Diana Moran

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Diana Moran
Born Diana Ruth Dicker
(1939-06-11) 11 June 1939 (age 75)
Bristol, England
Occupation Model, Broadcaster, Journalist
Years active 1960s-present
Spouse(s) John Moran (1959-19?? divorced)
Peter Cranham (1989-1993; divorced)
Children 2
Website
http://www.green-goddess.tv

Diana Moran (born Diana Ruth Dicker; 11 June 1939[1]) is an English model, fitness expert and journalist. In the 1960s and 1970s, Moran was a successful print and catwalk model.[2] She also appeared as a TV announcer and newsreader for HTV West.

Career[edit]

Her greatest fame was achieved between 1983 and 1987, when she hosted the popular exercise segment of BBC1's Breakfast Time programme. Because of her trademark green leotard, she became known as "The Green Goddess". She issued a successful BBC book, record and video, Get Fit With The Green Goddess. She presented a daily programme on the Overseas Property Channel, and was a regular contributor to BBC Breakfast and Five's The Wright Stuff. In 2007, she starred in the new video for UK dance and indie band "Superthriller", revisiting her role as an aerobics instructor.[3] As well as other projects she is the presenter of We've Got Mail, a radio show covering off listeners letters on The Wireless http://www.ageuk.org.uk/the-wireless

Publications[edit]

  • Get Fit with the Green Goddess (BBC Publications 1984)
  • A More Difficult Exercise (Bloomsbury 1989) - Diana's autobiography and story of her successful fight against breast cancer.
  • The Bottom Line (Sidgwick & Jackson 1989) looks at the problem of cellulite.
  • Look Good Feel Great (Jarrold 1989)
  • A More Difficult Exercise (Bloomsbury 1990 paperback)
(Translated into Russian by a Russian Cancer Surgeon, it was published in Russia Spring 1997)
  • Daytime Live (BBC Publications 1990)
  • Ease into Fitness (Boxtree 1993) addresses exercise and diet.
  • Bone Boosters (Boxtree 1993) reports on the fragile bone disease Osteoporosis.
  • Bone Boosters (Boxtree - 1995)
  • Fresh Face – the easy way to look 10 years younger (Hamlyn - April 2005)
  • Live Longer, Feel Younger (Hamlyn - August 2005)

"EasiFit" Ease Into Fitness with the exercise DVD for everyone - 2010 (Green Umbrella) http://www.easifit.tv

Charity[edit]

Moran was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 1988 and has become a breast cancer advocate for the Breast Cancer Campaign and other breast cancer charities.[4] Moran is also a patron of the Chertsey, Surrey-based radio station, Hospital Radio Wey. In 2011 Diana supported White Hat Rally to raise funds for ChildLine. As of 2009, she is still a regular writer and broadcaster on health and aging issues.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moran, Diana. A More Difficult Exercise. London, Bloomsbury (1989)
  2. ^ Biography womenspeakers.co.uk
  3. ^ video for "Ahjustwannadance" by Superthriller on YouTube
  4. ^ Biography of Diana Moran at peoplematter.tv