18 FEBRUARY 2008

As she hit the shops in Beverly Hills at the weekend, grand dame of glamour Joan Collins traded in her usual high octane elegance for a decidedly more casual look. The former Dynasty star turned heads as she stepped out in a cowboy hat and leather jacket.

And like any Hollywood star the London-born actress - who celebrates her 75th birthday in May - finished off the ensemble with outsize sunglasses, a large handbag, and a million-dollar smile.

It seems Joan's new rodeo-inspired look is a nod to her latest film role and not a change in sartorial direction, though. She's reportedly just signed up to play the leading lady in thriller flick Cowboy's For Christ - the sequel to writer and director Robin Hardy's 1973 movie Wicker Man.

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The actress, who usually grabs attention with her glamorous outfits, took a different tack this weekend as she went shopping in a cowboy hatPhoto: © Rex Click on photo to enlarge
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