The Reel And Real Life Of TV’s Southern Belles

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Soft on the outside but hard on the inside – this description fits Southern Belles to a T. Known for their sweetness and strength, Southern belles yield tremendous power underneath a veneer of gentleness. These belles are not just seen in America’s southern states. You can meet one in any US city – only if you’re lucky. But worry not. If you have yet to meet one, you can easily do so from the comfort of your own home. Beautiful Southern belles are a-plenty on TV. Be charmed by their on-screen presence and see for yourself how good these actresses are in bringing out their inner Belle-ness.

Rue McClanahan’s reel life as Blanche Devereaux

Blanche was a fictional character in the 80’s sitcom, The Golden Girls. She exudes Southern hospitality, albeit too much. Known for her naturally flirtatious manner, Blanche is loud and proud about her flirting. She even describes it as part of her Southern heritage. When pressed, another character jokingly explains that the reason for Blanche’s charm is because “her mother was a slut..” The character of Blanche became so popular, a spinoff was made by CBS and was titled “The Golden Palace”.

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