Joan Collins is the celebrated film, television and stage actress, author and columnist.  She has appeared in more than 60 feature films and dozens of television series, including creating the role of Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, one of the most highly rated television dramas of all time. She is a regular diarist for The Spectator and contributor to the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, the Times and Harper's Bazaar.  She supports many charities and is Honorary President of the Associates of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: in 1997 she was appointed OBE in honour of her contribution to the arts and charity work. 

Her six novels and memoirs have sold over 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages.  Her non-fiction books include Past Imperfect: An Autobiography (1978), The Joan Collins Beauty Book (1980), Katy: A Fight for Life, A Memoir (1982), My Secrets (1994), Second Act: An Autobiography (1996), My Friends’ Secrets (1999), Joan's Way: Looking Good, Feeling Great (2002), The World According to Joan (Constable & Robinson 2011) and Passion for Life (Constable & Robinson 2013). She has also herself been the subject of five biographies.