Dame Joan Collins is the newest celeb to seem on Louis Theroux Interviews this week, and he or she’s acquired loads of life to cowl – beginning along with her alleged abusive ex-husband Maxwell Reed.
The previous Dynasty star has beforehand revealed that she married the actor after he drugged and raped her, when she was simply 17. Shockingly, she has admitted that she ‘hadn’t seen a penis’ till that second.
She accused the Helen of Troy actor of stealing her virginity, and placing her within the terrible place of getting to marry him. Right here’s what she’s stated about her alleged abusive first husband.
Who was Joan Collins’ first husband Maxwell Reed?
Dame Joan Collins – who seems INCREDIBLE for her age – married her first husband, Northern Irish actor Maxwell Reed, in 1952. The wedding lasted 4 years earlier than she divorced him in 1956.
Joan has beforehand alleged that Maxwell Reed drugged and raped her when she was simply 17. She made the allegations within the BBC documentary That is Joan Collins, in addition to in her ITV interview with Piers Morgan’s Life Tales. In September 2023, Joan mentioned the claims with The Guardian.
She revealed that on the age of 17, nonetheless a virgin, she went on a date with the 31-year-old actor Maxwell Reed. Again in his house, she claims he raped her after spiking her rum and Coke. She stated: “I used to be 17, however I used to be the equal mentally of 12. We didn’t have intercourse schooling. I by no means noticed a penis till I acquired raped after which I refused to take a look at it.”
Astonishingly, Joan Collins went on to marry Maxwell Reed. She defined it was because of her sense of disgrace: “Sure, as a result of I come from a era the place for those who’re going to have intercourse, you get married.”
Nevertheless, when she found that he was providing her physique to older males for £10,000 an evening – on the situation that he may watch – she determined to divorce him after 4 years.
Joan Collin’s first husband Maxwell Reed died from most cancers on October 31, 1974, on the age of 55.
What number of occasions has Joan Collins married?
Joan Collins has married five times for the reason that Nineteen Fifties. After the breakdown of her first marriage to Maxwell Reed, Joan grew to become engaged to actor and director Warren Beatty in 1960. Nevertheless, their relationship fell aside after Beatty, who had a status as a womaniser, was untrue to her.
By 1963, Joan had married English singer-songwriter Anthony Newley. Joan and Anthony had a seven-year marriage and two youngsters, Tara and Alexander, earlier than divorcing in 1970.
Wedding ceremony bells rang once more when Joan Collins married her third husband, American businessman and movie producer Ron Kass, three years later in 1973. They share a daughter, Katyana Kennedy Kass.
Joan and Kass’ marriage lasted 10 years till they divorced in 1983. They remained shut after their divorce, and Joan offered for his medical care after he was identified with terminal most cancers. When Kass died aged 51, Joan was reportedly at his bedside.
In 1985, Joan acquired hitched once more in a Las Vegas ceremony, this time to Swedish singer Peter Holm. The wedding lasted solely two years earlier than they filed for divorce.
She is now married to her fifth husband, 56-year-old film producer Percy Gibson. Joan and Percy, who’s greater than 30 years her junior, wed in 2002.
What number of youngsters does Joan Collins have with Maxwell Reed?
Joan Collins has three youngsters from her 5 marriages, however none with Maxwell Reed. Her daughter, Tara Newley, 57, from her marriage to Anthony Newley is a journalist and author. Joan’s solely son, Alexander Newley (also referred to as Sacha), 55, is an artist who has created portraits of actors Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh.
Joan’s daughter Katyana Kass (also referred to as Katie), 49, from her marriage to Ron Kass is an actress. She appeared in Peter Sellers’ movie The Optimist of 9 Elms aged only one 12 months outdated.
Louis Theroux Interviews Joan Collins
In season two of Louis Theroux Interviews, the documentary-maker chats to boxer Anthony Joshua, singer Pete Doherty, actress Dame Joan Collins, singer RAYE, whistleblower Chelsea Manning, and actor Ashley Walters.
In episode 3 (Tuesday, November 21 2023), Louis travels to the French Riviera to spend time with veteran actress Joan Collins at her secluded villa close to Saint-Tropez.
Through the interview, Joan displays on her triumphs, setbacks and experiences of a poisonous leisure business. She additionally discusses her relationships with sister Jackie and her husband of 20 years Percy, and the way she continues to be affected by harsh public criticism.
Joan Collins appears on Louis Theroux Interviews on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 9pm on BBC Two.
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