Early life -
Joan Henrietta Collins was born on May 23, 1933, in Paddington, London.
Stage debut -
Collins made her stage debut at age 13 in a 1946 production of Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll’s House.'
Film debut - Joan Collins made her movie debut, in 1951.
Early career -
Collins' first credited film role was as Lil Carter in the 1952 British drama 'Judgment Deferred.'
Marriage to Maxwell Reed -
Joan Collins married actor Maxwell Reed in May 1952.
'Seven Thieves' (1960) -
Collins' first film of 1960 was the crime drama 'Seven Thieves,' in which she plays an exotic dancer.
Marriage to Anthony Newley -
Joan Collins' second marriage was to actor and singer-songwriter Anthony Newley, in 1963.
Working in the 1970s -
In the 1970s, Collins remained busy on television, in various small-screen series and TV movies.
Marriage to Ronald S. Kass -
In 1972, a year after her divorce from Newley, Collins had tied the knot for the third time, to American businessman Ronald S. Kass.
'Dynasty' (1981–1989) -
In 1981, Joan Collins joined the cast in season two of 'Dynasty' and for the next eight years enjoyed arguably her most memorable role as Alexis Carrington Colby.
Career highlight -
'Dynasty' was a worldwide hit and by 1985 the program was the number one show in the United States, beating CBS rival 'Dallas,' which ranked number two.
Golden Globe win -
For her portrayal of Alexis, Collins was nominated six times for a Golden Globe Award (every year from 1982 to 1987), winning in 1983.
Marriage to Peter Holm -
Between her work on 'Dynasty,' Collins found time to marry for the fourth time, on this occasion to Swedish playboy Peter Holm in 1985.
Joan Collins, OBE -
For her services to drama, Joan Collins was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1997 New Year Honors.
Marriage to Percy Gibson - Joan Collins walked down the aisle for the fifth time, arm-in-arm with Percy Gibson. The couple have been happily married for over two decades.
Dame Joan Collins - She's pictured on stage in March 2023 attending a charity event to raise funds for Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children in London.