Joan Collins reveals she wished she was a boy while going through puberty when she was 14


‘I hated the way my body was changing’: Joan Collins reveals she wanted to be a boy while going through puberty when she was 14

She has long been known as one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, dazzling her fans for over 70 years.

But Joan Collins has revealed she wanted to be a boy while going through puberty at the age of 14.

The 89-year-old actress admitted she “hated” the way her body was changing and was “rebellious” about wearing boys’ clothes.

Disclosure: Joan Collins revealed she wanted to be a boy while going through puberty when she was 14

Disclosure: Joan Collins revealed she wanted to be a boy while going through puberty when she was 14

Joan said Saga magazine: “I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing.

“I hated everything that was going on. So I rebelled and put on boy’s clothes. I wore corduroy and scraped my hair back. I even went to football matches with my father.

When asked if she changed her mind about being a boy, she said: “I think when I went on holiday to France when I was about 15,” she laughed: “When they found me!”

Displeased: Actress, 89, admits she 'hates' the way her body is changing and 'rebells' by wearing boy's clothes

Displeased: Actress, 89, admits she ‘hates’ the way her body is changing and ‘rebells’ by wearing boy’s clothes

Joan has since attracted the attention of many desirable men, including her husband Percy Gibson, 57, to whom she has been married for 20 years.

She was first married to 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.

The couple divorced after six years and she married her third husband Ron Kass in 1972. They welcomed daughter Katiana, 49, that year.

Joanne told Saga magazine: “I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing.”

The couple divorced in 1983 and Collins met her fourth husband, Scandinavian singer Peter Holm, at a party. They married in 1985 but separated just two years later in 1987.

Joan, who is due to celebrate her 90th birthday in just nine months, revealed she still thinks of herself as a 40-year-old.

The actress also claims that age is irrelevant as her focus is on how she “looks, feels and acts” and thinks asking a woman her age is “extremely rude”.

She told the publication: “My mother’s generation never did. But you know, people have been calling me an older woman since I was 38.

“I think it’s not age that matters, it’s how you look, feel and act.”

Joan made her stage 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 was cast as Alexis Colby in the soap opera Dynasty, which made her an international superstar and won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama in 1982.

Couple: Joan has since attracted the attention of many desirable men, including her husband Percy Gibson, 57, who she has been married to for 20 years

Couple: Joan has since attracted the attention of many desirable men, including her husband Percy Gibson, 57, who she has been married to for 20 years

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