Remembering one of Jackie Collins’ best… Chances 123



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Jackie Collins, who died today at age 77, is the best-selling author of 31 novels which have sold over 500 million copies worldwide, translated into 40 languages. Best known for producing glamorous and raunchy stories, all of Collins’ novels have made it to The New York Times bestsellers list.

Today, we’ve got a steamy extract from the first of her very famous Santangelo novel series, Chances (1981), which was based on the character of the strikingly beautiful Lucky Santangelo. Her new life and people in the center of Hollywood became inspiration for her most successful novel. Hollywood Wives (1983) which sold 15 million copies worldwide and topped the bestsellers list of The New York Times. Hollywood Wives went on to become an equally successful television series in 1985. Hollywood Husbands was published in (1986) after a second Santangelo novel titled Lucky (1985) followed by her third Santangelo novel, Lady Boss (1990).

We figured it would be fun to pull this out and remember Collins on the day of her death.

Click here to read the extract of Chances by Jackie Collins


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Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. I haven’t read her books in years but I suspect I’ll be picking some up in the next few week…..feel sad that she has gone… icon for sure ❤️

  2. Vale Jackie. Such a great author! Loved all her books. So sad to think there will be no more Jackie Collins books to look forward to.

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