A: Hi Diana, how are you?
DD: I’m fine lovey just fine.
A: We’ve chatted casually a few times now but I sense there’s much more that you want to say - how about an afterlife interview?
DD: I would love that darling.
A: Awesome thanks. Now I have to go back to my youth when I was watching a movie you did “The Amazing Mr Blunden” where you played the housekeeper. Your character scared me to death and could not stop watching - it was my first introduction both to you and to the on-screen female criminal mind and it shocked me.
DD: Yes that was a good role for me it was defining as Diana the actor instead of Diana the bombshell.
A: That’s interesting you should say that as my mum walked in the room and told me about you as the beautiful starlet you were many years earlier. When I saw these earlier movies I fell in love with you as an actress - I thought wow how captivating you were and have wondered about you ever since.
DD: (She smiles) I’m glad that I was appreciated for my acting presence and not just my looks and boobs.
A: (I laugh) That must’ve been a challenge for you as you typified the idea of female sexuality.
DD: It marred my career - my talents were overshadowed by my looks - the British Bombshell, underrated, tormented by being the possession of man - indeed I knew my looks would do that I suppose I exploited it without fully realising that is was going to dictate my career instead of make my career.
A: When you say make your career what do you mean by that because your career was indeed made - do you mean in terms of a typecasting?
DD: Yes I do and it wasn’t until I became what is known as unattractive that I got to act like an actor rather than the bombshell. It wasn’t really till I gained weight that I could attack roles that were less sex and more of my talent that I found satisfaction in my work - I was compelled however to be an actor.
A: Was your early career or otherwise dictated by your husbands at all or did you have creative control over the roles you chose - I ask because the information about you on the net frequently discusses the roles of the men in your life as having influence over your career.
DD: Lets just say the guidance was powerful and I allowed that to happen believing that as a woman I was not empowered unless I had a man to empower my career.
A: And that’s really a damning statement isn’t it about the nature of the independence of women back then.
DD: It is darling but I don’t want you to think I had no control - I had control but I allowed what I thought was direction - perhaps in hindsight or to others on the outside they saw it as giving over power. The thought of the day was that men were in charge and so we let them move our lives forward - there were no women in power back then of any substance in the UK. Women didn’t make executive decisions about anything, they cooked the dinner of the men who made the decisions.
A: When you look back from the afterlife do you regret that?
DD: No but I could’ve been more independent in my life but back then a woman was still at least in the eyes of the movie industry controlled by men, it was the way. I highlighted the control of men over women.
A: I see what you mean now. You entered the movie industry at a very early age and became famous quite quickly - by the age of 17 I think you had a phenomenal number of movies under your belt - what tipped the scales into the Bombshell look?
DD: Oh my - that’s a big question. I suppose I felt driven to compete using my looks, again not realising the power of my talents. I sure could act but I found the route to fame was by association with looks. I blame Hollywood for that it determined and even educated people that looks were everything. They created the glamour that we as up and coming actors found alluring.
A: Would you change anything?
DD: You know what Alison dear - I would not. Despite how my fame brought me many various heights I have no regrets. To be compared to and in some respects, surpass the idea of Marylin Monroe is an achievement all on it’s own. I simply wouldn’t regret that - in England we had a different outlook to the glam of Hollywood but it didn’t matter - fame was fame and you grabbed it where you could - Hollywood wasn’t big enough for two Bombshells, I was British through and through.
A: You were associated with many men in your life and yet I don’t believe that you let them determine your self esteem even as you said earlier they held a great deal of control over your career path - you didn’t fall into the emotional deterioration that Marilyn did.
DD: That’s right - I was emotionally strong and I thank my mother for that. She taught me to play the game not be ruled by the game - had I allowed myself the deterioration then I would’ve been ruled by the game
A: Tell me Diana, why you have a desire to speak about your life 30 years on after passing.
DD: It’s time, simply that.
A: In terms of your life - do you feel that you achieved what you come here to do?
DD: Oh absolutely - they’re still talking about me today, they still analyse my life, they want to understand what made me tick, they’ll never understand that and I will always remain a mystery.
A: What do you miss, if anything about having a physical body?
DD: Oh that’s easy - being adored. Oh I was humble in my interviews but it was truly an addiction - any famous person loves to be adored though it can get unbearable when it’s constant; however, the minute you step from the limelight you fear it’s loss. Your ego struggles to cope. It’s the reasons we have to reinvent ourselves on the path - not being in the limelight was a cold zone for me even though it caused conflict to be there constantly so. I’m probably one of the few who will confess that being a star is an addiction to power.
A: Wow - powerful statement. I’ve read that you were always one to speak your mind and say it like it is - were you discerning at all about speaking your mind (she taps her nose knowingly and smiles)
DD: I knew how to communicate that’s for sure. I was lucky I could hold people’s attention when I spoke - they didn’t always hear what I said but they certainly appeared to listen. Another aspect of looking the way I did. (Her intellect is fairly tremendous coming from her energy.)
A: Some commentators see your relationships as failures that interfered with your career. How do you feel about that?
DD: Well on the one hand they may have been right but the truth is my career was in my hands and it was a success no matter what angle you take it from.
A: Were you here for a purpose beyond your own learning?
DD: Oh not really though my life did highlight certain things to the community it hadn’t occurred to me overly. I came to experience fame - the type of love and possession that comes with fame. We all come to experience various types of love - but lovey - there is only one love ultimately and that is unconditional love. I had a wonderful life. I played my part, there was such adoration for me and I had the parties, the wealth, lots of sex, lots of fun, beautiful friendships and relationships along the way and that taught me to rely on myself not others.
A: Will you incarnate again in the future?
DD: Hmm this is not a question I want to answer today suffice to say I feel strongly connected to this life in spirit - I’m happy here for the time being but you never know. (She gives a knowing smile.)
A: Is there another life you’d like like to talk about? (She takes a deep breath and I get a black and white image of her in the early years so I guess that means no for now) Is there a message you would like to leave everyone reading this?
DD: Enjoy your life - you get one shot at the life you chose to have. The next life will be so different that you can’t revisit this - no amount of trying will let you take a second shot at this life in that body with those attributes so don’t stray from your template - live it, breath it, be it.
A: Powerful food for thought, thank you. One last question if I may - how is Alan?
DD: Oh Alan is fine lovey, he’s fine. He’s been well cared for and he’s come through his pain.
A: Thanks you Diana - if you ever want to talk more I would love to channel you again, and pop back for a casual chat anytime.
DD: No, No thank you deary I do love your light - we will be ongoing friends