Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, is an English actress, author, and columnist. She made her stage debut at the age of nine, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, entered British films in 1951 and went to Hollywood under contract to 20th Century Fox in 1955. In 1981, she landed the role of Alexis Carrington, the vengeful and scheming ex-wife of John Forsythe's character, in the 1980s soap opera Dynasty, which made her an international superstar and brought her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1982. In 2015, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to charity.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas and Joan Collins were among the guests at Bette Midler's annual Hulaween event in New York, which honored legendary Hollywood actress Mae West. (Nov. 1)
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As the scheming Alexis Carrington on the '80s TV series "Dynasty," British actress Joan Collins was really good at being bad. Mo Rocca talks with Collins about her film and TV career, her five.. CBS News - Published