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Joan Henrietta Collins (born May 23, 1933) is a British actress who was born in London, England. After a youthful and highly splashy career as a pulchritudinous, hardworking starlet best described as a junior-grade Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins was successfully relaunched as a powerful sex symbol and icon of independence in her late forties with her appearance in the TV soap opera Dynasty (1981 - 1989).
She is the sister of the novelist Jackie Collins.
She has been married five times, to Maxwell Reed, Anthony Newley, Ron Kass, Peter Holm, and Percy Gibson. She has two children by Anthony Newley and one daughter by Ron Kass.