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Joan Collins Biography

Birth Name:
Joan Henrietta Collins
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Actor, author, producer

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

  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1985People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Performer: winner
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1984Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner

Relationships