Jackie Collins

Sex sells and no one knew this fact better than Jackie Collins, a master storyteller who built an empire from the sexual exploits and political scandals of the rich and famous. Collins - who wrote more than 25 novels ... Read more »
Born: 10/04/1937 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (22)

Suburgatory 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jackie Collins' Hollywood 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

RuPaul's Drag Race 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jackie Collins Presents 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Host

Sexiest Moments in Film 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Secret Movie Rules 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Girlfriends 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tracey Ullman's Visible Panty Lines 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Harold Robbins: Fact, Fantasy and Fiction 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Jacqueline Susann: The Writing Machine 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Joan Collins: A Personal Dynasty 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

People's 20th Birthday 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

To Tell the Truth 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

All at Sea 1957 (Movie)

June (Actor)

Intent to Kill 1957 (Movie)

Carol Freedman (Actor)

The Safecracker 1957 (Movie)

Fenwright's Secretary (Actor)

Jackie's Back! (TV Show)

Actor

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (TV Show)

Herself
Writer (9)

Paris Connections 2010 (Movie)

(from novel: "L.A. Connections") (Source Material)

Paris Connections 2010 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Yesterday's Hero 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bitch 1979 (Movie)

(From Story)

The World Is Full of Married Men 1978 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The World Is Full of Married Men 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Stud 1977 (Movie)

("The Stud") (Source Material (from novel))

The Stud 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (5)

Paris Connections 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jackie Collins Presents 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jackie Collins' Hollywood Wives: The Next Generation 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jackie Collins' "Lady Boss" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jackie Collins' "Lucky/Chances" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (2)

Misplaced 1990 (Movie)

("Feel the Fire") (Song Performer)

Misplaced 1990 (Movie)

("Feel the Fire") (Song)

Biography

Sex sells and no one knew this fact better than Jackie Collins, a master storyteller who built an empire from the sexual exploits and political scandals of the rich and famous. Collins - who wrote more than 25 novels, all of which landed on The New York Times bestsellers list - ultimately sold more than 400 million copies worldwide. With her devout following lapping up one racy novel after another, Collins provided readers with an unapologetic and intimate look at the glamorous yet sordid lives of Hollywood powerbrokers, their spouses, and mistresses in tell-alls like Hollywood Wives (1983) - her most successful novel and one of the highest ranking miniseries of the 1980s - and its sequels like Hollywood Kids (1994) and Hollywood Divorces (2003). Like her heroines who bed-hopped their way to fame and fortune, Collins herself was linked to high-profile celebrities like Marlon Brando, whom she dated when she was only 15, Warren Beatty, and many others who likely provided source material for her books. The younger sister to actress/diva Joan Collins, the author released another saucy read titled Poor Little Bitch Girl, a nod to Hollywood tarts who were "famous for being famous." Throughout her long career, Collins earned her share of critics who admonished her work - calling it trashy, immoral and depraved - yet the millions of readers she kept up at night provided concrete proof that she remained one of the literary world's most successful novelists.

Relationships

Wallas Austin

Husband
Married in 1959 Divorced in 1963

Joan Collins Actor

Sister
Born May 23, 1933 Starred on the ABC drama series "Dynasty" Starred in the film "The Bitch," which was adapted from her sister Jackie's 1969 novel of the same name

Oscar S Lerman Actor

Husband
Married June 15, 1966 until March 2, 1992 (his death)

Milestones

2010

Penned her 27th novel "Poor Little Bitch Girl," reportedly inspired by troubled starlets such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan

2009

Candidly spoke about sleeping with John Lennon at the height of Beatle-mania during a guest appearance on "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" (Bravo)

2004

Produced the documentary "Jackie Collins Presents" for E!

2003

Wrote and produced the CBS TV-movie "Hollywood Wives: The Next Generation," starring Farrah Fawcett, Melissa Gilbert, and Robin Givens

1992

Wrote the NBC TV-movie "Lady Boss," starring Kim Delaney; based on her 1990 novel Lady Boss

1990

Wrote and produced the NBC miniseries "Lucky Chances" based on her bestselling novels Chances and Lucky (1985); starred Nicollette Sheridan and Sandra Bullock

1983

Penned her ninth and most successful novel Hollywood Wives; adapted into an ABC miniseries in 1985, starring Candice Bergen and Joanna Cassidy

1981

Introduced readers to her famous heroine Lucky Santangelo in the novel Chances

1970

Wrote first novel set in the U.S., Sunday Simmons & Charlie Brick

1968

Wrote the novel The Bitch, which was adapted into the 1979 film of the same name that starred her sister Joan Collins

1968

Published her debut novel The World is Full of Married Men

1965

Received last acting credit with an appearance on the BBC drama "Compact"

1955

Landed a featured role on an episode of the British anthology series "ITV Play of the Week"

1949

Acting debut on ABC/NBC program "Kraft Theatre"

Began writing when she was a teenager, copying dirty limericks into her diary and charging classmates to read them

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