Joan Henrietta Collins OBE (born 23 May 1933), is an English actress, author and columnist. Born in Paddington, west London and brought up in Maida Vale, Collins grew up during the Second World War. After making her stage debut in A Doll's House at the age of 9, she was trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. After eighteen months at the drama school, she was signed to an exclusive contract by the Rank Organisation and appeared in various British films.
I loathe conflict, and I loathe not getting along well with people, so I always try very hard to be on the best terms with the people I work with.
Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much.
I'm older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that.
|Full Name at Birth||Joan Henrietta Collins|
|Date of Birth||May 23, 1933|
|Birthplace||Paddington, London, UK|
|Height||5' 6" (168 cm)|
|Weight||143 lbs (64.9 kg)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Distinctive Features||Sultry voice|
|High School||Frances Holland School, London, England|
|University||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (dropped out)|
|Occupation||Actress, author and columnist|
|Claim to Fame||Alexis on Dynasty|
|Talent Agency||Renaissance Literary & Talent (Literary and Talent Agency)Playing Field Promotions|
|Brand Endorsements||Lux soapSanyo Electric Microwaves (1986)Marks & Spencer (2002)Old Navy stores (2004Rover Metro (1993)National Society for the Protection of Children (2000)Olympus cameras (1999)Bavaria Malt Alcohol (early 90s)Holiday Health & Fitness CentersPeople's Post Office (2007)Snickers chocolate bar, UK.|
|Other Family Members||Tara Newley (daughter)|
|Associated People||Bob Hope|