Receiving not one but TWO standing ovations last night, Joan Collins certainly garners great warmth from all see her, hear her, read about her and love her. A survivor, a mother, a writer, a wife, an actress … a global phenomenon!
The two hours in her company journeyed through her glittering career, ups and downs in marriage (now happily on number four) legal battles with publishers, negotiating and escaping the claws of the Hollywood casting couch and her dalliances with Joan Crawford and Bette Davies certainly provided richly textured tales of her A-List life and the superstardom she achieved as the iconic super-bitch in Dynasty.
As you would expect, Ms. Collins was stunningly turned out, changing in the interval into a knock-em-dead dress, which sparkled almost as brightly as the twinkle in her eye. With her tongue firmly placed in her cheek, each story, anecdote, family remembrance and losses where wryly expounded as just another episode in a catalogue of a wonderful life lived. From an idyllic childhood to signing on at the benefits office, from B Movie failure to international success.
How can one sum up Joan Collins? Well, she is Joan Collins.