‘I hated the way my body was changing’: Joan Collins, 89, reveals she wanted to be a boy as she reached puberty when she was 14
By Codie Bullen for Mailonline
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Long known as one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, she has amazed fans for over 70 years.
But Joanne Collins revealed that she wanted to be a child as she reached puberty at the age of 14.
The 89-year-old actress admitted that she “hated” the way her body changes and “revolted” by dressing as a boy.
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“I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing,” Joann told Saga magazine.
I hated everything that was happening. So I rebelled and put on boys’ clothes. I was wearing shorts and combed my hair back. I even went to football matches with my dad.
When asked about changing her mind about her desire to be a boy, she said, “I think when I went on vacation to France when I was 15, she laughed, ‘When they found me! ”
Not happy: The 89-year-old actress admitted she “hated” the way her body changes and “rebelled” by dressing as a boy
Since then, Joan has attracted the attention of many desirable men, including her husband, Percy Gibson, 57, whom she has been married to for 20 years.
She first married the late film star Maxwell Reed in 1952.
The star then married British pop star Anthony in 1963, with whom she shares two children, Tara and Alexander, now aged 58 and 56.Read:In Front of Your Face review – quiet cine-literate magic from Korean auteur | Film
The couple separated after six years, and she married her third husband, Ron Cass, in 1972. The two welcomed daughter Katiana, 49, that same year.
“I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing,” Joanne told Saga magazine.
They separated in 1983, and Collins went to meet her fourth husband, Scandinavian singer Peter Holm, at a party. They married in 1985 but separated only two years later in 1987.
Joanne – who is set to celebrate her 90th birthday in just nine months – has revealed that she still thinks of herself as a 40-year-old.
The actress also claimed that age is irrelevant because her focus is on how she ‘looks, feels and acts’ and believes that a woman her age’s claim is ‘extremely rude’.
She told the newspaper: “My mom’s generation has never done that. But you know, people have been calling me the older woman since I was 38.
“I think the important thing is not age, but how you look, feel and act.”
Joan made her debut at the age of nine, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, entered British films in 1951 and went to Hollywood under contract with 20th Century Fox in 1955.
In 1981, she landed the role of Alexis Colby in the television series Dynasty, which made her an international star and won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama in 1982.
The Couple: Since then, Joan has attracted the attention of several desirable men including her husband, Percy Gibson, 57, whom she has been married to for 20 years.