Joan Collins

TV Actress

Joan Collins was born in Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1933 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 90, Joan Collins biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Joan Henrietta Collins, The British Open
Date of Birth
May 23, 1933
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
90 years old
Zodiac Sign
$20 Million
Autobiographer, Film Actor, Model, Novelist, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Writer
Social Media
Joan Collins Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 90 years old, Joan Collins has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
Joan Collins Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Joan Collins Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Percy Gibson
3, including Tara and Alexander
Dating / Affair
Maxwell Reed (1952-1956), Harry Belafonte, Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando (1959), Anthony Newley (1963-1971), William Shatner (1967), Ryan O’Neal, Ronald S. Kass (1972-1983), Peter Holm (1985-1987), Percy Gibson (2002-Present)
Joseph William Collins, Elsa Bessant
Jackie Collins (Younger Sister) (Deceased), William Collins Jr. (Younger Brother) (Real Estate Agent)
Joan Collins Life

Joan Henrietta Collins, (born 23 May 1933), is an English actress, writer, and columnist.

She made her stage debut at the age of nine, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, and then jumped to Hollywood under contract with twentieth Century Fox in 1955.

In 1981, she earned Alexis Carrington, the vengeful and scheming ex-wife of John Forsythe's character, making her a national celebrity and earning her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

She was named Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015 for her services to charity.

Early life

Collins was born in Paddington, London, on May 23nd and raised in Maida Vale, Elsa Collins' (née Bessant, 1906-1982), a dance coach, and Joseph William Collins (1902–1988), a talent agent whose clients would later include Shirley Bassey, the Beatles, and Tom Jones. Her father, a South African immigrant, was Jewish, and her British mother, Annglican, was Anglican. Jackie (1937-2015), a novelist, and Bill (born 1945), a land agent. She was educated at the Francis Holland School, a London independent day school for girls.

Collins made her stage debut in Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House at the age of nine, and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London at the age of 16. Collins was signed to the Rank Organisation, a British film studio, at the age of 17.

Personal life

Collins has married five times, first to Northern Irish actor Maxwell Reed, who married her on May 24th, 1952 after he reportedly assaulted her. In 1956, she divorced Reed.

Collins formed an acquaintance with Warren Beatty, the then-unknown actor. They became engaged in 1960, but their infidelity culminated in their separation. Collins revealed in her 1978 autobiography that she became pregnant by Beatty but had an abortion to prevent a scandal that could have irreparted their careers.

Tara and Alexander were married in 1963 by actress and singer-songwriter Anthony Newley, with whom she had two children. She married Ron Kass, an American businessman, in 1972, and they had a daughter.

She married former singer Peter Holm on November 3, 1985 in Las Vegas, after Collins' marriage to Kass ended in divorce in 1983. They were divorced on August 25, 1987, after a bitter break.

Percy Gibson, the daughter of 31 years, married her fifth and current husband Percy Gibson, who is 31 years old, on February 17, 2002 at Claridge's Hotel in London.

Collins had three grandchildren as of 2019.

Jackie Collins, Collins' younger sister, who died in September 2015, was Collins' older sister. Collins was first alerted about the breast cancer Jackie had suffered with for more than six years.

Collins has been named "England's most beautiful girl," "the most beautiful woman in the world," and "the world's sexiest woman" over the years.

Collins lives in London, Los Angeles, New York City, and France, describing her life in 2010 as "that of a gypsy."

Collins and Gibson survived a "terrifying" fire at her London flat in Eaton Place in 2019. Before the emergency services arrived, Gibson was able to contain the fire using a fire extinguisher. Collins was treated for smoke inhalation, but the emergency response teams were otherwise unharmed and thanked the service crews on social media.

She was a fan of late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and was invited to her funeral on April 17th. Collins is also a ferocious monarchist, with the line "I'm a big monarchist and I adore the Queen." Collins favored Britain's departure from the European Union. In 2004, it was announced that she had been a Patron of the UK Independence Party, but that did not necessarily mean she would vote for the party.

