Diana Joyce Hart is the eleventh child and youngest daughter born to the late Helen and Stu Hart of the legendary Stampede Wrestling Family. She was born on October 8, 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Diana married the late Davey Boy Smith (The British Bulldog) in October 1984. Their children are Harry Francis Smith (aka Davey Boy Smith Jr) and Georgia Joyce Smith, who now reside in Tampa, Florida.
Diana is the award-winning author of the Cauliflower Heart Trilogy (A Romantic Wrestler, Wrestling With Life, and She Who Laughs Last, published by Headline Books, 2018 Independent Publisher of the Year). She studied Canadian Literature, Linguistics and Fine Arts at the University of Calgary.
Diana is also a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer, artist and animal lover. She and her daughter Georgia have been pescatarians for several years. Diana modelled professionally for Calgary’s premiere modelling agent, Patti Falconer during the 1980s through 2008. She was Calgary Sunshine Girl of the Year in 1983 and appeared in their calendar in 1984. She also won the Mrs. Calgary Pageant in 1997 and appeared on occasion with the Hart Foundation and WWF as Mrs. Calgary.
In 1999, Diana was diagnosed with severe depression. She uses creative writing, caring for animals and doing Jazzercize and weight training to help her deal with this disease. Support from her children and remaining eight siblings (Smith, Dean and Owen have passed, leaving 9 children in the Hart Family) is also beneficial to her.
" The genuine affection and support to my family and me over the decades from the international wrestling fan base has helped us immensely in dealing with a lot of hardship and, in fact, tragedy. I feel quite fortunate, despite feeling really down sometimes," Diana said in a recent interview on Heart Beat Radio Podcast (hosted by her brother Bruce).
Diana and her many animals currently reside in Calgary, enjoying life with her boyfriend, CFL Hall of Famer and retired wide receiver for the Calgary Stampeders, Tom Forzani.
Her Cauliflower Heart Trilogy has won several international book awards in Hollywood, Miami and London, including Best Sports Fiction at the Readers Favourite International Book Awards.