WITH her glamourous looks and long career in showbusiness, Joan Collins is the epitome of a Hollywood star.
The British-born actress is best known for starring in the 1980s hit show Dynasty, but she has done much more than that throughout her life.
Joan Collins is best known for Dynasty in the 80s (left) but still oozes glamour decades onAP:Associated Press/GETTY
Who is Joan Collins?
Joan Collins is a much-loved actress, author and TV star.
She made her feature film debut as a beauty contest entrant in Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951) followed by The Woman’s Angle (1952) in a minor role as a Greek maid.
Next was a more significant role as a gangster’s moll in Judgment Deferred (1952).
Her big break came when the Rank Organisation signed her for a major role in I Believe in You (1952).
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During the 1970s, she starred in several films including The Quest For Love (1971), Fear In The Night (1972) and Empire of the Ants (1977).
In 1981, Joan joined the show Dynasty for its second season.
She played Alexis Colby, the ex-wife of oil tycoon Blake Carrington.
What age is Joan Collins?
Joan was born in Paddington, London on May 23, 1933.
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She is the daughter of Elsa Collins (née Bessant), a dance teacher and nightclub hostess, and Joseph William Collins who was an agent and had clients including Shirley Bassey, The Beatles, and Tom Jones.
She was educated at the Francis Holland School, an independent day school for girls in London and then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Joan is the older sister of the late best-selling novelist Jackie Collins, who passed away in 2015 following a battle with breast cancer.
The same year Joan was made Dame by the Queen for her charitable services.
Is Joan Collins married?
Joan has been married a whopping FIVE times during her life.
Since February 2002, she has been wed to her fifth husband Percy Gibson, who is 31 years her junior.
“The fact that I was older didn’t matter to us,” she said in an interview at the time of the wedding. “It was giddy, it was fantastic and Percy and I fell madly in love.
“I’ve finally found my true soulmate. And my husband forever.”
Does Joan Collins have any children?
Joan has three daughters, from two different relationships.
She welcomed Tara and Alexander with her second husband, actor Anthony Newley.
Joan then had her third daughter with her third husband, American businessman Ron Kass.
She is also the godmother of supermodel Cara Delevingne.
What is Joan Collin’s net worth?
During her long career Joan has built up an impressive net worth.
As of 2023, she has a fortune of around £20M.
But speaking to the Radio Times, the outspoken Joan said: “I’m not exactly rich, no.
“Rich, as Robert Wagner said to me, is having f*** you money.”
What has Joan Collins starred in recently?
Joan has continued to work, most notably she had a recurring role in ITV’s Benidorm.
On the much-loved series she played Crystal Hennesey-Vaas, the CEO of the Solana Hotel Group
Joan has also appeared on American Horror Story, The Royals, and Hawaii Five-0.