|Joan with Frances Segelman|
Joan was guest of honour at a special event at The London Film Museum earlier to raise funds for Penny Brohn UK.. The event featured a live sculpting session by Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman / Lady Petchey.
Dame Joan Collins will be sculpted live by royal sculptor Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey) at the London Film Museum, in support of Penny Brohn UK.
Dame Joan Collins’ sister, best-selling author Jackie Collins OBE, died of breast cancer in 2015 following diagnosis in 2009. Ms Collins, who was adored by family, friends and legions of fans for over four decades, chose Penny Brohn UK to benefit from gifts in her memory. Despite living in the US, Jackie heard how Penny Brohn UK helps people with cancer to live as well as possible for as long as possible.
Frances Segelman, whose sculpture commissions include HM The Queen said, “Dame Joan is a true star, and it has been a life-long ambition of mine to sculpt her. I am so pleased to support Penny Brohn UK, and the incredible work it does to help those affected by cancer live healthier and longer lives.”
This fundraising evening will see celebrities, family and friends of Dame Joan, Sir Jack and Lady Petchey, and supporters of Penny Brohn UK in attendance.
Penny Brohn’s daughter Jess said, “I am absolutely delighted that Dame Joan and Frances Segelman are helping Penny Brohn UK through this truly unique event. The charity, named in honour of my mum, recognises that those living with cancer need more than medicine – something she instinctively knew when diagnosed with breast cancer in the late seventies. Through a whole person philosophy, my mum lived with joy and purpose for another 20 years, well beyond her prognosis. And now, her legacy lives on in their Bristol Whole Life Approach.”
Self-taught Frances Segelman has risen to the top of her profession having sculpted a wide variety of public figures including HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.
An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport Frances Segelman’s recent commissions include HRH The Duke of Kent, Boris Johnson, Joanna Lumley, Lord Julian Fellowes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Steven Redgrave and Sergei Polunin.