According to Catherine, she returned to the studio with her own outfit: a homemade T-shirt, a pair of cut off jean shorts and high heels. After a heated discussion, the executives allowed her to wear the short-shorts as long as she covered her legs with pantyhose.
But instead of detracting attention, the hose highlighted her legs and drew even more attention. Her legs, by the way, were once insured for one million dollars.
Daisy's short-shorts weren't her only sexy outfits. She also donned hot pants,tight jeans, and a red bikini, whenever situations called for them..
Whatever she was wearing, Daisy was a distraction to the males of Hazzard County. In one episode a flustered young man complained while she hovered over him as he attempted to change a tire: “Daisy, how do you expect a fella to get any work done when you're standing over him like that?”
Daisy's popularity helped her sell five million posters, and it was another case of Catherine imposing her will.
“They said, 'We want you in a bikini with lots of oil and inch-long fingernails with your hair wet and slicked back,'” she told the Canton, Ohio Republic. “I said, 'That's not my character, plus I'm an actress, not a beauty-pageant girl. I'm gonna wear my own clothes, do my own poster.' They said, 'Fine, we're not gonna pay for it.' So I made my own poster and I own it.”
When Schneider and Wopat walked off the set in a contract dispute and were replaced by lookalike cousins Coy and Vance.