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->''"Ben, you're super cute, but I also think you might be the dumbest man alive."''
-->-- '''Cleo''', ''Webcomic/{{Bobwhite}}'' ([[http://www.bobwhitecomics.com/?webcomic_post=20091023 source strip]])

A specific version of TheDitz: an attractive but stupid character who gets by on his or her looks. Usually promiscuous (or at least "boy/girl crazy" and popular). Jokes about the character usually revolve around their lack of intellect and effortless romantic abilities.

The Brainless Beauty can be either male or female. Female examples (who are usually also TheChick) tend to be classic [[DumbBlonde blonde idiots]]; male examples are tall and [[DumbMuscle muscular]]. Neither [[ChickMagnet has much difficulty]] [[HelloNurse getting the attention of the opposite sex]]. The Brainless Beauty is rarely the hero; they tend to be {{foil}}s for more intelligent (though less successful romantically) characters. Some are sympathetic good-natured dullards, others are presented as annoying obstacles for our heroes. Either way expect a smart but [[HollywoodHomely plain]] character to be left fuming at the unfairness of it all.

Brainless Beauty protagonists are most common in film (''Zoolander'', ''The House Bunny'', ''Blonde & Blonder'') but occasionally turn up on TV (''Joey'').

A Brainless Beauty -- even a sweet-natured one -- is unlikely to be the serious love interest of TheHero. In fact they make a natural RomanticFalseLead. It can happen though if the Beauty shows some form of HiddenDepths. For much the same reason a Brainless Beauty is unlikely to be BigBad since their lack of brainpower doesn't make them that formidable unless the story is a comedy and the hero is equally intellect challenged. In fact due to tropes like KindheartedSimpleton and DumbIsGood a Brainless Beauty is more likely to be good natured than nasty though they are very likely to be InnocentlyInsensitive.

Contrast with TheVamp and TheCasanova, who are also good looking and sexually active but have a ''lot'' more [[AccidentalInnuendo going on upstairs.]]

The interesting thing about this trope is that it is the inversion of the "long known" RealLife tendency of people, which is to assume the more attractive person will also [[http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/200903/beautiful-people-are-more-intelligent-i be the more intelligent and competent one]]. However, that is done subconsciously, while using this trope will generally be a conscious choice of the author.

Incidentally, much as it ''does'' occur in RealLife, Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease. There's a lot of contention over who ''exactly'' fits our trope description here.

Sometimes overlaps with BrattyTeenageDaughter.

See also: PopularIsDumb. It is a reasonably good rule of thumb that [[TheCheerleader most cheerleaders]] will be presented as being Brainless Beauties, unless the movie or show is actually focused on them. The same applies to jocks [[LovableJock especially the nicer ones]]. An AsianAirhead is probably one of these. In a HighSchool setting the AlphaBitch usually has one of these characters in her GirlPosse though the AlphaBitch ''usually'' isn't one herself because she needs a certain amount of craftiness to maintain her position.

DumbBlonde covers some of the same territory, but (obviously) not all Brainless Beauties are blonde, and by no means are all Dumb Blondes as sexualised as this trope. Female Brainless Beauties and will often possess a SimpletonVoice.

In a sufficiently outlandish comedy the Brainless Beauty might be ''literally'' [[WhoEvenNeedsABrain brainless]].

If this trope is set in a HighSchool (or more rarely a university) and a female main character falls under this trope there is a fairly good chance she is secretly smart but employing ObfuscatingStupidity (because PopularIsDumb) or at least has HiddenDepths. [[DoubleStandard For some reason]] male Brainless Beauties [[AlwaysFemale very rarely turn out to be secretly smart.]]

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[[folder:Anime and Manga ]]
* Sonsaku Hakufu from ''BattleVixens'' was portrayed as this in the Manga, although the Anime actually upped her stupidity by a large degree to the point of exaggeration.
* Briefly, Krillin from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had a girlfriend named Maron. She was one of the prettiest characters ever introduced, but also truly, unfathomably stupid.
** Bulma's mom Mrs. Brief is pretty, but she is ditzy.
* Natsuru of ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' is an example of one of these as a ''protagonist''. [[GenderBender S/he]] manages to achieve the unique combination of thinking entirely with hir non-existent penis... ''and being ObliviousToLove''. The result is a "hero" that just sorta stands there with a vacant expression as all the lesbians nearby start drooling, and the conspiracy involving a magical girl war he was drafted into just sorta drifts by. Notably, every adaptation makes this worse; s/he managed to have moments of competence to round out the physical attractiveness and utter idiocy in the light novels, had significantly less but still a few in the manga, and in the anime s/he has all the brains of a pile of unusually stupid (but pretty) rocks.
