Joan Collins Net Worth: How Wealthy Well Known Novelist Joan Collins Is?
Joan Collins Net Worth
Joan Collins is a well-known novelist and actress from the United Kingdom who possesses a net worth of $20 million. Her portrayal as Alexis Colby on the soap opera “Dynasty,” which aired from 1981 through 1989, is mostly responsible for her widespread fame. 195 of of the show’s 220 episodes included Joan as a guest star.
Joan Collins Early Life
Her birth took place in London, England, on May 23rd, 1933, and her full name is Joan Henrietta Collins. Her father was a talent agency, and some of the famous people that worked with him include Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, and the Beatles. He was a native of South Africa and also belonged to the Jewish faith.
Her mother hailed from England and came from a long line of Anglicans. Jackie Collins, one of her younger siblings, went on to become a best-selling author who, during her lifetime, sold over half a billion copies of her novels. She also has two younger brothers. She received her education at the prestigious independent Francis Holland School for Girls in London. She was given the role of Nora in Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” when she was just nine years old.
She enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts when she was just sixteen years old and began her training as an actor there. After waiting another year, she eventually obtained a contract with the British film studio Rank Organisation.
Joan Collins Early Career
Collins made her first appearance in the film “Lady Godiva Rides Again” in 1951, which was her debut year. She then went on to have a supporting role in the film “The Woman’s Angle” and a more significant part in the drama “Judgement Deferred,” both of which were released in 1952. Her breakout performance came in the third film she appeared in that year, “I Believe in You.” Due of her portrayal in the play, the British press began referring to her as “Britain’s bad girl.” In 1953, she appeared in “Decameron Nights,” England’s first film with an X rating, as well as “The Square Ring,” a sports drama. Both of these roles were minor roles.
In the breaks between filming, she appeared in a number of plays across London, such as “The Seventh Veil,” “Claudia and David,” and “The Skin of Our Teeth.” Her performance in the drama “The Land of the Pharaohs” in 1954, in which she was cast as a princess, was so impressive that it resulted in 21st Century Fox offering her a contract for a period of seven years.
Her first role in a Hollywood production was the historical drama “The Virgin Queens,” where she made her debut in the same year as Bette Davis. In the latter part of that year, she portrayed the lead role in the drama titled “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing.”
She had a prominent part in the comedy musical “The Opposite Sex,” which was released in 1956 and was up for a Golden Globe award and also starred Leslie Nielsen. She played Paul Newman’s love interest in the romantic film “Rally Round the Flag, Boys,” which was released in 1958. In 1960, she was the leading contender for the role of the title heroine in the historical drama film “Cleopatra,” but the production company ultimately decided to cast Elizabeth Taylor in the role.
Because of this, Collins decided to withdraw her participation from the production of the movie “Sons and Lovers” and made a formal request to be freed from her contract with 21st Century Fox. Prior to her departure from the studio in 1960, she made a commitment to starring in the epic drama “Esther and the King.”
The Road to Hong Kong,” a comedy musical starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, was shot in 1962 while Collins was free of contractual restrictions. After her marriage in 1963, she reduced her job load in order to devote more time to raising a family.
On television, she appeared on series like “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible,” where she had minor roles. While in England in 1970, she appeared in several horror and thriller films. Returning from filming in Italy and Spain, she relaunched her career as a star in the film adaptation of her sister Jackie Collins’ novel “The Stud.”
The picture, which was released in 1978 and cost $600,000 to make, went on to gross nearly $20 million worldwide. In 1980, she returned to London’s West End with the title role in “The Last of Mrs. Cheyney,” a play she had previously been in.
Joan Collins Dynasty And Other Work
She travelled back to the United States in 1981 so that she could play the role of Alexis Colby in the second season of the soap opera “Dynasty.” Alexis Colby was the ex-wife of an oil magnate. She is given a significant amount of credit for being the reason why the programme became successful, and the fact that she was added to the cast resulted in a significant increase in the show’s ratings.
Collins would go on to garner five nominations for a Golden Globe for her role in the series “Dynasty,” and she would eventually win one of the awards in 1932. “Dynasty” was a hit all over the world. She was given two nominations for the People’s Choice Award and won the award for Favorite Actress in 1985. In 1984, she was considered for a consideration for an Emmy, and she won the award the following year.
After more than twenty years in the business, she began to get any and every critical acclaim that she had earned. In recognition of all of her accomplishments during her career, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the year 1983. She had starring roles in the movies “The Nutcracker” and many made-for-television movies throughout the time that she was filming “Dynasty.”
She starred in and produced the popular CBS miniseries “Sins,” which aired in 1986, as well as the miniseries “Monte Carlo,” which was broadcast the year after that.
Collins returned to theatre with a part in the Broadway play “Private Lives,” in which she played around the United States and in London’s West End after the cancellation of “Dynasty” in 1989. Despite the fact that the programme would have a reunion special in 1991, “Dynasty” ended in 1989.
She appeared in a number of television shows as a guest star throughout the decade of the nineties, and she also had roles in a number of full-length motion pictures, such as the 1995 comedy “A Midwinter’s Tale,” the 1999 musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and the 1999 period comedy “The Clandestine Marriage.” In the 2000s, she appeared in a few episodes each of the television programmes “Guiding Light” and “Verbotene Liebe,” playing small recurring parts.
She played pivotal parts on two of the most popular programmes on television in the 2010s, including “American Horror Story” and “The Royals.” Her return to mainstream television occurred in this decade.
Joan Collins Personal Life
Collins has gone through a total of five marriages. Her first husband, Irish actor Maxwell Reed, was her first choice. In 1963, she wed the English actor Anthony Newley, and the couple went on to have two children together. With her third marriage, a successful businessman named Ron Kass, she gave birth to a daughter. Following their divorce, she wed Peter Holm, a Swedish music artist, and in 2002, she tied the knot with Percy Gibson, making this her sixth marriage overall. She resides in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and France in addition to having a residence in France.
Joan Collins Property
In 2007, Joan and Percey purchased a sizable condominium in West Hollywood, California, for the price of $2.7 million. In 2017, they put this apartment on the market with an asking price of $4.5 million. She was able to sell the property shortly after it was put up for sale for a price of $4.4 million.
In the same year (2017), she purchased a condo in a different region of Los Angeles for the price of $2.1 million. In January of 2021, she put this condominium up for sale at a price of $2.1 million.