65 Facts About Joan Collins

1. Joan Collins was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1997 and named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2015.

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2. Joan Collins was raised in London, the oldest of three children of a theatrical agent and a former dancer.

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3. Joan Collins said: "This man came up to her and said, 'I hope you fall on the ice and break your back.

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4. Joan Collins joined Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Tuesday's episode of This Morning where she was gifted a camel live on air, but things didn't exactly go to plan.

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5. Joan Collins made a stylish appearance on today's This Morning as she completed her all-black look with this embroidered jacket by Vilshenko.

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6. Joan Collins said: "This man came up to her and said, 'I hope you fall on the ice and break your back.

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7. Joan Collins has three adult children, two girls and a boy.

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8. Joan Collins was awarded the title Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2015 for her charity work.

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9. Joan Collins starred in several Hollywood westerns and dramas in the 1950s and 60s before returning to her native England to appear in B-movies.

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10. Joan Collins was married for a third time in 1972 to Ron Kass.

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11. Joan Collins was first married to Maxwell Reed from 1953 to 1956.

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12. In 1997, Joan Collins was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by none of other than Queen Elizabeth II herself.

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13. In 1983, Joan Collins won a Golden Globe for her work on Dynasty.

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14. In 1983, Joan Collins was made a patron of the International Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities because of her generous donations.

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15. Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933, in Paddington, London, England.

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16. Since the late 1970s, Joan Collins has written several books.

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17. In 1981, Joan Collins landed the role of Alexis Carrington Colby, the evil ex-wife of John Forsythe's character, in the 1980s television soap opera Dynasty, winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1982.

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18. Joan Collins was nominated six times for a Golden Globe, finally winning one in 1983.

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19. In 1981, Joan Collins was called to an audition for Dynasty, then a struggling primetime drama in its second season, after actress Sophia Loren had turned down the part.

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20. Joan Collins moved to Hollywood in the 1950s with dreams of becoming a star.

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21. Joan Collins is the eldest child of Elsa Bessant Joan Collins, a former nightclub hostess, and Joseph William Collins, a successful talent agent whose clients included Tom Jones and the Beatles.

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22. Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933, in London, England.

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23. In 1981, Joan Collins was called to an audition for Dynasty, and took the role of Alexis Carrington Colby.

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24. In 2004, Joan Collins became a patron of the United Kingdom Independence Party.

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25. In 1991, Joan Collins appeared in Noel Coward's Tonight at 8.30.

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26. In 1978 Joan Collins starred in the film versions of her sister Jackie Collins's racy novel The Stud.

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27. Joan Collins appeared as a guest star on the hit series "Roseanne" in 1993, as the character of cousin Ronnie in the episode "First Cousin, Twice Removed".

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28. Joan Collins was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1997 New Year Honours for services to drama and was promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to charity.

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29. Joan Collins is known to have made several forays into singing.

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30. In the mid-1980s, Joan Collins appeared in print advertisements for Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Sanyo, and was the face of Revlon's Scoundrel perfume.

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31. In the early 1950s, Joan Collins appeared as a teenager in a Gas Board Commercial.

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32. In September 1991, Joan Collins delivered a 690-page manuscript of a novel entitled The Ruling Passion to Random House.

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33. In the 1990s, Joan Collins was embroiled in a high-profile legal battle with the publisher Random House, which was televised daily on Court TV.

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34. Joan Collins is patron of Fight for Sight; in 2003, she became a patron of the Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice in Great Britain, while continuing to support several foster children in India, something she has done for the past 25 years.

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35. In 1994, Joan Collins was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Association of Breast Cancer Studies in Great Britain for her contribution to breast cancer awareness in the UK.

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36. In 1982, Joan Collins spoke before the US Congress about increasing funding for neurological research.

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37. Joan Collins is a staunch monarchist, stating "I'm a big monarchist and I love the Queen.

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38. In September 2008, Joan Collins signed on to the Sunday Telegraph as a weekly opinions columnist through the final quarter of the year before leaving to pursue other projects.

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39. Joan Collins contributes to The Spectator as a guest diarist, something she has done since the late 1990s.

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40. In early 2005, Joan Collins commented that she had rejoined the Conservative Party, stating, "The Labour Party doesn't care about the British people.

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41. Joan Collins maintains residences in London, Los Angeles, New York City, and France, describing her life in 2010 as being "that of a gypsy".

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42. On 3 November 1985, Joan Collins married Swedish singer Peter Holm in a ceremony in Las Vegas.

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43. Joan Collins revealed in her 1978 autobiography that she got pregnant by Beatty but had an abortion.

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44. In 1959, Joan Collins met 22-year-old actor Warren Beatty and became engaged in the early-1960s, but his infidelity led to their split.

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45. In August 2014, People reported that Joan Collins would guest-star on the forthcoming E! drama series The Royals as the Grand Duchess of Oxford, the mother of fictional British Queen Helena.

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46. In May 2013, Joan Collins announced on her Twitter profile that she would be joining the cast of the British sitcom Benidorm in a guest role.

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47. Joan Collins started shooting on 22 February 2010 and appeared on-screen in April 2010.

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48. On 24 January 2010, it was announced that Joan Collins was joining the German soap opera Verbotene Liebe for a short run.

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49. Joan Collins appeared in "They Do It with Mirrors", a two-hour episode of the murder-mystery drama Marple in 2009, as Ruth Van Rydock, a friend of detective Miss Jane Marple.

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50. In 2005, Joan Collins joined the cast of the hit British television series Footballer's Wives for a limited run.

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51. In 2002, Joan Collins returned to soap operas in a limited guest run on the American daytime soap Guiding Light.

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52. In 2000, Joan Collins joined the cast of The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, a prequel to the Universal Studios live-action film The Flintstones.

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53. In 1999, Joan Collins was cast in the film version of musical theatre show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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54. In 1991, Joan Collins appeared in Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30.

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55. In 1983, Joan Collins starred in Making of a Male Model with young model-actor Jon-Erik Hexum, and in 1984, played a soap star in The Cartier Affair with David Hasselhoff.

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56. At the age of 50, Joan Collins appeared in a 12-page photo layout for Playboy magazine shot by George Hurrell.

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57. For her portrayal of Alexis, Joan Collins was nominated six times for a Golden Globe Award, winning once in 1983, the same year she was nominated for an Emmy as Best Actress in a Drama Series.

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58. In 1981, Joan Collins was offered a role in the second season of the then-struggling new soap opera Dynasty playing Alexis Carrington, the beautiful and vengeful ex-wife of tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe).

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59. Joan Collins had a guest appearance alongside Roger Moore and Tony Curtis on ITV's television series The Persuaders! as Sidonie in the episode from 1972 called 'Five Miles to Midnight'.

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60. The same year Joan Collins was cast as the leading role in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing directed by Richard Fleischer from a screenplay by Walter Reisch and Charles Brackett, and starring Ray Milland, and Farley Granger.

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61. Joan Collins was chosen by director Howard Hawks to star in his lavish production of Land of the Pharaohs as the scheming Princess Nellifer opposite Jack Hawkins.

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62. Since the late-1970s, Joan Collins has written several books.

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63. In 2015, Joan Collins was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to charity.

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64. Joan Collins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1983 for career achievement.

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65. At age 22 in 1955, Joan Collins headed to Hollywood and landed sultry roles in several popular films, including The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and Rally Round the Flag, Boys! (1958).

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