Jackie Collins was an English romance novelist.
She moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s and spent most of her career there. She wrote 32 novels, all of which appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list. Her books have sold over 500 million copies and have beeb translated into 40 languages.
Eight of her novels have been adapted for screen, either as films or television miniseries. She was the younger sister of Dame Joan Collins.
Collins died on 19 September 2015, of breast cancer.