The novelist Jackie Collins died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
British author who is known for her steamy romance novels, many of which have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. Many of her novels were adapted into films; she wrote the screenplays for a handful of these.
Her older sister, Joan Collins, became a successful actress and starred in such films as The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys! Jackie Collins was married twice–to Wallace Austin and Oscar Lerman– and gave birth to three children during the 1960s.
I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can’t put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.
I write synopses after the book is completed. I can’t write it beforehand, because I don’t know what the book’s about. I invent something for my publisher because he asks for one, but the final book ends up very differently.
Brittany Murphy… who knows if she’s going to be around. Kirsten Dunst, I think she’s really boring. Reese Witherspoon? She can open a movie.
Ideas are all around me. If I wasn’t interested in them myself, I don’t think anyone else would be either.
I really fall in love with my characters, even the bad ones. I love getting together with them. They tell me what to do; they take me on a wild and wonderful trip.