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A screenwriter, author and actor, Jacqueline Jill Collins was born on 4 October 1937, in Hampstead, London England. She was best known for her prowess in writing English romantic novels, all of which featured in the bestsellers list of The New York Times. Eight of her works were adapted either as TV mini-series or films. She died on September 19, 2015.

How rich was Jackie Collins? What was her net worth by the time of her death? Credible sources state that Jackie Collins had a net worth of more than $180 million, as of her death. She made most of her money by writing novels, selling more than 500 million copies globally translated into 40 languages.

Jackie Collins Net Worth $180 Million

Jackie Collins was the youngest daughter of Joseph William Collins and Elsa Collins; her older sister was noted actress Joan Collins. She was educated at Francis Holland School girl’s day school in London, but was expelled when she was 15 for delinquent behaviour. She started practicing her talent in acting, appearing in ‘B Movies’ in 50s. She was also a stage singer, working with Des O’Connor among others. Collin’s parents sent her to live with Joan, her older sister, in Los Angeles, California, where she was cast in small roles in films such as ‘Barnacle Bill,’ ‘Rock You Sinners,’ ‘The Safecracker,’ ‘Intent to Kill’ and ‘Passport to Shame.’ These appearances were the start of her net worth.

In 1968, Jackie Collins decided to shift from acting to writing novels, releasing her first book entitled ‘The World Is Full of Married Men.’ The book was a best seller, so she continued, releasing her second novel called ‘The Stud’ in 1969, which also made to the best sellers list. In 1971, she released the third one, ‘Sunday Simmons & Charlie Brick,’ followed by ‘Love head’ in 1974. Thereafter, every few years she had a book in the stores, all of which made her rich by making it to the best sellers list. ‘Hollywood Wives,’ a novel she released in 1985 made her extremely popular as it was made into a TV mini-series.

The 2000s turned out to be Jackie’s busiest years as she published a total of eight bestselling novels, a number which was high compared to other decades in her career. She published ‘Hollywood Wives: The New Generation,’ ‘Deadly Embrace,’ ‘Hollywood Divorces,’ ‘Lovers & Players,’ ‘Drop Dead Beautiful,’ ‘Married Lovers,’ and finally, ‘Poor Little Bitch Girl.’ In the 2010s she continued with her talent, publishing more books such as ‘Goddess of Vengeance,’ ‘The Power Trip’ and ‘Confessions of a Wild Child.’ All these books saw her add to her net worth and become one of the most successful authors in her time.

In her personal life, Collins married Wallace Austin in 1960, the couple had one daughter but divorced in 1964. In 1965, she married Oscar Lerman, a nightclub and art gallery owner, and they had two daughters. Following the death of Lerman due to prostate cancer in 1992, Jackie became engaged to Frank Calcagnini, a Los Angeles, California, business executive. Frank too died, in 1998 following a brain tumor. On 19 September 2015, Jackie Collins died of breast cancer, just two weeks before she could celebrate her 78th birthday.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 4 October 1937, in Hampstead, London England
Death date: 19 September, 2015
Profession:An English romance novelist
Spouse:Wallace Austin, Oscar Lerman,
Children:Three, Tracy Lerman, Rory Lerman, Tiffany Lerman
Parents:Elsa Bessant, Joseph William Collins
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Widow of Oscar Lerman.
2Ex-sister-in-law of Maxwell Reed, Anthony Newley, Ronald S. Kass and Peter Holm.
3Expelled from Francis Holland School in England for truancy, smoking, and selling copies of her own book of dirty limericks.
4Sent her daughters to Francis Holland School in England, the same school that she was expelled from.
5The Sunday Times List estimated her net worth at $147 million.
6In 1959 she changed her name to "Lynn Curtis", because of forever being referred to as "sister of Joan Collins". Two years later she felt comfortable enough to revert to her real name.
7Daughter of theatrical agent Joe Collins.
8Sister-in-law of Percy Gibson.
9Aunt of Tara Newley, Alexander Newley and Katyana Kass.
10Has the same birthday (October 4th) as another famous novelist, Anne Rice.
11As the titillating London-born author of Rock Star (1999), Lucky Chances (1990) and Hollywood Wives (1985), the writer has had 400 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries.
12In 2004 she plugged her 23rd book "Hollywood Divorces" which was a thinly-disguised portrat of certain Tinseltown players.
13Author of books such as Hollywood Wives (1985).
14Younger sister of Joan Collins and Bill Collins.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Warren Beatty] Warren would proposition a chair if it looked at him sideways.
2I live my life like a cool bachelor. I have a man for all seasons.
3My biggest critics have never read me.


