Dolly Parton's Most Iconic Movie Scenes

Dolly Parton's Most Iconic Movie Scenes

Few entertainers can tug at our heartstrings quite as much as Dolly Parton. The country music legend has been a national treasure ever since she first burst onto the scene with her hit debut album Hello, I'm Dolly.

After executive producing and starring in Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, a 2019 anthology series that breathes new life into her most cherished song titles, Parton will soon have us singing once again — this time, with her new holiday film Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square. But to celebrate her signature cheer a little early, let's take a look back on her most memorable movie moments so far.

Just as her first record still shows us why Dolly Parton has had such a long and illustrious career, so does her very first movie role. Parton is one of the three leads in the classic 1980 workplace dramedy 9 to 5, alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Parton stars as Doralee Rhodes, a secretary who is constantly harassed by her boss, Franklin Hart, Jr.

She and her two co-workers soon form a bond after each being mistreated by their boss, but not before Doralee seizes on her chance to confront him directly for his offenses to her.

In his office, Doralee takes Hart to task for encouraging others in the company to think they have a secret romantic relationship. She memorably threatens to take action if he doesn't discontinue the innuendo and rumors.

The story only gets wilder from there, but this early scene proved that Dolly Parton was just as comfortable on the big screen as on a big stage.

9 to 5 | 0:00
Steel Magnolias | 1:42
Wild Texas Wind | 2:49
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas | 3:44
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous | 4:54
Joyful Noise | 5:57

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Dolly Parton's Most Iconic Movie Scenes

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