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Joan Collins: ‘I’m absolutely a feminist but I’ll let somebody carry my bags’

The original vamp on 70 years of showbiz life, having Boris Johnson as a boss and why partying is a dying artDame Joan Collins, 88, was born in Paddington and trained at Rada. She began appearing in films while still in her teens, with more than 70 credits including Our Girl Friday, Land of the […]

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Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story review – weirdly incurious but watchable documentary

Laura Fairrie’s family-sanctioned film praises the author’s personal courage, work ethic and feminism-lite but doesn’t delve very deepMega-selling author Jackie Collins enjoyed her big-haired and shoulder-padded heyday with raunchy books like Hollywood Wives, The Bitch and The Stud; now she is celebrated in this family-sanctioned fan-documentary praising her personal courage in the face of spousal […]

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‘Lady Boss’ Director on How Jackie Collins Created a New Kind of Feminist Hero

Jackie Collins created a literary empire and attracted millions of fans with her stories of empowered women who successfully navigate the world of the “rich and famous.” They had fabulous hair, fabulous sex and fabulous lives.Critics hated Collins’ novels, dismissing the author as “the queen of trash.” But that’s deeply unfair. Books like “Hollywood Wives,” […]

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