Joan Collins in 2010 as the face of designer Alexis Bittar's costume jewelry range. Image via the Telegraph Joan Collins in 2010 as the face of designer Alexis Bittar's costume jewelry range.
Image via the Telegraph

Joan Collins has credits in over 60 films and a plethora of television shows, including the unforgettable Dynasty. Collins has appeared alongside Hollywood legends Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Bette Davis, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck and Kirk Douglas, to name a few.

Since Joan made her stage debut at the age of nine and signed her first movie contract at the age of 16, she has gone on to become one of the most iconic and recognizable Hollywood stars of our time.

Highlights from The Collection of Dame Joan Collins include couture dresses from the 1960's, screen worn costumes, designer pieces, jewelry, career memorabilia, decorative arts, furniture and other personal items.

A strapless black satin figure-hugging gown worn by Joan Collins in the television series and publicity images for Part I of Sins (Greif-Dore, 1986) . The gown has a layered white organza mermaid tail. A strapless black satin figure-hugging gown worn by Joan Collins in the television series and publicity images for Part I of Sins (Greif-Dore, 1986) . The gown has a layered white organza mermaid tail.

A pair of circa 1920 platinum French Art Deco onyx and diamond ear pendants. A pair of circa 1920 platinum French Art Deco onyx and diamond ear pendants.

An apricot silk Nolan Miller Couture ensemble owned by Joan Collins. An apricot silk Nolan Miller Couture ensemble owned by Joan Collins.

The sale features two vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunks, a 1961 beaded couture dress, a couture halter dress worn to the Doctor Doolittle premiere, costumes from Dynasty including event worn gowns designed by Nolan Miller, a custom made white fox and mink cape designed by furrier Edward Lowell and a collection of costume jewelry dating from the 1960's to present.

As well as her incredible stage career, for which she received an OBE, Collins has also been given the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to charity.

The sale will take place on December 16, 2015.

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