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16th Jan '18 1:48:13 AM jormis29
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* UsefulNotes/CalamityJane was often mistaken for a man, and not just because she often wore men's clothing. However, she's been played by [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/15/article-0-0027576E00000258-645_233x264.jpg Doris Day]]. ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' goes part of the way toward averting this, and even has Jane tell an anecdote about being mistaken for a man, but Robin Weigert is still far more attractive than the real thing. Not to mention the FieryRedhead she's in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfCalamityJane''.

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* UsefulNotes/CalamityJane was often mistaken for a man, and not just because she often wore men's clothing. However, she's been played by [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/15/article-0-0027576E00000258-645_233x264.jpg Doris Day]].Creator/DorisDay. ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' goes part of the way toward averting this, and even has Jane tell an anecdote about being mistaken for a man, but Robin Weigert is still far more attractive than the real thing. Not to mention the FieryRedhead she's in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfCalamityJane''.
2nd Jan '18 7:56:09 PM Scifimaster92
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* The TrueCrime documentaries shown on Creator/InvestigationDiscovery engage in this trope quite a fair bit. For just one example, compare the [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjMwMzc4MTI4MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTk1ODYxNTE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,667,1000_AL_.jpg actress]] portraying the victim in the ''Fear Thy Neighbor'' episode "Tunnel of Hate" to her [[http://twistedphilly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/anne-300x256.jpeg real life counterpart]].
30th Dec '17 6:47:50 PM mitcher
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* Creator/NataliePortman as [[http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/05/08/natalie-portman-to-feminist-icon-play-ruth-bader-ginsberg-in-new-film/ Ruth Bader Ginsberg]] in the upcoming ''On The Basis Of Sex.'' Given that she is portraying her [[https://www.google.com/search?q=ruth+bader+ginsburg+young&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI9NnXqLf9yAIVCOcmCh135gkO#imgrc=_ in her youth]], it may not be so far off.

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* Creator/NataliePortman Creator/FelicityJones as [[http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/05/08/natalie-portman-to-feminist-icon-play-ruth-bader-ginsberg-in-new-film/ [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTgwNDE1MjY3MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzU4MDQ3MzI@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,939,1000_AL_.jpg Ruth Bader Ginsberg]] in the upcoming ''On The Basis Of Sex.'' Given that she is portraying her Ginsberg [[https://www.google.com/search?q=ruth+bader+ginsburg+young&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI9NnXqLf9yAIVCOcmCh135gkO#imgrc=_ in her youth]], it may not be so far off.
13th Dec '17 6:45:35 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'': While ''Frankenstein'''s author Mary Shelley was not ugly by any means, she wasn't a blue-eyed, blonde like she is depicted in the comic during a flashback. This is the most notable instance where its played straight, since this work tends to invert it with most historical figures, who are turned into demonic monsters; for example, Elizabeth I is turned into a gorgon, while UsefulNotes/{{Nero}} becomes a twisted [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank N. Furter]] {{expy}}).
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17th Nov '17 4:40:42 AM LegitimateIdiot
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17th Nov '17 4:34:15 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* ''Anime/{{Classicaloid}}'' does this with composers. One of Pad-kun's conventions is to show a picture of the real life composer when their Mujik is first introduced, which does make for a jarring contrast for some of them (especially Liszt and Tchaikovsky, who are {{gender flip}}ped).
3rd Nov '17 5:55:03 AM thecarolinabull01
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** Averted in the ''Videogame/SaintsRow'' series, as she is shown to be pretty much a dead ringer for the portraits of her, which makes her stick out like a sore thumb among the Saints.
18th Oct '17 6:53:32 PM FF32
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* Saint-Just. Unfortunately, people tend to take Saint-Just's physical appearance (long-haired, young, fairly attractive, gold hoop earrings) and extrapolate his personality off of it. This makes him him into something of a hippie. Or, of course, they might exaggerate the original and ''also'' make him a gay Communist pedophile with rage issues.

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* Louis Antoine de Saint-Just. Unfortunately, people tend to take Saint-Just's physical appearance (long-haired, young, fairly attractive, gold hoop earrings) and extrapolate his personality off of it. This makes him him into something of a hippie. Or, of course, they might exaggerate the original and ''also'' make him a gay Communist pedophile with rage issues.
1st Oct '17 6:29:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'': Varies from character to character. Some are a pretty good fit for their real life counterpart, but for instance the dashing Creator/ColinFirth plays the ugly-looking [[http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/staticpages/HolocaustScans/HiRes/1935/19350008000006 Wilhelm Stuckart]]. Inverted with Gerhard Klopfer, who was [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/Bundesarchiv_Bild_119-06-44-12%2C_Gerhard_Klopfer.jpg perfectly ordinary looking]] in real life, but is played by an [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-90BTffvk1go/UlPycHKEHfI/AAAAAAAAMt8/-xpVvk_SeaQ/s1600/10.png obese, unpleasant-looking actor]].
30th Sep '17 10:39:38 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{Beyonce}} plays famed icon Etta James in ''Cadillac Records'' (2008). [[https://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/ettab-e1327098709967.jpg This comparison]] shows that Mrs. James, while still lovely, wasn't exactly,...well, ''Beyoncé''

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* Creator/{{Beyonce}} Music/{{Beyonce}} plays famed icon Etta James in ''Cadillac Records'' (2008). [[https://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/ettab-e1327098709967.jpg This comparison]] shows that Mrs. James, while still lovely, wasn't exactly,...well, ''Beyoncé''
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