Initially famous as an editor of the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Express, Pollard went on to serve as chief editor of the American edition of Elle. Also a television personality, she frequently appeared on the game show Through the Keyhole and on the talk program Loose Women.
She began her career at Honey magazine and, by the late 1960s, had become the publication's fashion editor.
Between 1995 and 1998, she co-wrote four novels.
Born in London, England, to an Austrian Jewish mother and a Hungarian Jewish father, she grew up with younger brothers named Ralph and Peter. Her marriage to Barry Winkleman resulted in a journalist daughter named Claudia; with her second husband, editor and broadcast journalist Nicholas Lloyd, she had a son named Oliver.
She penned a 1971 biography of former American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.