No more hotpants for Daisy: Dukes Of Hazzard pin-up Catherine Bach piles on the pounds
By Lizzie Smith
Last updated at 1:02 AM on 18th April 2009
Her legs were once insured for $1million, but Catherine Bach now lives a more modest lifestyle.
The original Daisy Duke was spotted filling up her car yesterday in Los Angeles, after earlier taking her pet dog for a walk.
Bach became a pin-up after starring in the 1979 TV series Dukes Of Hazzard, thrilling a generation of male viewers with her denim hotpants and slender legs.
Former Dukes of Hazzard pin-up, Catherine Bach appears to have put away her famous Daisy Duke denim hotpants for good
Denim days: Bach in LA yesterday (left) and as she was in the hit TV series
But Bach, who left the show when it ended in 1985, appears to have settled into maturity, and piled on the pounds.
The mother-of-one turns 55 this year. And her new, curvier, figure means she is unlikely to repeat her hotpant days.
Earlier this year, Bach's replacement as Daisy Duke, Jessica Simpson, showed off the fuller figure she has gained since reinventing herself as a country music star.
The 28-year-old made headlines after gaining 10lb, despite sister Ashlee claiming her sibling is a size two (UK size six).
What a difference: A heavier Jessica Simpson performs on Saturday (l), compared to her toned shape in the Dukes of Hazzard movie in 2005 (r)
The former Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica reality TV star spent months sculpting her body to play Daisy Duke for the 2005 big screen version of the popular show.
She endured two-hour workouts six days a week with personal trainer Michael Alexander, who honed her physique with a combination of running, squats, lunges and weight-resistance exercises.
She also followed a South Beach Diet-style low-carb, high-protein menu which featured grilled chicken, fish and green vegetables.
After filming the part, Jessica said: 'My body is definitely an accomplishment.'