Jacqueline Jill Collins, more famously known as Jill Collins, was a renowned romance novelist and actress. Collins has written and published 32 novels, all of which have become bestsellers. Over five hundred million copies of her books have been sold worldwide. For most of her career, she was based in Los Angeles. Here is a quick summary of Jackie Collins’ net worth, career, and earnings.
Collins was born on 4th of October, 1937 in the Hampstead area of London, England. Her father, Joseph William Collins, was a theatrical agent who had eminent clients like The Beatles and Tom Jones. Collins’ mother, Elsa Collins was a native British woman. Jackie was the middle child, and her elder sister Joan Collins was a famous actress.
Collins was married twice. Her first marriage with Wallace Austin came to an end with a divorce. She later got married to Oscar Lerman, who died of prostate cancer in the late 1900s. Jackie and Oscar were married for a long period of 27 years. Jackie has three daughters named Tiffany, Tracy, and Rory; she has six grandchildren.
Collins started her career as an actress in B movies during the 1950s. She was also a stage singer alongside musicians like Des O’Connor and others. She starred as minor characters in movies like Barnacle Bill, The Safecracker, The Shakedown, Passport to Shame and Intent to Kill and also tried television soaps, but eventually gave up acting as altogether.
Collins then changed her career towards writing. “The World Is Full Of Married Men,” her first attempt at a novel was a huge success. It instantly made a bestseller in the United States and the UK. She wrote a vast number of novels since then which were later turned into film adaptations and television mini-series.
Awards and Achievements
Jackie Collins did extremely well as a novelist as and screenplay writer. Since 1968, she wrote over thirty books with a lot of them managing to make the list of best-selling novels. Collins co-wrote the screenplay based on her second novel in the late 1970s and subsequently wrote a number of original screenplays as well as those for film adaptations of her own novels. Collins was called UK’s fifth richest author in the “The Sunday Times Rich List 2011”. Her services to fiction and charity honored her with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Birthday Honours.
Net Worth of Jackie Collins
The net worth of actress turned novelist Jackie Collins is estimated to be around $180 million. Collins wrote a number of best-selling novels, making her earn her enough to admit that she was ‘very comfortable.’ Although her original dream of becoming an onscreen sensation like her sister, Joan did not materialise, with her second husband, Oscar Lerman’s support, she became a leading novelist. Her worth back in 1990 after just having started was averaged to be nearly 18m pounds. She was estimated to own a personal fortune of 60 million pounds in 2011.
Collins passed away on the 19th of September in the year 2015 from breast cancer. Although she had been diagnosed with the fatal disease for over six years before her death, Collins kept her ailment a secret. She appeared on the chat show on ITV, “Loose Women” a mere nine days before her passing. The English novelist led a life where she loved truly and reflected it in her books. She connected with the characters in her works and made her readers feel the same. Her passing at 78 years of age was mourned by her admirers all over the world.