About to Turn 90, Joan Collins Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Joan Collins, the legendary actress known for her role in Dynasty, is about to turn 90 on May 23. Despite her age, Collins continues to receive recognition for her impressive acting career, including the Lifetime Achievement award she recently received at the Goldene Sonne Award 2023 in Germany.
The actress appeared at the award ceremony dressed in her signature black attire, with her classic and elegant makeup adding to her iconic image. She has been praised for her acting talent and is considered one of the most famous artists of the 20th century.
A Legendary Career in the World of Acting
Joan Collins was born in London in 1933 and started her career in the 1950s working in both British and American films. However, it wasn’t until the 1980s that she became a household name for her role as the matriarch of the Carrington family in Dynasty. Her performance as the powerful Alexis Carrington Colby earned her a Golden Globe award in 1983, and her fame continued throughout the rest of her career.
In addition to her television work, Joan Collins has appeared in numerous films, including Esther and the King, The Opportunist, and Time of Your Life. She has also worked in theater, and is a published author with over 15 books to her name. Her latest book, My Diaries Without Reservations, is a memoir that provides insight into the industry, including the challenging experiences she endured throughout her career.
A Personal Life to Match Her Impressive Professional Career
Joan Collins has been married five times throughout her life. Her first marriage was to actor Maxwell Reed in 1952, but they separated in 1956. She then married actor and singer Anthony Newley in 1963, with whom she had two children. They divorced in 1971.
In 1972 Collins married her third husband, producer and manager Ron Kass, from which Katyana was born. The marriage ended in 1983. She then married singer Peter Holm in 1985, but the couple only remained together for two years. In 2002, she married Percy Gibson, a businessman 32 years her junior, and they remain together to this day.
A Living Legend of Acting
Despite celebrating her 90th birthday next month, Joan Collins’ career continues to be an inspiration to many. Her continued success in the industry is a testament to her talent and dedication, making her one of the most legendary actors of our time.