Dolly Parton has gotten plenty of ink in the headlines over the years, but she's also been inking her body… or as she puts it, "decorating" her body. The country legend has never flaunted her body art, but she opened up about her tattoos to "Good Morning America. So I thought, 'Well, I'm going to kind of decorate these with some flowers or little butterflies or whatever. For years, there's been speculation that the singer's arms are covered in tattoos, a rumor that's persisted because she pretty much always wears long sleeves. Dolly, 73, has denied those claims. The rumor about Dolly's tattoos first came to light in when Roseanne Barr spoke to late night host Craig Ferguson. I shouldn't even tell this.
Larger-than-life hair, long red nails, grade-A bedazzling—Dolly Parton is a style icon in a league of her own. In honor of her Person of the Year award at last night's 61st Annual Grammys , we're taking a look back at her best moments in photos over the years—from the good to the bedazzled and all the country glam in between. A year-old Dolly was all smiles for a photograph in , complete with a sky-high beehive hairstyle. In the heat of the disco era, Dolly posed for a portrait in a bedazzled jumpsuit and platform sandals. A fresh-faced Dolly showed off her '70s fashion with a floral print top, matching headscarf, and denim button down. Dolly posed for a portrait session for her album Here You Come Again wearing a polka dot top and high-waisted jeans. Posing for a portrait before a performance in Detroit, Dolly topped off her country look with a floral hair accessory. Looking like a full-on flower child, Dolly performed in Detroit wearing bright prints and massive sunglasses. The singer posed for a portrait session for her album Heartbreaker looking demure in ruffly pink lace and a short blonde crop. Dolly showed off a voluminous short hairstyle and knit top while filming 9 to 5 in
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Dolly Parton has been an icon in the country music community since she first started releasing music in the 60s. Dolly also has a Hallmark Christmas movie that revolves around her Dollywood theme park, as well as a homeware line , a podcast that chronicles her rise to fame, and so much more. How adorable is 9-year-old Dolly? Dolly and her former musical partner, Porter Wagoner.
The music of Dolly Parton will soon set the tone for a musical-comedy movie that puts body image issues in the spotlight — and the country-music legend truly believes she's a good fit for that soundtrack. That's because, while Parton has always looked picture-perfect to her fans, she has her own history with fluctuating scales and the pressure to look lean. In the move "Dumplin'," which debuts on Nextflix next month, the title protagonist is an overweight teenager who's inspired by Parton's past hits. But the "Jolene" singer's connection to the topic goes beyond her own experience.