* George's mother in ''ParadiseKiss''.
* Charlotte of ''PrincessLover'' seems to be trying to invoke this. The male lead resists it, but when she's kidnapped, she has no restraint about using her beauty against her captors. She is shown to be a little intelligent in the episodes, but in the previews she acts completely brainless.
* 'Momo' of ''TrampsLikeUs'' is basically a big, dumb, friendly dog in human form. The UST between him, his master Sumire and the smart, rich man she's holding out for drives the plot.
* Ran from ''StrawberryShakeSweet'' spends most of her time being tall, pretty, adorable and entirely oblivious to everything -including [[ObliviousToLove her own feelings.]]
* Tamaki Suoh, of ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', is one of the rare male brainless beauties that ''does'' have HiddenDepths.
* While she wasn't too bad in the [=OVAs=], [[TenchiMuyo Mihoshi]] became this in the ''TenchiUniverse'' continuity, driving her partner Kiyone to the brink of madness.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[DumbBlonde Vanessa]], the heroine of the French comic ''ComicBook/LesBlondes'' is a literal example. She's stunningly beautiful and [[NiceGirl very nice]] but mind bogglingly stupid. In one album a baffled doctor shows her an x-ray of her empty cranium and explains he found nothing at all in her head. Vanessa is [[ComicallyMissingThePoint visibly delighted at the all clear]].
* The GoldenAge ArchieComics heroine ComicBook/{{Suzie}} is a beautiful blonde who draws plenty attention for her looks. Unfortunatly she's an epic {{Ditz}} and a CuteClumsyGirl into the bargain both of which means she tends to run through a ''lot'' [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity of jobs]].
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The incredibly dense but drop-dead gorgeous farm girl Ragna briefly takes on the role of a RomanticFalseLead in ''FanFic/TheFledglingYear''.
* Marik in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. He's a {{Bishonen}} with a midriff you could grate cheese on, but as an evil mastermind he leaves a lot to be desired.
-->'''Bakura:''' You know, it's a good thing you're pretty. Otherwise, I'd have to suffocate you.
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[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* The Triplets from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' were also shown to be a trio of Brainless Beauties who fawn over Gaston, despite the fact that not only is it extremely clear that he's not a good person, but he doesn't seem to have the hots for them. Incidentally, their official names are "the bimbettes."
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[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]
* Karen Smith from ''Film/MeanGirls''.
* All the male models (except for David Duchovny's hand model - they're different from the face and body boys) in the film ''{{Zoolander}}''.
* Gemma Honeycutt from ''Fool's Gold''.
* The titular characters from ''[[Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion Romy and Michelles High School Reunion]]'' are pretty but dumb. The popular girls who pick on them also qualify for this trope.
* Matt in ''Film/TheOppositeOfSex''.
* Paul Metzler in ''Film/{{Election}}''.
* Pavi Largo from ''RepoTheGeneticOpera'' is this by way of inverted InformedDeformity; despite being horribly scarred and wearing masks made of other people faces, his admirers consider him beautiful. The "brainless" part is not up for debate.
** His sister Amber Sweet has had multiple cosmetic surgeries and is more conventionally beautiful. She's not as brainless as Pavi, but she's also not smart enough to know when to stop. [[spoiler: Near the end of the movie, her recent surgery causes the skin to slide off her face. She has another surgery to replace it, while her former face is saved and auctioned off to the highest bidder... Pavi.]]
* Subverted in ''Film/MightyAphrodite'': Linda uses her sexual charms to get by, but she later turns out to be sadly aware of the fact, tries to improve her life without relying on beauty and deeply regrets not being able to take care of the child she put up for adoption. In the end, [[ItGetsBetter she gets better.]]
* Shelley from ''TheHouseBunny'' is a rare example of a BrainlessBeauty protagonist.
* Brace Channing from ''My Favourite Martian''.
* The song "'Cause I'm a Blonde" from ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' is made of this trope.
* [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky Horror]] is almost literally brainless. He's only got half-a-brain and, quite frankly, he ain't too bright.
* April Mercedes from ''Stuck On You''.
* Peaches Page from ''RacketGirls''.
-->'''[[MST3K Crow T. Robot]]''': Ya'know, Peaches has a fresh natural stupidness that isn't forced or contrived...
