Joan Collins thinks Women who have cosmetic surgery look "ghastly".

The former 'Dynasty' actress doesn't see the appeal of going under the surgeon's knife and finds it "terrifying" people will go to so many lengths in a bid to hold on to their youthful looks.

The 77-year-old star said: "Women who turn to cosmetic procedures look ghastly. They don't look like themselves. I quite like the way I look, I'm quite happy with the way I look and I really don't want to change it.

"In front of the camera my skin probably isn't nearly as good as it used to be. But, I mean, what the hell, everybody's got to get older. I think there's something rather terrifying about people who are in their 50s or 60s trying to look 30 or 40."

Joan also hit out at today's female celebrities, saying they need to look more glamorous.

She told Britain's Hello! magazine: "When I was young, everybody on screen was gorgeous. I have to say, there aren't that many good looking actresses around today. I mean, there's Angelina Jolie and there's... Angelina Jolie. Jennifer Aniston is cute, but I wouldn't call her beautiful. She's no Ava Gardner or Lana Turner.

"I think that is why Cheryl Cole is so popular, because she is just so pretty and the public are starved of gorgeous people."