10 Steamy Books That Would Make Excellent Television Soap Operas
No. 3: Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins
Andy Cohen owes Jackie Collins some serious royalties. None of the debauchery, salacious scandals and sex-crazed shenanigans showcased on any of Bravo's Real Housewives of Wherever reality serials can compare to the thinly-veiled zingers about the rich and the infamous Collins unveiled in her 1983 raunch classic Hollywood Wives.
The sordid, twisty relationships of aging matinee idol Ross Conti, upstart screen stud Buddy Hudson and vengeful agent Sadie LaSalle, serve as the perfect backdrop for a primetime or daytime soap. Throw in Elaine Conti, the well-healed klepto wife of Ross, and her venomous pack of frenemies and you've got a sudser that can go for decades!
Wishful Casting: Mark Valley as Ross Conti, General Hospital's Bryan Craig as Buddy Hudson/Deke Andrews, Felicity Huffman as Sadie LaSalle, Michelle Stafford as Elaine Conti, The Young and the Restless' Hunter King as Angel Hudson, Pamela Anderson as Gina Germaine and Tamara Braun as Montana Gray.