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|Dame Joan Collins in 2012|
|Birthday/Birthplace||Joan Henrietta Collins
(1933-05-23) 23 May 1933
Paddington, London, England
|Profession(s)||Actress, author, columnist|
(m. 1952; div. 1956)
(m. 1963; div. 1971)
Ronald S. Kass
(m. 1972; div. 1983)
(m. 1985; div. 1987)
|Kid(s)||3, including Tara and Alexander Newley|
|Family||Jackie Collins (sister)|
Childhood and youth
Collins was born in Paddington, London, on May 23, 1933. His mother, Elsa Bessant, was a dance teacher and nightclub cheerleader. His father, Joseph William Collins, was a representative of artists and worked, among others, for Shirley Bassey, The Beatles and Tom Jones. Joan had as sister to Jackie Collins, writer of success, and a brother, Bill Collins. During his pre-adolescence he studied acting at the London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. At age 17, he signed a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Film Company studio.
Beginnings and cinematographic consecration
Collins participated throughout his career in more than 60 films, mostly shot in the United States and the United Kingdom. He made his film debut in 1951 in the feature film Lady Godiva Rides Again. From 1955 he lived in the United States, hired by 20th Century Fox. There he filmed, among others, Land of pharaohs of Howard Hawks (1955), with Jack Hawkins, The girl of the red trapeze by Richard Fleischer (1955), with Ray Milland, The Queen’s Favorite with Bette Davis, An Island in the Sun (1957) with Harry Belafonte and Joan Fontaine, and A Husband in Trouble with Paul Newman.
After a few years dedicated to family life, he returned to the cinema taking part in horror films such as Fear in the Night (1972) or La llamada del lobo (1974). After several years overturned in the television, in 1978 and 1979 it carried out the cinematographic adaptations of two novels written by its sister Jackie Collins, The Stud and The Bitch, respectively. But her heyday as a popular star was achieved thanks to television and especially to the Dynasty series, which kept her busy for almost the entire 1980s.
In 1995 he participated in a British film: In the Bleak Midwinter (In the crudest of the harsh winter) by Kenneth Branagh. There he worked as “Margaretta D’Arcy”. In that same year he also participated in the films Annie: A Royal Adventure! and Hart to Hart: Two Harts in 3/4 Time.
In 2000, he played a role in the prequel to The Flintstones, titled The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. The film received negative reviews and did not do well commercially.
Of extensive trajectory in the television, for the decade of 1960 Joan Collins already was well-known by its works in this means, being participant in televising series like Star Trek, Batman (where it interpreted the personage of the villain Sirena), The Virginian and The Danny Thomas Hour.
After he made special appearances in the television series Ellery Queen, Switch and Space: 1999. In 1976 he participated in two episodes of the series Policewoman (Police Woman), starring Angie Dickinson, where he played the role of Lorelei Frank , and later participated in other famous series such as Starsky & amp; Hutch, Holidays at sea and Hart and Hart.
Between 1981 and 1989, Collins gained worldwide attention when she played the role of Alexis Carrington Colby in the drama series Dynasty. There he shared with John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Emma Samms, Stephanie Beacham, Jack Coleman and Heather Locklear. Collins has been the most famous villain of American television thanks to this role; he could only match the character of Angela Channing in Falcon Crest, played by Jane Wyman. Dynasty was very popular throughout its successive 8 seasons, being in 1985 one of the most watched series of American television.
Collins’ performance received rave reviews. She was nominated six consecutive times to the Golden Globe Award in the category of “Best Actress of a Drama Series” between the years 1981 and 1987; she won it in 1983. In 1985 she won the People’s Choice Award in the category of “Favorite TV Actress”. During this period, he also participated in the television films Paper Dolls (1982), The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (1982), Making of a Male Model (1983) with Jon-Erik Hexum and Her Life as a Man (1984).
After the completion of the Dynasty series, Collins starred in the 1991 Red Peppers television movie. He performed alongside Dynasty’s cast in the reunion movie Dynasty: The Reunion (Dynasty: The meeting). In 1993 he participated in the television comedy Roseanne; there he played the role of “Ronnie”, aunt of the character of Roseanne Barr.
In 1996, Collins participated in an episode of the series The Nanny, where she played the role of “Joan Sheffield”, the mother-in-law of Fran Drescher’s character. In 1997, she starred opposite Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Mc Laine and Debbie Reynolds in the comedy These Old Broads. Later it participated in several series of television, like The Guiding Light, Slavery and the Making of America and Hotel Babylon (Hotel Babilonia), among others. In 2015-16 he participates in the series The Royals, starring Elizabeth Hurley.
In addition, during recent years she has been present through advertising campaigns for fashion and beauty products, as well as appearances (paid) as a guest on television and at public events. His novels and memoirs have also had remarkable success, being translated into 30 languages and selling some 50 million units.
He married Maxwell Reed and later Anthony Newley, leaving behind his artistic career. She is married since 2002 with Percy Gibson.
Joan Collins Net Worth – $30 Million
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