Jackie Collins

British-American novelist and writer

Jacqueline Jill "Jackie" Collins OBE (4 October 1937 – 19 September 2015[1][2][3]) was an English-American novelist. She wrote 32 novels, all of which have been on the New York Times bestsellers list. In total, her books have sold over 400 million copies and have been translated into 40 languages.[4][5] Eight of the books were made into movies or television mini-series.

Jackie Collins

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Jacqueline Jill Collins

4 October 1937
Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Died19 September 2015(2015-09-19) (aged 77)
Cause of deathBreast cancer
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
CitizenshipBritish (lifelong)
American (1960–2015)
Spouse(s)Wallace Austin
(m. 1960–1964, divorced)
Oscar Lerman
(m. 1966–1992, his death)
ChildrenTracy Lerman (b. 1961)
Tiffany Lerman (b. 1967)
Rory Lerman (b. 1969)
Parent(s)Elsa Bessant
Joseph William Collins
RelativesJoan Collins (sister)

She died on 19 September 2015 of breast cancer in Beverly Hills, California, aged 77.[6]

She was the younger sister of Joan Collins.


  1. Born in 1937 as per findmypast.co.uk
  2. "Birthdays". The Guardian. London. 2006-10-04. p. 33. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. Gambotto-Burke, Antonella (2007-07-22). "Lucky be a lady". South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. p. 1. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. Leadbetter, Russell (2007-10-17). "10 things about Jackie Collins". The Evening Times. Glasgow. p. 27. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. Roberts, Oliver (2007-11-18). "Mistress of fiction". The Sunday Times. Johannesburg. p. 16. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. Jackie Collins Has Died