Diana Dors has been honoured by a new mural in Swindon town centre - but the artist responsible remains a mystery.

The legendary actress starred in many golden age films including Yield to the Night and The Unholy Wife in the 1950s.

And now a colourful mural depicting Diana on hoardings in the town centre has appeared as a tribute to her glittering career.

The painting features the movie icon as well as Swindon’s legendary Savoy Cinema, which closed after half a century of entertaining cinemagoers in 1991. It was transformed into a Wetherspoons pub bearing the same name.

The painting on Carfax Street is latest artwork to appear on the grey hoardings that are covering the improvement works around Fleming Way.

Swindon Borough Council commissioned local artists to paint murals that embody the town's culture to brighten up the area while the £33m transformation of the area is completed.

Swindon Advertiser: The work can be found on Carfax Street in the town centre.The work can be found on Carfax Street in the town centre. (Image: Dave Cox)

Diana was born and grew up in Swindon, attending a local private school called Selwood House on Bath Road.

Known to be fiery throughout her career, Diana evidently had that spark in her from a young age as she was actually expelled from the school.

Diana died in 1984 but the blonde bombshell is still remembered fondly in her hometown.