THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES! COMING SOON!!

Monday, February 29, 2016

EVENT UPDATE : VANITY FAIR OSCAR VIEWING PARTY ... THE WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTRE BEVERLY HILLS FEBRUARY 28TH 2016

Joan & Percy are ready for The Vanity Fair Oscar Party..
Joan looking sensational as ever in Mark Zunino attended the annual Graydon Carter Vanity Fair Oscar viewing party at The Wallis Annenberg Centre in Beverly Hills...


Sunday, February 28, 2016

EVENT UPDATE : CHARLES FINCH / CHANEL ANNUAL PRE-OSCAR DINNER .. MADEO WEST HOLLYWOOD .. FEBRUARY 27TH 2016 ..

Joan attended Charles Finch's annual Pre-Oscar dinner at Madeo's in West Hollywood. The event is sponsered by Chanel..The event was also attended by Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore & Charlotte Rampling..
Joan enjoys dinner with the selected gathering!

EVENT UPDATE: THE WILD WEST HAS NEVER SEEN QUITE A DAME!



Joan was recently invited to a luncheon at The Autry Museum in LA to discuss her role in the classic 1958 Western 'The Bravados' starring Gregory Peck, along with other Western favourites Lee Van Cleef, Henry Silva , Gene Evans and Albert Salmi.. Here is a super video thanks to The Autry Museum...

Joan rehearsing the art of the mount!

PHOTO FLASHBACK : WHEN IT COMES TO BIG EVENTS JOAN IS ALWAYS PRESENTABLE!

Joan has been attending Oscar events since 1956, with this shot taken at the 30th Academy Awards in 1958 where she presented the Cinematography Award to Jack Hildyard for his work on 'Bridge on the River Kwai'..

Saturday, February 27, 2016

EVENT UPDATE : GREAT BRITISH 'FILM IS GREAT' RECEPTION .. THE FIG & OLIVE WEST HOLLYWOOD .. FEBRUARY 26TH 2016 .

As a prelude to Oscar night, Joan attended a reception to celebrate British Oscar nominees at The Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, where the food was catered by Gordon Ramsey and entertainment by Jamie Cullum.. The event is hosted by The British Film Commission & Visit Britain..

PHOTO FLASHBACK : IT'S ALWAYS MORE AWARDING BEHIND THE SCENES!


As it's Oscar weekend, thought would share this rare shot of Joan with Arnold Schwarzenegger and all the winners of the 1984 Scientific & Technical Awards which they co-presented that year.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

PROMO UPDATE : TIMELESS BEAUTY SPRING / SUMMER COLLECTION PRESS RELEASE.. FEBRUARY 2016

Check out the press release for the sensational new additions to Joan's bestselling 'Timeless Beauty' range of fabulous Lipsticks & Nail Lacquers... Two of the exciting new additions are named after two characters portrayed by Joan in her varied film/tv career as are many of the other exciting products.. Bella, a character Joan played in the 1973 terror film 'Tales That Witness Madness', a multiple story tale with a series of bizarre stories.. While Rosy was quite a character in an episode of the classic series 'The Man From Uncle' called 'The Galatea Affair' from 1966.. Click the press release to enlarge!

PRESS UPDATE : SOUTH AFRICA WOMAN & HOME ... MARCH 2016

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Joan Collins Shares Her Best Beauty Secrets

Dame Joan Collins still makes time to look elegant and beautiful…She reveals her surprisingly simple, yet best beauty secrets here.
 “Don’t blow-dry your hair – it’s the worst thing you can do. 
I have very fine hair, and if I’m not wearing a wig, I like to put a few rollers in, let it dry naturally, then brush it out. But I like to have big hair, so I wear hairpieces and wigs. I know that people still turn their noses up at them, but lots of pop stars and actresses wear them.”
“Keep out of the sun. I’ve been wearing sun protection, sunglasses and a big hat for years.”
“Always wear moisturiser, and take off your make-up at night.”
“Try not to get too stressed because it shows in your complexion!”
“I either wear a lot of eye make-up, or none at all. But I’ve always favoured a smoky eye – a look I invented when I starred in The Stud and The Bitch.”
“Keep your eyebrow pencils as sharp as a pin.” Defining your eyes is key to looking good.
“Stay in shape and eat well. I have a personal trainer, and think I could still do the splits if
I limbered up and stretched every day.”

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

PRESS UPDATE : GRAZIA MAGAZINE .. 29TH FEBRUARY 2016 ...


