“I’ve had many amazing adventures in my life. Some stories, though, I have only ever shared with my friends.… Until now!”

Dame Joan Collins has always believed that one should retain some mystery in life and hide a knowing smile behind one’s shoulder pads. In her new book, she returns in dazzling form to share her most memorable moments from her eclectic and vibrant life—in and out of the limelight. Behind the Shoulder Pads will take you on a spectacular journey from her early years as a young star in Hollywood to stamping her stilettos in Dynasty; from the glittering heights of Saint-Tropez to the busy Oscars seasons in LA over the years.

Joan writes movingly about her adventures with and grief for her sister, Jackie, delves deeper into the ups and downs of love and relationships, and discusses her happiness with husband Percy. Filled with a cast of household names and Hollywood icons, Behind the Shoulder Pads is a spectacularly entertaining tour de force bound to delight and shock in equal measures.

Hilarious, intimate, and completely spellbinding, Joan invites you into her life like never before, sharing the stories she only tells her closest friends.

About the author(s)

A legend of the screen and stage, Dame Joan Collins is perhaps best known for playing Alexis Carrington in the globally popular television series Dynasty. She has appeared in over seventy films, hundreds of TV shows, and over a dozen plays. She is also a bestselling author of seventeen books and many articles and editorials, including those for The Spectator magazine. She was made a dame in 2015 by Queen Elizabeth II for her charity work and services to drama. She and her husband, Percy Gibson, divide their time between London, Los Angeles, and the south of France.