* Subverted in ''Film/SupermanIII''. Lorelei [[ObfuscatingStupidity ''pretends'' to be an airhead]], when she's actually a genius. Alone, she delves into deep reading, and reveals she's a computer expert, too. She's so intelligent she ''knows'' behaving intelligently will get her fired, since her ''job'' is to be "Ross'".
-->'''Lorelei:''' ''(reading Immanuel Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason")'' How can he say that Pure Categories have no objective meaning in Transcendental Logic? What about Synthetic Unity?
* Mia from ''Film/StanHelsing''.
* Marcia in the 90's ''BradyBunch'' films. Even allowing for the uh, [[DiscoDan singular worldview]] the rest of the family has she's pretty clueless and she's quite amazingly shallow:
-->'''Marcia:''' "I'll go first because I'm the prettiest."
* In the 1940's, Marie Wilson often portrayed this trope (e.g., the Ann Sheridan/Dennis Morgan musical "Shine On, Harvest Moon").
* In ''{{Roxanne}}'' (the Steve Martin update of Cyrano de Bergerac), Chris the fireman.
* Destiny Demeanor in ''NationalLampoonsLoadedWeapon1'' literally has nothing between her ears - at one point while making out with the hero she seductively asks him to blow in her ear. When he does so we hear an echo like someone blowing across the top of an empty beer bottle and see the hair on the opposite side of her head billow in the breeze.
* In the original film version of ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Buffy was a BrainlessBeauty, though she matured out of it thanks to discovering her HiddenDepths.
* Jenna from ''MaxKeeblesBigMove'' qualifies as this, or the AlphaBitch.
* Brad the gigolo from ''{{Extract}}''.
* Jack Bartlett (Creator/JamesMarsden) in ''SugarAndSpice'', and he is close to being TheDitz as well.
* Party girl Maggie from ''InHerShoes'' tells her sister "I'll let you do my resume if you let me do your hair."
* Cotton in the MileyCyrus flick ''Film/SoUndercover'' is a very pretty, very sweet natured blonde with nothing between her ears. At one point the house she is in catches fire and her first instict is to touch the flames (thankfully her friends intervene.)
-->'''Cotton:''' "Ooh! What a pretty fire!"
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series.
** [[ShoutOut Christine]] from ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}''. She's so dizy she uses double exclamation marks all the time and has no idea what's going on, and she can't sing either, but she still overshadows Agnes Nitt as an opera singer because of her looks.
** Tawneee from ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''. She's completely innocent towards anything romance- and sex-related because she was raised by a strict grandmother, and every man she's ever met automatically presumes she's out of his league. Well, up until she met Nobby Nobbs...
** Laddie the dog from ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' was a picture-perfect dog, the kind that can supposedly communicate complex concepts with a wrinkle of the nose. According to his manager [[IntellectualAnimal Gaspode]], he was dim as a ha'penny candle. When we hear his barks translated by other animals and/or the narrative, rather than humans, it's generally some variation of "Laddie good boy!"
** Subverted in Juliet from ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals''. She's friends with a principal viewpoint character who likes her but always has to do everything for her. Eventually, her friend realizes that it's the fact that she's doing everything for her that makes her come across as dumb, and when she's allowed to do things for herself she's actually fairly competent. Could still be a mild example, but some expectations are certainly subverted.
** Penelope, one of Miss Susan's pupils in ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'' is described as having a face that would one day require her father to hire guards, but which is generally unmarred by thought. She gets a gold star for coming up with an important philosophical insight, although it's unclear if she meant to.
* Serwe in ''SecondApocalypse''.
* Tabitha, in the ''Literature/DelicateFire'' series is a [[EvilRedhead fiery-haired]] [[HotWitch temptress]] that few can resist, but a lifetime of having [[FavorsForTheSexy everything handed to her]] by fawning admirers meant she never had the ''need'' for cleverness, leaving her more than a little dim.
* Raziel from ChristopherMoore's ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff'', a male angel so pretty that [[EvenTheGuysWantHim even straight men would want to do him]] if he didn't completely infuriate people with his stupidity. Biff theorizes that he's the origin of Dumb Blonde jokes.
** Raziel appears again in a later Christopher Moore book as the titular character. And what's the title of that book? Literature/TheStupidestAngel.
* Olivia Ryan from ''Literature/TheClique'' is described as a naturally beautiful blond that lots of guys in her grade like but she is considered as the dumbest girl at their school.
* In ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Oathbreakers]]'', Creator/MercedesLackey has an unusual example of a BrainlessBeauty: it's a ''horse''. He's apparently a very beautiful horse, but still thick as bricks.
