History Main / SouthernBelle

12th Nov '17 1:12:50 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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A {{trope}} that grew out of the South during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, there are two versions of the historic SouthernBelle: the '''[[ProperLady Bonne Belle]]''' ("good beauty" in French), who is loyal to her husband and family even as she sees them off to war, and the '''[[TheVamp Mauvaise Belle]]''' ("bad beauty" in French), who is selfish and vain and manipulates those around to her get what she wants. In terms of behavior, the Belle of either flavor exhibits an outgoing and gregarious personality, in contrast to her stoic foreign counterparts the YamatoNadeshiko and the EnglishRose. Southern hospitality is essential, with the Belle always willing to offer a nice pitcher of sweet tea or mint juleps to any guests that might arrive. She is witty and charming, but never oversteps the boundaries of her station, gender, or race. While always polite, she will not hesitate to call someone out for violating the rules of the cotillion.

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A {{trope}} that grew out of the South during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, there are two versions of the historic SouthernBelle: Southern Belle: the '''[[ProperLady Bonne Belle]]''' ("good beauty" in French), who is loyal to her husband and family even as she sees them off to war, and the '''[[TheVamp Mauvaise Belle]]''' ("bad beauty" in French), who is selfish and vain and manipulates those around to her get what she wants. In terms of behavior, the Belle of either flavor exhibits an outgoing and gregarious personality, in contrast to her stoic foreign counterparts the YamatoNadeshiko and the EnglishRose. Southern hospitality is essential, with the Belle always willing to offer a nice pitcher of sweet tea or mint juleps to any guests that might arrive. She is witty and charming, but never oversteps the boundaries of her station, gender, or race. While always polite, she will not hesitate to call someone out for violating the rules of the cotillion.


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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not a]] version of [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] from [[DeepSouth southern]] [[SweetHomeAlabama America]].
9th Sep '17 9:57:03 PM nombretomado
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* [[BackyardSports Billy Jean Blackwood]].

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* [[BackyardSports [[VideoGame/BackyardSports Billy Jean Blackwood]].
8th Jul '17 4:09:42 PM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'': In "Fire in a Crowded Workshop", a RashomonStyle episode, Amy Rose's story depicts Perci as one of these, using her wiles to seduce Sonic and Knuckles.
8th Jul '17 10:43:40 AM nombretomado
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In RealLife, they sometimes go by (according to TheOtherWiki) "Ya Ya Sisters," "Sweet Potato Queens," and "[[FunWithAcronyms GRITS (Girls Raised In The South)]]." [[note]]For people who don't get that one, grits is a popular porridge-like hot cereal/side dish made from maize that's particularly associated with the American South. Europeans in particular should think of thin polenta.[[/note]]

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In RealLife, they sometimes go by (according to TheOtherWiki) Wiki/TheOtherWiki) "Ya Ya Sisters," "Sweet Potato Queens," and "[[FunWithAcronyms GRITS (Girls Raised In The South)]]." [[note]]For people who don't get that one, grits is a popular porridge-like hot cereal/side dish made from maize that's particularly associated with the American South. Europeans in particular should think of thin polenta.[[/note]]
8th Jun '17 6:42:35 PM DustSnitch
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* ''I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again'' did a parody of ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' featuring Lady Constance as "a real Southern Belle", leading to the pun: "She shore is shaped like one!"

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* ''I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again'' did a parody of ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' featuring Lady Constance as "a real Southern Belle", leading to the pun: "She shore is shaped like one!"
13th May '17 12:24:45 AM jormis29
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* ''In This Our Life'' featured Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland playing two sisters that fill these roles in UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression setting. Stanley is the Mauvaise Belle - vain, superficial and manipulative towards everyone. Roy is the Bonne - dignified, ladylike and kind.

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* ''In This Our Life'' ''Film/InThisOurLife'' featured Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland playing two sisters that fill these roles in UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression setting. Stanley is the Mauvaise Belle - vain, superficial and manipulative towards everyone. Roy is the Bonne - dignified, ladylike and kind.
9th May '17 5:54:52 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''In This Our Life'' featured Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland playing two sisters that fill these roles in UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression setting. Stanley is the Mauvaise Belle - vain, superficial and manipulative towards everyone. Roy is the Bonne - dignified, ladylike and kind.
* ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte'' features Bette Davis ([[TypeCasting again!]]) playing an OldMaid who was once a southern belle. When her lover was murdered, she was suspected of it and stayed shut up in her house. She still [[AgeInappropriateDress dresses in her old debutante gown]] and [[TheOphelia steadily goes mad]].



* Wrestling/{{GLOW}} once featured a [[TagTeam team]] called the Southern Belles. Their names were Scarlett and Tara.

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* Wrestling/{{GLOW}} ''Wrestling/{{GLOW}}'' once featured a [[TagTeam team]] called the Southern Belles. Their names were Scarlett and Tara.



* Krissy Vaine, with whom Amber teamed in Team Blondage, played this up in some gimmicks. She portrayed a prissy AlphaBitch in DSW.



* The Southern Belles of Wrestling/{{Wrestlicious}}, Charlotte and Savannah, were [[CaptainErsatz a deliberate pastiche]] of the earlier GLOW team.

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* The Southern Belles of Wrestling/{{Wrestlicious}}, ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlicious}}'', Charlotte and Savannah, were [[CaptainErsatz a deliberate pastiche]] of the earlier GLOW team.


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* Wrestling/AlexaBliss was originally going to debut with this type of character. Her name was even thought up as a pun on the southern StealthInsult "bless your heart". She worked a couple of live events playing the girlfriend of Scott Dawson, but had a completely different gimmick by the time she actually debuted.


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* Cryssi of ''Website/DivaDirt'' titled her column 'Southern Belle Smack' and was prone to adding in a few "y'all"s and other southern expressions in her writing.
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5th May '17 3:55:54 AM Cryoclaste
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* {{Pokemon}} has [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Lilligant_(Pokémon) Lilligant]], a ''plant'' Mon that looks like one. It's [[OneGenderRace always female]].

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* {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} has [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Lilligant_(Pokémon) Lilligant]], a ''plant'' Mon that looks like one. It's [[OneGenderRace always female]].
14th Feb '17 11:50:39 PM foxley
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* Claire Goodman of Lynn Austin's Refiner's Fire trilogy is a Mauvais Belle.

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* Claire Goodman of Lynn Austin's Refiner's Fire ''Fire'' trilogy is a Mauvais Mauvaise Belle.



* Lemon Breeland on HartOfDixie.

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* Lemon Breeland on HartOfDixie.''Series/HartOfDixie''.



* In the ''Series/FrontierCircus'' episode "The Courtship", the T & T Circus arrives in New Atlanta, a town run by a pair of southern belle sisters, one of whom attempts to inveigle Casey into marriage.

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* In the ''Series/FrontierCircus'' episode "The Courtship", the T & T Circus arrives in New Atlanta, a town run by a pair of aging southern belle sisters, one of whom attempts to inveigle Casey into marriage.marriage. Definitely Mauvise Belles.
12th Jan '17 3:07:34 AM Luppercus
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* Zombie girl Blanche in ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', her name is even a reference to Blanche DuBois.

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* Zombie girl Blanche in ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', her name is even a reference to Blanche DuBois.Du Bois.
* Episode "Til Death Do Us Part" of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' spoofed this with a ghost girl named Dixie falling in-love with Egon and trying to marry him in a ShotgunWedding. The girl has the Southern Belle accent, attire and behavior to match.
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