People: Apr. 28, 1986

All right, contestants, is this a treatment for the latest Jackie Collins mini-series . . . or is it the Real Thing? Born in London to Irish and Iraqi- Chilean parents, and already a top fashion model at 16, she is introduced to Director Roman Polanski, who casts her in his new film, Pirates. Next, she beats out 500 other girls for a coveted part in the upcoming Eddie Murphy comedy Golden Child. Then gossip columnists report that Charlotte Lewis, 18, once linked with Polanski, is now seeing Ballet Star Mikhail Baryshnikov, but the lady describes both men as "just good...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!