Person:Diana Mitford (1)

Diana Mitford
b.17 Jun 1910
d.11 Aug 2003
  1. Nancy Mitford1904 - 1973
  2. Pamela Mitford1907 - 1994
  3. Thomas Mitford1909 - 1945
  4. Diana Mitford1910 - 2003
  5. Unity Mitford1914 - 1948
  6. Jessica Mitford1917 - 1996
  7. Deborah Freeman-Mitford1920 - 2014
  1. Jonathan Guinness1930 -
  2. Desmond Guinness1931 -
  1. Max Rufus Mosley1940 -
Facts and Events
Name Diana Mitford
Gender Female
Birth[1] 17 Jun 1910
Marriage to Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne
Marriage to Oswald Mosley
Death[1] 11 Aug 2003
Reference Number? Q462574?

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Diana, the Hon. Lady Mosley (17 June 191011 August 2003), born Diana Freeman-Mitford and usually known as Diana Mitford, was one of Britain's noted Mitford sisters. She was first married to Bryan Walter Guinness, heir to the barony of Moyne, and upon her divorce from him married Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet of Ancoats, leader of the British Union of Fascists. Her second marriage, in 1936, took place at the home of Joseph Goebbels, with Adolf Hitler as guest of honour. Subsequently, her involvement with Fascist political causes resulted in three years' internment during the Second World War. She later moved to Paris and enjoyed some success as a writer. In the 1950s she contributed diaries to Tatler and edited the magazine The European. In 1977 she published her autobiography, A Life of Contrasts, and two more biographies in the 1980s. She was also a regular book reviewer for Books & Bookmen and later at The Evening Standard in the 1990s. She caused controversy when she appeared on Desert Island Discs in 1989. A family friend, James Lees-Milne, wrote of her beauty, "She was the nearest thing to Botticelli's Venus that I have ever seen".

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