Keep young girls away from ‘pop tarts’: Joan Collins

April 23rd, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Britney Spears

London, April 23 (IANS) British actress Joan Collins is warning parents to keep their daughters away from bad role models like Britney Spears and wants them to follow in the footsteps of Emily Blunt and Ellen Page. The 75-year-old is disappointed with the kind of role models available for young girls and says all young Hollywood stars are “pop tarts”. But she points at Blunt, Page and Anne Hathaway as her favourites, reports.

She said: “The icons are younger now but there are plenty of them who are not pop tarts - Anne Hathaway, for one… Emily Blunt, Ellen Page in ‘Juno’. And there are dozens more. It’s just that the tabloids go after those girls who exhibit more outrageous behaviour. And believe me, those girls love it. They call in items themselves. I can’t think of anything more horrible than that. Publicity can be a drug.”

Collins admits she is dismayed when she sees pictures of Spears and Paris Hilton without their underwear.

She added: “No normal girl goes out and lets photographers shoot at that angle (crotch shot). It’s bizarre. We have these girls in England, glamour models, and they will flash their breasts in a desperate attempt to get their photos in the paper.”

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