Joan Collins is a British actress, author, and producer who has had a long and successful career in film, television and theater.
She was born on May 23, 1933, in London, England, and began her acting career in the 1950s.
Collins is perhaps best known for her role as Alexis Carrington Colby in the popular 1980s television series, Dynasty, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama.
She has also appeared in numerous films, including The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, The Stud and Empire of the Ants.
In addition to her acting career, Collins has written several books, including memoirs, novels, and beauty and lifestyle guides.
She has also been involved in philanthropic work, supporting causes such as children’s charities and animal welfare.
Throughout her career, Collins has been recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry.
She was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1997 and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2015 for her services to charity.
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Joan Collins’ husbands
Collins has been married five times throughout her life, and each of her marriages has been unique, with its own set of circumstances and challenges.
1. Maxwell Reed (1952-1956)
Collins’ first husband was Maxwell Reed, a British actor. They got married in 1952 when Collins was just 19 years old.
The marriage was tumultuous, with Reed being physically and emotionally abusive towards Collins; they divorced in 1956.
2. Anthony Newley (1963-1971)
Collins’ second husband was Anthony Newley, a British actor, singer and songwriter. They married in 1963 and had two children together.
The marriage was also tumultuous, with Newley being unfaithful and struggling with addiction; they divorced in 1971.
3. Ron Kass (1972-1983)
Collins’ third husband was Ron Kass, an American businessman. They married in 1972 and had one child together.
The marriage was relatively stable, but they eventually divorced in 1983.
4. Peter Holm (1985-1987)
Collins’ fourth husband was Peter Holm, a Swedish singer and businessman.
They married in 1985, but the marriage was short-lived and ended in divorce just two years later.
5. Percy Gibson (2002-present)
Collins’ fifth and current husband is Percy Gibson, a British theater company manager. They married in 2002 and have been together ever since.
Despite their significant age difference (Gibson is 32 years younger than Collins), they have a strong and loving relationship.
Joan Collins career
Collins began her acting career in the 1950s. Her breakthrough role came in 1955 when she starred in the film The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing.
She went on to appear in numerous films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including Land of the Pharaohs (1955), The Virgin Queen (1955) and The Bravados (1958).
However, it was her role as Alexis Carrington in the hit television series, Dynasty, that made her a household name in the 1980s.
Collins played the role of Alexis Carrington from 1981 to 1989, and her performance earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama in 1983.
She also received an Emmy Award nomination for her role in the series.
In addition to her acting career, Collins has also written several books, including memoirs, novels and self-help books.
Her first book, Past Imperfect, was published in 1984, and she has since written over 15 books.
Collins has also been involved in producing and directing.
She produced and starred in the television movie Sins in 1986, and she directed and starred in the film, The Clandestine Marriage, in 1999.
Throughout her career, Collins has received numerous awards and honors, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her services to drama in 1997.
At the age of 90, Joan Collins continues to work in the entertainment industry, appearing in films, television shows and stage productions.
Her career has spanned over six decades, and she remains a beloved and iconic figure in the world of entertainment.