|Birthdate ( Age)
||4 October 1937
|Place of Birth
||Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
||Oscar Lerman (m. 1965–1992), Wallace Austin (m. 1960–1964)
||Tiffany Lerman, Tracy Lerman, Rory Lerman
||Joan Collins, Bill Collins
||English romance novelist and actress
Jackie Collins with Her Grand Daughters
Jacqueline Jill Collins OBE was an English romance novelist and actress. She moved to l. a. within the 1960s and spent most of her career there.She wrote 32 novels, all of which appeared on The ny Times bestsellers list.Her books have sold quite 500 million copies and are translated into 40 languages.Eight of her novels are adapted for the screen, either as films or television miniseries. She was the younger sister of Dame Joan Collins.
Early Life and Family
Collins was born in 1937, in Hampstead, London,the younger daughter of Elsa Collins and Joseph William Collins, a actor's agent whose clients later included Dame Shirley Bassey, the Beatles, and Sir Tom Jones.Collins's South African-born father was Jewish, and her British mother was Anglican.
A middle child, Collins had an elder sister, Joan Collins (actress and author), and a younger brother, Bill.Collins attended Francis Holland School, an independent day school for women in London and was expelled at age 15.During this era , she reportedly had a quick affair with 29-year-old Marlon Brando.
Jackie Collins Net Worth
Jacqueline Jill Collins OBE was an English romance novelist and actress who has an estimated Net Worth of $180 Million at the time of her death.
Jackie Collins Husband
Jackie Collins married her first husband, Wallace Austin, in 1960; they divorced in 1964. Austin's addiction to drugs prescribed for bipolar disorder ultimately caused their separation, and he died from a deliberate overdose the year after their marriage ended.The couple had one daughter, Tracy, born in 1961.
In 1965, Collins married again, this point to American gallery and nightclub (Ad-Lib and Tramp) owner, Oscar Lerman, who was 18 years her senior. the marriage happened within the home of her sister Joan and her husband at the time, Anthony Newley. Jackie Collins and Lerman had two daughters, Tiffany (born 1967) and Rory (born 1969). Lerman also formally adopted Collins' daughter, Tracy, from her previous marriage. Lerman died in 1992 from prostatic adenocarcinoma .
In 1994, Collins became engaged to l. a. corporate executive Frank Calcagnini, who died in 1998 from a brain tumour . She said that what got her through the tragedies of losing two loved ones was "celebrating their lives, as against dwelling on their deaths."
Jackie Collins began appearing during a cting roles in a series of British B movies within the 1950s.Her parents then sent her to l. a. to measure together with her older sister, Joan, a Hollywood actress.There, Collins tried acting in small parts in low budget British films, including Barnacle Bill (1957), Rock You Sinners (1957), The Safecracker (1958), Intent to Kill (1958), Passport to Shame (1958), and therefore the Shakedown (1960), during which she was credited as Lynn Curtis.
After minor appearances in such television series as Danger Man and therefore the Saint, Collins gave abreast of pursuing an acting career, although she did play briefly on the tv series Minder in 1980.At eighteen, Collins moved back to England and commenced to specialise in writing.Her first book, the planet Is filled with Married Men (1968), became a best-seller.
Her second novel, The Stud, was published in 1969.Collins' third novel, Sunday Simmons & Charlie Brick was published in 1971 and again made the best-seller lists. This was Collins' first novel to be set within the us .Her next novel was Chances (1981). It introduced one among her best-known characters, Lucky Santangelo, the "dangerously beautiful" daughter of a gangster.
While living within the hills above Sunset Boulevard, Collins collected the knowledge and knowledge to write down her most commercially successful novel, Hollywood Wives (1983), which hit The ny Times best-seller list at favorite . Marketed as a "scandalous exposé", the novel sold over 15 million copies and placed Collins during a powerful position, making her a star of near equal status to her sister Joan, whose own career had taken an upwards direction together with her role within the television drama Dynasty.
In 2000s Collins published eight best-sellers, quite in the other decade in her career. In 2000, Collins brought back the character of Madison Castelli during a new novel, Lethal Seduction. In 2001, she published Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, which was adapted as a 2003 television movie starring Farrah Fawcett, Melissa Gilbert, and Robin Givens.A new Madison Castelli novel, Deadly Embrace, was published in 2002, and Hollywood Divorces was published in 2003. In 2004, Collins hosted a series of television specials, Jackie Collins Presents, for E! Entertainment Television.
Collins' cookbook, The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook (2014), is known as after the protagonist of seven Collins novels, who is usually portrayed preparing elaborate gastronomic creations for her intimates (and who watched her father throw a plate of food at her mother as a child).Collins' final novel was The Santangelos (2015), a conclusion to the Santangelo series she had begun with Chances (1981).
Collins died on 19 September 2015, of carcinoma , fortnight before her 78th birthday.She had been diagnosed with stage-4 carcinoma quite six years before her death but kept her illness almost entirely to herself. She reportedly informed her sister Joan Collins fortnight before she died and flew from l. a. to London to seem on the ITV talk show Loose Women nine days before her death.