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Joan Collins (1933-), Actress

Joan Henrietta Collins

Sitter in 14 portraits
Born in London, Joan Collins is the daughter of theatrical agent Joe Collins (the one-time partner of Lord Grade) and older sister of novelist Jackie Collins. She trained at RADA, made her stage debut in 1946 in The Dolls House and film debut in Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951). Made her Hollywood debut in the Howard Hawks directed Land of the Pharaohs (1955). In 1981 she enjoyed critical and popular success in the role of Alexis Carrington Colby in the long running television series Dynasty. Her autobiography Past Imperfect was first published in 1978 (revised 1984) and was followed by Second Act in 1996. Collins was awarded an OBE in 1997.

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Joan Collins

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1996
NPG P717(5)


Joan Collins

by Cornel Lucas
modern C-type colour print from original negative, 1951
NPG x27871


Joan Collins

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1952
NPG x87108


Joan Collins; Maxwell Reed

by F.J. Armes
bromide press print, 1952
NPG x194350


Joan Collins; Unidentified man

by John Heddon
bromide press print, 1952
NPG x194351


Joan Collins

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1952
NPG x127232


Joan Henrietta Collins; Anthony Newley

by Terence Daniel Donovan
modern bromide print, 1961
NPG x135732


Jackie Collins; Joan Collins

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1970s
NPG x126136


Joan Collins

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
archival inkjet print, January 1974
NPG x126912


Joan Collins

by John Swannell
bromide print, 1989
NPG x34016


Joan Collins

by Steve Shipman
bromide print, November 1992
NPG x47272


Joan Collins

by Andy Warhol
silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 1985
NPG 6257


Jackie Collins; Joan Collins

by Annie Leibovitz
C-type colour print, 1987
NPG P623


Joan Collins

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1960s
NPG x6317