Dame Joan Collins is maintaining her glamorous image despite her declining age. And the appearance she turned down: I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, which she said was not her cup of tea.
She spoke to a reporter at at Selfridges in central London while signing copies of her latest book,
The St Tropez Lonely Hearts Club, which she dedicated to her sister, Jackie, who died of breast cancer in September aged 77.
As a celebrity ages, it takes her a huge amount of time and effort to look good enough to be photographed and interviewed. Heck! I should know.
Or maybe not.
I'm rarely seen in public because I find it difficult to walk. When I go out, which I'm planning to do soon on my weekly Health Walk with a local group, I appear without make up just the same as usual. I like my face. Any wrinkles around my eyes show I've lived, laughed and cried.
The most precious experiences in life relate to those you love. Dame Joan has dedicated her book to her sister. I'm lucky my two younger sisters are still alive. Although they reside on the other side of the planet, my love and admiration for them remains as strong as if I see them every day.
As for glamorous, I'll leave that for the stars.
Glamorous or natural: How do you plan to look when you age?