Elizabeth Hurley harbours regrets about her last meeting with Jackie Collins.
The romantic novelist passed away in September last year after a cancer battle, and Elizabeth has revealed she wishes she would have known about her health issues before their final encounter at a party.
She said: "I last saw Jackie at a lovely party that Joan threw when she became a dame last spring. Nobody knew Jackie was ill. It is so sad.
"But she looked fantastic. There were sequins and there was hair and make-up and there was leopard print. She looked the same as ever."
Elizabeth admitted she would have approached her last encounter differently had she known about her illness.
The 50-year-old actress told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "None of us knows how we'd cope if it were us.
"From a selfish point of view, had I known Jackie was ill at Joan's party I would have spoken to her differently - and I think that is exactly what she didn't want.
"But of course one would make the most of being with someone if there was a chance you might never see them again."