Then & Now: The Cast Of "Dynasty"

In honor of the show's 35th anniversary, take a look back at the cast's amazing '80s glamour shots.

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In honor of the show's 35th anniversary, take a look back at the cast's amazing '80s glamour shots.

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Joan Collins

' portrayal of Blake Carrington's cunning ex-wife, Alexis Carrington Colby — and later, Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan — shook up the second season of "Dynasty" and helped make the show a success. After the show ended in 1989, Collins continued to work steadily as an actress, while also establishing herself as a successful author. Most recently, she guest starred on "The Royals," as The Grand Duchess Alexandra of Oxford.

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Linda Evans

starred as Blake Carrington's secretary-turned-wife, Krystle Carrington, on all nine soapy seasons of "Dynasty". She was nominated for the Best Actress in a TV Drama Golden Globe five times, winning in 1982 in a tie with Barbara Bel Geddes, who starred on "Dallas". After "Dynasty" wrapped, Evans appeared in a few TV movies, but hasn't acted in any shows or movies since 1997. She did, however, walk in the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection fashion show in 2012.

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Pamela Sue Martin

portrayed Fallon Carrington Colby — the eldest daughter of Blake and Alexis — from 1981 to 1984, before choosing to leave the show after the fourth season. Her character was later played by Emma Samms. Martin has appeared in a few TV shows since "Dynasty," but never recaptured the popularity of that series.

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Al Corley

Al Corley appeared as Steven Carrington, Alexis and Blake's third son in the first two seasons of "Dynasty," but was for publicly bad mouthing the series. His role was recast, and Steven's changed appearance was attributed to plastic surgery. Corley reprised his role in the 1991 TV movie "Dynasty: The Reunion". He has continued to act steadily since then, but never found another role quite as noteworthy as Steven Carrington.

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Heather Locklear

starred as Sammy Jo Dean Carrington, the niece of Krystle Carrington, starting in the second season of Dynasty. Her character married Steven Carrington, despite his contested sexuality, and appeared in the show until its last season. Locklear went on to have a successful acting career with starring roles on shows including, "Melrose Place," "TJ Hooker, and most recently, "Franklin & Bash."

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Catherine Oxenberg

appeared on "Dynasty" as Amanda Bedford Carrington — the secret daughter of Alexis and Blake — from 1984 to1986, before the role was recast. Oxenberg won for her role in the show. She went on to make guest appearances on several shows, including "Baywatch," and star in numerous made-for-TV movies.

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John James

starred as Jeff Colby, a member of the Carrington's rival family, for the entirety of the show's run. His character marries Fallon Carrington, despite the fact that her mother is his stepmother. After wrapping "Dynasty," James went on to star in several other soaps, including "All My Children" and "As The World Turns".

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Pamela Bellwood

portrayed Claudia Barrows Blaisdel Carrington, the frequent mental institution patient, friend of Krystle Carrington, and eventual wife of Steven Carrington, from 1981 until 1986. After her Dynasty run ended, she went on to guest star on several other series, including Murder She Wrote, The Twilight Zone, and Criminal Minds.

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Gordon Thomson

starred as Adam Carrington, the first born child of Alexis and Blake who was kidnapped as an infant and raised by another family. After he learns his true identity as an adult, Adam returns to his family home to stake his claim to the family dynasty. Thomson went on to appear in several other soaps as well, including Passions and Days Of Our Lives. His most recent show, Winterthorne, is currently in pre-production.

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John Forsythe

After spending the 1970s starring on Charlie's Angels, became the head of "Dynasty"'s dynasty: Blake Carrington, the oil tycoon at the center of it all. Forsythe stayed with the show for all nine seasons of dastardly drama, and reprised his character in the TV movie reunion in 1991. After retiring the Carrington character, he appeared in a number of other shows and movies, even lending his voice to the Charlie's Angels movies in the early 2000s. Forsythe .

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