In the 1997 New Year Honours, Collins was voted Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

In the 2015 New Year Honours for services to charity, she was promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).


Joan Collins Career

Acting career

Collins appeared in several British films after being signed to Rank. In Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951), which featured Diana Dors, she made her debut as a film extra playing a beauty contestant. Collins followed The Woman's Angle (1952) in a minor role as a Greek maid. In Judgment Deferred (1952), a more important role was played by a gangster's moll.

In I Believe in You (1952), Collins got his big break as a juvenile delinquent. Her success in the role culminated in her debut in television and the newspaper's nickname "British Bad Girl." Joan Fontaine's subsequent films as part of Rank include Decameron Nights (1953), England's first X certificate drama, Cosh Boy (1953), a story about three women released from jail on the same day; and the Square Ring (1953).

Kenneth More co-starring Kenneth More was top-billed in the desert island comedy Our Girl Friday (1953). Laurence Harvey and Gloria Grahame directed her again in The Good Die Young (1954) with Laurence Harvey and Gloria Grahame. She appeared in many films in London, including The Seventh Veil (1952), Jassy (1954), Claudia and David (1954), and The Skin of Our Teeth (1954), as well as a British tour of The Praying Mantis (1953).

Collins was chosen by American director Howard Hawks to appear as the scheming Princess Nellifer in her first foreign film, Land of the Pharaohs. Upon initial release, the lavish Warner Brothers historical epic was unprofitable, but Martin Scorsese and French commentators supporting the auteur theory for several aspects of its physical production have lauded the auteur theory. Danny Peary's book Cult Movies (1981), a Danny Peary book, chose it as a cult masterpiece. Collins' sultry appearance wowed 20th Century Fox chief Darryl Zanuck that he committed the young actor to a seven-year deal in the Hollywood studio.

Collins made her Hollywood debut in The Virgin Queen (1955), a lavish historical drama. Bette Davis and Richard Todd, two well-known actors, were treated equally by the British newcomer. Collins appeared in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing with Ray Milland and Farley Granger the same year. Marilyn Monroe had intended for the role, but Collins was forced to act due to a string of coincidences between Monroe and Fox.

MGM borrowed Collins for The Opposite Sex (1956), a dramatic sequel to The Women (1939), in which she appeared as the gold digging Crystal in The Women (1939) starring Joan Crawford in the original. She then appeared as a young nun in Sea Wife (1956), top-billed for co-starring Richard Burton, and then in the Sun (1957), which was a major box-office hit. The film earned $5,550,000 worldwide and came in sixth as the fifth-highest-grossing film of 1957. In 1957, she was top-billed over Jayne Mansfield in the film version of John Steinbeck's The Wayward Bus, which, despite disappointing reviews, was nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear Award at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival. She appeared in the espionage drama Stopover Tokyo (1957), and was Gregory Peck's leading lady in the Western drama The Bravados (1958).

Collins was cast as a temptress whose mission was to lure Paul Newman away from Joanne Woodward in Leo McCarey's comedy Rally Round the Flag (1958). The dramatic crime caper Seven Thieves (1960) appeared alongside Edward G. Robinson and Rod Steiger (1960).

Collins was disillusioned with twentieth Century Fox in 1960, when he was the first to play the title role in Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor took the spotlight instead. Collins resigned from Sons and Lovers as a director and demanded her freedom from her employment, but she did appear in one last film for Fox, top-billed again (1960).

In 1961, she returned to London to star opposite Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in the last of the film duo's "road" films, The Road to Hong Kong (1962). Dorothy Lamour, the former "road" leading lady, was relegated to a guest appearance in the film. Collins appeared in a number of films in Italy (1965); in the United States she appeared as David Janssen's wife in the detective drama Warning Shot (1967); and in the United Kingdom she appeared in If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969).

