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31st Jan '16 4:28:42 AM Waddle
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She is always surrounded by [[BrokenBird an air of melancholy.]] This could be because she herself is [[FourTemperamentEnsemble melancholic]], or because the lonely male hero experiences a connection with her while she is singing but cannot have her. She tends to be out of the main hero's reach perhaps because she is a dangerous FemmeFatale, because she is already involved with someone else (usually a villain), or simply because she is so aloof. This character can be very useful for highlighting a feeling of loneliness, because her sultry songs will often create a feeling of a connection between the singer (which it means in French) and the listener, but circumstances will prevent that feeling from becoming a true connection. For that reason, this trope is a favorite of FilmNoir, a genre that thrives on a feeling of melancholy and stoic loneliness.
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She is always surrounded by [[BrokenBird an air of melancholy.]] This could be because she herself is [[FourTemperamentEnsemble melancholic]], or because the lonely male hero experiences a connection with her while she is singing but cannot have her. She tends to be out of the main hero's reach perhaps because she is a dangerous FemmeFatale, because she is already involved with someone else (usually a villain), or simply because she is so aloof. This character can be very useful for highlighting a feeling of loneliness, because her sultry songs will often create a feeling of a connection between the singer [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench (which it means in French) French)]] and the listener, but circumstances will prevent that feeling from becoming a true connection. For that reason, this trope is a favorite of FilmNoir, a genre that thrives on a feeling of melancholy and stoic loneliness.
23rd Jan '16 5:36:01 PM dotchan
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]] * Oruha from Outo Country in ''Manga/TsubasaChronicle''.

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13th Jan '16 4:38:31 PM StFan
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[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]] * Gina in ''Anime/PorcoRosso'' is a very clean and straight-laced example, but she does have the glamour (with lingering shots of her large earrings slowly turning as she sings), the loneliness, and the romantic melancholy.
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[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]] * Gina in ''Anime/PorcoRosso'' is a very clean and straight-laced example, but she does have the glamour (with lingering shots of her large earrings slowly turning as she sings), the loneliness, and the romantic melancholy.[[folder:Advertising]] [[folder:Anime & Manga]]

[[AC: Comicbook]] * During ComicBook/MarvelStarWars an alien once mistakes Leia for a renowned chanteuse and ropes her into dressing up and performing. [[AC:{{Film}}]] * In ''Film/{{Brick}}'', Laura sings/recites a song while accompanying herself on the piano, much to the melancholic curiosity of Brendan. * In ''Film/ThisGunForHire'', Veronica Lake mixes it up by being a sexy chanteuse who sings sultry songs in tight dresses--and does magic tricks.
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\n[[AC: Comicbook]]\n[[/folder]] [[folder:Comic Books]] * During ComicBook/MarvelStarWars ''ComicBook/MarvelStarWars'', an alien once mistakes Leia for a renowned chanteuse and ropes her into dressing up and performing. [[AC:{{Film}}]] * In ''Film/{{Brick}}'', Laura sings/recites a song while accompanying herself on the piano, much to the melancholic curiosity of Brendan. * In ''Film/ThisGunForHire'', Veronica Lake mixes it up by being a sexy chanteuse who sings sultry songs in tight dresses--and does magic tricks.performing.

-->'''BettyBoop:''' Yeah... what a lucky "goyul". * Tallulah in ''BugsyMalone''. * Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe's characters in ''GentlemenPreferBlondes''. * Emma in ''Film/DarkCity'' (see page image), [[spoiler:which is later revealed to be an implanted identity.]]
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-->'''BettyBoop:''' -->'''Betty Boop:''' Yeah... what a lucky "goyul". [[/folder]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * Burma in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates'' (it was her original career). [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Animation]] * Gina in ''Anime/PorcoRosso'' is a very clean and straight-laced example, but she does have the glamour (with lingering shots of her large earrings slowly turning as she sings), the loneliness, and the romantic melancholy. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * In ''Film/{{Brick}}'', Laura sings/recites a song while accompanying herself on the piano, much to the melancholic curiosity of Brendan. * In ''Film/ThisGunForHire'', Veronica Lake mixes it up by being a sexy chanteuse who sings sultry songs in tight dresses -- and does magic tricks. * Tallulah in ''BugsyMalone''. ''Film/BugsyMalone''. * Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe's characters in ''GentlemenPreferBlondes''. ''Film/GentlemenPreferBlondes''. * Emma in ''Film/DarkCity'' (see page image), ''Film/DarkCity'', [[spoiler:which is later revealed to be an implanted identity.]]

