[[caption-width-right:300:[[http://artbytravis.deviantart.com/art/Female-Orc-Color-81380620 Image]] by [[http://artbytravis.deviantart.com/ Travis Moore]].]]

An AlwaysFemale character mixing the archetypes of BeastMan and AmazonianBeauty or BrawnHilda. The Beastess is a female character who is big, strong, and intimidating, while showing primal or animalistic traits.

She is prone to HulkSpeak, and is often a {{Barbarian Hero}}ine due to having lived isolated from civilization in some way--whether she is [[RaisedByWolves raised by wild animals]] or a member of a primitive tribe. Occasionally she is only a Beastess in appearance, which can vary from being heavy set, to athletic, to even having BoobsOfSteel, but ''always'' imposing in size and strength. Despite her "savage" traits and appearance, a Beastess can actually be a very calm, even intelligent character.

Depending on how much of ''beast'' there is in a Beastess, she can sometimes overlap with CuteMonsterGirl.



* Supervillainess Orca (a member of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s RoguesGallery) [[{{Animorphism}} is a mix between a whale and a woman]]. She has a large, muscular, and imposing frame, as well as [[BoobsOfSteel the largest chest of any female in Batman's rogues' gallery]].
* Monstress from ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes''
* The ArchEnemy of ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'', Cheetah (particularly Barbara Ann Minerva) is an empowered werecat who gains the powers of the God Urtzkartaga. However, this comes at a price of suffering when not transformed because she's not a virgin.
* ComicBook/SheHulk qualified during the brief period in 1990 when she assumed a Grey She-Hulk form; she was [[{{Gonk}} far less attractive than her usual self]] much stronger, and was [[HulkSpeak as inarticulate]] and [[HairTriggerTemper anger prone]] as her cousin was before becoming Joe Fixit.
** Does her Savage persona count?

* ''Blog/AlwaysHavingJuice'' has Gaia Mercury, a monstrous blue woman who hides most of her body under bandages, with FogFeet and enormous, furry hands.

[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* Fiona of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', after her transformation into an ogress.

* There are several in ''Literature/{{Cerberon}}'', Sascia, who's a young hyena-girl. Junapur is a big, imposing and strong [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Person]], with (four) BoobsOfSteel. Jena is a mule half, just as big, strong and intimidating as Junapur, but not as nice, and without such remarkable cleavage. She introduces herself to Thedrik with a punch in the face.
* Anya of the ''Literature/DamselsOfDistress'' counts. She is a wendigo and has furry ears, a tail, and stands a six and a half feet tall. She is also a crack shot with her auto revolvers.
* Taura, from the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', is an eight-foot-tall genetically-modified SuperSoldier with fangs who can rip people to shreds with her bare hands -- and highly intelligent, with an unexpectedly sweet personality (and a fondness for pink frilly clothing). She much prefers intimidation to violence; she remarks at one point that, when trouble starts, she looms at people, and if that doesn't work she smiles.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* As seen on the trope picture, female Orcs or Half-Orcs in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' or ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' tend towards this in the artworks. Whether they're of the BrawnHilda or AmazonianBeauty type is depending on if they're a villain (for the former) or a protagonist/sympathetic (for the latter). However, in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'''s case, most artwork of female orcs/half-orcs tends towards AmazonianBeauty likely due to {{Fanservice}} or simply better artwork.
* [[TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} Imrijka]]: A [[AmazonianBeauty muscular]], [[BoobsOfSteel buxom]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent half-orc]] lady in a red [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]]—is it any wonder she's already acquiring quite the fan following?
* Vampiresses of the [[BeastMan Gangrel]] clan with the [[HelloNurse Striking Looks]] merit from ''VampireTheRequiem''.
** The "iconic" character of the clan, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Unholy]], definitely qualifies if you don't look at her [[RedRightHand monstrous hands]].
* In ''{{Exalted}}'', any female Lunar is a prime candidate for this.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The female Orcs of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' all fit.
** The TropeNamer is the appropriately-named Beastess, a ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' female Orc, introduced to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]] by an erotic artist known as Maxblackrabbit. She has since been drawn by many others.
* Sheeva, introduced in ''MortalKombat [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 3]]'', most certainly fits the bill. A member of the [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Shokan]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy race]], Sheeva was introduced as a [[DistaffCounterpart faster, female version of Goro and Kintaro]]. In ''3'' (as well as [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the 2011 reboot]]), she was depicted as [[StatuesqueStunner tall]] with [[AmazonianBeauty a more muscular physique]] than the other girls, as [[{{Stripperiffic}} showcased]] [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3/10490-sheeva_large.gif here.]] Sheeva went absent for the majority of the series afterwards as she apparently died, but when everyone was [[TheBusCameBack brought]] [[BackFromTheDead back]] for ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Armageddon]]'', Sheeva was given [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100703163251/mk/images/c/c2/Sheeva_Armageddon.PNG a redesign]] with [[AmbiguouslyBrown a darker skin tone]] and even more muscularity.
* The ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' community mod series ''The Aielund Saga'' has a female half-orc mercenary captain late in the story who will flirt with a male player character.
* [[ShockAndAwe Raijin]] from ''{{Muramasa|TheDemonBlade}}'' is an odd example of this trope, seeing as she's [[HotGod a goddess]] (however, this is accurate to Myth/JapaneseMythology, as the [[AttractiveBentGender original]] Raijin resembled an oni). She's a [[LargeAndInCharge towering]], [[AmazonianBeauty muscular]], [[TheLadette fight-loving woman]] with a ''very'' [[HotBlooded fiery temper]]. However, Raijin veers more towards CuteMonsterGirl when her [[{{Tsundere}} deredere side surfaces]] (moreso around [[TinyGuyHugeGirl her]] [[GodCouple lover]], the cute and adorable [[BlowYouAway Fujin]]).
* Pretty much every female [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]], [[CatFolk Khajiit]], or [[LizardFolk Argonian]] in [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls the Elder Scrolls series]] qualifies, though how civilized they are varies by person from barbarian-types to polite college librarians.
* Averted with Ayla of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Her running-on-all-fours animation and FurBikini makes her look like a CatGirl, but she's entirely human.
* Felicia from ''Videogame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' in some of her earlier appearances. She had muscles, and her claws and fangs and general posture were much more "fearsome feral cat-monster" than "cute catgirl."
* Female orcs in ''[[VideoGame/MightAndMagic Might & Magic X: Legacy]]'' all fit, both ones in your party and [=NPCs=].

* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' has the priestess Benn'Joon, one of the main characters. She's an odd-looking, green-skinned, sharp-toothed CuteMonsterGirl of canonically uncertain lineage (and [[AxeCrazy prone to homicidal rages]]; [[LittleMissBadass even as a baby, she was able to stab full grown soldiers in the eyes]]).
* ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' has Ms. Intimidating Cow Monster, an administrative assistant working at the [[CelestialBureaucracy Department of Minor Nuisances.]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the Gem Fusion Sugilite (formed when Garnet and Amethyst fuse) fits this trope, being a huge and muscular purple-skinned beastess with fangs, four arms and five eyes. She's articulate enough, but incredibly short-tempered, violent and uncontrollable, to the point that she refuses to break apart into Garnet and Amethyst again.