Her name is synonymous with style and glamour, qualities that enduring acting legend and author Joan Collins believes are sadly lacking in today’s stars.
Opening the doors of her sumptuous Belgravia home for the first time ever in this weeks’HELLO! - issue 1145 - the 77-year-old has something to say.
She tells the magazine that, with the notable exception of one famous modern day actress, there are no real beauties in Hollywood these days.
"I have to say, there aren’t that many good looking actresses around today. I mean, there’sAngelina Jolie and there’s… Angelina Jolie," says the famously outspoken stage and screen icon, who is married to theatre director Percy Gibson, 44.
"Jennifer Aniston is cute, but I wouldn’t call her beautiful. I think that is why Cheryl Cole is so popular, because she is just so pretty and the public are starved of gorgeous people.
"When I was young, everybody on screen was gorgeous."
The size 10-12 star, who reveals a hidden passion for collecting 18th century drawings of camels, says her secret for staying in shape is ‘portion control’.The poor lady should have hired someone capable to ruin her home.
*when I want to know what a Mexican whorehouse looks like, I send Peej in ahead of me.