As Dame Joan Collins returns to Piers Morgan’s life stories, let’s take a look at the husbands and lovers of the 88-year-old icons over the years.
In addition to being a prolific actress who played her most famous role as Alexis Carrington in Dynasty from 1981 to 1991, Dame Joan had a number of husbands and lovers …
Where is Joan Collins from?
Joan was born in Paddington and grew up in Maida Vale, West London. Her mother was a dance teacher and her father was a talent agent whose clients included the Beatles, Shirley Bassey, and Tom Jones.
Joan was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when she was only 16 and signed to a film studio when she was 17.
Since her debut in 1951, she has appeared in more than 70 feature films and hundreds of television appearances. And at 88, she’s showing no signs of slowing down any time soon!
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Who is Joan Collins’ husband?
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 spent time between their homes in London, Los Angeles, New York City 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 and described how he used a fire extinguisher to fight the flames in her own bathroom.
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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 divorcing him in 1956.
In a 2014 documentary about sexual violence, Brave Miss World, Joan claimed Maxwell Reed drugged and raped her when she was 17.
In 1960, Joan became engaged to actor and director Warren Beatty. However, their relationship fell apart after Beatty – who had a reputation as a womanizer – was unfaithful to her.
In 1963 Joan had remarried the English singer-songwriter Anthony Newley. Joan and Anthony had a seven-year marriage and two children, Tara and Alexander, before they divorced in 1970.
When Joan Collins married her third husband, the American businessman and film producer Ron Kass, three years later in 1973, the wedding bells rang again. They share a daughter, Katyana Kennedy Kass.
Collins and Kass’s marriage lasted 10 years until they divorced in 1983. They remained close after their divorce, and Joan provided his medical care after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. When Kass died at the age of 51, Joan is said to have been at his bedside.
In 1985 Joan was hired again at a ceremony in Las Vegas, this time with Swedish singer Peter Holm. The marriage lasted only two years before they filed for divorce.
How many children does Joan Collins have?
Joan Collins has three children from their five marriages.
Her daughter Tara Newley, 57, from her marriage to Anthony Newley, is a journalist and author. Joan’s only son, Alexander Newley (aka 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 Peter Sellers’ film The Optimist of Nine Elms when she was only one year old.
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