23 May 2013

Happy Birthday, Joan Collins!

Joan Collins
Canadian postcard in the Fan Club Postcard Series, no. 2.

Today, glamorous English actress Joan Collins (1933) had her 80th birthday. One of the great survivors of the cinema, she began in the early 1950s as a starlet of the British film. 20th Century Fox brought her to Hollywood as their answer to MGM's Elizabeth Taylor. In the 1970s she was the ‘Queen of the B-pictures’, but in the 1980s Joan became the highest-paid TV star, thanks to Dynasty. Happy birthday, ms. Collins.

Joan Collins
French postcard by Editions du Globe, no. 561. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / International Press.

Joan Collins
British postcard by L.D. LTD., London in the Film Star Autograph Portrait Series, nr. 60. Photo: J. Arthur Rank Organisation.

Joan Collins
Italian postcard by Ed. Ris. Rotalfoto S.p.A., Milano (Milan) in the series Artisti di Sempre, no. 295.

Joan Collins
German postcard.

1 comment:

Bunched Undies said...

"One of the great survivors of cinema" is right. What a career. She had an amazing ability to reinvent herself.