Dame Joan Collins: 'Make-up makes women feel empowered!'
Actress and author Dame Joan Collins made her stage debut in 1942 at the age of nine. Since then, she has gone on to appear in 70 films and numerous TV shows, including Star Trek, Will & Grace and The Royals. Her most famous role is that of Alexis Colby on American soap opera Dynasty, for which she won a Golden Globe. Joan is married to her fifth husband, producer Percy Gibson and has three children – Tara, Alexander and Katyana – from previous marriages. She also runs her own cosmetics line, Joan Collins Timeless Beauty.
Make-up has a way of making women feel confident and empowered
I have been very fortunate. To become famous is so easy nowadays; everyone is a celebrity it seems. But to remain famous, now that’s hard! So I suppose it makes me proud to simply have had such a full career.
Do you receive any bizarre fan mail?
I’ve had it all over the years. The devotion people show is extraordinary. Who would you like to swap places with for 24 hours?
I’ve said it before, but I absolutely love Cate Blanchett, so perhaps her. Cate’s style is impeccable. She has an elegance and glamour that is truly rare these days
To always keep my face out of the sun. I always protect my face with a good SPF and I think it’s made a difference.
How would you define your style?
Glamorous, of course.
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