Dolly Parton reveals she sleeps with makeup on to be 'camera ready' in case earthquake strikes at night
Dolly Parton says the only thing that would make her go out with a bare face would be death itself
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Dolly Parton has disclosed that she has been sleeping with her makeup on for decades.
The 77-year-old Hollywood actress said she prefers to go to sleep looking glamorous in case she needs to rush out at night and gets caught by photographers on the street.
Dolly Parton on looking good 'all day long'
In her most recent book, 'Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones', Dolly acknowledges that the habit started in the 1980s.
She writes in the book, "When I arrived in LA in the 80s, I started sleeping with my makeup on, partly because of the earthquakes."
She adds, "I thought, "I’m not heading out on the streets without makeup in case there are cameras out there! I’m going to be ready to go!"'
However, Dolly says she always washes her face well in the morning before putting on another layer of makeup.
She said, "It doesn’t matter when you clean your face as long as you clean it once a day. After I wake up, I do all the little rituals, and then I start over again and go out every day and look good all day long," as reported by Daily Mail.
She added, "This is also true back home in Tennessee. I don’t want to go to bed looking like a hag with Carl [her husband]."
Carl Thomas Dean and Dolly Parton
Carl Thomas Dean and Dolly got married in a modest ceremony in 1966, two years after they first met. The businessman, who hails from Nashville, is now 81.
Dolly Parton won't go makeup-free
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Dolly Parton recently discussed in an interview with People what it would take for her to leave the house without wearing any makeup.
She said, "Death! You'd just have to see me laid out on a stretcher. No, if my husband was sick, or if there was an emergency, of course, I would [leave the house without makeup]. If I got arrested for a bad tag or whatever, I don't want a mugshot looking like some of the stars I've seen."
She added, "I'm going to clean up a little if I'm going outside, unless there's an absolute emergency, and it would have to be pretty serious. I would do it then, but that would be the only way."