Joan Collins

Actor, Producer, Writer
A glamorous presence on film and television for a half-century, Joan Collins specialized in seductive, larger-than-life women with a lust for just about everything in projects ranging from "Land of the Pharoahs" (1955) ... Read more »
Born: 05/23/1933 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (124)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie 2016 (Movie)

(Herself)

The Royals 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Time of Their Lives 2016 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Molly Moon's Big Book of Hypnotism 2015 (Movie)

Tracey Nockman (Actor)

Dogs In Pocketbooks 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brave Miss World 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Saving Santa 2013 (Movie)

Vera Baddington (Voice)

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1966 - 1969, 1996 - 1997, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1996 - 1997, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

2007 World Magic Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel Babylon 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ozzie 2005 (Movie)

Maxine Happy (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellis in Glamourland 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Will & Grace 2000, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dynasty: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

George Hamilton: Playing the Movie Star 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

Pearl Slaghoople (Actor)

The Mod Squad: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Clandestine Marriage 1999 (Movie)

Mrs Heidelberg (Actor)

An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Joan Collins: A Personal Dynasty 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Paparazzi 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Oscar Levant: Brillant Shadow 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Pacific Palisades 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanne: Tabloids, Trash & Truth 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

A Midwinter's Tale 1996 (Movie)

Margaretta D'Arcy (Actor)

Joan Collins: Actress, Author, Defendant 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Harts in 3/4 Time 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Clive James 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Decadence 1994 (Movie)

Helen/Sybil (Actor)

Collins Meets Coward 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

To Tell the Truth 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globe Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Host

The 75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Party For Joan Collins 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets Women Never Share 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Fame, Fortune & Romance 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Monte Carlo 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The ABC All-Star Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Party For Lucille Ball 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

On Top All Over the World 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Blondes vs. Brunettes 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XII 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Homework 1982 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

Paper Dolls 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Nutcracker 1981 (Movie)

Laura Carrere (Actor)

Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bitch 1979 (Movie)

Fontane Khaled (Actor)

Game For Vultures 1978 (Movie)

Nicolle (Actor)

Sunburn 1978 (Movie)

Nera Ortega (Actor)

The Big Sleep 1978 (Movie)

Agnes Lozelle (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stud 1977 (Movie)

Fontaine Khaled (Actor)

Zero to Sixty 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Empire of the Ants 1976 (Movie)

Marilyn Fryser (Actor)

The Devil Within Her 1976 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones 1975 (Movie)

Black Bess (Actor)

Alfie Darling 1973 (Movie)

Fay (Actor)

The Man Who Came to Dinner 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Places 1972 (Movie)

Sarah Mandeville (Actor)

Tales That Witness Madness 1972 (Movie)

Bella (Actor)

Fear in the Night 1971 (Movie)

Molly Carmichael (Actor)

Tales From The Crypt 1971 (Movie)

Joanne Clayton (Actor)

Revenge 1970 (Movie)

Carol Radford (Actor)

Up in the Cellar 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Executioner 1969 (Movie)

Sarah Booth (Actor)

Warning Shot 1966 (Movie)

Joanie Valens (Actor)

The Road to Hong Kong 1961 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Esther and the King 1959 (Movie)

Queen Esther (Actor)

Seven Thieves 1959 (Movie)

Melanie (Actor)

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 (Movie)

Angela Joffa (Actor)

The Bravados 1958 (Movie)

Josefa Velarde (Actor)

Island in the Sun 1957 (Movie)

Jocelyn (Actor)

Sea Wife 1957 (Movie)

Seawife (Actor)

The Wayward Bus 1957 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

The Opposite Sex 1956 (Movie)

Crystal (Actor)

Land of the Pharaohs 1955 (Movie)

Princess Nellifer (Actor)

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 (Movie)

Evelyn Nesbit Thaw (Actor)

The Virgin Queen 1955 (Movie)

Beth Throgmorton (Actor)

The Good Die Young 1954 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The Square Ring 1954 (Movie)

(Actor)

Decameron Nights 1952 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Turn the Key Softly 1952 (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

Annie: A Royal Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Cosh Boy (Movie)

Rene Collins (Actor)

Drive Hard, Drive Fast (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty: The Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Her Life As a Man (TV Show)

Actor

I Believe in You (Movie)

Norma (Actor)

Making of a Male Model (TV Show)

Actor

Sins (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Deception (TV Show)

Actor

The Cartier Affair (TV Show)

Actor

These Old Broads (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

The Clandestine Marriage 1999 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Sins (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A glamorous presence on film and television for a half-century, Joan Collins specialized in seductive, larger-than-life women with a lust for just about everything in projects ranging from "Land of the Pharoahs" (1955) and "Island in the Sun" to "The Stud" (1978) and most famously, "Dynasty" (ABC, 1981-89). Her physical beauty - which was often likened to a British Elizabeth Taylor - was a drawback in her earlier career, which found her playing wayward girls and wantons. After a short stint in Hollywood, during which she dated numerous studs of the time, including Warren Beatty, she drifted into B-grade pictures for over a decade before being cast as the venomous Alexis Carrington in "Dynasty." Her overripe performance launched a thousand similar "rich bitch" characters on primetime, but Collins managed to hold the title with charm and sexiness for decades after the show's demise. An outspoken and at times brazen figure in real life, with a string of marriages and public romances to her name, she remained one of the most cheekily appealing actresses in the world.