Can Heironymus Merkin's autobiographical musical Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969), a decision she later regretted. The female lead in the Italian drama L'amore brave (1969), The Executioner (1970), a thriller with George Peppard (1970), Up in the Cellar (1970), a quasisequel to Three in the Attic. Collins began her television career in 1963 with a guest appearance in The Human Jungle. She had appeared on interview and game shows in the late 1950s and early 1960s. She appeared in Batman, Run For Your Life, Mission: Impossible, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Star Trek as Edith Keeler in the episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" in American television during the 1960s; in the latter, she appeared as Siren in Batman, Run For Your Life, Run For Your Life, Mission: Impossible, The Man From U.C.L.E.

Collins spent a lot of time on television in the 1970s. Orson Welles and Lee Remick's 1972 film The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972) and Drive Hard, Drive Fast (1973) opposite Brian Kelly appeared in the television series The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972). The Persuaders were among the decade's many guest appearances. Fallen Angels with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis, Space 1999, Orson Welles, The Moneychangers, Kirk Douglas and Christopher Plummer, Starsky and Hutch, The Fantastic Journey, Baretta, and three separate episodes of Tales of the Unexpected - Kirk Douglas and Christopher Plummer, Space 1999, Susannah York, Fallen Angels, Orson Welles, Space 1999, Orson Welles, Orson Welles, Orson Welles In an episode of Aaron Spelling's Fantasy Island, she brought a decade of playing Cleopatra.

Collins returned to Britain in 1970 as the vengeance-seeking mother of a murdered child; Tales from the Crypt (1972), a psychological thriller starring Christopher Lee; and Tales from the Dark Places (1973), another horror anthology. She went to Italy for the football-themed comedy L'arbitro (1974), to Spain for The Great Adventure opposite Jack Palance, and then returned to England for yet another horror, playing the mother of a murderous infant in I Don't Want to Be Born (1975).

Collins made the return to the United States after two comedies, Alfie Darling (1975) and The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1976), marking the beginning of her film career's nadir, The Ants (1977). She appeared in Fearless (1978), in Italy; the United States made the lighthearted Zero to Sixty (1978); and back in the United Kingdom, she appeared in The Big Sleep with Robert Mitchum (1978). Collins was a big celebrity in the United Kingdom in 1978 when she appeared in the film version of her sister Jackie Collins' racy book The Stud. It was started for $600,000 and went on to gross over $20 million around the world. Past Imperfect, her autobiography, debuted in the bestseller charts at the same time, and her autobiography, Past Imperfect, debuted on the first page. The Stud was so popular that it was released as a sequel, The Bitch (1979). It was hastily arranged. It was also a hit.

Collins returned to the stage for the first time in many years to play the title role in The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1980) in London's West End, after shooting Game for Vultures (1979) opposite Richard Harris and Sunburn (1979).

In 1981, Collins accepted a role in the second season of the then-struggling soap opera Dynasty (1981–89), as Alexis Colby, the stunning and vengeful ex-wife of oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). Dynasty became a worldwide phenomenon, and by 1985, the show was the nation's top-one show, beating CBS rival Dallas, which ranked second. Collins was nominated six times for her role as Alexis Collins (every year from 1982 to 1987), winning in 1983, the year she was nominated for an Emmy Award in a Drama Series. Collins thanked Sophia Loren for refusing to include Alexis' portion.

Her role is generally credited as the primary reason for the fledgling show's subsequent increase in Nielsen ratings to a hit rival in Dallas.

In the 2001 E!

"We didn't even believe that this thing was done as a strike until Joan Collins stepped down the courtroom aisle," a true Hollywood Story episode starring Dynasty, former ABC executive Ted Harbert said. Collins "just flew" in the role that was "tailor made," Al Corley said. In Aaron Spelling's last press interview, he said of Collins: "We didn't write Joan Collins." Joan Collins was a fictional character in Joan Collins' appearance.

Am I right?