* In the ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series, unicorns are breathtakingly gorgeous and head-thuddingly stupid. There seems to be an in-universe law that beautiful magical creatures are usually dumb as rocks, while intelligent ones are seldom beautiful.
* Subverted in Creator/DianaWynneJones's ''[[Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm Year of the Griffin]]''; minor character Melissa is both beautiful and dumb, but rather than trade on her looks she's working to learn magic, even though it's hard for her.
* Rosemary Barton from Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Sparkling Cyanide''. Rosemary is so beautiful that virtually every male character is instantly attracted to her but so dumb that none of them can stand to be around her for very long. Pretty much all of her love interests end up with women with less beauty but more intelligence.
* In the ''{{Uglies}}'' series, the surgery that makes you pretty at age 16 turns basically everyone into these.
* Amy March in ''Literature/LittleWomen'' can't pay attention in school because she's too concerned with getting limes, the currency that would make her popular.
* Michael's crush, Rosamund, in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''. He and [[LoveTriangle her crush]] seem to be the only two not to realize she's not the sharpest tool in the shed.
* Subverted in ''ThePaleKing'' by Meredith Rand, who is well aware of this trope and annoyed by anyone who assumes she is one.
* Keifer Porter of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', as well as being [[HotGuysAreBastards all-around nasty]]. One of his wives claims she's met ''dogs'' smarter than him; another of them recalls how when he'd throw tantrums and hurl names around, they were always "childishly simple".
* Mae from ''Runemarks'' is described as one on the character page.
* Subverted with Daisy in ''TheGreatGatsby''. She may be indecisive but she is no fool and she knows how miserable her life is. She invokes this trope as a StepfordSmiler as a coping mechanism.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Joey from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is a sympathetic BB. [[RomanticFalseLead Paolo]], on the other hand, was a classic romantic foil. Rachel started out as one as she was clueless concerning any real life skills but thanks to CharacterDevelopment she became a lot more sensible and capable.
* Patrick from ''{{Coupling}}''.
* Linda from ''{{Becker}}''.
* Kelly from ''MarriedWithChildren'' (not originally, but through {{Flanderization}}).
* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':
** Harmony.
** Glory makes Harmony look like a rocket scientist. She's the ditziest BigBad ever. Not that it makes her any less terrifying or unstoppable. Actually lampshaded by Buffy after Glory decapitates the Buffybot and ''still'' assumes she was the real Buffy:
--> '''Buffy:''' You're ''not'' the brightest God in the heavens, are you?
** Cordelia Chase, on the other hand, subverts the trope; she appears at first to be a classic BrainlessBeauty, but is later revealed to be quite intelligent, just reluctant to show it because she doesn't want to lose social status. (It doesn't help that she is often shown in comparison with [[TeenGenius Willow]].)
*** {{Lampshaded}} early in Season 3 of ''Buffy'' when discussing the SAT:
--> '''Cordelia:''' "Actually, I'm looking forward to it. I do well on standardized tests." ({{beat}}) "What? I can't have layers?"
** Unlike her movie version, Buffy has long since put this personality behind her -- but we do get a brief glimpse of it in the flashback to when Angel first sees her.
* Jessica from ''SweetValleyHigh''.
* Ethan Craft from ''LizzieMcGuire''.
* Paisley Houndstooth from ''ANTFarm''.
* Seth Powers from ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', who ended up with the TeenGenius {{Tsundere}} via a combination of OppositesAttract and CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds.
* Lydia from ''Series/TeenWolf'', comes off as this at first, but it's later shown that she's ObfuscatingStupidity for Jackson's sake and is actually a TeenGenius who's extremely gifted in chemistry and can read archaic Latin.
* Kelso, Laurie, Midge and Jackie in ''That70sShow''. ''Especially'' Kelso.
* Kandi from ''TwoAndAHalfMen''.
** Heck, pretty much any female guest star who isn't Mia or Chelsea. Charlie's entire ''modus operandi'' is to seek them out.
* Mallory from ''Series/FamilyTies''.
* Adriana La Cerva from ''Series/TheSopranos'' is so dumb she believes a drug dealer when he says that the money from drug dealing goes towards poor children.
* Cindy Annabel Tucker AKA Dawn Denbo's "lover Cindy" from ''TheLWord''
* Sandra from ''227''.
* Blanche of ''TheGoldenGirls'' (Although this seems to be more breeding/force of habit than true stupidity)
* Loretta Tortelli and Kelly Gaines on ''{{Cheers}}''. Woody might be considered a male version. Sam Malone, post-Diane Chambers, arguably became one.