Joan features in the latest issue of 'Grazia' which is on slae now! 
  Here is a look at the article featuring a Fab new shot of Joan,,

PRESS UPDATE : BORN LUCKY : MY MUM JACKIE COLLINS AND HER WILD CHILD ALTER EGO.

Born Lucky: my mum Jackie Collins and her wild child alter ego

As a girl, she’d listen to her mum reading bits from her latest blockbuster. Six months after Jackie Collins’ death, her daughter celebrates her greatest creation: kickass heroine Lucky Santangelo
By Rory Samantha Green

I used to forget that my mother was famous, but I’d soon remember when we were out and a whispered hush would descend as we walked through a restaurant or a shop. Once a new friend, visiting my first flat, picked up a framed photograph on the table and said: “Why do you have a picture of yourself with Jackie Collins?”
Mostly, my mother was exactly that: my mother. And Jackie Collins became a persona that she slipped into when the jeans came off and the diamonds went on. She weaved her way seamlessly between the domestic and the glamorous, bringing something unique to each. I realised from a young age that if mum was two people in our day-to-day lives, in her writing life she morphed into many. She loved to read excerpts of her works in progress out loud. I’d perch on my chair in her writing study, waiting to hear which character would arrive next.

I believe that each and every person who appeared on her pages reflected some aspect of herself. But no character captured her heart more than her beloved and immortal Lucky Santangelo. Mum used to say: “Lucky is who every woman wants to be.” What I do know is that Lucky is exactly who my mother wanted to be – and in many ways was. Her inception and subsequent gripping escapades through nine different novels ignited her passion far beyond any amount of fame.
Lucky had no doubt been gestating in my mother’s vivid imagination for years, sculpted from her own adventures and observant eye. She first appears in Chances, the epic 1981 novel about a New York street kid called Gino who becomes the leader of a powerful crime family with big stakes in Vegas. Lucky is Gino’s daughter: when she’s born, he calls her “the most exquisite creature he had ever set eyes on”. Lucky is soon following in his footsteps.
 While mum was fitting in writing between the school run and cooking dinner, Lucky was escaping out of windows. Falling in love. Finding herself. Battling with her father. Making friends. Making enemies. Dealing with loss. Flirting. Negotiating. Taking revenge. Making amends. Having kids. Listening to soul music. Driving fast down Pacific Coast Highway.
In Lady Boss, a favourite with fans, Lucky takes on Hollywood and buys Panther Studios, while her marriage to the irresistible actor, Lennie Golden, is put to the test. “From the very beginning,” she wrote, “they were destined to be a lethal combination. Two stubborn, crazy, smart people … Together they generated blazing heat.”
Jackie Collins adored Lucky and her passion translates on to the page. I don’t know anyone who has read the books who doesn’t adore Lucky too. Not only is she stunning, she’s also whip smart, unafraid, stubborn, bold, intuitive and fiercely loyal. Hmmm, sounds familiar. She runs businesses, takes no prisoners, exudes confidence and – as my mother liked to say – kicks some serious ass.

Lucky was always destined to be ageless. If James Bond was never going to grow old and infirm, then Lucky Santangelo certainly wasn’t going to either. There was nothing that irked mum more than the double standard. She mirrored the seductive vitality and spark of her alter ego: a “wild child” to the end, she defied all expectations by, two weeks before her death, boarding a plane back to London, where both she and Lucky began their adventures. She had to go back, one last time, if only so we could all move forward without her.
I’ve learned through experience that relationships do not truly end when someone dies, but instead transform. I still feel so connected to my mother. I talk to her every day and can hear her voice and feel her hugs as if she is right here with me. For all the grateful readers who mourned her loss, and the many who have yet to explore her work, Lucky is our conduit.
My mum received thousands of messages over the decades from her dedicated fans declaring their devotion to Lucky. She has given women – and men – courage to be strong, to find their voices, to own their sexuality, to make bold decisions. Lucky has proven an inspiration to people when their worlds were dark or unsteady, and holding on tight to the pages of a Jackie Collins novel felt like a lifeline. So much for trashy beach reads.
Lucky was also a lifeline to my mother herself. She kept her focused and enthralled during the years of her life when she was turning her attention towards living with cancer, rather than dying from it. Every day I hear how dearly missed she is. The way I see it, as long as Lucky Santangelo is striding panther-like through the pages of a Jackie Collins novel, Jackie Collins will be striding panther-like beside her.
The Santangelos by Jackie Collins is published in paperback in the UK by Simon & Schuster on 10 March, at £7.99. More details: jackiecollins.com

PROMO ALERT : GRAZIA MAGAZINE .. FEBRUARY 23RD 2016

Joan features in the latest issue of 'Grazia' magazine as she discusses fashion, makeup and the contents of her closets!

