DIANA DORS

Location: Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon
Artist: John Clinch

Diana Dors (1931-1984) was an English film actress and singer, noticed as a blonde bombshell in the style of American Marilyn Monroe. In 1991, British sculptor John Clinch was commissioned to make a bronze figure of Swindon’s most famous daughter who died of cancer 7 years earlier.

The statue is an exaggerated depiction of Diana in her evening gown, honouring her womanhood and female power. The statue can be seen at the Shaw Ridge Complex in Swindon, where it beckons all corners of the park.