Lunch Break Video: The battles of “Dynasty” divas Dominique Deveraux and Alexis Carrington Colby
Dynasty was such a guilty pleasure when I was in college.
We’d all gather in the TV room of Zura Hall and just lap up all the goings-on with Blake Carrington (John Forsythe), his sweet wife Krystal (Linda Evans), his sometimes gay son Steven (Al Corley then Jack Coleman), his tumultuous daughter Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin then Emma Samms) his long-lost son Adam (Gordon Thompson), his long-lost daughter Amanda (Catherine Oxenberg then Karen Cellini) and his tacky former daughter-in-law Sammy Jo (Heather Locklear).
But, let’s face it, the best part about Dynsasty was the glamour and no two cast members had more of it than Joan Collins as evil bitch Alexis Carrington Colby and the great Diahann Carroll as good bitch Dominique Deveraux.
These women hated each other almost as much as Alexis and Krystal and that led to some really juicy confrontations that often involved Alexis getting slapped across the face. Alexis was so loathsome that I kinda feel like Dominique was slapping her for all of us!
Enjoy the bitchfest!
The first meeting between the two glamour queens was icy – and delicious! I love Dominique’s line about the caviar.
This is another terrific confrontation which culminates with the line: “Alexis, I didn’t thank you for your present.” SLAP!
And finally, a real brawl! Dominique snarls: “Retract this or I’ll cram it down your throat!” SLAP! This time Alexis fights back!