Stripper who shed everything but her principles: Phyllis Dixey scandalised Britain – yet never lost her innocence. Now her family are fighting for her…


Stripper who shed everything but her principles: Phyllis Dixey scandalised Britain – yet never lost her innocence. Now her family are fighting for her to be honoured

Sexy yet tasteful: Phyllis Dixey

Sexy yet tasteful: Phyllis Dixey”s flashes of flesh boosted morale during the war years

Artiste: Despite her profession, Phyllis always insisted on maintaining the highest standards

Artiste: Despite her profession, Phyllis always insisted on maintaining the highest standards

Glamorous: Phyllis had ambitions to become a ballerina, but grew too tall and so moved into a chorus line

Glamorous: Phyllis had ambitions to become a ballerina, but grew too tall and so moved into a chorus line

Film star: According to her nephew, Phyllis always took great care over her appearance and had good clothes and deportment

Film star: According to her nephew, Phyllis always took great care over her appearance and had good clothes and deportment

Sensation: Phylis pictured performing on stage during the war

Sensation: Phylis pictured performing on stage during the war

Centre stage: The Whitehall Theatre in London where Dixey hosted the first striptease show

Centre stage: The Whitehall Theatre in London where Dixey hosted the first striptease show

No go: Wentworth Court residents have protested the blue plaque

No go: Wentworth Court residents have protested the blue plaque”s current inscription

Hard times: After the war, when tastes changed, Phyllis and her husband struggled to make ends meet

Hard times: After the war, when tastes changed, Phyllis and her husband struggled to make ends meet