Joan Collins

A privileged inheritor of a showbiz legacy.

Joan Collins
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Age91
Full NameJoan Henrietta Collins
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Biography

Dame Joan Collins of Paddington, London is renowned for her acclaimed portrayal of the vengeful yet scheming Alexis Carrington Colby in the hit soap opera "Dynasty" (1981-1989). Her illustrious career was bestowed with the prestigious honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997, and in 2015 she was further honoured with a promotion to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contributions to charity. A much-beloved figure of the stage, Dame Joan's talent can be attributed to her father, a South African talent agent of Jewish descent, Joseph William Collins, who counted such luminaries as Shirley Bassey, the Beatles and Tom Jones amongst his clients. Her mother, a dance teacher of Anglican descent, Elsa Bessant, also contributed to Dame Joan's talents. She was educated at the esteemed Francis Holland School in London, an independent day school for girls, where her theatrical debut at the tender age of six as a chorister in the West End production of "The Merry Widow" set the wheels in motion for her illustrious career.

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Awards
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  • Golden Globe1983
    DynastyBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

Media
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  • All-Star Party for Lucille Ball
  • GivingTales
  • Ellery Queen
  • The Persuaders!
  • American Horror Story
  • Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar
  • Orson Welles' Great Mysteries
  • Gerry
  • Drive Hard, Drive Fast
  • Reframed: Marilyn Monroe
  • Tales of the Unexpected
  • Benidorm
  • So Graham Norton
  • The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joan Collins
  • Tonight at 8.30
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • The Royals
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Space: 1999
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Sins
  • A Midwinter's Tale
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • My Generation
  • The Danny Thomas Hour
  • Backchat
  • The Fantastic Journey
  • Brave Miss World
  • Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas!
  • Gibbsville
  • Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers
  • The 5th Annual TV Land Awards
  • Tomorrow Morning
  • Tales from the Crypt
  • Queens of Drama
  • Happily Divorced
  • Paper Dolls
  • V Graham Norton
  • Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven
  • Making Xanadu: The Musical Fantasy Movie
  • Quest for Love
  • Hart to Hart: Two Harts in 3/4 Time
  • The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
  • Pacific Palisades
  • The 56th Annual Academy Awards
  • Dynasty
  • If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
  • All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan
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