Using any criterion you like, Joan Collins is a living legend.
Her most glitzy, extravagant days are probably behind her as she gets closer to her nineties, but that doesn’t mean she has stopped having fun and flaunting her self-confidence. Joan Collins is an inspiration to many ‘new’ superstars in terms of grace, composure, and self-control. What an incredible life this amazing woman has experienced and is leading!
The English actress from Paddington, London, is most recognized for her role in the soap opera Dynasty as Alexis Carrington Colby.
Dynasty made Joan a household name throughout the world, and in 1984 it was the nation’s most watched television show. At the time, she was earning $15,000 for each episode. Approximately 21 million households watched each week to see what her conceited and sly personality would come up with.
She was the first strong female television personality. For that, I got a lot of backlash. She is so snobby, so wicked, and such a ballbreaker! Joan told CBS in 2019 that “I was just defending myself as a strong, independent woman, you know.”
Collins is remarkably still employed in the entertainment industry nearly 70 years after making her on-screen debut.
Wikipedia states that she starred in the films Tomorrow Morning, The Gentle Sex in 2022, and In Bed with the Duchess, which is presently in production.
She also makes great use of social media.
Storms last month brought unusually frigid weather to large swaths of the US, but for Joan Collins, it was all about the heat.
The renowned actress reportedly used the holidays to her advantage by sharing a photo of herself almost glowing next to her 57-year-old husband, Percy Gibson.
It was 82°F in Beverly Hills, which meant I could swim and eat a fantastic supper, thanks to Adam and Evie Bricusse.
Collins received a lot of praise for her stylish swimsuit with a leopard print. The actress, who was about ninety years old, looked beautifully radiant.
Collins has been married five times in total. Her first marriage, to actor Maxwell Reed, lasted for four years. Anthony Newley, a singer-songwriter, was her second husband. After her marriage to billionaire Ronald S. Kass, Swedish pop singer Peter Holm succeeded Kass.
“I made that mistake far too often; I regret some of my marriages.” I was naive. I don’t regret a decision since I had two wonderful children from my marriage to Tony [Newley], Tara and Alexander, and a gorgeous daughter, Katy, from my marriage to Ron [Kass]. “I genuinely regret marrying the Swede [Peter Holm],” Joan said last year.
Collins says she and Percy have become the closest of friends. She revealed that they were in love during the pandemic.
She said, “Being under lockdown has made me realize how strong our relationship is.” I like going on vacation, entertaining guests at the villa, and mingling with people. But now that we’re limited, Percy and I are the only ones remaining. It’s amazing that we have collaborated on crimes together.
Joan Collins is a legend and an icon, regardless of what anyone says, and she still looks amazing for her age.
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