Joan Collins

Joan and Jackie Collins (Photo: Getty)

Joan Collins’s diary: I’m in deep shock at Jackie’s death, but life goes on

7 November 2015 9:00 am

I had only experienced great loss when my mother died. It was desperately harrowing, but not as harrowing as the…


‘About time too!’: Joan Collins curtseys to Prince Charles

25 April 2015 9:00 am

The day of my investiture at Buckingham Palace dawned bringing freezing rain and fierce winds, which lashed at the windows…

Photo: David Benett/Getty

Joan Collins’s diary: The joy of fake Christmas trees

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Every year Christmas comes earlier and earlier in America. Cards, baubles and imitation trees were being sold in the big…

The Spectator Magazine Summer Party

Joan Collins’s diary: Why I gave up on Ascot – and where I go instead

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Can there be anything more perfect than early July in London, when the sun is shining, the sky a cloudless…

Freddy Highmore and Vera Farmiga star as Norman and Norma Bates in Bates Motel

Joan Collins’s Diary: Springtime in the City of Angels

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Ahh! Spring has sprung at last! Or has it? Leaving a warm and sunlit London last month we expected balmy…


Joan Collins's notebook: Captain Phillips is great, but Gravity sent me to sleep

16 November 2013 9:00 am

All eyes on the Philippines this week, and rightly so. Godspeed to those American and British ships making their way…

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Joan Collins’s notebook: Fighting libel and rude houseguests

17 August 2013 9:00 am

I recently had to spend a great deal of time attempting to clear my name from a ludicrous assertion in…


American Notebook

15 December 2012 9:00 am

I bumped into Steve Martin dining with Eric Idle at a Beverly Hills boîte, as one does. ‘I really enjoy…

The Queen and I

2 June 2012 2:00 pm

Well it’s all too terribly, terribly exciting: 60 glorious years on the throne of England and almost more than that…


A star at Christmas

17 December 2011 11:00 pm

As soon as Thanksgiving is over, the Beverly Hills bitches are out and about in full force and full maquillage. Driving…


With Great Pleasure

12 November 2011 2:00 pm

The Luxuries I can’t live without - and those I’d like to live with


3 September 2011 12:00 am

Joan Collins opens her Diary


Christmas on stage

18 December 2010 12:00 am

Thanksgiving is always a huge deal in the US and this year was no different, except for the fact that the media were full of dire warnings about the inconveniences travellers would face at the airports due to the new regulations imposed by the Transportation Security Administration in the US, and the new body-scanning techniques and the euphemistically named ‘pat-down’, which is not so much a pat-down as a feel-up.



24 July 2010 12:00 am

Joan Collins opens her diary


31 March 2010 12:00 am

Joan Collins opens her diary

Christmas in L.A.

14 December 2009 12:00 am

When my daughter Katyana was eight years old she fell into a coma in hospital.


29 July 2009 12:00 am

Joan Collins opens her diary


1 April 2009 12:00 am

Joan Collins opens her diary

Obama Notebook

28 January 2009 12:00 am

As Obama-mania engulfs America, I feel that I’m living in the middle of a historical bubble.

Christmas in L.A.

15 December 2008 12:00 am

Joan Collins enjoys a Christmas in L.A.


16 July 2008 12:00 am

Joan Collins reflects on a week of parties

An Actor’s Life

14 May 2008 12:00 am

Joan Collins lives an actor's life


27 February 2008 12:00 am

Joan Collins with the lowdown on this year's Oscars


A star at Christmas

12 December 2007 12:00 am

Joan Collins's Festive Notebook


A stay in St Tropez

10 October 2007 3:52 pm

Joan Collins on the French resort