* ''Just Say Julie'' - Literally! Julie Brown interviewed moronic (and fictional) model Lake Arrowhead and after posing a 'difficult' question Lake's brain exploded out of her head from the pressure of thinking. Luckily Julie found the brain (which was about the size of a wadded up piece of chewing gum), but Lake (who seemed exactly the same despite now having no brain at all) left to go on a date without bothering to put it back in. Julie then absentmindedly ate it.
* Sometimes Peter Petrelli from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' seems to fall into [[IdiotBall this]] [[MrFanservice role]].
* Vince Noir of ''TheMightyBoosh'' has fabulous hair, amazing clothes, and one brain cell.
* Hilary Banks from ''{{The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air}}''. She casually asks her father for 300 dollars in the pilot episode, gets loads of various jobs with unexplained luck, gains her own television show as a talk show host. To make matters even stranger is that while Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian acknowledge her greedy nature, they often force other characters to work much harder than Hilary herself. However, later episodes imply that Hilary was rather spoiled when her father struck rich, and is trying to prevent the rest of his children from doing the same. Especially Ashley.
* ''HannahMontana''
** [[AlphaBitch Amber]] is so pretty, and so stupid.
*** Her friend Ashley is even worse.
** Invoked against Miley by Rico as well, when he tells her "It's a good thing you're pretty". He even dismisses his 'Miley is HannahMontana' theory on the basis that she's too much of a bubblehead to pull it off.
** There's also Brainless Bodacious Becky, a SatelliteLoveInterest of Jackson's.
* Brittany from ''Series/{{Glee}}''. Fellow cheerleader [[FallenPrincess Quinn]] is an aversion; she's a beautiful blonde but much smarter. Santana is somewhere in the middle: smarter than Brittany (though that isn't saying much), but has her occasional ditzy moments.
** Finn is a male version.
** Sam fits this as well. He's beautiful to the point of [[ShirtlessScene having his shirt off every other scene]], yet is totally clueless most times as to what is going on, especially with his [[ArmouredClosetGay closet lesbian girlfriend]].
* Erin from the American version of ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' is a mild version of the BrainlessBeauty mixed with ThePollyanna - she's very pretty and probably the nicest person in the show but she can be completely clueless, gullible and naive.
* Haley from ''ModernFamily''. Heavily inverted by Gloria who despite being drop dead gorgeous who initially comes across as a GoldDigger is actually very sweet, smart, and genuinely loves her older husband.
* Nate and Serena on ''GossipGirl''.
* Amanda and Hilda on ''UglyBetty'' are variations as they're not so much TheDitz as BookDumb.
* Chrissy on ''ThreesCompany'' was turned into the poster child for this trope by season 5.
* In one episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina was temporarily turned into a literal BrainlessBeauty by a virus (literal, in that aside from becoming a dimwitted, boy crazy shopaholic, characters could look in one of Sabrina's ears and see straight out the other.)
* [[TheDanza Drake]] from ''DrakeAndJosh''
** Possibly a case of BrilliantButLazy. He displays an ability to predict exactly how long it will take for him and Josh to sneak home compared to their parents' timing, claiming he could do that but is failing math because that situation was "actually important."
* Hillary from ''KyleXY'' is very blonde, very nicely built, very vivacious and loves to be in front of the camera.
* Lampshaded and deconstructed in a season 2 episode of ''TheMiddle''; Axl's boss is an extremely sexy but extremely dumb party girl who he is at first overjoyed to work with, but eventually grows to intensely dislike, even turning down a date (to his own shock) due to frustration at her thoughtlessness.
* Jason Stackhouse in ''Series/TrueBlood''. Irresistible to women, seldom fully dressed, always utterly clueless.
* From ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** KatyPerry played one of these in one episode.
** Robin's boyfriend Nick was eventually revealed to be this. She breaks up with him for it.
--->'''Ted (to Barney)''': I'd say hump her brains out but someone obviously already has.
** Many women of this trope were the target for many of Barney's one night stands, particularly when you factor in the fact that they always believed Barney's [[ConsummateLiar extravagant lies]] as a three-time Nobel Peace Prize winning astronaut spy.
* Drew, one of Liz's boyfriends in ''Series/ThirtyRock'', leads a charmed life without even realizing it due to having the looks of JonHamm.
* Barbara Jean from ''{{Reba}}''.
* In the short lived sitcom ''How To Be a Gentleman'', the lead character dated an underwear model played by Desi Lyndic who he at first believed to be clever and funny because he was constantly DistractedByTheSexy while talking to her. It was only when he heard her over the phone that he realised she was an airhead.
