In honor of this daring trailblazer, let’s look back at the public scandals and private life of the one and only Jackie Collins. As a teen girl discovering the joys of sex, Collins wrote things like, “We drove around and necked a bit. Jackie Collins initially wanted to follow in the footsteps of her famous sister. Joan Collins and Jackie Collins arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California. In the end, Jackie Collins was the author of 32 novels, all of which placed on The New York Times Best Seller List.