Happy birthday Joan! The British actress, author and columnist turns 80 today, May 23, 2013.

Best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," she started her film career at the age of 22. In the 1950s, she was seen in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!. She starred in two films based on her younger sister's bestselling novels in the late 1970s.

After the soap opera ended, she decided to enter the world of writing along with her sister, publishing Prime Time in 1988. She has published many books in a variety of genres, and continues to perform in film and on the stage.

Joan Collins' career has spanned 6 decades, and her time in the spotlight has allowed her to wear some of the most eye-catching and adventurous clothing. Embracing the trends of each decade, there's plenty of big shoulders, voluminous hair and bold colors in Joan's style.

Click through to see her style transformation.