We wrote a story, but the story could have been performed by 50 people, and 49 of them would have failed. She made it work." In 1983, Collins was honoured with a Walk of Fame award for her lifetime, in recognition of her new position.

Collins appeared in the feature film Nutcracker (1982) and the television series Paper Dolls (1982) with Jon-Erik Hexum (1983), and David Hasselhoff's The Cartier Affair (1984) while filming Dynasty. She appeared in The Love Boat and Faerie Tale Theatre as a guest actress, as well as co-hosting an ABC-TV special for her, Blondes vs. Brunettes. Collins was featured in a 12-page photo layout for Playboy magazine shot by George Hurrell at the age of 50. Collins and others produced and starred in the 1986 CBS miniseries Sins, as well as Monte Carlo in the same year.

As Dynasty came to an end in 1989, Collins began rehearsals for her Broadway debut as Amanda in a huge revival of No.l Coward's Private Lives (1990). She toured the United States in the same direction and appeared as Amanda in a West End production. In 1991, she appeared in a series of eight individuals in BBC television's No. 8.30. Collins reprised her co-stars for Dynasty: The Reunion, a miniseries that concluded the cliffhanger's ending was abruptly cut after the show's unexpected 1989 cancellation. Collins continued to appear in films including Decadence (1994) and In The Bleak Midwinter (1995).

Annie: A Royal Adventure on American television Hart to Hart – Two Harts in 3/4 Time (1995). (1995) and Sweet Deception (1998). She appeared on series including Roseanne (1993), The Nanny (1996) and Will & Grace (2000), as well as a recurring role in seven episodes of Pacific Palisades (1999). She was chosen as the cover star of the recently launched OK! magazine, which is a well-known celebrity magazine. When it went from a monthly to a weekly basis, it was a transition.

Collins appeared in the film version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond in 1999. In the film The Clandestine Marriage (1999), which she also co-produced, she appeared opposite Nigel Hawthorne.

In 2000, Collins replaced Elizabeth Taylor, Wilma Flintstone's mother, in The Flintstones, a prequel to Universal Studios' live-action film The Flintstones (1994, Taylor played the lead). In the television film These Old Broads, written by Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, over the next year, Collins co-starred Taylor, Shirley MacLaine, and Debbie Reynolds. In 2002, Collins returned to soap operas in a small guest run on the American daytime soap Guiding Light. In 2005, actress Alice Krige impersonated Collins in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television film based on Dynasty's conception and behind-the-scenes production of Dynasty.

Collins toured the United Kingdom in An Evening With Joan Collins (US title One Night With Joan), a one-woman exhibition in which she related to the highs and lows of her career and life in early 2006. Percy Gibson, the show's producer, was on display, and she married Percy Gibson, who died in 2002. Joan Collins Unscripted has performed around the world, including appearances in New York, Las Vegas, Dubai, Sydney, and twice at the London Palladium. She appeared in the play Legends from 2006-2007. Linda Evans, a former Dynasty co-star, appeared on Dynasty.

Collins' television appearances included the hit British television series Wives of Eva as Eva de Wolffe (2005), the BBC series Hotel Babylon (2006), and Dynasty Reunion: Catfights and Caviar, a 2006 film starring several of her Dynasty co-stars reminiscing about the original series in the mid-2000s. In They Do It With Mirrors, a two-hour episode of the murder-mystery drama Marple in 2009, Collins guest-starred as Ruth Van Rydock, a friend of detective Miss Jane Marple. Joan Collins Does Glamour, Collins' own reality television series, was released in 2009.

Lady Joan, an aristocratic British woman who takes a young German prince in tow, appeared in the cast of the German soap opera Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love) for a short run in 2010. Stephanie Beacham appeared in a Europe-wide commercial for Snickers chocolate bars, owing to her double act with Leonard Rossiter in the Cinzano films in 2012. The advertisement was re-edited and the beacham's appearance was reduced within a short time.

