Washington: Actress Joan Collins has revealed that she was in the midst of trouble after she violated the law by smuggling couture dresses into the US.
The actor was busted after customs officials found a suitcase packed full of gowns by Italian fashion designer Valentino.
“Once I got into trouble with customs. I’d been in Paris making a movie, and I’d been there for three months,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling Britain’s The One Show.
“I came back with my 11-year-old daughter, my nanny, an assistant, and lots and lots and lots of suitcases.
“Valentino had made me some dresses. I said to the concierge at the hotel, ‘Don’t send them to America, send them to my house in the South of France.’ He didn’t,” she said.
She recalled how the person in charge started taking everything from her suitcase including underwear and stockings.
“There were people going by with cameras - luckily, this was before cell phones. But people were taking pictures. I was there for two hours. They put me on a database for about four years,” she added.