Joan Collins quote

"I've spent years when I've not been in the limelight at all and I'm perfectly happy living my life without being swooped on by paparazzi."

Joan Collins

Born: May 23, 1933

Occupation: Actress

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I do it because I love acting, I love working, and whether it's radio, television, films, theater, I don't care as long as I can get out there and do it.

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I don't believe in vitamin pills. I swear by men, darling-and as many as possible.

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Life is not life unless you make mistakes

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There are very few designers in Hollywood today who know how to really flatter a woman's body, and Mark Zunino is at the top of my list.

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Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

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The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.

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I've never yet met a man who could look after me. I don't need a husband. What I need is a wife.

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It's no one's fault to be born ugly, but, honestly, must it be worn as a symbol of pride?

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The body is like a car: the older you become the more care you have to take care of it - and you don't leave a Ferrari out in the sun.

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I like to remember phone numbers because it keeps your brain active. If you don't use it, you lose it.

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I'm extremely happy in my life. I consider myself to be very blessed.

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If life throws you a lemon - make lemonade.

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Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than waiting around like a library book waiting to be loaned out.

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I don't believe in dieting.

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I don't look my age, I don't feel my age and I don't act my age. To me age is just a number.

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Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people.

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And I kissed a lot of frogs as well, but no, I kissed a lot of frogs and now I've found my prince.

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And the truth is I've always taken very good care of my skin, and always, always worn make-up.

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And then I wrote my first autobiography when I - well, it was 23 years ago. And since then I've written about one book every two years.

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Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods.

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Every woman should wear make-up. It takes years off. I'm wearing lots of false eyelashes today, and to me, lipstick is the best cosmetic that exists.

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I am a fan of marriage and a fan of being committed to the right person.

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I blame my grandmother for encouraging me to become an actress.

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I consider you as old as you look and feel. And in that case I feel - I feel I'm about 39, like Jack Benny.

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I do all my own make-up, it takes me 10 minutes.

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I don't buy into you're on the slag heap when you're 40 or 50 or 60 or 70 or whatever.

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I don't use e-mail; I phone and fax. I think people who are hunched over their computer screens all day should get a life.

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I have a lot of male friends.

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I have always tried to live my life with enthusiasm and pleasure.

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I have girlfriends who've had Botox and been left with lumps in their faces. And the lips, don't even get me started.

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I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles and cushions and cashmere rugs and things.

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I really feel now like a native New Yorker. And I'm very happy here.

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I think dieting is bad for you.

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I think it is shocking that 15- and 16-year-olds leave school unable to add up and with the reading ability of a four-year-old.

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I think, Larry, one of the things is I'm a very active person.

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I was a pin-up girl. I did it for 30 years and, quite frankly, it gets a bit boring.

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I've always maintained that there is a very fine line between a daring, sexy older woman and mutton dressed as lamb.

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I've spent years when I've not been in the limelight at all and I'm perfectly happy living my life without being swooped on by paparazzi.

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If you eat junk, you look like junk. People say, 'It's not my fault, it's my glands.' It's not; it's greed!

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My parents instilled in me that life was going to be very difficult and that I'd have to work for everything.

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So-called designer bags are useless, and most are also ugly, faddish and overpriced. Pared down and sleek is always best.

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The easiest way to convince my kids that they don't really need something is to get it for them.

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The sad truth is that most of my husbands turned out to be convincing liars.

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The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it.

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And we have not found any generational gap at all. If he wants to go a football game, he goes. If I want to go to a fashion show, I go. We don't have to do everything together. But we like doing most things...

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Botox, I think, is poison, I would never put it into my face, and I'm needle-phobic. I spend a lot of time keeping my face out of the sun and taking care of my skin and wearing make-up.

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But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines.

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Certainly there are dozens of over-50 actresses who look great: Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon, Ursula Andress, Stefanie Powers, Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, Joanna Lumley, Linda Gray - the list is endless,...

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Doing 20 minutes of stretching, light weights and floor exercises three times a week takes the same amount of time as a long coffee break - and eating a tuna fish salad, sardines on toast or scrambled...

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Every time an article is written about me or any of my contemporaries who's had the fortune and discipline to look good at a certain age, I am struck by the tone of astonishment, and the certainty that...

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Gone are the days when a gentleman lightly took your hand in his and brushed his lips across it, or tipped his hat to acknowledge you as he chivalrously stepped aside to let you pass.

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However much some journalists may criticize me, I know that I look, feel, and behave several decades younger than my actual age, and much of that is because I believe you are what you think you are. This...

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I have the absolute utmost respect for soap opera actors now. They work harder than any actor I know in any other medium. And they don't get very much approbation for it.

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I never thought I was particularly good looking. But when I see old photographs, I realise that I was. I do wish I had known that at the time because beauty is power. I didn't realise how lucky I was to...

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I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't mean anything in America but is quite nice in England - the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.

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I think bare legs in winter are idiotic. Unless your naked pins are toned, tanned and veinless, it's best to cover up. There is nothing more elegant in winter than dark tights worn with matching knee-length...

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I think it has something to do with being British. We don't take ourselves as seriously as some other countries do. I think a lot of people take themselves far too seriously; I find that a very tedious...

