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See inside Dame Joan Collins' plush Manhattan pied-a-terre

The New York apartment has gone on sale for $2.1m

Joan Collins house
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Legendary British actress Joan Collins has put her Manhattan pied-a-terre up for sale for almost $2.1 million.

The iconic actress and former star of Dynasty has decided to let go of her chic apartment, which is almost as glamorous as she is.

Joan’s New York apartment in the Dorchester in Midtown Manhattan is a combination of three units just a few blocks from Central Park.

Joan Collins house

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She bought the three-bedroom, three-bathroom property with her fifth husband, film-producer Percy Gibson,  when they were first married in 2002. Though they put it on the market a couple of times, had offers and then took it off, for a while they thought they might get back to New York more often. However since that has not come to pass, they have taken the plunge for good this time.  

Joan Collins house

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Open, airy and sunny with its many windows, one of Joan’s favorite things about the apartment is its 16 closets.  Built in 1957, there are two master suites in separate wings and a third guest bedroom.

Joan Collins house

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One of the bedrooms is currently set up as a home office, and the light-infused open plan living room and dining room is the perfect entertaining space. It's believed Joan hosted many a party in the apartment, inviting singers like Neil Sedaka, who would entertain her guests.

Joan Collins house

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Joan’s father was a talent agent managing the likes of Tom Jones and The Beatles, and Joan started her acting career from a young age, carrying out formal training at age 16 at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Joan Collins house

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The star is most famous for her role as Alexis Carrington Colby in Dynasty, which ran for nine years and was the top-rated television show in the US in 1985. More recently, she starred in The Royals and American Horror Story. In 2015, The Queen named Joan a dame, the female equivalent of a knight, in recognition of her charitable work. 

Where does Joan Collins live now?

Joan Collins has been living in London but summers at her home in Saint-Tropez in the South of France, where she spends time on her yacht kept in the harbour below. The actress also owns an apartment in LA.

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Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.