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Joan Collins

Joan Collins

Birthday: 23 May 1933, Paddington, London, England, UK
Birth Name: Joan Henrietta Collins
Height: 163 cm

Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933 in Paddington, London, England as Joan Henrietta Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Dynasty (1981), The Opposite Sex (1956) and Tales from the Cry ...Show more

Joan Collins
I have always tried to live my life with enthusiasm and pleasure. I have always tried to live my life with enthusiasm and pleasure.
[on her character in The Bitch (1979)] She appears to have the world by the balls, but underneath sh Show more [on her character in The Bitch (1979)] She appears to have the world by the balls, but underneath she's trying to solve the problem of loneliness, which I think is the universal problem of all rich people. Hide
The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it. The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it.
[1995] I was thinking, who of the English actresses in the last 30 or 40 years have achieved as much Show more [1995] I was thinking, who of the English actresses in the last 30 or 40 years have achieved as much as I have? Hide
[on George Peppard] He's arrogant -- the sort of man who expects women to fall at his feet at the sl Show more [on George Peppard] He's arrogant -- the sort of man who expects women to fall at his feet at the slightest command; who throws his weight around. He gives the impression that he's the star, what he says goes and that nobody else is very important. Hide
[on her experience of a real life haunting in Venice, Italy] There is no way I am staying another ni Show more [on her experience of a real life haunting in Venice, Italy] There is no way I am staying another night in this palazzo. Hide
[on her guest starring role on Star Trek (1966)] People still want to talk to me about that episode Show more [on her guest starring role on Star Trek (1966)] People still want to talk to me about that episode - some remember me more for that than anything else I've done. (September/October 2006, Star Trek Magazine issue #1) Hide
[on James Dean] Intense, moody, incredible charisma. He was short, myopic, not good-looking in life, Show more [on James Dean] Intense, moody, incredible charisma. He was short, myopic, not good-looking in life, really. I drove with Jimmy in his new red Porsche once. We were pissed [drunk] and went down Sunset and I was scared. He had the windows open, the music up, driving really fast. He died in that same Porsche two or three months later. You know who he was like? A young, better-looking Woody Allen, in a way. He had those same qualities of shyness, uncertainty and insecurity. Hide
The unfortunate statistics are that there are far more available and fabulous over-40 women than the Show more The unfortunate statistics are that there are far more available and fabulous over-40 women than there are available and fabulous over-40 men. Hide
I've never chased fame. I came into this business to be a theatre actress. I was nine when I first a Show more I've never chased fame. I came into this business to be a theatre actress. I was nine when I first appeared on stage. But I can't say I would turn my back on fortune. I'm someone who enjoys the benefits of money. I created a lifestyle for myself. Nobody else did it for me. Everything I have I've bought with my own money. Hide
I've never been that keen on Shakespeare. I've never been that keen on Shakespeare.
[on Italian film director Roberto Rossellini] Rossellini was a stubborn, opinionated genius who had Show more [on Italian film director Roberto Rossellini] Rossellini was a stubborn, opinionated genius who had total autonomy over all his productions. Hide
The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer. The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
[on the death of longtime friend and former teacher, John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington] He Show more [on the death of longtime friend and former teacher, John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington] He was one of the last of the true gentlemen of the acting profession. I enjoyed our nine years of feuding, fussing and fighting as the Carringtons. Hide
[on success] Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never Show more [on success] Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much. Hide
It is unseemly to undress on stage. I won't do that. It is unseemly to undress on stage. I won't do that.
Age, in my opinion, has no bearing at all, that is unless, of course, one happens to be a bottle of Show more Age, in my opinion, has no bearing at all, that is unless, of course, one happens to be a bottle of wine. Hide
My father is Jewish and I look exactly like him... My mother is British, but she's of French extract Show more My father is Jewish and I look exactly like him... My mother is British, but she's of French extraction. Hide
After a certain age, you get the face you deserve. After a certain age, you get the face you deserve.
The easiest way to convince my kids that they don't really need something is to get it for them. The easiest way to convince my kids that they don't really need something is to get it for them.
Even when you win the rat race, you're still a rat. Even when you win the rat race, you're still a rat.
Dynasty (1981) was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than walking around like a lib Show more Dynasty (1981) was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than walking around like a library book waiting to be loaned out. Hide
I've never yet met a man who could look after me. I don't need a husband. What I need is a wife. I've never yet met a man who could look after me. I don't need a husband. What I need is a wife.
[1984] I enjoyed being an adulteress... taking a certain vengeance for the fact that my husband was Show more [1984] I enjoyed being an adulteress... taking a certain vengeance for the fact that my husband was not being faithful. Hide
[on Margaret Thatcher's 80th birthday] She's the Iron Lady and I want to be just like that when I gr Show more [on Margaret Thatcher's 80th birthday] She's the Iron Lady and I want to be just like that when I grow up. Hide
The compartment that's easy to put me in is "freethinking, sexy broad with a dirty mouth, who pretty Show more The compartment that's easy to put me in is "freethinking, sexy broad with a dirty mouth, who pretty much does what she wants". But there's more to me than that. Hide
Joan Collins's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (38)
Joan Collins Joan Collins'S roles
Sister Edith Keeler
Sister Edith Keeler

Vera Baddington
Vera Baddington

Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest

Joan Collins
Joan Collins

The Grand Duchess Alexandra of Oxford
The Grand Duchess Alexandra of Oxford

Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest

Bunny Dunbar
Bunny Dunbar

Helena Barnes
Helena Barnes

Ronnie, Roseanne's Cousin
Ronnie, Roseanne's Cousin

Pearl Slaghoople
Pearl Slaghoople

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