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I used to go over to Gene Kelly's house and play volleyball, and Paul Newman and Marlon Brando were always there. You kind of took it for granted because I was 20, 21, 22, and they were a bit older - well,...

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I used to not be confident. My father certainly didn't add to my confidence. When I was 17 or 18, I was voted the most beautiful girl in England by the association of press photographers. When they called...

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I was so fortunate to work closely with the designer Nolan Miller whilst on 'Dynasty' to create the wardrobe for Alexis Carrington Colby, and we had great fun sourcing outfits.

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I was voted the most beautiful girl in the world in 1958, and courted by every young, available man in Los Angeles, most of whom I didn't go out with, by the way.

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I'm a fiend for costume jewellery and have countless pairs of rhinestone or diamante earrings, which are so flattering when they catch the light. I love the designers Alexis Bittar and Kenneth Jay Lane,...

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I'm older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that.

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I've become totally hooked on Cellex-C. It's an anti-ageing serum and is fantastic. I use it morning and evening and even on my hands, where it has faded those dark spots.

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I've made no secret of the fact that I often wear wigs and have in fact launched my own 'Dynasty' range, named after various characters. I find this saves a ton of time - as well as my own hair.

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I've never chased fame. I came into this business to be a theatre actress. I was nine when I first appeared on stage. But I can't say I would turn my back on fortune. I'm someone who enjoys the benefits...

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I've said no to 'Celebrity Big Brother,' 'Strictly,' and the American one, 'Dancing With The Stars.' I don't feel it's right for me. I've been asked to do reality TV a zillion times. No way. No way. Nobody's...

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If I need to cheer myself up, I will put on some fabulous '40s musical on video. But I'm very lucky; I seldom get depressed. Without question, I'm a 'glass half full' person. In fact, it's three-quarters...

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If you feel well and happy, your face will reflect this, but if you are down in the dumps and having a miserable time, your face will soon show this, too. In fact, you get the face you deserve by the time...

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Jennifer Aniston is cute, but I wouldn't call her beautiful. I think that is why Cheryl Cole is so popular, because she is just so pretty and the public are starved of gorgeous people. When I was young,...

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Most ankle strap shoes are seriously unattractive, cutting the line of the leg as well as cutting off the circulation! Try dancing in them - your feet will look like a pair of overdone hotdogs afterwards.

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My grandmother spoiled my father rotten, and he grew up expecting women to do whatever he wanted. When he married my beautiful mother, Elsa, he expected her to give up her career as a champion ballroom...

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My mother was a domestic goddess and Mother Earth figure. She was sweet and placid - just what the perfect wife was supposed to be and I was determined not to be.

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We live in a quick-fix society where we need instant gratification for everything. Too fat? Get lipo-sucked. Stringy hair? Glue on extensions. Wrinkles and lines? Head to the beauty shop for a pot of the...

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What is so weird is that young people who want to be 'celebrities' do not want to put in the hard work. They don't want to do the training, go to drama school, read Shakespeare, try different accents and...

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When I finish dressing before a night out and have put on all the accessories, I usually look at myself in the mirror long and hard and then end up removing something. Whether it's a belt, bracelet or...

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When I was 49, I posed for Playboy - I was very flattered to be asked. I was quite honoured, really, considering that most of the models they feature are in their twenties.

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I don't know why people are so obsessed with age anyway. I mean, 90 is the new 70 70 is the new 50 and 50 is the new 40 so the whole act-your-age thing? Only up to a point.

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I never think about age. I believe your age is totally how you feel. I've seen women of thirty-five who are old and people of seventy-five who are young. As long as I look after myself physically, mentally...

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Only fine cigars are worth smoking and only men who smoke fine cigars are worth kissing.

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According to my sister Jackie, most men stray. And sex doesn't mean anything to most men. But I wouldn't date a man who slept around. Absolutely not, I've divorced people for that

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When I was at school, I was terrible at algebra and arithmetic, but I was always the best at English and literature. And acting, of course.

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My father is Jewish, and I look exactly like him My mother is British, but she's of French extraction.

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I think health is another exceedingly important thing.

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My mother use to call me 'Miss Perpetual Motion' because I rarely keep still.

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I think you always have to use certain parts of yourself in any role.

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I'm a bit shy, I suppose, and a bit lazy.

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Of course it's true: the public want to see young people - young people are the people who go to the cinema. It's a sad fact of life, but you've got to accept it and not whine about it.

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I have never been the mousy, stand-two-paces-behind, obedient 'little woman' type.

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I've three children, three grandchildren, I work, I travel, and I'm very happily married. I'm very satisfied and happy with my life and there really isn't anything I want.

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Yes, I love playing cartoony characters. Been known for that.

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The clothes were a huge part of what made 'Dynasty' fun.

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One of the rules about being an actor or an actress is that you never diss other actors or actresses, particularly when you don't know them.

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Well I've written four beauty books as well.

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And I think of that again as I've written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that - you know, I come from a generation that wasn't -...

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And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I - but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17. So there wasn't much time.

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If I hear the word 'retire,' it makes me want to throw up. And then do what? Sit around all day watching television?

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