DOB: 23rd May 1933
General Musings: women we suspect must be keeping a portrait that shows their real age in the attic #1
Realising that his fantastic good looks must eventually fade, Dorian Grey wished to make a deal with the devil so that his portrait would age in his stead. In The Picture of Dorian Grey, that wish comes true and it is Dorian's portrait that reveals its subject as corrupt and increasingly decrepid, and must be hidden from sight as a result. Here's the first in a series of postings about actresses we believe might also have sold their souls in order to remain forever young.
No 1: Joan Collins
DOB: 23rd May 1933
OK, so I didn't choose to start with a picture of Joan Collins as a young starlet because of course people change a lot more when they're younger than they seem to when their older. The fact is that Joan was already fifty back in the days when Dynasty was winning most favourite female television performer awards for its stars, and that's when I think she struck her deal with Beelzebub, not before. Since celebrating her 50th, Joan has broken a good few of the styling rules the rest of us mere mortals are required to adhere to. Her hair may or may not be a couple of shades lighter in 2015 than it was in 1985; probably it isn't. It remains as long if not longer than she used to wear it, and she persists in slathering on the same eyeliner she used to wear way back in the 1960s. Indeed, my theory is that the reason she doesn't ever appear to be getting any older is she has created a very effective optical illusion. Apart from covering up her decolletage a bit more than she used to, she has been projecting the exact same image for more than 30 years already.
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