Queen Rat in Dick Whittington's Dick Whittington appearance as Queen Rat in Dick Whittington's first (and, to date, only) pantomime performance, along with Nigel Havers and Julian Clary. She appeared in the American sitcom Happily Divorced from 2012 to 2013. She has also appeared in Saving Santa (2013), an animated film.

Crystal Hennessy-Vass, the ardent CEO of the fictional Solana Hotel Group, appeared on NBC sitcom Benidorm from 2013 to 2017. In the E, she appeared in the Grand Duchess of Oxford from 2014 to 2018, mother of fictional British Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley). The Royals, a drama series. Collins, as well as others such as Roger Moore, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, and Michael Caine, supported the children's fairytales app GivingTales in support of UNICEF in June 2015. Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism were released the same year.

Collins made a cameo appearance in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie in 2016. With the lead role in the British comedy-drama The Time of Their Lives, she returned to the big screen for the remaining year. She appeared in Gerry, a critically acclaimed short film for which she received the Best Actress award at the Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival in 2018.

In April 2018, Ryan Murphy announced that Collins had appeared on American Horror Story for its eighth season. Apocalypse is a film that is about humans. Evie Gallant, Evan Peters' glamorous and wealthy grandmother, was first introduced by her, and then she portrayed witch actress Bubbles McGee. In March 2019, she appeared in an episode of the new Hawaii Five-O TV series.

In October 2019, she appeared in The Loss Adjuster, opposite Luke Goss and Martin Kemp, which was released in late 2020. Collins performed Maggie Keenan, the first person to be to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination in 2021 in a short comedy parody for Comic Relief named 2020: The Movie, in which she appeared in a short comedy spoof for Comic Relief entitled 2020: The Movie, in which she played Maggie Keenan. Collins was supposed to appear in the historical drama television series Glow and Darkness, alongside Jane Seymour and Denise Richards, which was due to be released in late 2021. Collins would appear in Tomorrow Morning, based on the acclaimed musical play of the same name, in May 2021; the film was released in September 2022.


In this joyously outspoken interview, Stephanie Beacham, 76, who dated Marlon Brando and dazzled in Dynasty, was forced to confront her mortality after a heroin addict broke into her house, February 16, 2024
Stephanie Beacham, the onscreen love of many from Marlon Brando (bottom left) to Coronation Street's Ken Barlow (played by William Roache), admits that she was afraid of her life when she was burgled in October 2022, a terrifying event in which a heroin addict assaulted her with a crowbar in her West London cottage.' It was the first time I felt old because I knew there was absolutely nothing I could do.' Top left: The star in Dynasty with Joan Collins

Can you name all the stars in this photo?One was on Hart To Hart, another on Dynasty, one from Knot's Landing and there is also a model - and 4 posed for Playboy, February 4, 2024
Stefanie Powers, a Hollywood actress, posted a group photo with some of the main name actors this weekend. Hart To Hart, 81, appeared to be delighted to be in the company of her friends from the 1980s. Can you name all of them? Donna Mills, Jane Seymour, Joan Collins, Alana Stewart, and Jerry Hall appeared on Hart To Hart. "Behind the Shoulder Pads," author Joan Collins' latest book-signing for her memoir, "Behind the Shoulder Pads," Powers wrote. It was a glamorous ladies' reunion in honor of THE MOST glamorous - Joan Collins.' Mills, Seymour, Collins, and Hall all tried for Playboy.

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Will King Charles reschedule a meeting with President Biden so he can attend Royal Ascot?, January 31, 2024
My source tells me that the trip was hoped to take part of Biden's trip to Europe in June to attend the G7 summit in Italy, with time running out before November's presidential race. However, there is a snag. The Palace intends that the visit take place pre-G7 and not afterwards. Why? Because it clashes with Royal Ascot, the King seems determined to maintain his late mother's high attendance records. Don't tell Sleepy Joe!
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