See Dolly Parton's Changing Looks Through the Years
After nearly 50 years in the business, Dolly Parton is an American icon. The songstress, who even has her own Dollywood theme park in her native Tennessee, has never been one to play it safe when it comes to her career. Known for her signature blonde-bombshell meets country-sweetheart style, Parton is definitely one-of-a-kind among her musical peers.
Check out her changing looks through the years!
The 9-year-old grew up in Sevier County, Tenn., with 11 brothers and sisters. "If we ever had any makeup in the house," her mother once told People of the budding beauty, "Dolly'd grab it first."
Looking extra fresh-faced, a young Parton poses for a portrait circa 1970.
Talk about voluminous hair! The country singer posed for this picture circa 1976.
Parton stepped out in New York City with her signature voluminous hair and on-point makeup.
"I'm aware I'm not in style, but it don't bother me," the Heartbreaker songstress told People of her bubble coifs. "I like looking as if I came out of a fairy tale."
The singer was absolutely glowing in this photo from the early '80s.
Big wigs and bigger talent—the crossover superstar released her 28th solo album, Rainbow.
Looking blonde and beautiful, Parton posed at the People's Choice Awards in the late '80s.
"I've always loved makeup, and it's something I understand," Parton told People of her signature makeup line. "You can do it in good taste, but if you want to look like the town tramp like me, you can."
Looking as doll-like as ever, a fuchsia-sporting Parton made an appearance on Bette Midler's sitcom.
The gorgeous songstress stepped out at the Bonnie and Clyde musical on Broadway in New York City.
Parton looked absolutely gorgeous with her hair and makeup on-point at the Los Angeles premiere of Joyful Noise in Hollywood.
Looking blonder than ever, Parton stepped out at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
The very blonde singer was all smiles at the premiere of Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors in Hollywood.
She may have been in this business for over 50 years, but one thing clearly remains the same: her voluminous blonde hair, worn in its signature style to accept the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th annual CMA Awards.
At 71, the country icon looks better than ever—and knows exactly what works for her. She put forth her signature blonde 'do at the 2017 SAG Awards, where she styled her beauty look with a long-sleeve nude dress and a glowing necklace. That award-winning smile never goes away.