There is probably a few women who have attained the status of legends in the entertainment industry. Joan Collins, a British actress, movie producer, writer, and columnist managed to excel in an industry that has seen the failure of many starlets. Armed with that glamorous sort of countenance that will definitely prompt people to ask, “why aren’t you in the movies?” gave her the leeway she needed to become a superstar.
Joan Collins made her acting debut at age 9 and since then, she has made appearances in over 65 feature movies. Her television appearances can be counted in hundreds and notable among them is her role on the highly-rated television dramas of all time Dynasty as Alexis Carrington. She has authored memoirs and novels which have sold more than 50 million copies all over the world. Joan also earned recognition worldwide as a fashion icon of timeless beauty and is a content contributor to Harper’s Bazaar, The Daily Mail, The Times and The Telegraph. She also puts in as a steady diarist for The Spectator.
As a stage artist, Joan Collins has accomplished outstanding performances on Broadway, as well as the West End. She has also performed in national tours in both North America and the United Kingdom. The iconic actress has won many prestigious awards and nominations for her work as an entertainer and is also involved in raising funds for charitable organizations.
Background Information – How Old is Joan Collins?
The legendary actress was born in Paddington, London, on the 23rd of May 1933. Her mum Elsa Collins (a British woman and an Anglican) worked as a nightclub hostess as well as a dance teacher while her dad Joseph Williams (a South African and Jewish) was a theatrical agent. She grew up with two siblings, Jackie – sister (deceased), who was a noble novelist and brother Bill – a property agent. Her early education was accomplished at Francis Holland School and she proceeded to Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for her training in the performing arts.
Who Are The Spouse And Children?
Joan Collins’ relationship history is definitely an interesting one. She has been into the connubial life with 5 different men. Irish artist Maxwell Reed was first on the list, their wedding took place on the 24th of May 1952 but came to an end barely 4 years later in 1956. Then came Anthony Newley, award-winning vocalist, actor and movie composer, they tied the knot on 27th May 1963, but before their divorce in 1970, they already had a couple of children; Alexander Anthony “Sacha” Newley – son and Tara Cynara Newley – a daughter.
Her third husband Ron Kass – president of Apple Records as at the time of the Beatles, came into the picture after a marriage ceremony which was accomplished in March 1972. Their marriage hit the rocks in 1983 but not before the birth of her third and last child, a daughter called Katyana Kennedy Kass. Joan tied the nuptials for the fourth time in a wedding ceremony on the 3rd of November 1983 with Peter Holm – a Swedish singer. Their wedding took place in Las Vegas but like the previous ones, it ended in divorce on the 25th of August 1987.
The most controversial of them all is her fifth and hopefully final marriage which took place on the 17th of February 2002 with Percy Gibson – a theatrical company manager who is younger than her by 32 years. Despite the fact that they are decades apart in age, they seem to be doing well at the matrimonial front, since their wedding at Claridge’s Hotel London, the duo have renewed their vows once in 2009, they even appeared as contestants in the Christmas edition of the popular ITV game show known as All-Star Mr. & Mrs. in the same year.
Her Net Worth
Joan Collins is in the category of the multi-millionaires of the entertainment industry. A recent review pegged her net worth at a whopping $30 million which has come mainly from her acting career. Her other works as an author cum columnist contributed to her general wealth. Joan’s annual salary is not known but a source that is not so trustworthy has gone ahead to place it at $9 million.
A breakdown of the income she earned on the set of several productions is available. She earned $1,250 per week on the set of the 1957 Island in the Sun, Empire of the Ants which came in 1977 paid her the sum of $35,000 and the 1981 Dynasty paid $40,000 per episode for season 5. Joan got 120,000 per episode from season 9 of Dynasty and an astonishing $1,000,000 for the 1986 Sins. The books she has authored in the past is also significant as a source of income.