Joan Collins

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Joan Collins
OBE

Joan Collins in 2010
Born 23 May 1933 (1933-05-23) (age 80)
London, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actress, author, columnist
Years active 1951–present
Spouse Maxwell Reed
(m. 1952–1956, divorced)
Anthony Newley
(m. 1963–1971, divorced)
Ronald S. Kass
(m. 1972–1983, divorced)
Peter Holm
(m. 1985–1987, divorced)
Percy Gibson
(m. 2002–present)
Children Tara Cynara Newley
Alexander Anthony Newley
Katyana Kennedy Kass
Relatives Jackie Collins (sister)
Joan Collins

Joan Henrietta Collins, OBE (born 23 May 1933) is an English actress, author and columnist. She played Alexis Colby in Dynasty.[1]

Personal life[change | edit source]

Collins has been married five times. The first time was to Irish actor Maxwell Reed. They married on 24 May 1952 and divorced in 1956. Collins married award-winning singer, actor and movie composer Anthony Newley on 27 May 1963. She and Newley had two children, a daughter Tara Cynara Newley and a son, Alexander Anthony "Sacha" Newley. Collins and Newley divorced in 1970. In March 1972, Collins married her third husband Ron Kass. He was the president of Apple Records during the time of the Beatles. During their marriage Collins had her third and final child, a daughter, Katyana Kennedy Kass. Collins's marriage to Kass ended in divorce in 1983. On 3 November 1985, Collins married Swedish singer Peter Holm in a ceremony in Las Vegas. They were divorced on 25 August 1987. In 2001 Collins met theatrical company manager Percy Gibson, 32 years her junior. They married on 17 February 2002 at Claridge's Hotel in London. They renewed their vows in 2009.[2] The pair were contestants on the Christmas Day edition of the ITV game show All Star Mr. & Mrs. in 2009.

Collins has homes in London, Los Angeles, New York and the South of France,[3] describing her life as being "that of a gypsy".[4]

Awards[change | edit source]

  • 1956: Most Promising Young Actress.
  • 1957: Star of Tomorrow.
  • 1957: Motion Picture Magazine Award, Most Promising New Star.
  • 1978: Saturn Award nomination, Best Actress in a Science Fiction film, Empire of the Ants.
  • 1982: Golden Globe nomination, Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama), Dynasty.
  • 1982: Hollywood Women's Press Club, Female Star of 1982.
  • 1982: Golden Apple Award, Female Star of the Year.
  • 1983: Emmy Award nomination, Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama), Dynasty.
  • 1983: Golden Globe, Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama), Dynasty.
  • 1983: Cable ACE Award nomination, Best Actress in a Drama Series, Faerie Tale Theatre's Hansel and Gretel.
  • 1983: Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Career Achievement.
  • 1984: People's Choice Award, Favorite female television performer, Dynasty.
  • 1984: Soap Opera Digest Award, Outstanding Villainess in a Primetime Drama Series, Dynasty.
  • 1984: Golden Globe nomination, Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama), Dynasty.
  • 1985: Madam Tussaud's waxwork unveiled in London (second model in Las Vegas).
  • 1985: People's Choice Award, nomination Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Dynasty.
  • 1985: Soap Opera Digest Award, Outstanding Villainess in a Primetime Drama Series, Dynasty.
  • 1985: Golden Globe nomination, Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama), Dynasty.
  • 1986: Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, Outstanding Villainess in a Primetime Drama Series and Outstanding Actress in a Comic Relief Role in a Primetime Drama Series, Dynasty.
  • 1986: Telegatto award to joan Collins. American TV shows and personalities.
  • 1986: People's Choice Award, nomination favourite female television performer, Dynasty.
  • 1986: Golden Globe nomination, Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama), Dynasty.
  • 1987: Golden Globe nomination, Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama), Dynasty.
  • 1988: Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, Outstanding Villainess in a Primetime Drama Series, Dynasty.
  • 1996: OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution to the arts and ongoing charity work.
  • 1999: Millennium Award of Achievement, Golden Camera Film Council.
  • 2001: Golden Nymph, Outstanding Female Actor, Monte Carlo Television Festival.
  • 2002: Icon Award, Maxim Magazine, UK.
  • 2003: TV Land Awards, nomination, Hippest Fashion Plate - Female.
  • 2005: Lifetime Achievement Award, San Diego International Film Festival.
  • 2008: Legend Award, Los Angeles Italia-Film, Fashion and Arts Festival.
  • 2010: New York City International Film Festival, Best Actress, Fetish
  • 2010: Beverly Hills Film, TV and New Media Festival, Best Actress, Fetish.
  • 2011: Cosmetic Executive Women (UK) Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 2012, Shorts Awards, Visionary Actress, Fetish

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