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Joan Collins

(1933-), Actress

Dame Joan Henrietta Collins

Sitter in 17 portraits
Daughter of theatrical agent Joe Collins and 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). She moved to the United States where her Hollywood debut was 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 television series Dynasty. Her autobiography Past Imperfect (1978, revised 1984) was followed by Second Act in 1996. Collins was awarded an OBE in 1997. More recent films include her own Fetish (2010) and a cameo appearance in Absolutely Fabulous the Movie (2016). In 2015 she was a made a Dame for her lifetime contribution to charity work.

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Jackie Collins; Joan Collins, by Annie Leibovitz - NPG P623

Jackie Collins; Joan Collins

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

Joan Collins, by John Swannell - NPG P717(5)

Joan Collins

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

Joan Collins, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x27871

Joan Collins

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

Joan Collins, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x87108

Joan Collins

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1952
NPG x87108

Joan Collins; Maxwell Reed, by F.J. Armes - NPG x194350

Joan Collins; Maxwell Reed

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

Joan Collins; Theo Cowan, by John Heddon - NPG x194351

Joan Collins; Theo Cowan

by John Heddon
bromide press print, 1952
NPG x194351

Joan Collins, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127232

Joan Collins

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1952
NPG x127232

Joan Collins; Ken Danvers, by Unknown photographer - NPG x196229

Joan Collins; Ken Danvers

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1957
NPG x196229

Joan Collins, by Ken Danvers - NPG x196230

Joan Collins

by Ken Danvers
bromide print, circa 1957
NPG x196230

Joan Collins, by Ken Danvers - NPG x196231

Joan Collins

by Ken Danvers
bromide print, circa 1957
NPG x196231

Joan Collins; Anthony Newley, by Terence Donovan - NPG x135732

Joan Collins; Anthony Newley

by Terence Donovan
modern bromide print, 1961
NPG x135732

Jackie Collins; Joan Collins, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126136

Jackie Collins; Joan Collins

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

Joan Collins, by Patrick Lichfield - NPG x126912

Joan Collins

by Patrick Lichfield
archival inkjet print, January 1974
NPG x126912

Joan Collins, by John Swannell - NPG x34016

Joan Collins

by John Swannell
bromide print, 1989
NPG x34016

Joan Collins, by Steve Shipman - NPG x47272

Joan Collins

by Steve Shipman
bromide print, November 1992
NPG x47272

Joan Collins, by Andy Warhol - NPG 6257

Joan Collins

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

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Joan Collins

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1960s
NPG x6317

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