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Voted Female Star of 1982 by the Hollywood Women's Press Club
In 1994 the Association of Breast Cancer Studies presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her humanitarian interests.
Named as Officer, Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996
Deeply concerned about children the world over, Collins is an honorary founding member of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and has long been a patron of the International Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities.
After her victory over Random House: "Wonderful jury! It's tremendously gratifying ...
"I believe in the judicial system here. I did write two books, but that's all right. You'll see 'Hell Hath No Fury' [the second book] in print by the end of the year. This court part will be the end of the book.
"I'm extremely happy. It ended two years of absolute hell ...
"Nobody held a gun to Random House to pay me $4 million." --Joan Collins to New York Post, February 14, 1996.
Attributing her resilience to being raised in wartime London: "If I ever whined, my parents would say, 'Children are starving in Europe! Bombs are falling! How dare you be miserable when you've got a comfy bed to sleep in!' I was brought up to never feel sorry for myself." --Joan Collins, in People, June 30, 1997.
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