Joan Collins reveals she wanted to be 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’s long been known as one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, having dazzled 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 actress, 89, admitted she ‘hated’ the way her body was changing and ‘rebelled’ by wearing boy’s clothes. 

Opening up: Joan Collins has revealed she wanted to be a boy while going through puberty when she was 14-years-old

Opening up: Joan Collins has revealed she wanted to be a boy while going through puberty when she was 14-years-old

Joan told Saga Magazine: ‘I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing.

‘I hated everything that was happening. So I rebelled and wore boys clothes. I wore corduroys and scraped my hair back. I even went to football matches with my father.’

When asked about changing her mind about wanting to be a boy, she said: ‘I think when I went on holiday to France when I was around 15,’ she laughed: ‘When they discovered me!’ 

Not happy: The actress, 89, admitted she 'hated' the way her body was changing and 'rebelled' by wearing boy's clothes

Not happy: The actress, 89, admitted she ‘hated’ the way her body was changing and ‘rebelled’ by wearing boy’s clothes

Since then, Joan has caught the eye of many desirable men including her husband Percy Gibson, 57, who she has been married to for 20 years.

She was first married to late film star Maxwell Reed in 1952.

The star then went on to marry British pop star Anthony in 1963, with whom she shares two children, Tara and Alexander, now 58 and 56.

The couple divorced after six years, and she went on to marry her third husband Ron Kass in 1972. The two welcomed daughter Katyana, 49, that same year.

Joan told Saga Magazine: ‘I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing.'

Joan told Saga Magazine: ‘I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing.’

The pair were divorced in 1983, and Collins went on to meet her fourth husband, Scandinavian singer Peter Holm, at a party. They wed in 1985 but split just two years later in 1987.

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

The actress also claimed age is irrelevant since her focus lies with how she ‘looks, feels and behaves’ and believes asking a woman her age to be ‘tremendously rude’. 

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

‘I think what is important is not age, but how you look, feel and behave.’ 

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 to 20th Century Fox in 1955.

In 1981, she landed the role of Alexis Colby in the soap opera Dynasty, which made her an international superstar and brought her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama in 1982.

Couple: Since then, Joan has caught the eye of many desirable men including her husband Percy Gibson, 57, who she has been married to for 20 years

Couple: Since then, Joan has caught the eye of many desirable men including her husband Percy Gibson, 57, who she has been married to for 20 years

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