Jackie Collins lives a wonderful life in Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story, which airs tonight (August 2) at 9 pm on BBC Two.
Joan Collins, her success in film and TV
Her older sister, 89-year-old Joan Collins, has capitalized on her success in film and TV – notably for her roles in Dynasty, Glow and Darkness, The Royals and Benidorm – but it makes Jackie’s life less influential. Doesn’t make it. While her sister was rocking the big screen, Jackie pursued a career in literature, helping to define a generation in the process.
Joseph Williams Collins a talent agent
Over the years, there were rumors of a rivalry between the two sisters, one that is also featured in the film. Their relationship was a source of debate for years, but it doesn’t seem to have bowed as much as some people believe. From birth, Collins The sisters, and their younger brother Bill Collins, were born into a life of showbusiness. Their father Joseph Williams Collins was a talent agent, managing some big names including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Tom Jones, and even the Beatles. Used to do
Banned in Australia and South Africa
Despite being in the limelight like her sister, Jackie never achieved as much fame on the big screen. Her first book, The World is Full of Married Men, was marketed as a romance novel in the 1960s , although it earned a reputation for its provocative writing. It was eventually banned in Australia and South Africa, although it was a huge hit in the UK and USA. Fellow romantic novelist Barbara Cartland called the book “nasty, filthy and disgusting”. Said and accused Jackie of “creating every pervert in Britain”.
Laura Fairey, director of Lady Boss
Despite this, her books continued to be extremely popular, making her one of the most widely read authors of the time. Laura Fairey, the director of Lady Boss, described how Jackie considered her sister “inferior” in her teens. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Laura explained: “It was amazing to hold these diaries and see a very personal story through the eyes of a very young woman trying to make it in the world.
“Imagine being Joan Collins’ little sister.
“You look at the early photos, and you see Jackie looking quite weird and creepy and taller than Joan, and clearly trying to find her identity, while Joan so lusciously next to her is gorgeous.
Hollywood wives gave me a high profile
Suddenly, you see Jackie with her little ski-sloping nose.” In 1988, Jackie opened up about how she felt about living in Joan’s shadow, admitting: “Hollywood Wives gave me a High profile. Before that, in England, I was always Joan’s little sister.” I was lucky enough to have made it in America before Joan hit Dynasty. What I love about Joan is that she was one of the great survivors. is one of.