Suzanne Pleshette 1931 – 2008

In 1931, American on April 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

Suzanne Pleshette (31 Jan 1931 – 19 Jan 2008): American actress, on-screen 1957 – 2004.

Karen Steele 1931 – 1988

In 1931, American on April 2, 2017 at 12:59 am

Karen Steele: Hawaiian-born (1931) actress, on screen 1953-72.

Barbara Eden in a leopard print bikini with a puppy dog

In 1931, American on March 24, 2017 at 8:00 am

Barbara Eden: born Barbara Jean Morehead, 23 August 1931, Tucson Arizona, Barbara Jean Huffman from 1945, Barbara Eden from 1956. Ride the Wild Surf (Columbia 5-Aug-1964). Read more on Beach Party Movies WordPress and Tumblr. National Puppy Day

Diana Dors at 22

In 1931, British on March 23, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Diana Dors in 1952-53: born Mary Fluck, 1931, died of cancer, 1984.