Jackie Collins was born in 1939 in London to Joe Collins, an agent, and Elsa Collins, a former dancer. As a child Jackie was a playful girl, always interested in having a good time. In her early teens Jackie dropped out of school in England and was sent…more
Jackie's has said her hobbies are photography, soul music, and exploring exotic locations to write about in upcoming novels.
Jackie wrote and produced the 1992 miniseries Lady Boss.
Jackie was expelled from school at 15 after a fit of rebellious adolescence.
Jackie shares the same birthday October 4th with another famous novelist, Anne Rice.
As the titillating London-born author of Rock Star (1999), "Lucky/Chances" (1990) (mini-series) and "Hollywood Wives" (1985) (mini-series), the writer has had 400 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries.
Measurements: 38-28-38 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Jackie: I should be writing until I drop. I'll be a little old lady of 106. I never see myself stopping what I do because it's my passion.
Jackie: I have this theory that people in Hollywood don't read books, They read 'Vanity Fair' and then consider themselves terribly well read. I think I can basically write about anybody without getting caught.
Jackie: It was so funny to realize that all the cliches about Hollywood were true, There was the casting couch. There were these dirty old men who would say, 'Can you lift your skirt up a little higher, darling? We'd like to see your legs. How about dinner tonight?' So that's what I started to write about.
Jackie: I know I give people a lot of pleasure, I take them out of their lives. They have fun.
Jackie: If you want to be a writer, stop talking about it and sit down and write!
Jackie: I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down, the truth is much more bizarre.
Jackie: I'm an insider who can write like an outsider, about the inside.
Jackie: My weakness is wearing too much leopard print.
Jackie: I don't always wear black, sometimes I wear red and white! But I am not a great shopper, and I don't like to spend a lot of time prowling around the shops because if I did that I wouldn't have time to write!
Jackie: I love black panthers, I don't know why. They have just always been a fascination of mine.
Jackie: I live my life like a cool bachelor. I have a man for all seasons.
Jackie: My biggest critics have never read me.