Dame Joan Collins, 89, exudes ageless glamour she and husband Percy Gibson, 57, head to Craig’s


Dame Joan Collins was spotted enjoying a dinner out at the Hollywood hot spot Craig’s with her fifth husband Percy Gibson.

The Dynasty icon, 89, was as glamorous ever, wrapping a black fur-lined jacket over an elegant white tunic with frilled sleeves.

Percy, 57, cutting a dapper figure in a perfectly fitted midnight blue suit, was spotted gallantly helping his wife out of the car ahead of their date. 

On the town: Dame Joan Collins, 89, was spotted enjoying a dinner out at the Hollywood hot spot Craig’s with her fifth husband Percy Gibson, 58

Craig’s also used to regularly welcome Joan’s sister Jackie Collins, the bestselling ‘bonkbuster’ novelist who died in 2015 after a secret cancer battle. 

Percy, the longest-lasting of Joan’s husbands, is more than 30 years younger than her, a gap she dismisses in interviews with the line: ‘If he dies, he dies.’  

Last year the couple, who keep a home in Belgravia, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with a star-studded party at Claridge’s.

Simon Cowell, Elizabeth Hurley and Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson all attended the fete, according to a report in OK! magazine.

Legend: The Dynasty icon was as glamorous ever, wrapping a black fur-lined jacket over an elegant white tunic with frilled sleeves

Legend: The Dynasty icon was as glamorous ever, wrapping a black fur-lined jacket over an elegant white tunic with frilled sleeves

On the career front Joan released a gossipy book of her diaries in 2020 and last year she starred in a BBC documentary about her life called This Is Joan Collins.

In a New York Times interview last year she decried the anti-men sentiment that she feels has grown since the Me Too movement.

‘Sadly, I think that now young men are suffering from being labeled toxically masculine, because of this rise of anti-maleness,’ she shared. 

Gentleman: Percy, cutting a dapper figure in a perfectly fitted midnight blue suit, was spotted gallantly helping his wife out of the car ahead of their date

Gentleman: Percy, cutting a dapper figure in a perfectly fitted midnight blue suit, was spotted gallantly helping his wife out of the car ahead of their date

Meanwhile she recalled that sexual misconduct ‘happened to girls all the time’ in showbiz when she was young. ‘A lot of the time, I would just laugh in their faces.’

As for whether the wrongdoing has continued to this day, she remarked: ‘I’m not having men making passes at me, so I don’t know. But I think probably.’

Although she told the newspaper her own Me Too experiences were ‘nasty memories that I don’t wish to relive,’ she included the details in her memoir Past Imperfect.

Details: Percy, the longest-lasting of her husbands, is more than 30 years younger than Joan, a gap she dismisses in interviews with the line: 'If he dies, he dies'

Details: Percy, the longest-lasting of her husbands, is more than 30 years younger than Joan, a gap she dismisses in interviews with the line: ‘If he dies, he dies’

The book had no shortage of darker moments such as when 20th Century Fox chief Darryl Zanuck attempted to force himself on her in a hotel hallway. 

‘I wondered how to get out of this without having to knee him in the groin,’ she wrote. ‘Luckily Dorothy Dandridge and a makeup man came walking down the corridor and I made my escape, vowing to keep out of Mr Z.’s way in the future.’ 

Joan was married at 18 to her first husband Maxwell Reed, an actor who spiked her drink and raped her on their first date and whom she eventually left after he tried to sell her for a night to an Arab sheikh for £10,000.

Her subsequent ex-husbands included Anthony Newley, with whom she had her daughter Tara and her son Sacha.

On the go: She joked to Jonathan Ross in 2020 that her marriage to Percy had run as long as the previous four marriages combined

On the go: She joked to Jonathan Ross in 2020 that her marriage to Percy had run as long as the previous four marriages combined

She also wed former Beatles manager Ron Kass, who fathered her daughter Katie, and ex-pop act Peter Holm, whom she dismissively refers to now as ‘the Swede.’

Joan recently remarked that of all her marriages ‘The only one I didn’t understand was the Swede. That was such a total mistake.’

Her marriage to Peter Holm also resulted in a temporary rift with Jackie, who despised him, but who mended fences with Joan upon their breakup.

When Joan threw a party celebrating the divorce, Jackie gave out t-shirts reading ‘Holm is not where the heart is,’ and ‘Holm-less.’ 

Now however Joan has found the right man – she joked to Jonathan Ross in 2020 that her marriage to Percy had run as long as the previous four marriages combined.

Throwback to 1983: Craig's also used to regularly welcome Joan's sister Jackie Collins, the bestselling 'bonkbuster' novelist who died in 2015 after a secret cancer battle

Throwback to 1983: Craig’s also used to regularly welcome Joan’s sister Jackie Collins, the bestselling ‘bonkbuster’ novelist who died in 2015 after a secret cancer battle

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