Although these were often only pneumatic stereotypes, occasional films revealed her as an actress of real potential, particularly Yield to the Night, in which she played a condemned murderess in a story modelled on the Ruth Ellis case.
Upon graduation she was signed to the Rank Organisation where she was groomed for stardom.
Details were leaked to friendly journalists.
Her friends included the public hangman, Albert Pierrepoint, assorted gangsters and Stanley Spencer, the artist.
She chronicled her life in several autobiographies but unfortunately fell ill with cancer whose treatment left her with ballooning weight.
Yes, Di was a swinger and had hosted naughty parties for who seemed like half the celebrities in Britain for years.
She was more than a woman who exuded her sexy side, she was a very fine actress as her films showed.
Up until this time, Diana had pretended to be 17 years old if producers had known her true age, they probably would not have let her test for the role.