Joan Collins

Joan Collins

TV Actress

Dame Joan Henrietta Collins DBE is an English actress, author and columnist. Collins is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a People's Choice Award, two Soap Opera Digest Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In 1983, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Full Name
Dame Joan Henrietta Collins
May 23, 1933
5′ 6″
Net Worth


Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933, in London, England. Her zodiac sign is Gemini and her ethnicity is English. She is the daughter of Elsie and Joseph William Henry Collins, and she has two siblings—a sister named Jackie and a brother named Bill.

Collins began acting at an early age and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts for two years before starting her professional career in 1952. She made her television debut in 1954 in an episode of the BBC’s “The Vise” and went on to appear in various British films throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In 1965, she made her Broadway debut and subsequently moved to Hollywood. 

In 1971, Collins earned international fame with her role as Alexis Colby in the soap opera “Dynasty” which ran until 1989. She won two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her role as Alexis. During that time, she also wrote several books including “My Secrets” (1985) and “Second Act” (1987). 

In recent years, Collins has appeared in various stage productions such as “Legally Blonde The Musical” (2008), a remake of the film “The Flintstones” (1994), a recurring role on Fox's comedy series “Empire” (2015-17), voice work on Disney's animated film “Ralph Breaks The Internet” (2018) and more recently in Netflix's holiday romantic comedy movie “Holiday Rush” (2019).

Collins has been married five times—to Maxwell Reed, Anthony Newley, Ron Kass, Peter Holm and Percy Gibson—and has three children: Tara Newley Hippolyte, Sacha Newley and Katyana Kass.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1933</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joan Collins is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 23, 1933, Joan Collins was born in London, England to a middle-class family.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1945</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends RADA</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 12, Joan attends the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1951</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Acts in First Movie</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joan appears in her first movie, Lady Godiva Rides Again.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1959</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joan Collins Stars in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joan stars in her first major role as Evelyn Nesbit in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joan Collins Joins Dynasty</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joan joins the cast of Dynasty as the iconic Alexis Carrington.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joan Collins Marries Percy Gibson</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joan marries Percy Gibson, a theater producer and composer, at Claridge’s Hotel in London.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives BAFTA Fellowship Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Honored with the BAFTA Fellowship Award for her outstanding career in television.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Joan Collins is an iconic actress with a long and successful career. She has appeared in many TV shows, films, and stage productions, making her one of the most recognizable actresses in the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Phenomenal Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Joan Collins is a phenomenal role model for women. She has achieved great success throughout her career and has been a strong advocate for female empowerment and equality. Collins is also an outspoken supporter of charities that help support women in need.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Stylish</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Joan Collins is known for her stylish fashion sense. Her outfits are always on point, whether she's attending red carpet events or just out for a casual stroll. Collins always looks fashionable and glamorous no matter the occasion.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Honorary Member of the British Empire</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Joan Collins was made an honorary member of the Order of the British Empire in 1997 for her services to drama.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Wrote Two Best Selling Novels</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Joan Collins wrote two best selling novels, Prime Time and Love & Desire & Hate.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Had a Cameo in The Simpsons Movie</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2007, Joan Collins had a cameo in The Simpsons Movie as herself.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was a Bond Girl</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1965, Joan Collins played the role of a Bond girl in the film "The Spy Who Loved Me".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Won Two Golden Globe Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Joan Collins has won two Golden Globe Awards for her roles in Dynasty and The Stud.</p></div>


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