Another of the iconic ‘50s models, Diane lived in Haringay in north London. During the war, she was evacuated to Yorkshire but returned to the smoke afterwards. She always had a rather pensive look about her, with her blue eyes, dark hair and trim figure − and she filled a pair of nylons to perfection.
ToCo is its usual schizophrenic self about her background – or perhaps that’s unfair criticism; maybe they did just follow the changes in her life. In one mag, picture editor Brewster says she worked for a music publisher in Denmark Street, otherwise known as Tin Pan Alley because of all the music shops found there then − and now. And in another that she worked in the accounts department of a West-End optician. She spent her spare time dancing and modelling.
Diane was also one of the victims of ToCo’s rather prim and bizarre practice of retouching stocking tops. I can’t for the life of me imagine why they would do that, unless it was to give the artroom boys something to do.
Personal details - Born 1938 36-25-36
Appearances - 7, debut Span 31 (March 1957)
Spick - 41
Span - 31, 38, 40, 41
Beautiful Britons - 18, X3