* Penny of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. More accurately she's probably closer to being of average intelligence with a few [[TheDitz ditzy]] moments, but is effectively a BrainlessBeauty in comparison to the rest of the main cast. That said, [[CharacterDevelopment she does make an effort to learn]] and is in many ways more GenreSavvy about functioning in the real world than the guys.
** Her on again/off again boyfriend Zack plays this much straighter. Tall, buff, good-looking, and so dumb he makes the box of rocks like a college grad. He's also a genuinely nice person and actually gets along quite well with the guys.
** Sheldon's sister Missy is drop-dead gorgeous. And their mother describes her as "dumber than soup." Somewhat subverted since in her only appearance Missy seems a normal girl with average intelligence and certainly not brainless. She's probably only [[InformedFlaw "dumb"]] in comparison to [[TVGenius her brother]].
* Andy from ''ParksAndRecreation'', as Donna notes: "Oh, Andy. You're fine, but you're simple."
* Shelly Tambo/Vincoeur from NorthernExposure.
* London Tipton from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''- Also London's sweet but dull-witted friend Chelsea Brimmer, Mark's one-episode girlfriend Cassandra, and male example Lance Fishman.
* A girl from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' who was Justin's love interest.
* Many of the girls on ''Series/HeeHaw'', though some were a lot smarter than they seemed. Others played this trope straight, though.
* Goldie Hawn during her ''LaughIn'' days.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The Girls@Play song "Airhead" is all about going on a date with a male Brainless Beauty.
* Music/{{Voltaire}}'s song "Future ex-girlfriend".
--> "Then came you raising the bar, oh you. You won't be undone. I looked into your eyes and much to my surprise. I saw that there was nothing in them 'Cause there's nothing between your ears but air."
* 2D of Music/{{Gorillaz}} was described in his first website biography as having a "voice like an angel and an arse like a satsuma". He is, however, undeniably dim, even taking into account the doziness from his huge painkiller intake.
* April Smith and the Great Picture Show have a song called "Drop Dead Gorgeous" in which the narrator acknowledges her love interest is incredibly gorgeous yet incredibly vapid, and if the love interest has no interest in getting smarter, than hell, neither does she.
* The page image is of [[Characters/AmericasNextTopModelCycleSeven CariDee Williams]] from ''AmericasNextTopModel'', as part of a humorous "Model Stereotypes" shoot.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* From a 1995 ''FoxTrot'' strip:
-->'''Paige''': Nicole, look! Bobby Whitmeyer must've transferred into our history class! He's the hunkiest hunk in the school! He is sooo hot! Sooo babe-like! Sooo to die for!\\
'''Nicole''': ...Sooo stupid...\\
'''Paige''': Oh, like brains really matter.\\
'''Bobby''': Oops - I'm in the wrong room.\\
'''Nicole''': In this case they do.\\
'''Paige''': '''AAAA!''' Come back!
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[[folder:Radio]]
* The TropeCodifier for combining this trope with the DumbBlonde trope might have been the enormously popular late 1940s/early 1950s radio sitcom ''Franchise/MyFriendIrma'' starring Marie Wilson as the very pretty but oh so dim Irma. The series would spin off into feature films, a television series in the early 1950s and a long running comic scripted by Creator/StanLee!
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[[folder:Other]]
* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, a common British propaganda theme in the campaign against careless talk was that the beauty you babbled to was, after all, not so dumb; she could, in fact, be an enemy spy.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Kendra from ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}''.
* ''TheBoysInTheBand''. Cowboy.
-->'''Harold''': Well, I suppose he has an interesting face and body, but it turns me right off because he can't talk intelligently about art.
-->'''Emory''': Yeah, ain't it a shame?
-->'''Harold''': I could never love anyone like that.
-->'''Emory''': Never. Who could?
-->'''Harold''': I could and you could, that's who could. Mary, she's ''gorgeous''.
-->'''Emory''': She may be dumb, but she's all yours.
* The play ''CyranoDeBergerac'' centers around a BrainlessBeauty being used as a mouthpiece by a smart but unattractive character. The beautiful character, Christian, is not exactly "brainless," [[CannotSpitItOut he just gets tongue-tied around pretty women.]] Not his fault that almost all the aforementioned adaptations [[{{Flanderization}} have him dumb as a stump]].
* Sophia from ''{{Fools}}'', the prettiest girl in a town cursed to be eternally stupid.
* Philia in ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''.
* Hedy [=LaRue=] in ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''.
* Lois Lane ([[{{Superman}} no, not that one]]) from ''Theatre/KissMeKate''.
