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23rd Nov '17 9:12:20 AM gloompyy
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* Fan Sheng Mei from ''Series/OdeToJoy'' pursues rich men to elevate her status [[spoiler: and support her family.]]
20th Nov '17 1:32:10 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Comicbook/Orphanimo'': Ursula is one. She married (and divorced) Vallalkozo at some point prior to the series, and tries to marry Zemeckis only for their money. She even complains to her cat that Zemeckis should be spoiling her.

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* ''Comicbook/Orphanimo'': ''Comicbook/{{Orphanimo}}'': Ursula is one. She married (and divorced) Vallalkozo at some point prior to the series, and tries to marry Zemeckis only for their money. She even complains to her cat that Zemeckis should be spoiling her.
3rd Nov '17 8:50:41 AM TrustBen
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* Karen on ''Series/WillAndGrace'' is generally assumed to be this, as both Grace and Karen herself have said. Some scenes do make it clear that she loves [[TheGhost Stan]], though.
1st Nov '17 10:04:42 AM Trooper924
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* The Van Dorts and the Everglots from ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' are rather untraditional examples: both families are pushing their children into an ArrangedMarriage to get at something the other family has. The Van Dorts want to marry into the aristocratic Everglot family so they can escape the stigma of being NouveauRiche. The Everglots wish to use the Van Dorts' newfound wealth to restore their [[ImpoverishedPatrician diminished fortune]]. [[spoiler: Lord Barkis Bittern is a more typical--and [[TheBluebeard murderous]]--example, wooing wealthy woman so that he can kill them and steal their money.]]
27th Oct '17 9:05:47 PM Nadim
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* Harken's wife in ''Film/{{Horrible Bosses}}'' is implied to be this.
25th Oct '17 10:26:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Series/RavenHome'': Chelsea had a lot of money due to an invention of hers. Her ex-husband took her cash, [[YourCheatingHeart cheated on her]], and [[LaserGuidedKarma ended up in jail for tax fraud]] when it turned out that the woman he cheated with was a federal agent.

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* ''Series/RavenHome'': ''Series/RavensHome'': Chelsea had a lot of money due to an invention of hers. Her ex-husband took her cash, [[YourCheatingHeart cheated on her]], and [[LaserGuidedKarma ended up in jail for tax fraud]] when it turned out that the woman he cheated with was a federal agent.
25th Oct '17 10:25:32 PM Pichu-kun
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** One emblematic example is Maria Fatima of ''Vale Tudo'' ("Anything Goes / Everything counts"), a poor-to-middle-class young woman who makes a mission of her life to marry into a rich clan no matter how, to the horror of her way more honest mother Raquel. While Fatima ''does'' find her MealTicket, the "anything goes" method she used to get it caused more problems to her than if she has just worked for her money.

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** One emblematic example is Maria Fatima of ''Vale Tudo'' ("Anything Goes / Everything counts"), Counts"), a poor-to-middle-class young woman who makes a mission of her life to marry into a rich clan no matter how, to the horror of her way more honest mother Raquel. While Fatima ''does'' find her MealTicket, the "anything goes" method she used to get it caused more problems to her than if she has just worked for her money.



* ''Series/RavenHome'': Chelsea had a lot of money due to an invention of hers. Her ex-husband took her cash, [[YourCheatingHeart cheated on her]], and [[LaserGuidedKarma ended up in jail for tax fraud]] when it turned out that the woman he cheated with was a federal agent.



* "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", famously sung by Carol Channing. Also performed by Creator/MarilynMonroe in the film ''Literature/GentlemenPreferBlondes''; the famous dance number in which she sings it was also done by Music/{{Madonna}}.
** Subverted in the Madonna example in the video. She plays a performer who is pursued by several rich men, but she'd rather be with the hot but poor handyman and make out with him in his pickup truck.

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* "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", famously sung by Carol Channing. Also performed by Creator/MarilynMonroe in the film ''Literature/GentlemenPreferBlondes''; the famous dance number in which she sings it was also done by Music/{{Madonna}}.
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Music/{{Madonna}}. Subverted in the Madonna example in the video. She plays a performer who is pursued by several rich men, but she'd rather be with the hot but poor handyman and make out with him in his pickup truck.



* "Why don't you do right?" by Joe [=McCoy=], performed by many many (including Jessica Rabbit). "Why don't you do right like some other men do? Get out of here and get me some money too!"
** The later version used by Disney differs considerably from the original ("Weed Smoker's Dream"), which is fully of ''very'' thinly veiled suggestions that women ''should'' become gold diggers (or possibly prostitutes). "Sitting on a million, sitting on it every day, can't make no money giving your stuff away, why don't you do now like the millionaires do? Put your stuff on the market, and make a million too." Some of the verses are even ''more'' blatant than the chorus.

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* "Why don't you do right?" by Joe [=McCoy=], performed by many many (including Jessica Rabbit). "Why don't you do right like some other men do? Get out of here and get me some money too!"
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too!" The later version used by Disney differs considerably from the original ("Weed Smoker's Dream"), which is fully of ''very'' thinly veiled suggestions that women ''should'' become gold diggers (or possibly prostitutes). "Sitting on a million, sitting on it every day, can't make no money giving your stuff away, why don't you do now like the millionaires do? Put your stuff on the market, and make a million too." Some of the verses are even ''more'' blatant than the chorus.



* The Offspring's "Why Don't You Get A Job?" deals with a guy whose girlfriend is a domineering one of these.

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* The Offspring's "Why Don't You Get A Job?" deals with a guy whose girlfriend is a domineering one of these. Near the end of the song, it mentions another (female) friend whose boyfriend is also is a gold-digger.
28th Sep '17 6:09:11 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic to the Bone'', Allie's stepmothers. Perhaps even her mother.

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* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic to the Bone'', ''Literature/MagicToTheBone'', Allie's stepmothers. Perhaps even her mother.
28th Sep '17 10:31:04 AM DracMonster
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* In ''Webcomic/WinterMoon'', Risa is a priest in an MMORPG who prefers to charm males into giving her free stuff rather than earn her gear and experience points. This hits a snag when she encounters an extremely powerful homosexual mage who's more interested in frying her for her impertinence and using her as his "slave healer."
20th Sep '17 4:49:15 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''Comicbook/Orphanimo'': Ursula is one. She married (and divorced) Vallalkozo at some point prior to the series, and tries to marry Zemeckis only for their money. She even complains to her cat that Zemeckis should be spoiling her.
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