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Joan Collins reveals she wanted to be a boy when she hit puberty when she was 14

Long known as one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, she has been wowing 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 “rebelled” by wearing boys’ clothes.

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

“I hated everything that happened. So I rebelled and wore boy clothes. I wore cords and slicked my hair back. I even went to soccer games with my dad.”

When asked if she’d 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 spotted me!”

Since then, Joan has caught the eye of many desirable men, including her husband Percy Gibson, 57, of 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 58 and 56.

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

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 will celebrate her 90th birthday in just nine months – revealed she still considers herself 40.

The actress also claimed that age is irrelevant as her focus is on how she “looks, feels and acts” and that it’s “enormously rude” to ask a woman her age.

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 what’s important isn’t age, it’s how you look, feel and behave.”

Joan made her stage debut at the age of nine, was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, entered British film in 1951 and went to Hollywood in 1955 under a contract with 20th Century Fox.

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

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