I’m not a huge fan of Joan Collins. It’s nothing she did – I actually thought she was delightful that one time she was on Roseanne – I’m just too young and too consumed with things like Justin Timberlake and margaritas to look far back enough to explore Joan Collins’ body of work. That’s not her fault. But Joan recently did a little interview with The Daily Mail in which she mostly just talked trash about Hollywood, and the lady said some home truths.
On the lack of beautiful actresses nowadays: “When I was young, everybody on screen was gorgeous. I have to say, there aren’t that many good looking actresses around today. I mean, there’s Angelina Jolie and there’s… Angelina Jolie. Jennifer Aniston is cute, but I wouldn’t call her beautiful. She’s no Ava [Gardner] or Lana [Turner].”
On Cheryl Cole: “I think that is why Cheryl Cole is so popular, because she is just so pretty and the public are starved of gorgeous people.”
On plastic surgery: “Women who turn to cosmetic procedures look ghastly. They don’t look like themselves. I quite like the way I look, I’m quite happy with the way I look and I really don’t want to change it. In front of the camera my skin probably isn’t nearly as good as it used to be. But, I mean, what the hell, everybody’s got to get older. I think there’s something rather terrifying about people who are in their 50s or 60s trying to look 30 or 40.”
I think Joan is partially right. There really aren’t any Ava Gardner or Lana Turner types in Hollywood anymore, but that age of glamour has been dead for a long time. It’s an entirely different world in Hollywood, so it’s not really fair to hold the same standards, Joan. I’m sure if Audrey Hepburn had the paps tailing her like they do with Lindsay Lohan, or if Lauren Bacall had the whole internet talking about her constantly like it does with Miley Cyrus (not to mention how much of a field day it would have had with Joan Crawford’s Twitter), these ladies might not have been quite so glamorous in the eyes of the public. And that’s ok.
Also, who are you fooling with those plastic surgery comments, Joan Collins? You are 77 years old. Please.
What do you guys think about what Joan said? Are there really no truly beautiful women left in Hollywood (besides Angelina Jolie)?