Who is Joan Collins’ husband? How many times has she been married? As Dame Joan Collins returns to Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, we take a look back at the men and loves who have surrounded her throughout her life. Dame Joan has had a succession of boyfriends and lovers in addition to being a renowned actress who played Alexis Carrington in Dynasty from 1981 to 1991.
But where did it all begin?
Joan Collins is a British actress who was born in the United Kingdom.
Joan grew raised in Maida Vale, West London, after being born in Paddington. Her mother was a dancing instructor, while her father worked as a talent agent for The Beatles, Shirley Bassey, and Tom Jones, among others.
Joan began her training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) at the age of 16 and then joined a 17-year-old film studio.
She has performed in over 70 feature films and hundreds of television appearances since her debut in 1951. She shows no signs of slowing down at the age of 88!
Joan Collins has a husband, but who is he?
Percy Gibson and Joan Collins married in 2002.
Joan Collins is married to Percy Gibson, a 56-year-old filmmaker, for the sixth time. He is more than 30 years her junior.
The pair married in 2002 in London’s Claridges Hotel and split their time between London, Los Angeles, New York City, and France.
In 2005, the pair featured on the show Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
In 2019, the couple’s London house was engulfed in flames. Percy was dubbed “My Hero” by Joan in a tweet about how he dealt with the fires in their en-suite bathroom with the help of a fireman.
Joan Collins has been married a number of times.
Since the 1950s, Joan Collins has been married five times.
Maxwell Reed, a Northern Irish actor, was her first spouse, whom she married in 1952. She divorced him in 1956 after four years of marriage.
Joan alleged in the 2014 documentary Brave Miss World about sexual abuse that Maxwell Reed drugged and raped her when she was barely 17 years old.
Joan married Warren Beatty, an actor and filmmaker, in 1960. Their relationship, however, fell apart when Beatty, who had a woman’s reputation, betrayed him.
Joan married Anthony Newley, an English singer and composer, in 1963. Before divorcing in 1970, Joan and Anthony enjoyed a seven-year marriage and two children, Tara and Alexander.
Joan Collins married her third husband, American businessman and film producer Ron Kass, three years later in 1973, and the wedding bells rung once again. Katyana Kennedy Kass is their daughter.
Joan and Kass were married for ten years until divorcing in 1983. Following their divorce, they remained close, and Joan helped him get medical treatment after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Joan is believed to have been by Kass’ bedside when he died at the age of 51.
Joan was hit again in 1985, this time during a celebration in Las Vegas for Swedish musician Peter Holm. They were married for barely two years before filing for divorce.
Joan Collins has how many children?
From her five marriages, Joan Collins has three children.
Tara Newley, her 57-year-old daughter from her marriage to Anthony Newley, is a journalist and writer. Alexander Newley (sometimes known as Sacha), Joan’s only son, is an artist who has painted portraits of Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh.
Joan Katyana Kass (commonly known as Katie), from her marriage to Ron Kass, has a daughter who is an actress. She made her cinematic debut at the age of one in Peter Sellers’ The Optimist of Nine Elms.
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