Dynasty: where are they now?

15/10/2015TV

Dynasty was one of those shows that really made us fall in love with telly in the 80s. Unlike British soaps, the characters were larger than life, and their mishaps and adventures often left us totally boggle-eyed! But where are those beloved characters now? Well… 

 

 

 

Linda Evans - Krystle Carrington 

Krystle was Blake Carrington's dutiful and angelic wife

Krystle was Blake Carrington's dutiful and angelic wife, desperate to keep up appearances. When she wasn't brawling in ornamental ponds with Blake's ex Alexis Colby that is...

Linda Evans - now 

Linda retired from acting after Dynasty and now runs fitness centres

Linda retired from acting after Dynasty and now runs fitness centres. She also won Hell’s Kitchen one time! Linda continues to appear in adverts for beauty products and often writes about health and beauty.

Joan Collins - Alexis 

Joan Collins was perfectly cast as the ultra-glam Alexis

Joan Collins was perfectly cast as the ultra-glam Alexis. The sexy businesswoman was determined to ruin ex Blake's life, marrying his enemy, Cecil Colby. The minx!

Joan Collins - now 

Now 75-years old, Joan's been a regular on TV, in films and on stage

Now 75-years old, Joan's been a regular on TV, in films and on stage. She's written numerous books, hosted Have I Got News For You, and married a man 32-years her junior. Joan, we salute you.

Emma Samms - Fallon Colby 

The second actress to play the rather simple Fallon

The second actress to play the rather simple Fallon, Samms also appeared as the character in spin off The Colbys, where she was famously abducted by aliens. Dynasty and aliens? Yes please. 

Emma Samms - now 

Emma has appeared in General Hospital, Doctors and Holby City

Evidently drawn to medical dramas, Emma has appeared in General Hospital, Doctors and Holby City. Most recently she took part in the reality show Celebrity Scissorhands. 

Heather Locklear - Sammy Jo Carrington 

She had a series of toxic relationships

Krystle's niece Sammy Jo was involved with Blake's son Steven. She had a series of toxic relationships, including an engagement to Jeff Colby which led to a catfight with Fallon. Meow!

Heather Locklear - now 

Once a big star in Melrose Place and Spin City, the last decade hasn't been good for Heather

Once a big star in Melrose Place and Spin City, the last decade hasn't been good for Heather. She's been arrested for erratic driving and had an all-round terrible time of it. But things are looking up! She’s now a regular on shows like Hot in Cleveland and Franklin & Bash. Keep it up Heather. 

John James - Jeff Colby 

Puppy-eyed Jeff spent most of his time in Dynasty divorcing then remarrying Blake's daughter Fallon

Puppy-eyed Jeff spent most of his time in Dynasty divorcing then remarrying Blake's daughter Fallon. He also had to contend with other dramas, such as the kidnap of his son, Little Blake.

John James - now 

He's married to a former Miss Australia contender and is father to two kids

James appeared in The Colbys before starring in US soaps All My Children and As The World Turns. He's married to a former Miss Australia contender and is father to two kids. Good work Johnny. 

Stephanie Beacham - Sable Colby 

Sable was the first cousin of Alexis, but blood wasn't thicker than water...

Sable was the first cousin of Alexis, but blood wasn't thicker than water... She helped Blake after Krystle was carted off and became one of Alexis' biggest enemies. Cue catfights a plenty.

Stephanie Beacham - now 

Beacham's been in TV shows such as Beverly Hills 90210, Bad Girls, and most recently Coronation Street

Beacham's been in TV shows such as Beverly Hills 90210, Bad Girls, and most recently Coronation Street, where she seduced Ken Barlow (better you than us, Steph). She also took part in Strictly Come Dancing, but she wasn’t in the game for long.

Catherine Oxenburg - Amanda Carrington 

Amanda seduced her mum Alexis' fiancé and then married Prince Michael of Moldavia

Amanda seduced her mum Alexis' fiancé and then married Prince Michael of Moldavia. During their wedding terrorists shot all the guests in one of the most bizarre (and exciting) soap storylines ever.

Catherine Oxenburg - now 

Oxenburg had a few minor TV roles after Dynasty

Oxenburg had a few minor TV roles after Dynasty, and the last time we saw her was in the reality show I Married a Princess. Why? Because she’s the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Oxenberg. That’s why!

John Forsythe - Blake Carrington 

Oil tycoon Blake was the only character to appear in every episode of the famous soap

Oil tycoon Blake was the only character to appear in every episode of the famous soap. Ruthless Blake was involved with all manner of dirty deeds, including arson and murder. The dastardly devil. 

John Forsythe - now 

After Dynasty he reprised his role in the Charlie's Angels movie franchise

Forsythe had already had a successful career before Dynasty, (he played Charles Townsend in Charlie's Angels). After Dynasty he reprised his role in the Charlie's Angels movie franchise.

Michael Nader - Dex Dexter 

Dex Dexter was Alexis' third husband

Dex Dexter was Alexis' third husband, and a real match for the fiery lady. Mind you, that didn't stop him being seduced by anything that batted their eyelashes in his direction. What a cad.

Michael Nader - now 

Nader stayed in soap with a role in All My Children

Nader stayed in soap with a role in All My Children. He was later sacked for drug possession and went to rehab. Most recently (and somewhat ironically) he's been in a few episodes of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

Michael Praed - Prince Michael of Moldavia 

Despite not being all that compatible, Prince Michael married Amanda Carrington

Despite not being all that compatible, Prince Michael married Amanda Carrington. The ceremony was interrupted by terrorists who gunned down most of the guests – presumably because there wasn’t enough wedding cake to go around. Well you can’t please everyone!

Michael Praed - now 

Prince Mike is best known for his role as Robin in TV's excellent Robin of Sherwood

Prince Mike is best known for his role as Robin in TV's excellent Robin of Sherwood. Since then he's narrated the documentary show Timewatch and appeared in numerous theatre shows.

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