JOAN COLLINS EDITION! - Entertainment Blog
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“Freethinking, sexy broad with a dirty mouth, who
pretty much does what she wants.”

Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee, Joan Collins, possesses a
star quality that circles the globe. In five decades, she has come to define
what it means to be a living legend. As an accomplished actor,
author, producer, humanitarian and entrepreneur, Joan Collins has built a
career that places her in the unrivaled ranks of international superstar and
icon. In recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the arts, culture and
charitable causes, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II honored Joan Collins
with an O.B.E. title in 1997, making her an Officer of the British Empire.

Joan Collins has appeared in more than 60 feature films and dozens of
television series, including creating the role of Alexis Carrington on
Dynasty, one of the most highly rated television dramas of all time. Her
novels and memoirs have sold over 50 million copies worldwide and
have been translated into 30 languages. She is a regular diarist for The
Spectator and a contributor to The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times
and Harper’s Bazaar. On stage, Joan Collins has performed on
Broadway, the West End, and in national tours in the UK and North
America. She is recognized world-round as a fashion maven of timeless
beauty, and is a brand ambassador and spokeswoman for top cosmetic,
health and beauty companies. On the humanitarian front, Joan Collins is
devoted to the well-being of women, children and families and regularly
lends her support and celebrity to causes that include finding a cure
breast cancer and empowering children with learning disabilities.
Ms. Collins is married to Theatrical Manager Percy Gibson, and they live
happily between their homes in Los Angeles, London, New York and the
South of France.

With a career that spans five decades, Joan Collins has worked with
some of the most recognizable figures in cinematic history, including:
Richard Burton (Sea Wife); Paul Newman (Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!);
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby (Road to Hong Kong); Bette Davis (The
Virgin Queen); Gregory Peck (The Bravados), James Mason and
Dorothy Dandridge (Island in the Sun); Robert Mitchum (Big Sleep),
Edward G. Robinson (Seven Thieves), Sir Nigel Hawthorne (The
Clandestine Marriage); and Kenneth Branagh (In the Bleak Midwinter).

Empire of the Ants

A heavenly paradise becomes a hellish nightmare when a toxic spill turns
harmless ants into gigantic rampaging monster insects.

The opening narration briefly introduces the viewer to the ant and its
behavior. It takes note how ants use pheromones to communicate, and
how they cause an obligatory response that must be obeyed. “But
humans don’t have to worry about that….” As the opening credits roll,
barrels of radioactive waste are being dumped off a boat into the ocean.
Eventually one of the barrels washes up on the shore and begins to leak a
silvery goo attractive to local ants.

Meanwhile, shady land developer Marilyn Fryser (Joan Collins) takes a
bunch of new clients to view some ‘beach-front property’ on a nearby
island. In reality the land is worthless, but the trip is cut short by the group
stumbling upon the lair of gigantic ants. The ants destroy their boat and
chase the group through the woods.