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->''"It must be that ass, cuz it ain't your face!"''
-->-- '''Nelly''', "Tip Drill"

Suppose you're a guy and you see a gorgeous gal walking down the street. [[MaleGaze Your eyes pan up]] the [[ShesGotLegs long, luscious legs]], those beautiful hips [[SexyWalk swaying oh so nicely]], that slim waist, and of course, [[BuxomIsBetter those bazooms]]... ''[[{{Pun}} butter face]]'', [[{{Gonk}} somethin' ain't right about 'er face...]]

In short, everything is great about her but her face! Get it? But her face? [[VisualPun Butter face]]?

This is when a girl is otherwise a total package, but MotherNature didn't ''complete'' the package and [[MirrorCrackingUgly she has a face with the shapelessness and sliminess of butter]]. The kind of face that makes you want to [[BrownBagMask put a bag over it]]. Often PlayedForLaughs in cartoons and comedy films. In gags, the woman will often be wearing a veil, setting up for TheReveal. This woman often ends up being a AbhorrentAdmirer. Somewhat the opposite of the GorgeousGorgon. If a character scores with her, [[TenWithATwo alcohol is usually involved]].

Although this is mostly intended for female characters, the trope is hardly applicable to women only and some male characters also qualify as {{Spear Counterpart}}s of this (ie HeroicBuild without the handsome face). Often overlaps with FanDisservice.

Also known by the acronyms BOBFOC ("Body Of ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', Face Of ''Crimewatch''") and HOFFA (Hot Only From Far Away).

Given the usual attempt for a male observer to get closer for a better look (and looking in exactly the order listed above) this may also be known as "Good from far, far from good".

The Japanese have their own word for it, "bakku-shan" (a combination of "back" and "schön", German for "beautiful"), hence "beautiful only from the back". In the Philippines, this is called "hipon," which means "shrimp," because when eating shrimps, you only go for the body and not the head (A similar analogy is used in Australia, with "prawn" and in México with "camarona"). Meanwhile in Poland, in an inversion of LieBackAndThinkOfEngland, this kind of woman is described as "flag on her face, and for the Motherland!". In Brazil, the common nickname is "Raimunda", from the Portuguese for "ugly face, but [[SkewedPriorities a pretty ass]]". In Puerto Rican Spanish, they're called a "coño carajo", which roughly translates to "damn fuck", as in from the back you say "Daaaaaaamn!" and from the front you say "Fuck!"