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Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieJackie Collins
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieJackie Collins
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortJackie Collins (uncredited)
Compact1965TV SeriesMarta Glenn
The Saint1963TV SeriesApril Quest
Danger Man1961TV SeriesLucia
Night of Passion1960Girl
The Shakedown1960Rita Mason (as Lynn Curtis)
Room 431958English Girl
Intent to Kill1958Carol Freeman
The Safecracker1958Fenwright's Secretary
Rock You Sinners1958Jackie
Assignment Redhead1958Peggy Foster
All at Sea1957June
Educated Evans1957TV SeriesStella Corbin
It Could Be You1957Jackie
They Never Learn1956Lil Smith
ITV Play of the Week1955TV SeriesLaura Sparkes
The Missing Scientists1955Mrs. Manfredi (as Jacqueline Collins)
Cocktails in the Kitchen1954Glamour Girl (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paris Connections2010novel
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation2003TV Movie book
Lady Boss1992TV Movie book "Lady Boss" / teleplay
Lucky Chances1990TV Mini-Series teleplay - 3 episodes
Hollywood Wives1985TV Mini-Series based on the novel by - 3 episodes
Yesterday's Hero1979written by
The Bitch1979novel
The World Is Full of Married Men1979novel / screenplay
The Stud1978novel / screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paris Connections2010producer
Jackie Collins Presents2004TV Series documentary executive producer
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation2003TV Movie executive producer
Lucky Chances1990TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Wives1985TV Mini-Series creative consultant - 3 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Almost Fifty2016Short special thanks completed
Namesakes: A Very British Odyssey2004TV Short documentary thanks
She-Devil1989special thanks
Nightmare Weekend1986special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Author, The Santangelos / Herself - Guest
Today2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Author
Bethenny2014TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Access Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2014TV SeriesHerself - Author
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Suburgatory2014TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2007-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Hollywood Me!2013TV SeriesHerself
Choccywoccydoodah2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
Marie2013TV Series documentary
Daybreak2012TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Watch What Happens: Live2010-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself - Author
The One Show2008-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
RuPaul's Drag Race2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Hannity2010TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The View2004-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Xtra Factor2009TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers2009TV SpecialHerself - Audience (uncredited)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005-2007TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself
American Idol2007TV SeriesHerself - audience
The Bigger Picture2006TV SeriesHerself
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHerself - Author
The Tony Danza Show2004-2006TV SeriesHerself
Jackie Collins Presents2004TV Series documentaryHost
This Morning2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares1999-2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHerself - Author: 'Hollywood Divorces'
100 Greatest Sexy Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Loose Lips2003TV Series documentaryHerself
V Graham Norton2002-2003TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Greats2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Girlfriends2003TV SeriesHerself
Biography1995-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
So Graham Norton2001TV SeriesHerself
Lorraine2001TV SeriesHerself
The Ray Martin Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2001TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Herself
Ruby2000TV SeriesHerself
Live Talk2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Lunch1998TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show1997-1998TV SeriesHerself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHerself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHerself
TFI Friday1997TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese1997TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1995TV SeriesHerself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1994TV SeriesHerself
Aspel & Company1993TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1993TV Series documentaryHerself
The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining1993Video documentaryHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Hour Magazine1981-1989TV SeriesHerself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1988TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself
The I'm Exhausted Concert1988TV MovieHerself
All-Star Party for Joan Collins1987TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant1987TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesHerself
The USA Today's 5th Anniversary Gala1987TV MovieHerself
The Late Show1986TV SeriesHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Roger Moore1986TV MovieHerself
Wogan1985TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night at the Mill1979-1981TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Presenter
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1980TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Minder1980TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Whodunnit?1974-1975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Dee Time1968TV SeriesHerself
Juke Box Jury1959-1965TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Six-Five Special1957TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Star Wars at the BBC2015TV Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Late Night with the Loose Women2009VideoHerself
Let Loose... The Very Best of 'Loose Women'2008VideoHerself
Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies2008TV Movie documentaryJackie (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show2008TV SeriesHerself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself - #66: Terrible Talk Shows
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHerself

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