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Joan Collins

Actress + Author + Columnist
Born May 23, 1933

Joan Henrietta Collins, OBE, is a British actress, author and columnist. Born in Paddington and brought up in Maida Vale, Collins grew up during the Second World War. After making her stage debut in A Doll's House at the age of 9, she was trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. After eighteen months at the drama school, she was signed to an exclusive contract by the Rank Organisation and appeared in various British films.… Read More

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1933 Birth Born in 1933.


1952 19 Years Old Collins has been married five times, firstly to Northern Irish actor Maxwell Reed, whom she married on 24 May 1952 after he raped her and divorced in 1956.


1963 30 Years Old She then married Anthony Newley in 1963 and Ron Kass in 1972; she had two children, Tara and Sacha, with Newley and her third, Katyana, with Kass.


1980 47 Years Old She began appearing on stage, playing the title role in the 1980 British revival of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney and later had a lead role in the 1990 revival of Noël Coward's Private Lives.
1981 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1981, she landed the role of Alexis Carrington Colby, the vengeful ex-wife of John Forsythe's character, in the 1980s television soap opera Dynasty, winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1982. … Read More


For her portrayal of Alexis, Collins was nominated six times for a Golden Globe Award (every year from 1982 to 1987), winning once in 1983, the same year she was nominated for an Emmy as Best Actress in a Drama Series. … Read More
1985 - 1989 3 More Events
1990 57 Years Old In 1990, Collins played Amanda in a revival of Noël Coward's Private Lives. … Read More
1991 58 Years Old In 1991 Collins also appeared in Noël Coward's Tonight at 8:30. … Read More


1997 - 2001 4 More Events
2002 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Collins returned to soap operas in a limited guest run on the American daytime soap Guiding Light.
2005 72 Years Old In 2005, actress Alice Krige portrayed Collins in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalised television film based on the creation and behind the scenes production of Dynasty.
In early 2006, Collins toured the United Kingdom in An Evening With Joan Collins, a one-woman show in which she detailed the highs and lows of her career and life, directed by her husband Percy Gibson.
2007 - 2009 2 More Events
On 24 January 2010, it was announced that Collins was joining the German soap opera Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love) for a short run. … Read More
As of 2013, Collins has three grandchildren. … Read More
2014 81 Years Old In August 2014, People reported that Collins would guest star on the forthcoming E! drama series The Royals as the Grand Duchess of Oxford, the mother of fictional British Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley).
2015 82 Years Old In June 2015, Collins backs children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF together with Sir Roger Moore, Ewan McGregor and Stephen Fry.
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