Joan has guest starred in some of the most popular TV series, such as STAR TREK, STARSKY & HUTCH, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, LOVE BOAT, THE PERSUADERS, SPACE 1999, BATMAN, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., POLICEWOMAN, BARETTA, THE NANNY, WILL & GRACE, ROSEANNE, FOOTBALLERS WIVES, HOTEL BABYLON, BENIDORM, MISS MARPLE and HAWAII FIVE-O. She appears regularly on E! in their first scripted series THE ROYALS as the Grand Duchess of Oxford.
She produced and starred in SINS, a six-hour mini-series for television that topped the ratings in the US. Following its huge success Joan also produced and starred in MONTE CARLO, a four-hour mini-series with George Hamilton.
Joan is internationally renowned for her role of Alexis Carrington Colby in DYNASTY, one of the most highly rated evening TV dramas of all time. For eight years, viewers were treated to a weekly dose of Alexis’ elaborate schemes for power, money and love, during the course of which Joan created one of televisions most popular characters, and etched a place for herself in Hollywood history. DYNASTY continues to be aired worldwide. In 1997, Joan was reunited with Aaron Spelling and guest-starred in several episodes of his nighttime drama PACIFIC PALISADES and in 2006, she reunited with the cast of DYNASTY in CAVIAR AND CATFIGHTS: THE DYNASTY REUNION. She has also been consistently voted one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Women” by Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, TV Guide and many other of the worlds’ most prestigious magazines.
In 2018 Joan starred in the cult TV hit, AMERICAN HORROR STORY playing Bubbles McGee.