THE legacy of Swindon silver screen star Diana Dors will be celebrated in London on Sunday with the unveiling of a blue plaque at her former Chelsea home.

Last year, a similar blue plaque was unveiled at the Swindon Siren’s birthplace on Kent Road in Old Town by Diana’s youngest son Jason Dors-Lake and his daughter Ruby Lake.

They will be at the Heritage Foundation’s commemoration of the new plaque at the actress’ old address of 10 Burnsall Street.

A special lunch will be held afterwards at the Olympia Hilton in Kensington for members of the public to celebrate Diana’s life and career with many of her friends and loved ones.

The Hollywood star was born as Diana Fluck on October 23 1932 at The Haven Nursing Home.

The blond bombshell took on her grandmother’s surname of Dors before enjoying a successful film career on both sides of the Atlantic.

After appearing in more than 60 films and enjoying fame and fortune as Britain’s version of Marilyn Monroe, Diana died of ovarian cancer in 1984 at the age of 52.

The unveiling of the new plaque in London will no doubt be done in style, as when her Swindon plaque was unveiled, Jason and Ruby in the 1959 pink Cadillac given to Diana by Shepperton Studios.

Proud Swindonians dug deep to support Swindon Heritage magazine’s crowdfunding initiative to have the Old Town plaque made in her memory.

The local legend also has her own seven-foot-tall bronze statue by the cinema in Shaw Ridge and a bronze bust which is on display at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

To purchase a ticket to the lunch in London, call David Graham from The Heritage Foundation on 07703 397270.