Where are the cast of Dynasty now? As the soap gets set to return to TV screens its original stars are every bit as glamorous as they were in the '80s
- A reboot of the iconic '80s soap is returning to the US network The CW
- Joan Colins who played Alexis Carrington has been married five times
- Star Heather Locklear went on to marry two rockers
- Other stars continued their careers in soap operas in the US and UK
It was the most iconic TV shows of the '80s, epitomising a decade of power dressing, glamour and big hair.
Now, almost three decades after it ended, Dynasty is returning to screens for a reboot on the US network The CW.
The hit drama starred Dame Joan Collins alongside John Forsythe and ran for nine series between 1981 and 1989.
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The cast of the television programme Dynasty, which was one of the most iconic TV shows of the '80s
Dynasty followed the Carringtons - a one-percent oil rich family from Denver, Colorado, and their feuds with the similarly outrageously rich Colby clan.
Head of the dynasty was Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) who married secretary Krystle Jennings (Linda Evans). The rest of the immediate family was made up of Fallon, Blake's spoiled daughter and Steven, his gay son.
By the end of the first season and the introduction of Alexis Carrington, Blake's wicked, man-eating and vengeful ex-wife played superbly by Joan Collins.
Now FEMAIL takes a look at what the cast have been up to since the hit show was last on screen.
JOAN COLLINS: ALEXIS CARRINGTON
Five-times married Dame Joan, 83 started writing while playing the conniving Alexis and now has 18 books to her name.
And even in her ninth decade, the star is showing no signs of slowing down.
Dame Joan Collins pictured as Alexis Carrington in Dynasty in 1981, giving evidence at her former husband's trial
Earlier this year she made a cameo in the Absolutely Fabulous movie and has recurring roles as Crystal Hennessy-Vass in Benidorm and The Grand Duchess of Oxford in The Royals.
Cara Delevingne's godmother has her own cosmetic line Timeless Beauty, which is stocked by M&S and QVC.
And she's currently enjoying marital bliss with her fifth husband Percy Gibson, 51, who she wed in 2002 - her longest marriage to date.
Dame Joan is currently enjoying marital bliss with her fifth husband Percy Gibson, 51, (pictured) who she wed in 2002 - her longest marriage to date
JOHN JAMES: JEFF COLBY
James was one of the soap's stalwart's appearing in the first episode, Oil, and remaining on board until the final episode Catch 22 in 1989.
The father-of-two then went on to star in the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys, and has continued his acting career in soaps such as All My Children and As The World Turns.
James continues to act in films and his daughter Laura, 25, has followed in his footsteps.
She starred in Hello Ladies: The Movie alongside British comedian Stephen Merchant after winning America’s Next Top Model in 2012.
John James was one of the soap's stalwarts, starring as Jeff Colby from 1981 to 1989
John James went on to star in the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys after the show finished, and continued his career as a soap actor
EMMA SAMMS: FALLON FARRINGTON COLBY
The London-born actress, 56, starred in General Hospital before taking over the character of Fallon - originally played by Pamela Sue Martin - in the fifth season of Dynasty.
She's also no stranger to UK soaps, acting in Holby City and Doctors as well as playing a drug addict in the Bill.
In 2014 she tried her hand at reality TV, appearing on the gymnastics show tumble, but unfortunately she was the second contestant to be eliminated.
She co-founded the charity Starlight Children's Foundation in memory of her brother Jamie who died from aplastic anaemia at the age of nine, and this year she was awarded an MBE for her services to sick children.
London-born actress, 56, Emma Samms starred in General Hospital before taking over the character of Fallon - originally played by Pamela Sue Martin - in the fifth season of Dynasty
Emma Samms, pictured at the British Soap Awards in 2013, went on to play roles in Holby City, The Bill and Doctors after her stint in Dynasty
LINDA EVANS: KRYSTLE CARRINGTON
Linda, now 73, shot to fame as Krystle whose on-screen cat fights with her bitter rival Alexis, played by Joan Collins, became notorious.
After Dynasty she continued acting in TV mini series and movies before retiring in the late '90s.
The actress showed off her culinary skills in the UK edition of Hell's Kitchen with Marco Pierre White in 2009 and won the reality show.
She's also notorious for her youthful appearance, reportedly the result of cosmetic surgery.
Linda Evans shot to fame as Krystle whose on-screen cat fights with her bitter rival Alexis, played by Joan Collins, became notorious
Linda Evans, now 73, retired from acting in the late 90s but won the UK edition of Hell's Kitchen under Marco Pierre White in 2009
HEATHER LOCKLEAR: SAMMY JO CARRINGTON
Rock chick Heather, 55, has been married to Pamela Anderson's ex-husband Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, father of her daughter Ava who has just made her first forays into modelling.
In 2011 she became engaged to her co-star in Melrose Place - which she starred in after Dynasty - Jack Wagner, but they called things off after just three months.
The actress also starred in Spin City alongside and currently appears in the TLC political drama Too Close To Home.
Heather Locklear became a household name thanks to her role as Sammy Jo Carrington in Dynasty
The actress is now starring in the TLC's political drama Too Close To Home after roles in Spin City and Melrose Place
AL CORLEY: STEVEN CARRINGTON
The actor had a colourful life before starring in Dynasty, working as a doorman at the infamous Studio 54 in the '70s.
He quit the hit show at the end of the second season in 1982, complaining about his character's lack of fun and shifting sexual preferences.
Steven was one of the first gay main characters in a US TV show, but had relationships with both men and women throughout the series.
Al, now 60, went on to build a film career, appearing alongside Johnny Depp in Don Juan De Marco and turned his hand to producing and directing.
Al Corey played the Carringtons' son Steven who was one of the first gay main characters in a US TV series
Actor Al Corley, now 60, turned his hand to producing and directing after quitting Dynasty
GORDON THOMSON: ADAM CARRINGTON
The Canadian-born actor returned to his original soap career after Dynasty ended, starring in The Young And The Restless and Sunset Beach, as well as Beverley Hills 90210.
More recently he's had small film roles in Little Miss Sunshine and The Poseidon Adventure.
He was also a guest reported for ITV's Good Morning Britain, covering events such as Ascot and Wimbledon.
Canadian born soap star Gordon Thomson starred in Dynasty as Adam Carrington
Gordon, 71, was a showbiz reporter for ITV's Good Morning Britain as well as continuing his soap career
STEPHANIE BEACHAM: SABLE COLBY
She only starred in Dynasty for a year, but her appearance in the show helped to seal British-born Stephanie's fame.
In the UK, she's become something of a national treasure, starring in Bad Girls and Coronation Street.
She only starred in Dynasty for a year as Sable Colby, but Stephanie Beacham was one of the show's most popular characters
Currently, the 69-year-old is playing the role of Princess Anne in the touring production, A Princess Undone.
In 1973 Beacham married and had two daughters with actor and writer John McEnery, but they divorced six years later.
Last year she announced she was engaged to fiance Bernie Greenwood and recently starred in the BBC sitcom Boomers with Alison Steadman.
Stephanie Beacham, 69, continues to act and has appeared in Coronation Street and Boomers
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