Dolly Parton admits her flamboyant appearance and large breasts are the chief reasons for her international fame - not her distinctive singing voice.

The glamorous JOLENE star, 59, is famed for her spectacular blonde hairstyles and voluptuous upper body, and she claims she would never have been noticed in the first place without her ample assets.

She says, "My image is over the top but it has helped me be recognised all over the world.

"There was a time when no one knew me so everything that helped me stand out - so to speak - was a part of becoming successful.

"People now know me and they know there's more to me than boobs and hair."

06/05/2005 17:06