Joan Collins

  • Birth Name: Joan Henrietta Collins
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor, Author, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Father was a theatrical agent.
  • Made her stage debut at age 9 playing a boy in a production of Ibsen's A Doll's House.
  • Published her autobiography, Past Imperfect, in 1978. A second volume, Second Act, was released in 1997.
  • An honorary founding member of England's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
  • Presented with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) honor by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.
  • Although her sister Jackie Collins is usually thought of as the writer in the family, Joan is an accomplished author who has written over a dozen novels.
  • Named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2015.

Awards

  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 1985, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Natasha Foster — Half Sister
  • Anthony Newley — Ex-husband
  • Elsa Bessant Collins — Mother
  • Alexander Anthony "Sacha" Newley — Son
  • Joseph William Collins — Father
  • Tara Cynara Newley — Daughter
  • Jackie Collins — Sister
  • Katyana Kass — Daughter
  • Maxwell Reed — Ex-husband
  • Ronald S. Kass — Ex-husband
  • William Collins — Brother
  • Percy Gibson — Husband
  • Peter Holm — Ex-husband
  • Warren Beatty — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

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