Dynasty meets Dallas! TV icons Joan Collins cozies up to Linda Gray


They were on the biggest TV shows in the 1980s as they competed for ratings.

But on Wednesday evening at the 60th anniversary of the Monte Carlo TV Festival, which was hosted by Albert II, Prince of Monaco, 86-year-old Joan Collins and 79-year-old Linda Gray looked like best friends.

The two posed side-by-side on the red carpet as they smiled away while wearing matching black outfits.

At one point the female icons even leaned into each other to whisper.

Linda had on a black tuxedo jacket over a black and silver top with slacks and a clutch purse.

Joan was in a black bolero jacket with rhinestone accents on the collar. Underneath the British star had on a satin dress with a flirty hemline. The actress’ earrings matched her collar.

Both women looked youthful with flattering makeup and chic short hairstyles.

Linda played Sue Ellen Ewing, the wife of Larry Hagman’s character J.R. on the CBS television drama series Dallas.

She was on the top-rated show from 1978 until 1989. 

Joan played Alexis Carrington on the incredibly popular series Dynasty from 1981 until 1989.

She redefined what it was to be a female villain as she tortured her ex-husband’s wife Crystal, played by Linda Evans.

Her ex was played by John Forsythe who was also the voice of Charlie on Charlie’s Angels.

Linda was not the only Dallas star at the posh event. Also there was Patrick Duffy who played Jr’s kindhearted brother Bobby Ewing.

Also at the event was Priscilla Presley.

She has had a very full life that includes being the wife of the late rock-n-roll icon Elvis Presley as well as mother to singer Lisa Marie Presley.

But she still manages to look very youthful at age 74, which she proved again on Wednesday evening.

The siren looked wrinkle free and showed off a slender figure.

The star had on a black dress with a low V-cut neckline that showed off her chest.

The sleeves were made of dainty black lace and there was a strap of fabric around her neck.

She added pointy black pumps and carried a matching clutch purse as she posed in front of the step-and-repeat backdrop.

Priscilla was married to Elvis from 1967 to 1973, and after his death in 1977, she went on to transform his homestead Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee into a mega-successful museum and tourist destination.

In the ’80s and ’90s, Priscilla enjoyed success as an actress, in the successful slapstick comedy movie franchise The Naked Gun, as well as on TV with a recurring role in the primetime soap opera Dallas.

The life of her late husband Elvis Presley is soon to become the basis of a biopic to be directed by Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann, and everyone has been speculating on who might get to play Priscilla.

Austin Butler has secured the role of the King himself, and Tom Hanks was first to sign on as Elvis’s longtime manager Tom Parker.

Singer Lana Del Rey has shown keen interest in being cast as Priscilla, but no deal has yet been set.

When asked by paparazzi what Priscilla thought of the possibility of Del Rey portraying her in the movie, she replied, ‘I like Lana!’   

Denise Richards was also at the event.

She was joined by her husband Aaron Phypers, who stuck with a more casual outfit with a gray–blue blazer, an untucked gray shirt and a weather pair of jeans.

Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jason Priestly looked virile with his lustrous gray suit and close-cropped salt-and-pepper beard.

His makeup artist wife Naomi Lowde-Priestley had on a black jumpsuit with baggy pant legs and a warm black shawl.

Titanic star Billy Zane looked stylish yet casual in a navy blue suit with a maroon turtleneck and a gray driving cap.

He was joined by actress Gabriella Wright, who wore a black jacket with intricate white patterns.

Sabrina The Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart wore a hypnotizing sheer dress adorned with black and white dots.

Actor George Hamilton was as tan as ever, and he stood out in a dark pinstriped suit with a silver tie.

Kelly Day looked classy in a double-breasted scarlet blazer, which matched her red leather handbag. 

The two looked happy as they held hands. 


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