Joan Collins, an English actress, became famous for her role as Alexis Carrington Colby in the classic TV series, "Dynasty." This show made her a household name. Apart from "Dynasty," she's also appeared in several other movies and TV shows like "Esther and the King," "Empire of the Ants," and "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas."
Collins' love life has had its share of ups and downs. Before finding happiness with her current spouse, Percy Gibson, she had been married four times. Her previous spouses were Peter Holm, Ronald S. Kass, Anthony Newley, and Maxwell Reed. Life often takes us on unexpected journeys, and Joan's journey through love has been no exception.
Living A Successful Married Life With Percy Gibson
Joan Collins is currently living a happily married life with her husband Percy Gibson. They've been together for over two decades, having tied the knot on February 17, 2002. It's quite an achievement in the world of showbiz where relationships can be challenging and usually doesn't last that long.
Joan Collins with her husband, Percy Gibson SOURCE: Joan Collins Instagram @joancollinsdbe
Collins and Gibson exchanged their vows at Claridge's Hotel in London, creating a beautiful memory to cherish. She looked stunning in a lilac silk crepe gown, radiating elegance and grace. Percy, on the other hand, embraced a Scottish-themed outfit, adding a touch of tradition and personality to their special day.
How Did Collins Meet Her Husband?
Collins and Gibson's love story began serendipitously. They crossed paths in the year 2000. It happened when the actress performed in a play that her husband, Percy, produced at the Marines' Memorial Theatre in San Francisco. It was a chance meeting that turned into something truly special.
The play that brought Collins and Gibson together was titled "Love Letters." The play was produced by Percy himself. "Love Letters" must have been a fitting backdrop for their own love story to unfold, given the title. It's often said that life imitates art, and in their case, it seems to have held.
Before Gibson There Was Holm In Her Life
Collins' fourth husband was former pop singer, Peter Holm, and they tied the knot on November 3, 1985. Their wedding took place in Las Vegas. Vegas weddings are often known for their spontaneity and fun, and it must have been a memorable day for both Joan and Peter.
The "Dynasty" actress story with Holm began in the scorching heat of July 1983, as reported in The Washington Post. It was during a heatwave that the two first crossed paths. The setting couldn't have been more idyllic – they were both relaxing by the poolside, which belonged to some mutual friends.
Joan Collins and Peter Holm at Leta Powell Drake Interview SOURCE: History Nebraska YouTube Channel
Once saved by Julian Clary, Collins was certainly struck by Peter's striking appearance – his tall stature and blue eyes. He must have made quite an impression on the actress because, through a third party, she invited him to escort her to the world premiere of the film "SUPERMAN" that evening. They had dinner together later and had fallen in love.
Sadly, Collins and Holm's marriage didn't stand the test of time. They divorced on August 25, 1987, marking the end of their union. According to Joan, their relationship took a turn for the worse, characterized by constant and exhausting arguments. It sometimes even escalated to the point of crockery-throwing disputes.
Joan described Holm as someone with a bullying nature and an intense temper. She once, even called him "the most combative person I've ever met." Things got so complicated that in December 1986, the actress took a significant step by obtaining a restraining order against the Swedish singer.
Ronald S. Kass Is Collins's Third Husband
Collins' third husband, producer, Ronald S. Kass, played a unique role in the entertainment world during their marriage. They tied the knot on March 11, 1972. What's particularly interesting is that at the time, he held a prominent position as the head of the Apple Corporation, which was the production company founded by The Beatles.
When Collins was 35, she was pretty firm in her decision to avoid marriage at all costs. But as they say, life often has different plans for us. One day, through a mutual friend, she met Kass. For an entire year, he showered her with love, and repeated marriage proposals. Eventually, she decided to take that leap of faith and tie the knot once more.
Collins and Kass had a relationship that faced significant challenges. They eventually divorced on May 6, 1983. The breakup was attributed to his struggle with cocaine addiction. It all happened when Ronald started a film company with Edgar Bronfman, and he was fired shortly after. This is what led to her then-husband drug issue which eventually, ruined the house finances and her marriage.
Used To Be Anthony Newley's Wife
As the actress opened up about her marriage with Reed, in The Originals podcast, we all learned the hard truth. She faced a traumatic experience when she was sexually assaulted by her then-husband, who had drugged and raped her. Her courage in sharing her experience serves as a reminder of the importance of speaking out against abuse.
Collins Other Relationships
Joan Collins, the renowned actress, has had a diverse and intriguing romantic history. She entangled herself with various individuals over the years. Her relationships span a wide range of years and include partners such as Tim in 1995, Bill Wiggins in 1987, Ryan O'Neal in 1971, and Warren Beatty from 1959 to 1960.
Additionally, Collins was involved with Paul Newman in 1958, Ramfis Trujillo in the same year, and shared her heart with George Englund from 1958 to 1959. Her list of suitors extends to Conrad Hilton and Conrad Hilton Jr. in 1957, Arthur M. Loew Jr. from 1956 to 1957, and Sydney Chaplin from 1954 to 1955.
The actress even dated Larry Hagman in 1949-1950. She had encounters with several other notable names, including Marlon Brando in 1959, Jeffrey Hunter in 1958, Robert Wagner in 1957, Stephen Boyd in 1956, Robert Evans in 1954, and many more, contributing to her fascinating and storied personal life.
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