Dame Joan Collins opted for a leopard print bikini instead of a cozy onesie for her Christmas Day wardrobe!
The actress, 89, shared some candid snaps of how she spent the festive season while out in sunny L.A, alongside her younger husband, Percy Gibson, 57.
In one of the snaps, the Dynasty star poses in a turquoise swimming pool, with her perfectly manicured hands placed over expensive Spanish tiles. Wearing a pair of dark sunglasses, statement gold jewellery and with her brunette tresses piled up on top of her head, the legendary star looks decades younger than 89.
A similar photo shows Percy in the pool with her. The couple have been married for twenty years, tying the knot just two months after meeting at a theatre production. He’s her fourth husband, and stepdad to her three adult kids daughters Tara and Katyana, and son Alexander.
Another photo showed her sat on a plump sofa upon a zebra print rug with a matching pillow, surrounded by gifts. Wearing her specs and a nightie, she peered into a gift bag with red paper poking out of the top. Alongside her was a box of Christmas crackers – a rarity in the US.
Thankfully there were crackers on table when she visited her friends for Christmas lunch, too. The photo she shared revealed that she opted for a traditional festive look of a tartan skirt and white blouse, and she raised a toast to the camera.
Joan captioned the pictures: “Had a terrific #christmasday – 82F in #beverlyhills so was able to #swim and then a wonderful #lunch at the Bricusse’s.”
Before Christmas, the Alexis Carrington star shared a photo of herself with her nieces, Tiffany, Rory and Tracy, and their spouses. Their mum was novelist Jackie who sadly passed away in 2015.
Over the years, Dame Joan has often mused about how she stays looking young and supple – and it’s definitely not because of the odd sneaky nip and tuck.
She once said: “Botox, I think, is poison, I would never put it into my face, and I’m needle-phobic. I spend a lot of time keeping my face out of the sun and taking care of my skin and wearing make-up.
“I have girlfriends who’ve had Botox and been left with lumps in their faces. And the lips, don’t even get me started.”
She also believes that by the age for forty, “you get the face you deserve”.