Belfast Telegraph

Joan Collins: Few see me bare faced

Joan Collins says only her husband and the gardener see her without make-up on.

The Dynasty actress is famed for her ever-glamorous appearance and never steps out looking less than perfectly preened.

Joan totally relies on make-up and will rarely be caught without it.

"My family, my husband and the gardener," she said when asked who sees her without cosmetics applied.

Joan has discussed the use of cosmetic surgery. The 78-year-old star says women should stay away from procedures unless they're totally sure about the possible repercussions.

"Nope. I had it once in my forehead and it hurt like hell," she admitted when asked if she uses Botox. "Plus, you see all these surgical nightmares these days. I have girlfriends who've had Botox and been left with lumps in their faces. And the lips, don't even get me started"

Joan is rumoured to have had cosmetic surgery as she is famed for her gorgeous features and age-defying looks. The star takes the speculation as a compliment.

"No, no," she insisted when asked if she gets offended by people who assume she's had operations.

"But you know what they say about plastic surgery, don't you? It's the plain woman's revenge. And the truth is that I've always taken very good care of my skin and always, always worn make-up."

Joan realises her beauty in hindsight.

"Only in retrospect," she explained in an interview with Glamour magazine. "I look at pictures of myself now and think, 'God - I really was beautifu`l.'"


From Belfast Telegraph