May 3, 2018
Joan was touted as Twentieth Century Fox's answer to Elizabeth Taylor-the other brunette beauty. She was put under contract but would never attain the top roles like Taylor. Her first film role came at age 19 and she continued with a steady acting career in film and television (Star Trek fans of the original series will remember her as Edith Keeler in the episode called “The City on the Edge of Forever” which aired in April, 1967. Kirk travels back in time and falls in love with Edith Keeler (Joan Collins), but in an interesting twist, Kirk realizes that in order to save his future, he must allow her to die.