Joan Collins is best known as Dynasty’s scheming Alexis Colby, but it was for
her charitable work that she was honoured on March 26. The mother-ofthree
was accompanied by her husband Percy Gibson and her daughter Tara
Newley to a lavish ceremony at Buckingham Palace where she was awarded
her damehood by Prince Charles. Her charity work includes supporting the
NSPCC, breast cancer research and children with learning disabilities.