Who is Joan Collins? Benidorm actress who plays Crystal Hennessy-Vass and The Time of Their Lives and Dynasty star

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TV Magazine QUEEN OF GLAM Who is Joan Collins? Benidorm actress who plays Crystal Hennessy-Vass and The Time of Their Lives and Dynasty star All you need to know about the world-renowned star By Joanne Kavanagh 12th April 2017, 8:05 pm Updated: 12th April 2017, 8:08 pm Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Comments JOAN Collins is an international star who is famed for her role in Dynasty, and now her part in Benidorm. We take a look at the life and times of a true icon of British acting. Here’s the lowdown on showbiz royalty… Getty Images - WireImage Joan Collins is an English actress who oozes glamour Who is Joan Collins? What was her early life and career? Joan was born in Paddington, London and is the the daughter of Elsa Collins (née Bessant), a dance teacher and nightclub hostess, and Joseph William Collins who was an agent and had clients including Shirley Bassey, the Beatles, and Tom Jones. She was educated at the Francis Holland School, an independent day school for girls in London and then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Joan made her feature film debut as a beauty contest entrant in Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951) followed by The Woman’s Angle (1952) in a minor role as a Greek maid. Next was a more significant role as a gangster’s moll in Judgment Deferred (1952). Reuters 4 Joan was close to her sister, the late Jackie Collins Her big break came when the Rank Organisation signed her for a major role in I Believe in You (1952). Joan is the older sister of the late best-selling novelist Jackie Collins, who passed away in 2015. She is also the godmother of supermodel Cara Delevingne . Rex Features Joan made Dynasty a number one show When did Joan Collins star in Dynasty and who has she played? In 1981, Joan was offered a role in the second season of the then-struggling new soap opera Dynasty (1981–89) playing Alexis Carrington, the beautiful and vengeful ex-wife of tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). Her performance is generally credited as one factor in the fledgling show’s subsequent rise in the ratings against rival show Dallas. Joan was nominated six times for a Golden Globe Award (every year from 1982 to 1987), winning once in 1983, the same year she was nominated for an Emmy as Best Actress in a Drama Series. Getty Images Joan is married to Percy Gibson How many times has Joan Collins been married? Joan has been married five times. Her first wedding was to Northern Irish actor Maxwell Reed, who she married on 24 May 1952. She then married actor and singer-songwriter Anthony Newley in 1963 and American businessman and manager Ron Kass in 1972. On 3 November 1985, Joan married Swedish singer Peter Holm in a ceremony in Las Vegas, they were divorced on 25 August 1987. She married her fifth husband Percy Gibson on 17 February 2002 at Claridge’s Hotel in London. Joan has been a big hit in ITV’s Benidorm Will Joan Collins be in the new series of Benidorm? The Hollywood actress will reprise her role as Crystal Hennesey-Vaas, the CEO of the Solana Hotel Group. Joan has had a recurring role in the show since 2014. It’s not been confirmed which episode she will appear in yet. Joan Collins and Pauline Collins star in the trailer of The Time of Their Lives What is Joan Collins currently starring in? Joan is appearing in the new movie The Time of Their Lives, which hits cinemas Friday 10 March 2017. It also stars Franco Nero and Pauline Collins. The film is a heartfelt, feel-good buddy movie in the realms of Thelma and Louise and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 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