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JOAN Collins is a TV icon – lighting up screens for over fifty years.
The actress, 88, played a starring role in 1980s soap-opera Dynasty – which is set to return for a 5th season.
The original Dynasty ran from 1981 to 1989 and the show was shot at Warner Hollywood Studios in California.
It follows the lives of the Carringtons, a wealthy family residing in Denver, Colorado.
Who did Joan Collins play in Dynasty?
Joan Collins joined the show in 1981 for its second season.
She played Alexis Colby, the ex-wife of oil tycoon Blake Carrington.
Who is Alexis Colby?
Much of the show follows Alexis' attempts to destroy her ex-husband Blake and undermine his marriage to Krystle.
Over the course of the series, she is widowed twice, first by Cecil and then by fourth husband Sean.
She came 7th in TV Guide's 2013 list of 'The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time' – and in 2016 Rolling Stone ranked her #27 of their "40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time".
What did Joan Collins say about the role?
Joan opened up about her time on the show in an episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories on ITV.
The actress claimed that her co-star John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington, received a much higher salary because he was a man.
She told the programme: "He was getting more like 25 or $30,000.
“He also had it in his contract that he always had to have $5,000 an episode more than anybody else in the cast, and that in any publicity that went out about the show, he always had to be front and centre.
“They were so misogynistic they allowed this to happen.”
Who else starred in Dynasty?
John Forsythe played the role of Blake Carrington, though he is now played by Grant Show.
Elizabeth Gillies, meanwhile, stars as Fallon Carrington in the show's fourth season.
Rafael de la Fuente plays Sam Flores and Robert Christopher Riley stars as Michael Culhane.
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