Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, DBE is an English actress, author and columnist. Born in London, Collins grew up during the Second World War. After making her stage debut in the Henrik Ibsen play A Doll's House at the age of nine, she trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She then signed an exclusive contract with the Rank Organisation and appeared in various British films.
Patsy Louise "Patricia" Neal was an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her film roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still , wealthy matron Emily Eustace Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany's , and the worn-out housekeeper Alma Brown in Hud , for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She featured as the matriarch in the television film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story ; her role as Olivia Walton was recast for the series it inspired, The Waltons.
Rene Marie Russo is an American actress, producer, and former model. Russo began her career in the 1970s as a fashion model appearing on several magazine covers including Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She made her film debut in the 1989 comedy film Major League. Later, Russo starred in a number of thrillers and action movies throughout the 1990s, including Mr. Destiny and One Good Cop . In the 1990s, she played Lorna Cole in Lethal Weapon 3 , In the Line of Fire , Outbreak , Get Shorty , Tin Cup , Ransom , Lethal Weapon 4 , The Thomas Crown Affair , and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle . After she starred in the family comedy Yours, Mine and Ours in 2005, she took a six-year break from acting.
Natalie Dormer is an English actress. Born and brought up in Berkshire, she was educated at Chiltern Edge Secondary School and Reading Blue Coat School, and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her first professional acting role was in the Shakespeare comedy The Comedy of Errors in 2003. She made her screen debut in Lasse Hallstrom's romantic film Casanova , followed by a small part in the dramedy Distant Shores . She received widespread praise for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors , and was nominated for two Gemini Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Drama Series.