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 Roles turned down by Joan Collins:

Cleopatra (1963)
Cast in the title role in 1958, but after so many delays before the film was ready to go, she was unavailable.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor

Doctor Dolittle
Joan Collins desperately wanted to co-star opposite then husband Anthony Newley in this big musical, but the studio preferred a younger actress.
Actor who got the part: Samantha Eggar

The Graduate
Joan Collins wanted to play Elaine Robinson.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Ross

The Little Mermaid
Lyricist Howard Ashman, a huge "Dynasty" fan, had Joan Collins in mind to voice Ursula, the sea witch.
Actor who got the part: Pat Carroll

Madison Avenue
Collins missed out on one of the starring roles.

Sons and Lovers
Twentieth Century-Fox had Collins under contract and wanted her for the role of Clara Dawes. Collins turned down this prestigious film at a time when Fox otherwise cast her in flops such as "Esther and the King" and "the Road to Hong Kong."
Actor who got the part: Mary Ure

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