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My fifth marriage is the best - Collins

Veteran star Joan Collins has said her most recent marriage - her fifth - is her "happiest and last".

The actress, made a Dame in the New Year's Honours, is about to celebrate her 13th wedding anniversary with her husband Percy.

She told Hello! Magazine: "It is my fifth marriage, and my happiest, and last. Percy is wonderful, he's my soulmate. That doesn't mean we don't bicker."

Percy (pictured), who shares several homes around the world with the 81-year-old, including houses in Los Angeles and London, said he enjoyed proving people who thought the couple wouldn't last wrong.

He said: "I've certainly never been happier and I hope that I make Joan happy because she definitely deserves that."

Former Dynasty star Collins, who played bitchy Alexis in the legendary US soap, said she had thought about having plastic surgery but was "too scared" to go under the knife.

She said: "I like my laugh lines - it would be crazy not to have any at my age - and luckily I have good cheekbones."

Collins also revealed she celebrated her recent New Year's honour with a raucous celebration, saying: "We took 14 of our closest friends to the Wolseley restaurant in London - and I have to make a public apology to the other diners there that night if our loud renditions of There's Nothing Like A Dame disturbed them."

Collins is set to star in a new US show, The Royals.