Swindon artist pays tribute to one of the UK's most iconic stars, Diana Dors

By Staff Reporter - 9 May 2018

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Swindon artist Anna Mazzotta presents “Bold, Bad and Beautiful” - a new and exciting look at Diana Dors.

Anna Mazzotta - fast becoming one of the most talked about and respected artists in the region hosted her exhibition at Swindon Central library. The free exhibition will run from 2 May until June.

Talia Maddisson of the Cricklade club launched the collection on 1 May. Anna said: “I enjoyed every minute working on the Diana Dors' Bold, Bad and Beautiful collection. She acted as my muse and the perfect model not just for this collection but she encapsulates the whole ethos of what my work is about - beauty, glamour, humour all in one powerful woman.

"Diana Dors has always been special to me and I am very proud to honour her - she wasn't just a beautiful and very talented actress but also a true British icon and deserves to be remembered as that."

Anna Mazzotta - Diana Dors

Anna has produced a warm and lovingly, evocative collection of sketches and oils celebrating this British treasure, which has been timed to coincide with the anniversary of Diana Dors untimely death in May 1984. The collection’s can be viewed at the library and is free to attend.

Swindon born and raised Diana Dors was an English film actress and singer. She has been lauded as one of the most iconic stars to come out of Great Britain in the past 70 years.

Diana first came to public notice as a blonde bombshell in the style of American Marilyn Monroe, as promoted by her first husband, Dennis Hamilton. She was known mostly for her dramatic films, comedies and some risqué modeling. The multi talented legend was famed for her movies, TV, recordings, and cabaret. She also gained popularity as a regular chat-show guest and worked up to her passing aged just 52.

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