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Daisy Duke, Southern Belle

Written by Rebeka Knott


Daisy Duke was 1/3 of the mischievous cousins portrayed on the Dukes of Hazzard sitcom, which first aired in 1979. She was played by the beautiful Catherine Bach. She and the other 2/3 of the trio, Bo Duke and Luke Duke, regularly wreaked havoc in the small, rural town of Hazzard, Georgia where they lived on a farm with their Uncle Jesse Duke.

Daisy Duke was an outgoing, curvy, adventurous and most often skimpily clad Southern belle. She usually meant well but was always finding herself in some sort of pickle because she, like her cousins, endeavored to do the “right thing”.

Daisy appeared in all but one episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. Producers had something different in mind for her character. Catherine Bach asked permission to bring her own costume to the audition and they were pleasantly surprised when she showed up in those short shorts! Bach is responsible for what we still refer to, today, as “Daisy Dukes”.  

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