Jackie Collins' Hollywood Wives
Jackie Collins' Hollywood Wives is an American television miniseries based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Jackie Collins. It follows several women connected to the entertainment industry in Hollywood. Airing on ABC in February 1985, Hollywood Wives was a ratings success, capitalizing on the public's taste for opulent melodramas that dominated television ratings in the 1980s. The three-part, four-and-a-half-hour production was produced by Aaron Spelling, whose series Dynasty was number one in the ratings at the time. Like Dynasty, costume design was by Nolan Miller.
As her new blockbuster film Tigress goes into premiere, Gina Germaine (Suzanne Somers) is Hollywood’s most famous starlet, but she has grown tired of her sex symbol image and is desperate to make a transition to a serious film career. Despite warnings of her talent agent Sadie LaSalle (Angie Dickinson), currently considered Hollywood’s most powerful in the field, to stick with her erotic blockbuster films, Gina sets her mind on a role in the newest film of well-respected film director Neil Gray (Anthony Hopkins), whose script ‘’Final Reunion’’ was written by his wife Montana Gray (Stefanie Powers) and is among the most speculated in Hollywood. Neil believes that the film could be a serious contender at the Oscars, but powerful Sanderson Studios studio boss Oliver Easterne (Rod Steiger) is not interested in financing the production unless he casts George Lancaster (Robert Stack), the most bankable movie star in the business.