They spent decades navigating the bright lights of Hollywood and fame together, and actress Joan Collins says the two months since sister Jackie Collins passed away from breast cancer at age 77 haven’t been easy.
“I miss her very much,” says Joan, who looks back on her life in pictures in the new issue of PEOPLE.
The Dynasty star, 82, and the bestselling romance novelist were close until the very end, and were endlessly supportive of each other’s careers.
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“[Jackie] started writing stories when she was 10 years old and I would illustrate them,” Joan reveals.
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While Jackie’s career path seemed clear from a young age, Joan says she had a range of aspirations.
“I wanted to be an actress, a writer and travel the world,” she says.
The British star is currently reflecting on her journey by auctioning off glamorous items from her collection, including gowns and love letters from Warren Beatty, with Julien’s Auctions on Dec. 16.
“I wanted to live my life to the fullest,” Joan says. “And I have.”