* Ado Annie in ''{{Oklahoma}}''.
* Galinda from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' initially comes off as just a DumbBlonde but she definitely has HiddenDepths.
** Fiyero also has good looks and hidden depths, especially when he declares that "People are so stupid, they'll believe anything!" at the beginning of Act 2.
* April from ''{{Company}}''. One of her first lines is "I'm very dumb."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series has a few. [[spoiler:And almost always averts them once they're broken down.]]
** Cammy Meele, stewardess who is apparently sleeping with the plane captain. [[spoiler:Murderer--oh, and she's the only person on the crew who can read Borginian.]]
** April May, who is...something to Redd White. [[spoiler:Accessory to murder.]]
** Matt Engarde, 'fresh as a spring breeze' kid's show actor. [[spoiler:Practically defines BitchInSheepsClothing; he put out a hit on his rival.]]
** Regina Berry, child-like lion tamer who enraptures [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer everyone around her.]] Totally innocent.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'': It is entirely possible to create a character with 1 point in intelligence and 10 in Charisma. Such a character could effectively be considered a brainless beauty.
** Take such a female character to Myron in VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} and implied drugging and rape ensues.
* The Galaga ship (not even kidding) in ''VideoGame/NamcoHigh'' is spelled out as the most gorgeous character, and while not strictly ''brainless'' is not portrayed as particularly intelligent - quoting from Hamlet while discussing Romeo and Juliet, for example, or not noticing Cousin blundering through a BuffySpeak request to join the drama club because he was busy listening to her own internal radio. Unusually for this trope, he has actually noticed that he tends to get things without needing to earn them or put effort into it, and that everyone around her is remarkably prone to telling her what they think he wants to hear, and is actually rather bothered by the situation.
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* Elan from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Well, he's definitely brainless, but, being a StickFigureComic, [[InformedAbility we only hear about his looks]].
** Subverted thanks to tons of GenreSavvy that is quite useful for a webcomic character.
** Of course, how often that GenreSavvy works depends on RuleOfFunny.
* Carol from ''[[http://suburbantribe.net/ Suburban Tribe]]''. Slightly complicated by the fact that she has a secret identity as a very clever, highly skilled, international spy thanks to a handy bit of {{Phlebotinum}}.
* Lampshaded by Lord Elf in ''Webcomic/ElfOnlyInn''.
-->'''Lord Elf''': Brains and beauty. Why am I the only one who has both?
* Sonya from ''Webcomic/MenageA3''.
* ''BittersweetCandyBowl'': Katie is a prime example.
* ''{{Bobwhite}}'': Ben is [[http://www.bobwhitecomics.com/?webcomic_post=20090408 rather slow on the uptake and easily distracted]]. When Dan Figley (hardly the brightest bulb in the box himself) [[http://www.bobwhitecomics.com/?webcomic_post=20090730 thinks you're kind of slow]], you've got problems.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-06 the green succubus is told not to get any book learning but rely on sex appeal.]]
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* Grif's sister from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Sure, we don't actually know what she looks like [[SamusIsAGirl due to wearing all that body armour]], but the impression we are given from the characters is that she ain't half-bad (especially when [[spoiler: she is seen naked on a surveillance camera]]). Oh and she's dumber than a rock as well.
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4 character Hermione Miller is often described this way. She's an aspiring fashion model, so of course she's gorgeous. Unfortunately, she's also not very intelligent, or at least is BookDumb. Eventually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] when she realizes that people would always secretly treat her with disdain and disrespect due to her foolishness, [[spoiler: which leads her to [[DrivenToSuicide pulling her collar.]]]]
* In the WhateleyUniverse, Phase's sister Heather the supermodel, who has been compared unfavorably to Paris Hilton.
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* Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' although she also gets by on her super fighting skills. She's always happy, pink and perky, flirting successfully with everyone. However, she is shown to have some HiddenDepths; she purposely does everything to get noticed after being [[FreudianExcuse ignored in her childhood]] and it appears that her overly cheerful demeanor is to avoid being hurt by [[MagnificentBastard Azula]]. In the end [[spoiler: she is shown to be a loyal BrainlessBeauty who sacrifices herself to save her friend Mai.]]
* Various ''{{Daria}}'' characters, particularly Kevin, Brittany and the Fashion Club. Although Kevin is so dumb he probably qualifies as TheDitz.
