Dame Joan Collins joined show business royalty as Elizabeth Hurley, Sarah Ferguson and Simon Cowell arrived for a star-studded celebration of the acting legend’s 88th and 20th wedding anniversary.
The stars were in effect on Thursday night when Dame Joan Collins celebrated her landmark 88th and 20th wedding anniversary in unison at London’s Claridge’s Hotel.
The legendary actress was surrounded by industry friends – and at least one old enemy – while hosting an event with husband Percy Gibson at an exclusive Mayfair address.
Among those in attendance were Sarah, Duchess of York, X Factor creator Simon Cowell, his glamorous fiancee Lauren Silverman, actress Elizabeth Hurley and her model son Damian.
Liz, 56, looked stunning in a plunging red dress that completely exposed her cleavage as mother and son stepped inside.
Side by side: Elizabeth Hurley and son Damian (left) were joined by Simon Cowell and fiancee Lauren Silverman (right) on Thursday night as they helped Dame Joan Collins celebrate her 88th birthday with a host of celebrity friends in London.
Damian, 19, ensuring he gets his fair share of attention, looked dapper in a black tuxedo and matching trousers.
The young model completed his look with a white vest, shirt and bow tie, helping Joan celebrate her special day.
Earlier in the day, the iconic British actress celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary with husband Percy Gibson and hinted that the secret to marital happiness was having ‘private bathrooms’.
Here they are: The actress arrived in Mayfair at Claridge’s on the arm of her look-alike son Damian ahead of an event held to celebrate Joan’s legendary milestone.
Hand in hand: Lauren and Simon greeted the audience before entering the hall on Thursday evening.
The acting legend married handsome producer and fifth husband Percy, 56, on February 17, 2002.
On Thursday, Joan, who is 32 years older than Percy, told fans how happy they are after two decades of being together.
Posting a memoir of their big day, Joan wrote: “20 years ago #ahabbie and I tied the knot today and have been happily married ever since our #20th anniversary #together #happymarriage.
She then added with a laughing emoji, “#separatebathrooms.”
Joan and Percy received compliments from friends including Paul O’Grady and hat designer Philip Tracy.
Royal Touch: Sarah, Duchess of York was spotted in Claridge to celebrate Dame Joan’s birthday.
Love: Dame Joan also celebrated her twentieth wedding anniversary with husband Percy Gibson on the same day, and she hinted that the secret to marital happiness lies in having “private bathrooms.”
Cute: They met during a theater production and at the time Joan admitted she initially “didn’t want to get married again” but then changed her mind (pictured on Valentine’s Day)
Earlier this week, they hosted a pre-holiday party with former Bond girl Susie Wanner.
They met during a stage play and at the time Joan admitted that she initially “didn’t want to get married again” but changed her mind after they became close friends and insisted that her current marriage was “forever”.
It comes after the screen legend revealed she felt “in jail” during the UK lockdown.
Group outing: Earlier this week, they celebrated an anniversary party with former Bond girl Susie Wanner.
She spent the first months of the coronavirus pandemic in London, but as soon as international travel was allowed, she moved to France with her husband Percy Gibson because she felt very frustrated.
She said: “Most of the time I was in London. But after a three-month period from March 2020, I left for the south of France, since I have a house there.
“It was difficult for me in London because I felt like I was in prison, not knowing when I would get out.”
Iconic couple: Dame Joan and Percy are pictured together in 2001 just after the announcement that they were going to be married in a ceremony in London.
Joan spent a “ridiculous” amount of time watching TV and admitted that she gained weight because she had nothing to do but eat and drink.
She said, “Of course I was [in tracksuits] weren’t we all? I scored about half the stone. I ate as much as I could, because other than drinking bottles of wine and lapping up chocolates, what else was there to do?
“I also watched endless TV – it was funny. I once watched nine o’clock.
“I watched the morning programs and read all the newspapers, so I didn’t have time before lunch.”
Falling in love: This comes after Joan revealed that she moved to France with her husband Percy during the pandemic because she felt very upset.