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Short Info

Net Worth$180 million
Date Of BirthOctober 4, 1937
DiedSeptember 19, 2015, Beverly Hills, California, United States
SpouseOscar Lerman, Wallace Austin
FactEx-sister-in-law of Maxwell Reed, Anthony Newley, Ronald S. Kass and Peter Holm.

Jackie Collins OBE (born Jacqueline Jill Collins; 4 October 1937 – 19 September 2015) was a British romantic fiction writer. She moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s and spent most of her career there. In total, she wrote 32 novels, all of which appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list. Her books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into 40 languages. Eight of her novels have been adapted for television or film.

Collins was born in London, the first child of Joseph William Collins, a agent, and his wife Elsa Bessant. She had two younger sisters, Billie and Joan, who both went on to become actresses. Collins was educated at St. Hilda’s School for Girls, an independent school in London.

Collins began her career as a actress, making her film debut in the 1950 British drama The Last Days of Dolwyn. She subsequently appeared in a number of British films, including The Girl in the Picture (1951), Decameron Nights (1953), and The Good Time Girl (1958). In 1957, she moved to Los Angeles, where she began working in television. Her first role was on the anthology series Playhouse 90 (1957–1961). She subsequently appeared in episodes of a number of other television series, including Wagon Train (1957–1965), The Untouchables (1959–1963), The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971), and Burke’s Law (1963–1966).

Collins made her Broadway debut in the play The World of Susie Wong (1960). She subsequently appeared in a number of other stage productions, including the musicals Funny Girl (1964) and Sugar Babies (1979).

Collins’ first novel, The World Is Full of Married Men (1968), was published to critical acclaim and became a bestseller. It was followed by a number of other successful novels, including The Stud (1969), The Bitch (1979), Chances (1981), Hollywood Wives (1983), and Lucky (1986).

Collins was married three times. Her first husband was actor Anthony Newley, with whom she had two daughters, Tracy and Tiffany. Her second husband was nightclub owner Oscar Lerman, with whom she had a daughter, Rory. Her third husband was businessman Frank Calcagnini, with whom she had a son, Alexander.

Collins was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and died from the disease in 2015, at the age of 77.

General Info

Full NameJackie Collins
Net Worth$180 million
Date Of BirthOctober 4, 1937
DiedSeptember 19, 2015, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height1.7 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Author, Novelist, Actor
EducationFrancis Holland School


SpouseOscar Lerman, Wallace Austin
ChildrenTiffany Lerman, Tracy Lerman, Rory Lerman
ParentsElsa Bessant, Joseph William Collins
SiblingsJoan Collins, Bill Collins, Joshua Collins


MoviesParis Connections, Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, The Bitch, Yesterday's Hero, The Stud, During One Night, Rock You Sinners

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1[asked if she was dating anyone] I have a man for every occasion. When I was a kid growing up, I used to read my father's Playboy and I'd see those guys and they had fantastic cars and apartments. I have all of that now. Why would I want to hook myself up with one man when I've had two fantastic men in my life? One was my husband for 20 years and one was my fiance for six years.
2[from her last interview] Looking back, I'm not sorry about anything I did. I did it my way, as Frank Sinatra would say. I've written five books since the diagnosis [for stage 4 breast cancer], I've lived my life, I've traveled all over the world, I have not turned down book tours and no one has ever known until now when I feel as though I should come out with it. Now I want to save other people's lives.
3[on Warren Beatty] Warren would proposition a chair if it looked at him sideways.
4I live my life like a cool bachelor. I have a man for all seasons.
5My biggest critics have never read me.


1Jackie Collins passed away on September 19, 2015, only two weeks from what would have been her 78th birthday on October 4.
2She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) at the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to fiction and charity.
3Her father was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (some of whom had come from the Netherlands and Germany). Her mother was English, and had French ancestry.
4Widow of Oscar Lerman.
5Ex-sister-in-law of Maxwell Reed, Anthony Newley, Ronald S. Kass and Peter Holm.
6Expelled from Francis Holland School in England for truancy, smoking, and selling copies of her own book of dirty limericks.
7Sent her daughters to Francis Holland School in England, the same school that she was expelled from.
8The Sunday Times Rich List estimated her net worth at $147 million (2009).
9In 1959, she changed her name to Lynn Curtis, because of forever being referred to as "sister of Joan Collins". Two years later, she felt comfortable enough to revert to her real name.
10Youngest daughter of Joseph William and Elsa Collins.
11Sister-in-law of Percy Gibson.
12Aunt of Tara Newley, Alexander Newley and Katyana Kass.
13Has the same birthday (October 4th) as another famous novelist, Anne Rice.
14As the titillating London-born author of Rock Star (1999), Lucky Chances (1990) and Hollywood Wives (1985), the writer has had 400 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries.
15In 2004, she plugged her 23rd book "Hollywood Divorces" which was a thinly-disguised portrait of certain Tinseltown players.
16Author of books such as Hollywood Wives (1985).
17Younger sister of Joan Collins.




Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieJackie Collins
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieJackie Collins
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortJackie Collins (uncredited)
Compact1965TV SeriesMarta Glenn
The Saint1963TV SeriesApril Quest
Danger Man1961TV SeriesLucia
Night of Passion1960Girl
The Shakedown1960Rita Mason (as Lynn Curtis)
Room 431958English Girl
Intent to Kill1958Carol Freeman
The Safecracker1958Fenwright's Secretary
Rock You Sinners1958Jackie
Assignment Redhead1958Peggy Foster
All at Sea1957June
Educated Evans1957TV SeriesStella Corbin
It Could Be You1957Jackie
They Never Learn1956Lil Smith
ITV Play of the Week1955TV SeriesLaura Sparkes
The Missing Scientists1955Mrs. Manfredi (as Jacqueline Collins)
Cocktails in the Kitchen1954Glamour Girl (uncredited)


Paris Connections2010novel
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation2003TV Movie book
Lady Boss1992TV Movie book "Lady Boss" / teleplay
Lucky Chances1990TV Mini-Series teleplay - 3 episodes
Hollywood Wives1985TV Mini-Series based on the novel by - 3 episodes
Yesterday's Hero1979written by
The Bitch1979novel
The World Is Full of Married Men1979novel / screenplay
The Stud1978novel / screenplay


Paris Connections2010producer
Jackie Collins Presents2004TV Series documentary executive producer
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation2003TV Movie executive producer
Lucky Chances1990TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes


Hollywood Wives1985TV Mini-Series creative consultant - 3 episodes


Almost Fifty2016Short special thanks completed
Namesakes: A Very British Odyssey2004TV Short documentary thanks
She-Devil1989special thanks
Nightmare Weekend1986special thanks


Loose Women2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Author, The Santangelos / Herself - Guest
Today2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Author
Bethenny2014TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Access Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2014TV SeriesHerself - Author
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Suburgatory2014TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2007-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Hollywood Me!2013TV SeriesHerself
Choccywoccydoodah2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
Marie2013TV Series documentary
Daybreak2012TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Watch What Happens: Live2010-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself - Author
The One Show2008-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
RuPaul's Drag Race2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Hannity2010TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The View2004-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Xtra Factor2009TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers2009TV SpecialHerself - Audience (uncredited)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005-2007TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself
American Idol2007TV SeriesHerself - audience
The Bigger Picture2006TV SeriesHerself
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHerself - Author
The Tony Danza Show2004-2006TV SeriesHerself
Jackie Collins Presents2004TV Series documentaryHost
This Morning2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares1999-2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHerself - Author: 'Hollywood Divorces'
100 Greatest Sexy Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Loose Lips2003TV Series documentaryHerself
V Graham Norton2002-2003TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Greats2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Girlfriends2003TV SeriesHerself
Biography1995-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
So Graham Norton2001TV SeriesHerself
Lorraine2001TV SeriesHerself
The Ray Martin Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2001TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Herself
Ruby2000TV SeriesHerself
Live Talk2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Lunch1998TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show1997-1998TV SeriesHerself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHerself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHerself
TFI Friday1997TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese1997TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1995TV SeriesHerself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1994TV SeriesHerself
Aspel & Company1993TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1993TV Series documentaryHerself
The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining1993Video documentaryHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Hour Magazine1981-1989TV SeriesHerself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1988TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself
The I'm Exhausted Concert1988TV MovieHerself
All-Star Party for Joan Collins1987TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant1987TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesHerself
The USA Today's 5th Anniversary Gala1987TV MovieHerself
The Late Show1986TV SeriesHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Roger Moore1986TV MovieHerself
Wogan1985TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night at the Mill1979-1981TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Presenter
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1980TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Minder1980TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Whodunnit?1974-1975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Dee Time1968TV SeriesHerself
Juke Box Jury1959-1965TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Six-Five Special1957TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Star Wars at the BBC2015TV Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Late Night with the Loose Women2009VideoHerself
Let Loose... The Very Best of 'Loose Women'2008VideoHerself
Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies2008TV Movie documentaryJackie (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show2008TV SeriesHerself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself - #66: Terrible Talk Shows
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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