Joan Collins: 'I'm still missing my sister a lot'

NEW YORK -- Christmas will be bittersweet for Dame Joan Collins coming so soon after the death of her sister, Jackie.

See Full Article

"I'm still missing my sister a lot," she said, her voice softening during an interview Tuesday. "Her children and her grandchildren miss her terribly, as does our brother, Bill."

Jackie Collins lost her battle with breast cancer Sept. 19 at age 77. Older sister Joan will be with Jackie's three children and other loved ones for the holidays.

"We were three siblings. We used to call ourselves the Three Musketeers," Collins said. "Her children are wonderful and we're all going to be together in London for Christmas having the traditional family Christmas with the turkey and the cake and the presents. It won't be the same without Jackie, but we're gonna do it."

At 82, the "Dynasty" star who built a badass reputation on her vengeful Alexis Carrington Colby character is as busy as ever on the professional front.

She has a recurring role as the sassy Grand Duchess Alexandra of Oxford on E!'s over-the-top "The Royals." The author of numerous books, Collins released "The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club" in November. It's a satirical murder-mystery novel that unfolds during high season among the rich and richer on the Cote d'Azur.

And she's been busy, too, in her closets. She's putting about 450 personal and professional items on the auction block, including some of her "Dynasty" dresses, elegant furniture and jewelry. The sale will be held Dec. 16 by the Beverly Hills, California, house Julien's Auctions.

"I'm very into clothes, I'm very into fashion and I never buy anything unless I really, really love it so it's always a little difficult for me to get rid of things," Collins said. "But you can't hang on to things."

Also included in the sale: Two love letters written to her by Warren Beatty in 1960.

"I was engaged to Warren and we were both quite young," she recalled. "He had to go off and do his national service ... and we used to write to each other every two or three days. ... We had quite a hot relationship."

The two never married.

Collins may have looked back while rummaging for auction items, but she stays firmly committed to keeping up with pop culture. She counts herself a fan of the Fox hit "Empire," which packs a family-drama punch just as "Dynasty" did. She's even met Taraji P. Henson.

"I think it's fabulous. She said that she had used some of Alexis's character for Cookie," Collins said.

As for her duchess on "The Royals," Collins is having fun.

"I just don't want the queen to see it," she laughed.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Scott Disick, Sofia Richie make is Instagram official [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have taken their romance to the next level by sharing pictures of each other on social media. After weeks of rumours, the reality TV star and Lionel Richie’s daughter confirmed they were dating last week when they were pictured kissing on a beach in Miami, and they have already stepped up their relationship by making it Instagram official. Source
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan accidentally reveals he and wife Hilarie Burton are expecting a baby girl [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan was left red-faced after accidentally revealing that he and wife Hilarie Burton are expecting a daughter at the Supernatural convention in New Jersey on Sunday. The 51-year-old actor was just one of the castmembers of the hit U.S. Source
  • Caitlyn Jenner's rep confirms Kylie's pregnancy, has known for 'some time' [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Kylie Jenner’s father Caitlyn has known about the 20-year-old’s shock pregnancy for “some time”, according to a spokesperson for the transgender Olympian. The reality TV star and make-up mogul hit headlines on Friday amid multiple reports suggesting she is expecting a baby with her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott. Source
  • 'It’s not my hand': Taron Egerton refused to shoot sex scene in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Poppy Delevingne’s husband landed an unexpected cameo in Kingsman: The Golden Circle after leading man Taron Egerton declined to shoot a controversial sex scene with the model-turned-actress. Egerton reprises his role as spy Eggsy Unwin in the sequel to 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, and part of the plot requires Unwin to get intimate with his mission target, Clara, played by Poppy, to plant a tracking device in her genitals. Source
  • Jennifer Lopez donates $1M to Puerto Rico relief

    Entertainment CTV News
    NEW YORK -- Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million toward hurricane relief efforts in her family's native Puerto Rico. Lopez announced during a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday that she would give money from her ongoing Las Vegas residency to various charities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Source
  • Francois Girard's 'Hochelaga' is Canada's pick for best foreign-language film

    Entertainment CTV News
    Actors, from left, Samian, Naiade Aoun, and Wahiakeron Gilbert, as well as producer Roger Frappier, and Telefilm Canada's executive director Carolle Brabant, pose for photos after the film "Hochelaga, Land of Souls," was named as Canada's entry in the race for the 2018 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar on Sept. Source
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make first official public appearance together

    Entertainment CTV News
    TORONTO -- Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle have made their first official public appearance as a couple. The prince and Markle, a Toronto-based actor in the legal drama "Suits," held hands Monday afternoon as they walked toward Toronto's city hall to take in one of the sporting events for the Invictus Games. Source
  • Hochelaga, terre des âmes named Canada's foreign-language contender for the Oscars

    Entertainment CBC News
    Hochelaga, terre des âmes has been chosen to represent Canada for the best foreign-language film Oscar. The film was written and directed by Quebecer François Girard, the director of 1998's The Red Violin. Carolle Brabant, the executive director of Telefim Canada, made the announcement in Montreal Monday afternoon. Source
  • Toronto premiere of 'Muriel’s Wedding' delayed, Mirvish adds three new shows

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    TORONTO - Mirvish Productions is delaying the Toronto premiere of “Muriel’s Wedding,” the musical adaptation of the film that was set to debut in the spring. The theatre production company says scheduling conflicts have caused the delay. Source
  • Don Rickles interview series debuts online

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    NEW YORK — A digital series starring late comedy legend Don Rickles will debut online Monday. The 13-episode show “Dinner with Don ,” produced by AARP Studios, features Rickles interviewing celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop Dogg , Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese at his favourite restaurants in Hollywood. Source