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65 Facts About Joan Collins
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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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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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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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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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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36. In 1982, Joan Collins spoke before the US Congress about increasing funding for neurological research.
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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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42. On 3 November 1985, Joan Collins married Swedish singer Peter Holm in a ceremony in Las Vegas.
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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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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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54. In 1991, Joan Collins appeared in Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30.
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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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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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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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