|Diane Webber Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||July 27, 1932|
|Date of Death||August 19, 2008|
Diane Webber was an American dancer, model, and actress who found fame in the 1950s and 1960s as a popular pin-up girl. She had graced the covers of famous men’s magazines such as Esquire, Escapade, Adam, Frolic, Modern Sunbathing, Beau, Jem, Nugget, Mermaid, Tiger, Fling, Monsieur, American Nu*ist, Rogue, to name a few.
Marguerite Diane Empey
She was born on July 27, 1932.
On August 19, 2008, she passed away in California at the age of 76 years following complications from surgery to treat cancer.
Los Angeles, California, United States
She studied at the Hollywood High School located in California.
Model, Dancer, Actress
- Father – Arthur Guy Empey (Soldier, Author, Actor, Filmmaker)
- Mother – Marguerite Andrus (Actress, Former Beauty Pageant Winner)
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Diane Webber had dated –
- Joseph Webber (1955-1986) – The buxom beauty tied the knot with Joseph Webber in 1955. The couple was married until 1986 when their divorce was finalized. During this time, she gave birth to a son and named him John Webber (b. 1956).
Race / Ethnicity
However, Diane Webber’s hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of her death.
- Big, bold eyes
- Pointed chin
Diane Webber Facts
- As a child, she had taken ballet lessons from the renowned Russian ballerina, Maria Bekefi
- Diane was featured on several cover photos of pop music records belonging to the 1950s and 1960s. Some of them are as follows: Sea of Dreams (1958) by Nelson Riddle, Jewels of the Sea (1961) by Les Baxter, Satin Brass (1959) by George Shearing, La Femme (1956) by Les Baxter, Jazz for Relaxation (1956) by Marty Paich, Chilie con Cugie (1959) by Xavier Cugat, Sheer Ecstasy (Luxuriously Slow Moods Of The Cesana Strings) (1960) by Otto Cesana, and Bed Time Music (1965) by Seiji Hiraoka and His Quartet.
- She posed as Playboy Magazine‘s ‘Playmate of the Month’ twice in May 1955 and again in February 1956.
- Gay Talese’s non-fiction book Thy Neighbor’s Wife (1980) highlighted Diane’s legendary status as a Playboy model among her peers.
- Her last film appearance was as a belly dance instructor in the film, The Trial of Billy Jack (1974). The film, which was widely panned by critics upon its release, also starred Delores Taylor, Tom Laughlin, Victor Izay, Teresa Kelly, Sara Lane, Riley Hill, Sacheen Littlefeather, among others. Moreover, the Western found a place in Harry Medved’s 1978 book, ‘The Fifty Worst Films of All Time’ at #47.
- Diane worked as a professional belly dancing instructor from 1969 until 1980 at the former Everywoman’s Village located in Van Nuys, California.
- She was born on the same date as other prominent Hollywood celebrities such as Maya Rudolph, Norman Lear, Julian McMahon, Triple H, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Taylor Schilling, Maureen McGovern, Roxanne Hart, Abe Cunningham, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Heidi Gardner, among many others.
- During the last few years of her life, Diane worked as a librarian and archivist at a law firm located in Santa Monica.
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