Relationships

Nicky Hilton

Companion

Rafael Trujillo

Companion

Warren Beatty Actor

Companion
Together from the late 1950s to early 1960s Were engaged in the early 1960s when Beatty began affair with Natalie Wood No longer together

Harry Belafonte Actor

Companion

William Collins

Brother
born c. 1946

Jackie Collins

Sister
born October 4, 1941 married to art gallery and club owner Oscar Lerman who died in March 1992

Jackie Collins Actor

Sister
Born Oct. 4, 1937 Best-selling author of Chances (1981) and Hollywood Wives (1983) Wrote the novel The Bitch (1969), which was adapted into the 1979 film of the same name that starred her sister Joan

Will Collins

Father
ran a theatrical agency with Lew Grade in the 1930s

Elsa Collins

Mother

Percy Gibson

Husband
Born 1965 Met while Collins was appearing in the play "Love Letters" Began relationship early 2001 Married Feb. 17, 2002

Peter Holm Executive Producer

Husband
Met at a party 1983 Married Nov. 3, 1985 Collins filed for annulment December 1986; sued by Holm for $2.6 million; he received $180,000 and a custom-made car Divorced Aug. 25, 1987

Robin Hurlstone

Companion
born c. 1958 British together from c. 1987 until the relationship ended in early 2001

Katyana Kass

Daughter
born on June 20, 1972 father, Ronald Kass struck by a car in 1980, suffering severe brain injuries

Ronald S Kass Executive Producer

Husband
Married March 1972 He produced Collins' film "The Stud" (1978) and her return to stage "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney" (1980-81) Divorced May 1984

Tara Newley

Daughter
born on October 12, 1963 father, Anthony Newley sings and plays guitar with folk-rock band married to record producer Michael Adam

Alexander Newley

Son
born on November 8, 1965 father, Anthony Newley

Anthony Newley Actor

Husband
Married May 27, 1963 Divorced 1971

Ryan O'Neal Actor

Companion

Maxwell Reed Actor

Husband
Married 1952 Allegedly tried to sell Collins to an Arab sheik Divorced 1957

EDUCATION

Frances Holland School

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2006

Joined forces with Linda Evans on the Broadway stage in "Legends!" a comedy by Tony Award-winning author James Kirkwood

2006

Toured in "A Night With Joan Collins," a one-woman show in which she detailed the highs and lows of her roller coaster career, directed by her husband Percy Gibson

2004

Toured the United Kingdom with a revival of the play "Full Circle"

2002

Appeared in a limited run on the legendary daytime soap opera "Guiding Light"

2001

Headlined the London production of the stage comedy "Over the Moon" (titled "Moon Over Buffalo" when it played on Broadway)

2001

Had co-starring role in the ABC movie "These Old Broads"

2000

Appeared in the play "Love Letters"

1997

Subject of "Joan Collins" for A&E's "Biography"

1997

Recruited by executive producer Aaron Spelling to add her champaign fix to the short-lived primetime soap "Pacific Palisades"

1996

Gave her signature diva role a new spin as a frosty agent in Kenneth Branagh's "A Midwinter's Tale"

1996

Made headlines when Random House sued her for return of her $1.3 million advance after rejecting her manuscript; Collins won the case, receiving an additional $1.3 million and the rights to publish her novel outside the USA

1995

Portrayed the evil Lady Edwina Hogbottom in "Annie: A Royal Adventure", an ABC movie

1992

Made Broadway debut as Amanda in Noel Coward's sophisticated comedy "Private Lives"

1992

Associate producer and star of A&E's "Collins Meets Coward", performing three one-act plays by Noel Coward

1991

Reprised Alexis role in ABC's "Dynasty: The Reunion"

1990

Legendary agent 'Swifty' Lazar negotiated a cotract with Random House, guaranteeing her payment of $4 million for two novels even if the manuscripts were rejected for publication

1988

Published first novel, "Prime Time"

1986

Executive produced and starred in "Sins" and "Monte Carlo", both CBS miniseries

1985

Debuted her Joan Collins Eyewear Fashion Line

1983

Posed in a "50 Is Beautiful" spread in Playboy magazine

1982

Played the witch in "Hansel and Gretel" episode of Showtime's "Faerie Tale Theatre"

1981

Starred as Alexis Carrington Colby on ABC's primetime soap "Dynasty" (not in the original cast when the show premiered in January of 1981)

1980

Returned to London stage in "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney"

1978

Appearance in a steamy film version of her sister's book "The Stud" helped revive her stalled career; followed with "The Bitch" (1979), also adapted from sister's work

1976

First time acting in a miniseries, "Arthur Hailey's 'The Moneychangers'" (NBC)

1972

Portrayed Lorraine in the Hallmark Hall of Fame adaptation of "The Man who Came to Dinner" (NBC)

1968

Acted opposite then-husband Anthony Newley in Newley's film "Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happinesss"

1967

Acted in two-part epiosde of "Star Trek" (NBC), "The City on the Edge of Forever", playing Captain Kirk's love interest

1967

Played Lorelei Circe-the Siren in "Ring Around the Riddler" and "The Wail of the Siren" episodes of "Batman" (ABC)

1962

Appeared with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in "The Road to Hong Kong"

1956

Cast in "The Opposite Sex," a remake of Clare Boothe Luce's play "The Women"

1955

Portrayed Evelyn Nesbit Thaw in "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing"

1952

Appeared in revue "Rat's Revel Society" on London stage

1951

Film debut in uncredited role as a beauty contestant in "Lady Godiva Rides Again"

1951

First small film role in "The Woman's Angle"

1944

London stage debut as a boy in "A Doll's House"

Bonus Trivia

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Voted Female Star of 1982 by the Hollywood Women's Press Club

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In 1994 the Association of Breast Cancer Studies presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her humanitarian interests.

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Named as Officer, Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996

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Deeply concerned about children the world over, Collins is an honorary founding member of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and has long been a patron of the International Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities.

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