02/03/2012 08:52 GMT

Joan Collins: 'Botox Hurt Like Hell'

With her youthful appearance, it's hard to believe Dynasty legend Joan Collins is pushing 80.

But for the first time ever, Joanie has revealed she has dabbled with cosmetic surgery in the past, admitting to once trying Botox.

However, the actress won't be using the anti-aging injections again, after finding the procedure too painful.

In an interview with Glamour magazine, she said: "I had it once on my forehead and it hurt like hell... I have girlfriends who've had Botox and been left with lumps in their faces. And the lips, don't even get me started."

Joan - who has been accused of going under the knife in the past - also insisted she's never had plastic surgery, instead crediting careful skin care for her good looks.

When asked if she'd had surgery, the actress replied: "No, no. But you know what they say about plastic surgery, don't you? It's the plain woman's revenge. And the truth is I've always taken very good care of my skin, and always, always worn make-up."

Joan obviously had a change of heart about trying Botox though, after blasting women who had tried it in her autobiography.

She said: "It really distresses me to see so many ghastly Botoxed and artificially filled faces. Many of these women, quite a few of them actresses, look so strange with their pillow lips, puffed-up cheeks and fake cheekbones, which make their eyes look like tiny pits in a marshmallow cloud."

And whilst Joan isn't a fan of youth-boosting surgical procedures, she does admit to being rather demanding.

She recently told the Daily Express: "I'm a total diva in real life. I'm very difficult - ask anybody. I always have my dressing room painted pink and full of Evian."


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