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Joan Collins wins her case against Husband No. 4

Dabbing tears from her eyes, Joan Collins was the perfect picture of the wronged woman. "I never met a man yet who was able to take care of me," she said sadly. "I've been taken advantage of by men since I was 20." Then, staring across the courtroom at her estranged husband, she added, "Men have a tendency to change when they get married." Collins was not rehearsing Dynasty, but the lines she spoke last week sounded as if they came from a soap opera -- The Bold and the Beautiful, perhaps.

The beautiful was, of course, Collins, who at 54...