Joan Collins

Joan Collins

A doll and an action figure were made in the likeness of her character on "Star Trek" (1966), Edith Keeler.

Affectionately known as "The British Open" because of her liberal lifestyle.

At the age of 16, she was courted by 19-year-old Larry Hagman. He had to be very respectful and report to her father.

Became a grandmother on 5 October 1998. But Joan, being Joan, refuses to be called "Grandma"; Miel Celeste Adam calls her "DoDo" instead.

Best known for her role in "Dynasty" (1981)

Brother William Collins Jr. (b. 1946) is a real estate agent.

Children: Tara Newley (b. 12 October 1963) and Alexander Newley (b. 8 November 1965) by Anthony Newley; Katyana Kass (born Kennedy "Katy" Kass, b. 20 June 1972) by Ronald S. Kass.

Daughter Tara Newley is a news anchor in England, UK. Son Alexander Newley is an artist. Daughter Katyana Kass is an actress and a theatrical production assistant. [May 2000]

First husband Maxwell Reed tried to sell her to an Arab sheik for £10,000, just seven months after their wedding.

Former stepmother of Robert Kass.

Great admirer of former Prime Minister Lady Margaret Thatcher.

Has been good friends with Dame Shirley Bassey for many years. Shirley sang at her wedding to Percy Gibson.

Has described herself as "right-wing" [politically], although she once collected welfare in the U.S. per her own biography.

Has three grandchildren: Miel and Weston by daughter Tara Newley, and Ava Grace Newley (born July 2004), by son Alexander Newley and daughter-in-law Angela Tassoni.

Her father is South African, and her mother is British.

Her first agent was her father Joe Collins in London. Later in her career her agent was the well-regarded Irving Paul Lazar (aka "Swifty" Lazar), until his death in 1993.

Husband Percy Gibson is two years younger than her daughter Tara Newley and the same age as her son Alexander Newley.

In Italy, almost all her films were dubbed by Dhia Cristiani, except Land of the Pharaohs (1955) and Sea Wife (1957) where she was dubbed by Clelia Bernacchi and Lidia Simoneschi respectively.

Is portrayed by Rachel Scobie in The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004) (TV)

Lived with art dealer Robin Hurlestone for 13 years.