Dolly Parton has hundreds of wigs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 September 2016
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton isn't sure how many wigs she owns but knows she has at least one hairpiece every day

Dolly Parton has a wig for every day of the year.

The '9 to 5' hitmaker admits she has too many hairpieces to count, but loves the act she can change her locks quickly according to her mood.

She said: "Cheryl Riddle my hairdresser does such a wonderful job and she gives me such a variety of things, I don't even know how many wigs I have - I wear one almost every day, so I must have at least 365.

"But anyhow, I've got a wig for everything - you know, if I don't like the one I put on, I've got such a good variety... But when I do my shows at night, there's a mood for my clothes and a mood for my hair.

"In the afternoon I think, 'I'm in the mood for white' or 'I'm in the mood for red' and then of course I think, 'Well, am I in the mood for curly hair or an updo?' So it all depends on my mood."

The 70-year-old singer - who has been married to Carl Dean for 50 years - thinks her flamboyant image has "saved" her life, and though she is not a "natural beauty", she loves dressing up because it makes her feel good.

She told Dazed magazine: "I think dressing up has saved my life.

"I always said if I hadn't been a woman I would have been a drag queen. For sure.

"And it's been a joy to do this because I was not born a natural beauty, but I think we're beautiful in our own way and whatever makes you feel beautiful is what you should so.

"They always say that less is more, but I think that's the biggest crock I ever heard."

The petite star - who is just 4ft 11in - wishes she was able to don high heels without worrying she'll injure herself.

She said: "It's funny, all the Dolly drag queens are so big and then they put on those shoes anyway and here I am, I ain't as big as a bar of soap. Even with my highest heels.

"I wish I could get higher heels and walk without breaking my neck."

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