Country music icon Dolly Parton does not willingly leave the house without makeup!

The “9 to 5” hitmaker, who is known for her big hair and extensive use of cosmetics, is well aware of what people expect to see from her on stage.

“If somebody says, ‘What do you look like without that makeup?’ I say, ‘I look like hell!’ But that’s OK, who doesn’t? I’m not a natural beauty, that’s one of the reasons I’m over-exaggerated,” she shares.

“I feel better when I put on a little makeup. I don’t like looking in the mirror and thinking, ‘Who the hell’s that old ugly woman?'”

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But even when Dolly is at home with her husband of 48 years, Carl Dean, she still gets gussied up and puts a few hot rollers in.

She explains to Radio Times magazine, “I don’t want to look like a slouch with [Carl]. I’m not two different people, but I am responsible for the persona of the person that you know as Dolly Parton.”

The 68-year-old adds, “But I can also go home, take off all of this junk, and still be the same person.”

Need a confidence boost, Dolly? Take a look at a few of your fresh-faced peers over 40 who look just as radiant without makeup!

Cameron Diaz, 41

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Oprah Winfrey, 60

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Naomi Watts, 45

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 53

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Julie Bowen, 44

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