Which "Steel Magnolias" Character Are You?

By: Bri O.

About This Quiz

Which of the ladies from "Steel Magnolias" are you most like? With a star-studded cast that included Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, and Shirley MacLaine, the 1989 big screen hit stole our hearts! Part drama and part comedy, the film focuses on the incredible bond that the Southern women share and the heartbreak of losing their beloved Shelby. 

Whether you are quirky and mischievous like Ouiser or as sweet as pie like Arnelle, "Steel Magnolias" is sure to have a character you feel the most in tune with. Maybe you are nurturing like M'Lynn or as uninhibited as Shelby. No matter which traits you share with them, the empowering storyline reminds us to live our lives to the fullest and to cherish those we hold dear. Most of all, it reminds us to laugh even when it feels like there's no reason to smile. 

If you're ready to find out which of the south's sassiest female characters you are most like, this is the quiz for you! You might think you know which of the characters you will be, but answering questions about your preferences and your actions may lead to an answer that surprises you! Let's find out if you're more like Truvvy or Clairee! 

How do you feel about the color pink?

What is your opinion of M'Lynn's husband, Drum?

Which insult would you use?

What's your sense of humor like?

How do you feel about men?

The older you get:

Can people change?

Do you tuck your shirt in?

Do you listen to your parents?

You'd rather have:

Time marches on, and:

The only reason people are nice to you is because:

Are you crafty?

Smile:

Do you like to gossip?

What do you do if someone suddenly starts crying in your presence?

Are you religious?

How do you feel about alcohol?

How's your love life?

Do you want kids?

How are your social skills?

Are you open about your feelings?

How would your friends describe you?

How old to you have to be to have a past?

Are you sassy?

How do you handle conflict?

Do you use hand gestures when speaking?

Are you romantic?

Who are you in a crisis?

How would you describe your fashion sense?

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