Joan Collins

Highest Rated: 100% Midnight Lace (1960)
Birthday: May 23, 1933
Birthplace: London, England, UK
British actress Joan Collins, daughter of a London theatrical booking agent, made her showbiz bow in a production of The Doll's House -- in a male role. She was 9 years old then, and it would be the last time there would be any doubt as to her gender. With the sort of glamorous countenance that prompted people to ask "why aren't you in movies?", Collins first appeared before the cameras in a small role as a beauty contestant in Lady Godiva Rides Again (1953). She made an auspicious American debut as an Egyptian temptress in Land of the Pharoahs (1955). This assignment led to a contract with 20th Century-Fox, where despite a few good dramatic parts (Girl on the Red Velvet Swing [1955] in particular) and an adroit comic characterization in Rally Round the Flag, Boys (1958), she was written off by critics as decorative but nothing more. She was perilously close to "perennial starlet" status in the 1960s, and by the 1970s was the uncrowned queen of "B" pictures. Offscreen she cut quite a swath through the tabloid headlines; if her autobiography, Past Imperfect is to be believed, she dallied with virtually every male actor in Hollywood except Wile E. Coyote. Her maturation from mere personality to superstar came about when she was cast in 1981 as glamorous and predatory Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, the role giving her arguably the greatest exposure of his career. Though she continued to work steadily up until 2003, she never landed in a project as embraced as Dynasty but highlights include 1995's comedy In the Bleak Midwinter and 2000's The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. In 2015, she was cast as a modern Grand Duchess in E! first scripted series, The Royals, playing Elizabeth Hurley's mother.Despite professional and personal setbacks, Collins has managed to survive in an industry that swallows up lesser starlets on an average of ten per hour. Nor is Joan the only Collins with talent and charisma; her sister Jackie Collins is a highly successful romance novelist, whose books The Bitch and The Stud were turned into films, both starring sibling Joan.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
18% The Time of Their Lives Actor 2017
58% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Herself $4.8M 2016
17% Saving Santa Vera Baddington 2013
No Score Yet A Table in Heaven Actor 2007
No Score Yet Ozzie Maxine Happy 2006
No Score Yet Ellis in Glamourland Actor 2004
No Score Yet Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films--British Cinema's Legendary Studio Actor 2004
No Score Yet These Old Broads Addie Holden 2001
No Score Yet Hidden Hollywood, Vol. 2: More Treasures From the 20th Century Fox Vaults Host 2000
25% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Pearl Slaghoople 2000
86% Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Mrs. Potipher 2000
No Score Yet Sweet Deception Arianna Stanton 1998
No Score Yet The Clandestine Marriage Mrs. Heidelberg 1998
No Score Yet Hidden Hollywood: Treasures From The 20th Century Fox Vaults Host 1997
No Score Yet The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story Actor 1996
81% In the Bleak Midwinter (A Midwinter's Tale) Margaretta D'Arcy 1996
No Score Yet Annie: A Royal Adventure Lady Edwina Hogbottom 1995
No Score Yet Hart To Hart: Two Harts In Three-Quarter Time Actor 1995
No Score Yet An Orchestral Tribute to the Beatles Actor 1990
No Score Yet Monte Carlo Executive Producer Katrina Petrovna 1986
No Score Yet Sins Executive Producer Helene Junot 1985
No Score Yet The Cartier Affair Cartier Rand 1984
No Score Yet Nutcracker Sweet Mme. Laura Carrere 1983
No Score Yet Her Life as a Man Actor 1983
No Score Yet Homework Diane 1982
No Score Yet A Game for Vultures Nicolle 1980
56% Humanoids From the Deep Actor 1980
No Score Yet Sunburn Nera 1979
No Score Yet The Stud Fontaine Khaled 1978
No Score Yet Zero to Sixty Gloria Martine 1978
80% The Big Sleep Agnes Lozelle 1978
No Score Yet The Bitch Mrs. Fontaine Khaled 1978
0% Empire of the Ants Marilyn Fryser 1977
No Score Yet The Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones Black Bess 1976
No Score Yet I Don't Want to Be Born (The Baby)(It Lives Within Her)(Sharon's Baby) Actor 1975
No Score Yet Great Adventure Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Devil Within Her Lucy Carlesi 1975
No Score Yet Terror from Under the House Carol Radford 1974
No Score Yet Tales That Witness Madness Bella 1973
No Score Yet Dark Places Sarah Mandeville 1973
89% Tales From the Crypt Joanne Clayton 1972
No Score Yet Fear in the Night (Dynasty of Fear) (Honeymoon of Fear) Molly Carmichael 1972
No Score Yet Quest for Love Ottillie 1971
No Score Yet Revenge Actor 1971
No Score Yet The Executioner Sarah Booth 1970
No Score Yet Subterfuge Anne 1969
60% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Girl on Sidewalk 1969
33% Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? Polyester Poontang 1969
No Score Yet Warning Shot Joanie Valens 1967
No Score Yet Alfie Darling (Oh Alfie) Fay 1966
No Score Yet Hard Time For Princes (La congiuntura) Actor 1965
No Score Yet The Road to Hong Kong Diane 1962
40% Esther and the King Esther 1960
100% Midnight Lace Actor 1960
No Score Yet Seven Thieves Melanie/Madame De La Cruz 1960
25% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Angela Hoffa 1958
100% The Bravados Josefa Velarde 1958
No Score Yet Stopover Tokyo Tina Llewellyn 1957
No Score Yet Sea Wife Sea Wife 1957
No Score Yet The Wayward Bus Alice Chicoy 1957
No Score Yet Island in the Sun Jocelyn Fleury 1957
20% The Opposite Sex Crystal 1956
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Evelyn Nesbit Thaw 1955
No Score Yet The Virgin Queen Beth Throgmorton 1955
75% Land of the Pharaohs Princess Nellifer 1955
No Score Yet The Good Die Young Mary 1954
No Score Yet The Woman's Angle Marina 1954
No Score Yet Turn the Key Softly Stella Jarvis 1954
No Score Yet The Square Ring Frankie 1953
No Score Yet Cosh Boy (The Slasher) Rene Collins 1953
No Score Yet Decameron Nights Pampinea 1953
No Score Yet Tough Guy Actor 1953
No Score Yet Adventures of Sadie Sadie Patch 1953
No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again Actor 1951

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Amanda Savage
  • 2019
75% American Horror Story
2013
Evie Gallant
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Royals
2015-2018
Duchess of Oxford
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
Joan Collins
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Rules of Engagement
2007-2013
Bunny
  • 2010
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Ruth van Rydock
  • 2009
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Potiphar's Wife
  • 2000
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Helena Barnes
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Pacific Palisades
1997
Christina Hobson
  • 1997
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Ronnie
  • 1993
No Score Yet Dynasty
1981-1989
Alexis Carrington Colby
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Janice
  • 1977
66% Space: 1999
1975-1978
Appearing
  • 1975
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Nicole Vedette
  • 1969
93% Batman
1966-1968
The Siren
  • 1967
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Edith
  • 1967
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Bibi/Rosy
  • 1966
  • 1964
No Score Yet Footballers' Wives
Eva de Wolffe
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Clare Duckworth and Julia Roach Suzy Starr

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