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Marlon Brando seduced me at 15: Jackie Collins

Best selling author Jackie Collins has made the shocking revelation that screen legend Marlon Brando seduced her when she was only 15. The author revealed that she had a passionate fling with the icon.

books Updated: Jan 16, 2010 10:42 IST

Jackie CollinsBest selling author Jackie Collins has made the shocking revelation that screen legend Marlon Brando seduced her when she was only 15.

The author revealed that she had a passionate fling with the icon, despite the fact that she was under age, reported Daily Mail online.

"Marlon was in his early 30s and I was about to be 16. He sent someone over to me at a party to say, 'Marlon thinks you're great looking and have a great body and would like to meet you'. We had a very brief but fabulous affair," said Collins, who is now 72. Had Collins made her allegations public at the time, Brando would have faced up to four years in prison as under Californian law the age of sexual consent is 18.

The affair would, according to the author's recollection, happened in the summer of 1953, shortly before she turned 16.

Collins has spoken previously of Brando coming on to her at a party, but has never been so explicit about the fact that they actually had a sexual relationship.

In 1995, she had said in an interview,"I didn't know any better and he was very thin then. He was my favourite movie star, I'd seen 'The Wild One' 26 times and then I met him at a party. It was a mutual attraction. He had girlfriends but I didn't care."

Not only was her affair with Brando illegal, it was also the cause of a rift between her and her elder sister, actress Joan Collins.