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Joan Collins as a pretend Cleopatra from a guest spot on FANTASY ISLAND. In the episode, Joan's fantasy is to go back in time when Cleopatra ruled Egypt. In the story, she's used as a substitute for the real Cleopatra (who's in a dungeon) to seduce Mark Anthony (Ron Ely) and keep him company (sorta a twist on TWO NIGHTS WITH CLEOPATRA with Sophia Loren). Oddly enough, Joan was mentioned as a potential replacement of Elizabeth Taylor for CLEOPATRA when Taylor became ill and delayed…

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from W Magazine

Cleopatra: A Life

Will the Real Cleopatra Please Stand Up?

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from Empowering Women Now

10 Facts About Cleopatra That Nobody Really Knows

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