Dame Joan Collins OBE
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Joan Collins is an actor, author, producer, entrepreneur and humanitarian. She is a Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee.
Joan studied at the Francis Holland School and then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. At 17 she signed to the J. Arthur Rank Film Company, a British film studio. Her career flourished as she appeared in more than 60 feature films and dozens of television series. She created the role of Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, one of the most highly rated TV dramas of all time.
Joan made guest appearances in the 1960s and 1970s on Batman, The Virginian, Mission: Impossible, Police Woman, and the notable Star Trek episode, “The City on the Edge of Forever”.
Joan Collins is also an established author. Her novels and memoirs have sold over 50 million copies worldwide.
Recognition & Charity Work
A devoted humanitarian, for several decades Ms. Collins has lent her support and celebrity to many charitable causes.
These include finding a cure for breast cancer, empowering children with learning disabilities and patronage of the International Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities, Fight for Sight and the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in Great Britain.
She is also the Honorary President of the RADA Associates.
In 1997, Collins became Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in honour of her contribution to the arts and charity work.
In 2012, Joan appeared in Snicker’s Get Some Nuts ad campaign. The TV clip, previously fronted by Mr T, sees the star transform from her diva persona into male football players, after taking a bite of the chocolate bar; coining the catchphrase, ‘you’re not you when you’re hungry’. It is inspired the US Snickers ‘road trip’ ad fronted by Aretha Franklin and Liza Minnelli.