** Subverted with Quinn (who ''is'' intelligent, but focuses on her looks as her primary weapon in TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry since [[TheSnarkKnight Daria is known for her brilliant intellect]]) and Stacy (who lost her ExtremeDoormat and FragileFlower status in the final season as part of her and Charles/'Upchuck' both GrowingTheBeard). Sandi is also a mild subversion, in that she is fairly verbose and great at playing politics but on the other hand seems to be completely inept academically. [[AsianAirhead Tiffany]], though, plays the trope straight.
* Jillian from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Her good-looking friends could be considered as this, too.
-->'''Jillian's friend:''' "Gloss rhymes with hair!"
* Kinga the Kangaroo from ''WesternAnimation/HipHipAndHurra''. Even though she's more insane than stupid, she still has plenty of ditzyness in her.
* Booey Bubblehead, the literal airhead from ''WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh''. Remember, she's not forgetful; just absent-minded!
* The Nerdator, a one-shot villain from ''{{Freakazoid}}'', had intended to capture all the Earth's nerds (except Newt Gingrich) and absorb their intellect, leaving the running of the planet to "good-looking but vapid air-heads". Enter the star of the show to [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath make him see the error of his ways]].
* Amy Wong from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' sometimes ventured into this trope despite having a [=PhD=].
* [[PunnyName Miss Information]], the tour guide from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''. As the name indicates, she's more than a little clueless about history, and her attempts at providing trivia tend to come out as LittleKnownFacts.
* Gil on ''JohnnyTest''.
* Melody on ''JosieAndThePussycats''.
* Shego from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' briefly entered this trope when Dr. Drakken placed a [[HypnoTrinket mind control chip]] on her forehead, which also backfired on Drakken when Shego neglected to inform Drakken that Kim Possible was climbing up his waterfall lair because when the video feed came up, she still was trying to find a Dodo bird under his request, despite his stating a few minutes before that that Dodos were extinct and he was trying to mess with her.
** Tara also falls into this on occasion.
** {{Subverted}} with most of the characters though, most notably by Vivian Francis Porter.
* Luann from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has been {{flanderized}} into this - she used to be fairly intelligent, but a bit naive and ditsy.
** It didn't help that she ended up getting married to the walking, talking incarnation of White Trash. Who also became something of a CreatorsPet as time went on.
* A villain in ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' had plans to pilot a rocket to space accompanied by a team comprised entirely of these, as opposed to people who were actually qualified for space exploration.
** He wasn't much of a villain, but it's a FridgeBrilliance once you realize that people thought a meteor was going to destroy earth, and the rocket was designed to keep humanity alive.
* "Miss Springfield", Mayor Quimby's mistress from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 'Spin-Off Showcase' episode Lisa refused to participate in a cheesey family variety show so was recast by a pretty blonde cheerleader of a decidedly less intellectual bent.
-->'''Fake Lisa:''' "I'm Lisa Peppy, blonde and stunning. Sophomore prom queen five years running. Go Lisa!"
* Miracle from ''SitDownShutUp'' is a parody of this. She literally got her high school science teaching job because of her good looks. [[spoiler: She didn't even have a high school diploma.]]
* Lindsay from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' [[TheDitz redefines]] ''stupid''. In ''Revenge of the Island'', [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Dakota]] fulfills this role. She's also a mild [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]], as she gets positively elated when Sam asks her for fashion advice since nobody has ever asked her for advice before. From the same season, there's arguably Anne Maria. She's certainly not too bright, and at least considers herself quite a beauty (and is chased by two guys over the course of the season).
* Clover from ''TotallySpies'', however at times she can be quite clever.
* Cal of ''{{Undergrads}}'', totally and completely. How else could he get all the chicks?
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Bebe realises that the boys only think she's smart because they all have a crush on her. Her mother, who had been pretty in her youth, tells her that this isn't true, but Bebe isn't convinced and asks her mother what eight times six is. The reply: "Oh, sweetie, those are two completely different numbers!"
* ''MoralOrel'''s Nurse Bendy is a {{Deconstruction}} as she's dimly aware of this and thinks everyone only values her for her looks. [[spoiler:HiddenDepths reveal she wishes she had a family, as she once gave her infant son back to his father. She has a set of teddy bears at home she uses for pretend to compensate]].
* Kimmy in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' thinks she's ''supposed'' to be this, but Newton tells her she shouldn't have to be that just because society thinks so. Turns out with his help, she is able to figure out her math homework.
* The members of Sev'ral Timez, the boy band from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', are all very good-looking, and can't even figure out how to drink water from a glass.Then again [[spoiler:they are clones who can only sing well and they were locked in a hamster cage by a very bad boss and all they vould eat is hamster food and suck from a hamster bottle ]]

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