* Michelle Pfeiffer from ''The Fabulous Baker Boys''. ** The movie's SittingSexyOnAPiano scene is parodied in ''Film/HotShots''.
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* Michelle Pfeiffer from ''The Fabulous Baker Boys''. ** Boys''. The movie's SittingSexyOnAPiano scene is parodied in ''Film/HotShots''.

* Rebekah del Rio, as herself, in ''Film/MulhollandDrive'', with the twist that it's actually LoopingLines - "It is all a recording" - and del Rio collapses toward the end of the song, which keeps playing. It's safe to say that Creator/DavidLynch loves this trope. And see below under Live Action TV for another example from his body of work.
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* Rebekah del Rio, as herself, in ''Film/MulhollandDrive'', with the twist that it's actually LoopingLines - "It is all a recording" - -- and del Rio collapses toward the end of the song, which keeps playing. It's safe to say that Creator/DavidLynch loves this trope. And see below under Live Action TV for another example from his body of work.

* Dorothy Vallens from BlueVelvet
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* Dorothy Vallens from BlueVelvet''Film/BlueVelvet''.

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[[AC:NewspaperComics]] * Burma in ''TerryAndThePirates'' (it was her original career). [[AC:Professional Wrestling]] * The self described 'mediocre looking Literature/JamesBond', Maxwell Chicago is a lounge singer who insists on [[WrestlingDoesntPay continuing act as such off the clock]] even when he works for Full Impact Pro, going so far as to wrestle in a Tuxedo. [[AC:{{Theatre}}]]
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* In "SamuraiJack" one is singing during a fight scene between Jack and some gangsters.
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* In "SamuraiJack" ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', one is singing during a fight scene between Jack and some gangsters.

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24th Dec '15 4:59:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In several episodes of ''Series/TwinPeaks'', {{Julee Cruise}} can be seen singing in The Roadhouse, a bar in the town.
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* In several episodes of ''Series/TwinPeaks'', {{Julee Music/{{Julee Cruise}} can be seen singing in The Roadhouse, a bar in the town.
19th Nov '15 12:13:39 AM FurryKef
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A stock character in anything even very loosely inspired by FilmNoir. Every lounge will have a sultry female singing a sultry song. Her favorite outfit is a long evening gown, pearl necklace, slit up the side, and more than likely high heels and opera gloves. If she becomes a named character, she will often be the Veronica in a BettyAndVeronica romantic subplot. She could just there in the background because every lounge that has anything approaching a FilmNoir feel must have this trope.
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A stock character in anything even very loosely inspired by FilmNoir. Every lounge will have a sultry female singing a sultry song. Her favorite outfit is a long evening gown, pearl necklace, slit up the side, and more than likely high heels and opera gloves. If she becomes a named character, she will often be the Veronica in a BettyAndVeronica romantic subplot. She could just be there in the background because every lounge that has anything approaching a FilmNoir feel must have this trope.
9th Nov '15 4:32:37 AM Mdumas43073
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Compare GlamorousWartimeSinger, LoungeLizard.
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A saloon singer may fill a similar role in [[TheWestern Western]]s. Compare GlamorousWartimeSinger, LoungeLizard.
9th Nov '15 4:29:23 AM Mdumas43073
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* Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe's characters in GentlemenPreferBlondes.
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* Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe's characters in GentlemenPreferBlondes.''GentlemenPreferBlondes''.
19th Oct '15 4:49:01 AM ClockClockClock
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* Trixie Trotter from VideoGame/BackToTheFutureTheGame.
11th Oct '15 8:48:34 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[AC:Professional Wrestling]] * The self described 'mediocre looking Literature/JamesBond', Maxwell Chicago is a lounge singer who insists on [[WrestlingDoesntPay continuing act as such off the clock]] even when he works for Full Impact Pro, going so far as to wrestle in a Tuxedo.
8th Oct '15 7:34:29 PM nombretomado
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* During MarvelStarWars an alien once mistakes Leia for a renowned chanteuse and ropes her into dressing up and performing.
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* During MarvelStarWars ComicBook/MarvelStarWars an alien once mistakes Leia for a renowned chanteuse and ropes her into dressing up and performing.
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