Diana Fluck was born in Swindon in 1931. When she became England’s answer to France’s Brigitte Bardot and America’s Marilyn Monroe, as a sex bomb on the cinema screen, her agents thought her name was in such obvious danger of mispronunciation that they changed it to Diana Dors.
After she had become super-famous in Britain, the vicar of Swindon asked her to open a church fête and bazaar in her home town. The cleric, in desperation to avoid such a mispronunciation when he presented her over the microphone, was guided (obviously by the Devil) to avoid the wrong obscenity.
Introducing Diana, he said: “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is with great pleasure that I introduce you to our star guest today! We all love her, as she is a local girl. I therefore feel it right to present her by her real name: “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the very lovely Diana Clunt”.