As Dame Joan Collins returns in Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, let’s take a look at the 88-year-old icon’s husbands and lovers over the years.
Besides being a prolific actress, playing her most famous role Alexis Carrington in Dynasty from 1981 to 1991, Dame Joan had a host of husbands and lovers …
But how did it all start?
Where does Joan Collins come from?
Born in Paddington, Joan grew up in Maida Vale, West London. Her mother was a dance teacher and her father was an arts agent, whose clients included The Beatles, Shirley Bassey, and Tom Jones.
Joan was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) at just 16 and signed in a film studio at 17.
Since her debut in 1951, she has appeared in over 70 feature films and hundreds of television appearances. And at 88, she’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon!
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Who is Joan Collins’ husband?
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Joan Collins is currently married to her fifth husband, 56-year-old film producer Percy Gibson. He is over 30 years younger than her.
The couple married at the Claridges Hotel in 2002 and spend their time between their homes in London, Los Angeles, New York and France.
The couple appeared on Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in 2005.
The couple suffered a dramatic fire in their London home in 2019. Joan called Percy “My hero” in a tweet describing how he fought the flames in their bathroom with a fire extinguisher.
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How many times has Joan Collins married?
Joan Collins has married five times since the 1950s.
She married her first husband, Northern Irish actor Maxwell Reed, in 1952. The marriage lasted four years before she divorced in 1956.
In a 2014 documentary on sexual violence, Brave Miss World, Joan alleged that Maxwell Reed drugged and raped her when she was only 17 years old.
In 1960, Joan became engaged to actor and director Warren Beatty. However, their relationship fell apart after Beatty – who had a reputation for being a womanizer – was unfaithful to her.
In 1963, Joan had married English singer-songwriter Anthony Newley. Joan and Anthony had a seven-year marriage and two children, Tara and Alexander, before divorcing in 1970.
The wedding bells rang again when Joan Collins married her third husband, American businessman and film producer Ron Kass, three years later in 1973. They share a daughter, Katyana Kennedy Kass.
Joan and Kass’ marriage lasted 10 years until they divorced in 1983. They remained close after their divorce, and Joan secured his medical care after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. When Kass died aged 51, Joan was said to have been at his bedside.
In 1985, Joan married again in a ceremony in Las Vegas, this time to Swedish singer Peter Holm. The marriage only lasted two years before they filed for divorce.
How many children does Joan Collins have?
Joan Collins has three children from her five marriages.
His daughter, Tara Newley, 57, from her marriage to Anthony Newley is a journalist and writer. Joan’s only son, Alexander Newley (also known as Sacha), 55, is an artist who has created portraits of actors Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh.
Joan’s daughter Katyana Kass (also known as Katie), 49, from her marriage to Ron Kass is an actress. She appeared in the Peter Sellers film The Optimist of Nine Elms at the age of one.
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