Dame Joan Collins thinks women don't wear enough make-up.
  Joan isn't a fan of the natural look and thinks people should up their cosmetics usage when going to parties.
Discussing what women get wrong about party make-up, she said: "They don't wear enough! They really don't."
And asked if that means she isn't a fan of the no make-up look, she said: "Not at all. Well, absolutely - when you're eight."
Joan prefers to take a glamorous approach to her own wardrobe and is "very, very dedicated" to looking as good as possible at all times.
She explained: "I don't go in for the 'less is more' look particularly. I've always been very, very dedicated to looking as good as I possibly can, no matter what."
But that doesn't mean she will compromise on comfort for her red carpet wear.
She told Grazia magazine: "A [special event] gown has to be comfortable. I don't like to be too trussed up."

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : JOAN'S ALWAYS ON HAND FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

Joan a tireless supporter of various charities over the years pays her regular visit to The Children's Trust in Surrey in this 90's shot...

Sunday, February 21, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : SEVEN THIEVES .. 1960 ..

As Twitter was hot earlier with the screening of Joan's classic heist caper 'Seven Thieves' on the FX Media here is a still from the film featuring Joan along with Hollywood greats Edward G Robinson .. Rod Steiger and Eli Wallach.. Do catch it if you can!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : JOAN GIVES NAOMI A FEW POINTERS ON BEAUTY!

Joan back in LA bumped into model Naomi Campbell, who recently became the new face of Newbridge Silver here in Ireland..

Thursday, February 18, 2016

PROMO ALERT : AB FAB THE MOVIE .. JULY 2016 ..


                                              Here is the teaser trailer for the upcoming 'Ab Fab Movie' out in July which features a cameo from Joan....
Joan with Jennifer & Joanna

 

ON THE COVER : ODDA MAGAZINE .. SPRING /SUMMER 2016


Joan appears on the cover of the latest issue of Fashion magazine ‘Odda’ out February 23th… Joan photographed at Claridges, wearing YSL, with makeup from her bestselling ‘Timeless Beauty’ range..
10 ‘Tributes’ available February 23rd at 10 Corso Como in Milan & Tate in London !!! GET your copy if you are in these cities or Pre-order worldwide at: http://www.newsstand.co.uk/…/20576-Subscribe-to-ODDA-Magazi…
See the following link for Joan’s full beauty range!
Joan with the crew of the shoot at Claridge's with Makeup artist Alyn Waterman & Joan's dresser Chrissie

TV ALERT : BENIDORM SEASON 8 FINALE .. MONDAY FEBRUARY 22ND 2016 .. 9PM ITV1 & UTV IRELAND



                                             Just a reminder that the current series of 'Benidorm' will have it's grand finale this coming Monday at 9pm on ITV 1 & UTV Ireland.. Don't miss Joan sensational return as Solana ceo Crystal Hennessy Vass, here is an exclusive clip from the episode!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

ON THE COVER FLASHBACK : STORY MAGAZINE ..

Joan features on this cover of Dutch magazine 'Story' with late actor Jos Brink ..

PHOTO UPDATE : JOAN VENTURES ONTO THE MIAMI SOCIAL SCENE!

Joan enjoying a very busy diary schedule attended a private dinner at good friend Viviane Ventura pad in Miami and met up with actress / model Athina Klioumi and crooner Louis Emanti..

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

PROMO FLASHBACK : JOAN'S GOT HER EYE ON THE MARKET!

Among Joan's many successful ventures is a long running range of Eyewear, here is a page from one of the catalogues...

Monday, February 15, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : TONIGHT.. JOAN'S GOT BLONDE AMBITION!

Joan goes for a touch of blonde in this episode of 'Tonight at 8.30' called 'Shadow Play' in which she starred with good friend Simon Williams..

Sunday, February 14, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ...

http://bestanimations.com/Holidays/Valentines/greetings/large-red-glitter-heart-animated-gif.gifJoan hosts a Valentine themed party for daughters Tara and Katy in the mid 70's..Hope everyone has a fun filled Valentines Day...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : JOAN HAD MURDER IN MIND WHEN HOLLYWOOD BECKONS!


This rare shot features Joan in the 1981 play 'Murder In Mind' at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.. Joan had to pull out of this play during the run as Hollywood called with a certain project called 'Dynasty'..