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Jackie Collins net worth:
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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.

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Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Jackie Collins
Compact 1965 TV Series Marta Glenn
The Saint 1963 TV Series April Quest
Danger Man 1961 TV Series Lucia
Night of Passion 1960 Girl
The Shakedown 1960 Rita Mason (as Lynn Curtis)
Room 43 1958 English Girl
Intent to Kill 1958 Carol Freeman
The Safecracker 1958 Fenwright's Secretary
Rock You Sinners 1958 Jackie
Assignment Redhead 1958 Peggy Foster
All at Sea 1957 June
It Could Be You 1957 Jackie
They Never Learn 1956 Lil Smith
ITV Play of the Week 1955 TV Series Laura Sparkes



Paris Connections 2010 novel
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation 2003 TV Movie book
Lady Boss 1992 TV Movie book "Lady Boss" / teleplay
Lucky Chances 1990 TV Mini-Series books "Chances" and "Lucky" / teleplay
Hollywood Wives 1985 TV Mini-Series based on the novel by - 3 episodes
Yesterday's Hero 1979 written by
The Bitch 1979 novel
The World Is Full of Married Men 1979 novel / screenplay
The Stud 1978 novel / screenplay



Paris Connections 2010 producer
Jackie Collins Presents 2004 TV Series documentary executive producer
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation 2003 TV Movie executive producer
Lucky Chances 1990 TV Mini-Series executive producer



Hollywood Wives 1985 TV Mini-Series creative consultant - 3 episodes



Namesakes: A Very British Odyssey 2004 TV Short documentary thanks
She-Devil 1989 special thanks
Nightmare Weekend 1986 special thanks



Home & Family 2015 TV Series Herself - Author, The Santangelos
Today 2008-2014 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Author
Bethenny 2014 TV Series Herself
Tavis Smiley 2011-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Access Hollywood 2014 TV Series Herself
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Herself
The Talk 2014 TV Series Herself - Author
Omg! Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
Steve Harvey 2014 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2010-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Suburgatory 2014 TV Series Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2007-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Hollywood Me! 2013 TV Series Herself
Choccywoccydoodah 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey 2012-2013 TV Series Herself
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Herself
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary
Loose Women 2007-2012 TV Series Herself
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Watch What Happens: Live 2010-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Nate Berkus Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Herself - Author
The One Show 2008-2010 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Hannity 2010 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The View 2004-2010 TV Series Herself
The Xtra Factor 2009 TV Series Herself
The Wright Stuff 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Herself
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2009 TV Special Herself - Audience (uncredited)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2009 TV Series Herself
The New Paul O'Grady Show 2005-2007 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Herself
American Idol 2007 TV Series Herself - audience
Graham Norton's Bigger Picture 2006 TV Series Herself
Canada A.M. 2006 TV Series Herself - Author
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2006 TV Series Herself
Jackie Collins Presents 2004 TV Series documentary Host
This Morning 2003-2004 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 1999-2004 TV Series Herself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Herself
Super Secret Movie Rules 2004 TV Series documentary Herself - Author: 'Hollywood Divorces'
100 Greatest Sexy Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Loose Lips 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
V Graham Norton 2002-2003 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Greats 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Girlfriends 2003 TV Series Herself
Biography 1995-2002 TV Series documentary Herself
So Graham Norton 2001 TV Series Herself
Lorraine 2001 TV Series Herself
The Ray Martin Show 2001 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2001 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Herself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2001 Herself
Ruby 2000 TV Series Herself
Live Talk 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Life and Times 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Lunch 1998 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 1997-1998 TV Series Herself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary Herself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Light Lunch 1997 TV Series Herself
TFI Friday 1997 TV Series Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese 1997 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-1995 TV Series Herself
Clive Anderson Talks Back 1994 TV Series Herself
Aspel & Company 1993 TV Series Herself
This Is Your Life 1993 TV Series documentary Herself
The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining 1993 Video documentary Herself
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Herself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl 1989 Video short Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1986-1988 TV Series Herself
The I'm Exhausted Concert 1988 TV Movie Herself
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant 1987 TV Movie Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987 TV Series Herself
The USA Today's 5th Anniversary Gala 1987 TV Movie Herself
The Late Show 1986 TV Series Herself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Roger Moore 1986 TV Movie Herself
Wogan 1985 TV Series Herself
Saturday Night at the Mill 1979-1981 TV Series Herself / Herself - Presenter
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1980 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Minder 1980 TV Series Herself
The Alan Hamel Show 1980 TV Series Herself
Whodunnit? 1974-1975 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Dee Time 1968 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Jury 1965 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Six-Five Special 1957 TV Series Herself

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Late Night with the Loose Women 2009 Video Herself
Let Loose... The Very Best of 'Loose Women' 2008 Video Herself
Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies 2008 TV Movie documentary Jackie (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Herself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Herself - #66: Terrible Talk Shows
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Herself

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1 Widow of Oscar Lerman.
2 Ex-sister-in-law of Maxwell Reed, Anthony Newley, Ronald S. Kass and Peter Holm.
3 Expelled from Francis Holland School in England for truancy, smoking, and selling copies of her own book of dirty limericks.
4 Sent her daughters to Francis Holland School in England, the same school that she was expelled from.
5 The Sunday Times List estimated her net worth at $147 million.
6 In 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.
7 Daughter of theatrical agent Joe Collins.
8 Sister-in-law of Percy Gibson.
9 Aunt of Tara Newley, Alexander Newley and Katyana Kass.
10 Has the same birthday (October 4th) as another famous novelist, Anne Rice.
11 As 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.
12 In 2004 she plugged her 23rd book "Hollywood Divorces" which was a thinly-disguised portrat of certain Tinseltown players.
13 Author of books such as Hollywood Wives (1985).
14 Younger sister of Joan Collins and Bill Collins.

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

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