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By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

Certainly there are dozens of over-50 actresses who look great: Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon, Ursula Andress, Stefanie Powers, Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, Joanna Lumley, Linda Gray - the list is endless, and these are just the actresses! I have many friends in their 60s, 70s and 80s, not in the limelight, but who all look absolutely stunning.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

My grandmother spoiled my father rotten and he grew up expecting women to do whatever he wanted. When he married my beautiful mother, Elsa, he expected her to give up her career as a champion ballroom dancer and become a good wife and mother, which she dutifully did.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I'm older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Collins

When I was at school, I was terrible at algebra and arithmetic, but I was always the best at English and literature. And acting, of course.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I don't believe in vitamin pills. I swear by men, darling-and as many as possible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

Life is a predator: you have to eat it before it eats you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

Jennifer Aniston is cute, but I wouldn't call her beautiful. I think that is why Cheryl Cole is so popular, because she is just so pretty and the public are starved of gorgeous people. When I was young, everybody on screen was gorgeous.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I don't seek to be in the tabloids but I suppose sometimes I go out and I'm wearing something and they take a picture and it's in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

Hair, in fact, is probably the bane of most women's lives.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

I've made no secret of the fact that I often wear wigs and have in fact launched my own Dynasty range, named after various characters. I find this saves a ton of time - as well as my own hair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I never thought I was particularly good looking. But when I see old photographs, I realise that I was. I do wish I had known that at the time because beauty is power. I didn't realise how lucky I was to be young, beautiful and in Hollywood. It didn't hit me. Every day I woke up, went to the film studio and just got on with it.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joan Collins

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you someone who has never achieved much.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I'm a fiend for costume jewellery and have countless pairs of rhinestone or diamante earrings, which are so flattering when they catch the light. I love the designers Alexis Bittar and Kenneth Jay Lane, and I always go to jewellers Butler & Wilson.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I never think about age. I believe your age is totally how you feel. I've seen women of thirty-five who are old and people of seventy-five who are young. As long as I look after myself physically, mentally and emotionally, I'll stay young.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I can't think of anything I would rather not - rather do than get up and not do anything. I have to do something. Whether it is painting, writing, acting, shopping, going to the gym, being with friends, going out - I just am a very active person. I have a lot of friends and I travel a lot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

According to my sister Jackie, most men stray. And sex doesn't mean anything to most men. But I wouldn't date a man who slept around. Absolutely not, I've divorced people for that

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I am a fan of marriage and a fan of being committed to the right person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

If I hear the word 'retire,' it makes me want to throw up. And then do what? Sit around all day watching television?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Collins

The sad truth is that most of my husbands turned out to be convincing liars.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I have the absolute utmost respect for soap opera actors now. They work harder than any actor I know in any other medium. And they don't get very much approbation for it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

I think health is another exceedingly important thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I - but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17. So there wasn't much time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

I used to go over to Gene Kelly's house and play volleyball, and Paul Newman and Marlon Brando were always there. You kind of took it for granted because I was 20, 21, 22, and they were a bit older - well, Gene certainly was. But it was just part of daily living. They were in the same profession, and you didn't think that much about it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

I think it has something to do with being British. We don't take ourselves as seriously as some other countries do. I think a lot of people take themselves far too seriously; I find that a very tedious attitude.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Collins

We live in a quick-fix society where we need instant gratification for everything. Too fat? Get lipo-sucked. Stringy hair? Glue on extensions. Wrinkles and lines? Head to the beauty shop for a pot of the latest miracle skin stuff. It's all a beautiful £1 billion con foisted upon insecure women by canny cosmetic conglomerates.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

I've always maintained that there is a very fine line between a daring, sexy older woman and mutton dressed as lamb.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

I was thinking, who of the English actresses in the last 30 or 40 years have achieved as much as I have?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

My mother use to call me 'Miss Perpetual Motion' because I rarely keep still.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I mean, I'm a war baby, and we had rationing, and we didn't have sugar and sweets, which is very good for you in actual fact. Because when we had a piece of fruit, we'd gulp it down. It was just great.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I'm a woman for all seasons. I mix 'n' match, do designer and high street - keep all my good pieces. I design all my evening and cocktail dresses most of the time as I dislike what is out there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I have girlfriends who've had Botox and been left with lumps in their faces. And the lips, don't even get me started.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Collins

Well, it is quite daunting, but I made my first appearance on the stage when I was nine, because I went to a theatrical school, because I wanted to be an actress since I was eight.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

I think it is shocking that 15- and 16-year-olds leave school unable to add up and with the reading ability of a four-year-old.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joan Collins

There are very few designers in Hollywood today who know how to really flatter a woman's body, and Mark Zunino is at the top of my list.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

Most ankle strap shoes are seriously unattractive, cutting the line of the leg as well as cutting off the circulation! Try dancing in them - your feet will look like a pair of overdone hotdogs afterwards.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

And I have a special cream that I use that I made myself that I invented, that I put on at night and during the day.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

Isn't three quarters of life a guilty pleasure?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

The clothes were a huge part of what made 'Dynasty' fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I have never been the mousy, stand-two-paces-behind, obedient 'little woman' type.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

So-called designer bags are useless, and most are also ugly, faddish and overpriced. Pared down and sleek is always best.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

If I need to cheer myself up, I will put on some fabulous '40s musical on video. But I'm very lucky; I seldom get depressed. Without question, I'm a 'glass half full' person. In fact, it's three-quarters full!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

I was so fortunate to work closely with the designer Nolan Miller whilst on 'Dynasty' to create the wardrobe for Alexis Carrington Colby, and we had great fun sourcing outfits.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

Gone are the days when a gentleman lightly took your hand in his and brushed his lips across it, or tipped his hat to acknowledge you as he chivalrously stepped aside to let you pass.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

And sometimes when I would get in the morning, when we'd go out - we'd see shrapnel and bits of stuff in the streets and bombed buildings, and - but I was evacuated a lot. Every time the blitz got heavy, my parents would take us off to the country.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I don't look my age, I don't feel my age and I don't act my age. To me age is just a number.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

I don't believe in dieting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joan Collins

I've become totally hooked on Cellex-C. It's an anti-ageing serum and is fantastic. I use it morning and evening and even on my hands, where it has faded those dark spots.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joan Collins

But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines.