Joan Collins: How can I retire when I've got four homes to run?
As she prepares to tour with her one-woman show, the forthright star gives SUE CRAWFORD both barrels on the decline of female glamour, Strictly and the importance of keeping busySHE'S been in showbusiness for seven decades and has well and truly earned her place as a great British icon, but don't even think about asking Dame Joan Collins whether she's ready to retire. "I have to say the most boring question I'm asked is if I'm going to retire!" she says with that famous suffer-no-fools glint in her eyes. "I'm very happy doing what I'm doing." She adds: "I don't have a bucket list. I've done everything that I want to do. What would I do if I retired? Who's going to support me? It takes a lot of money to run four homes and I love working."
"I don't understand women who don't moisturise or use night cream," she says firmly. "I'm very disciplined. I don't go to bed without always thoroughly taking off my make-up and always putting on night cream. My mother had me and my sister Jackie doing that when we were 14."