Needless to say, this is not only a spectacularly sexist trope (though as mentioned above, not exclusive to women), but considered a ''hugely'' impolite thing to say to another person. For [[RuleofCautiousEditingJudgement fairly obvious reasons]], refrain from adding real life examples.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The one hundred forty years ''young'' [[BattleaxeNurse ass-kicking medic]] Kureha in ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a lovely, hourglass shaped body, but the face of a hag. Don't let her know- you ''WILL'' get your ass handed to you.
* The Abyssal Eaters from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''; 11 women that are either outright naked if not {{Stripperific}}, with pretty good bodies.....but their eyes are sewn shut and their teeth are just weird.
* In the HotSpringsEpisode of ''Anime/OutlawStar'', Gene and Jim are happy to find a woman pulling the MarilynManeuver...until they look up and realize she's a ''[[http://www.oocities.org/katizua/bios/silgrian1.JPG Silgrian]]'' woman.
* Celty from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a variation: her problem isn't that her face is ugly, but that [[HeadlessHorseman she doesn't have one]]. Or rather, she did, but it's never been ''attached''. Her head does, in fact, have a pretty face, but given that it's in a jar instead of on her body...
* Pakunoda from ''Manga/HunterXHunter''. She may sport an impressive cleavage, but her crooked nose spoils everything.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Subversion. Tier Harribel has a gorgeous body. When she unzips her jacket (which hides the lower half of her face), it reveals the a skeletal jaw in keeping with her shark AnimalMotif. However, once she enters [[SuperMode resurrecion]], her face becomes just as gorgeous as the rest of her.
* One episode of ''Anime/AyakashiAyashi'' has a scene with a monster that looks like a regular woman from behind, but has a face that looks like an angler fish. And angler fish that's almost as big her the rest of it's body.
* Douji Kodama's mother Ryoko in ''Manga/BlackJoke'' has an absolutely smoking body, especially for a 53-year old woman. However, she bears an UncannyFamilyResemblance to her son, and thus has a face like a bull's -- a flat, wide nose and beady eyes that are much too far apart.
%%* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Landlady's only employee.
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* The Geisha Gorgon in the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' card game.
* [[http://images.wikia.com/digimon/images/0/0b/Kinkakumon_b.jpg Kinkakumon]] from ''[[TabletopGame/{{Digimon}} Digimon Jintrix]]''.
** Despite being an [[{{Beastess}} Ogre Digimon]], that would appear to be some sort [[CoolMask animal-fashioned tribal mask]] Kinkakumon is wearing. Of course, [[TheFaceless like most female/feminine Digimon with masks/helmets]], that begs the question of what her face looks like underneath.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* Sadie Hawkins from the ''LilAbner'' comic strips.
* The succubus Mazikeen from {{Comicbook/Lucifer}} comics appears as an incredibly beautiful woman, but half of her is horribly misshapen and skeletal,
* Way back in the early days of the [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Johnny Thunder was thrown back in time and was betrothed to a princess who always wore a veil. Since this example belongs to this trope, you can see where this is going...
* Big Ethel in ArchieComics could be considered one, as recently as the 1970s. But [[ProgressivelyPrettier she got better]]...
* A number of recurring female characters in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' fit this description.
* Female slasher [[MeaningfulName Butter Face]] from the ''[[HackSlash Hack/Slash]]'' special ''Trailers 2''.
* Male example: {{Deadpool}} who has a smokin' body but whose face is ''anything'' but gorgeous. At least as long as he's wearing his tights, because the rest of his body is just as scarred and hideous as his face. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] - the tumors are caused by a terminal cancer he's suffering from, which his healing factor makes nonlethal, but doesn't cure.
** Played straight by his alternate reality female counterpart Lady Deadpool. Hot bod, but her face is as ugly as Deadpool's.
* Red Skull's daughter, Sin. Just stick her dad's head on a smokin' female body and you'll get the picture.
* Some fans consider ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'''s [[BadassNormal Rorschach]] to be one. Since he spends his nights beating up criminals twice his size, he at the very least must be quite fit. Emphasized in the film, where Rorschach is very muscular but somewhat lacking in the face department.
* In ''Judge Bao and the Jade Phoenix'', there's a prostitute named "Two Moons", for [[GagBoobs reasons that prove themselves quite obvious]], and a very impressive figure. She also always goes around wearing a hat with a veil that hides her face. Considering the title of this trope, it should be obvious why.
* In ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', Karu-Sil from [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps the Sinestro Corps]] mutilated her own face to better fit in with the [[RaisedByWolves pack of predators that raised her]].
* Ninive from ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}'' is a hot woman clad in a semi-transparent gown and a porcelain mask. What's behind that mask isn't very pretty.
* In a male example, an old {{Superman}} comic from the Silver Age had Superman pretend to be this as a prank on Lois to teach her a lesson on appearances after she pulled a similar move on a poor schmoe to discourage him from trying to date her.
* Michael ComicBook/{{Morbius}} had kind of a weird-looking face even as a human; being turned into a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent living vampire]] made it more extreme, while it did wonders for his physique.
* In an Creator/ArchieComics story Veronica makes herself a Butter Face temporarily by putting a piece of black paper across her front teeth, pretending that they had been knocked out. Then she comes on to Archie, who suddenly remembers [[IHaveToGoIronMyDog he has to go iron his dog]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valiant sees what he thinks is the silhouette of Jessica Rabbit in the window of an apartment. But it turns out that it's Lena Hyena, who somehow managed to make herself look just like Jessica (toon physics or something), excluding the face. As soon as she saw Eddie, the rest of it unraveled.
* ''DeuceBigalowEuropeanGigolo'': The chick from Chernobyl with the, erm, ''appendage'' in place of her nose.
* Happens in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' when the Captain of the Guard believes they've recaptured Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) and her compatriots. Turns out he's only half right.
--> '''Captain of the Guard:''' ''(yelling at his men)'' You IDIOTS! ''These'' are not them! [[spoiler:You've captured their ''stunt doubles''!]]
** Makes sense for this trope when you take into account that [[spoiler:Princess Vespa's stunt double is a grotesque-looking man with long, straggly hair and a cigar, who just happens to have a fantastic body]].
** Princess Vespa herself was an example before undergoing ''major'' rhinoplasty. The Spaceballs {{blackmail}} her father the king by threatening to undo it, and he cracks almost instantly. And judging by [[BigNo by her response]], she wasn't [[http://movieclips.com/yC9st-spaceballs-movie-giving-up-the-combination/ any bigger of a fan of going back]] either!
* In ''Film/PorkysRevenge'', Porky's daughter Blossom is like this, with Porky forcing a ShotgunWedding on Meat because she told her father they went "all the way". (They hadn't, and however far they did get, it was all Blossom.)
* The Witches of Ar in ''Film/TheBeastmaster'' are bikini-clad centerfoldesque women...with hideously deformed faces.
-->'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony:]]''' Gaahah! [[ShoutOut What's wrong]] with [[RedLetterMedia your faaaace!?]]
* In ''Film/TheThreeStooges'', Curly or Shemp often ended up with one of these while Moe and Larry got attractive women.
** A few times, Curly and Shemp ''became'' this as they dressed up in a drag disguise.
** Done with a veil reveal in "Mummy Dummies."
* Done as a gag with a horse-faced alien prostitute in the SoBadItsGood 1980s movie ''Space Raiders''.
* '40s film star Martha Raye was often this. She had a great body and a terrific singing voice, but was often the "butterface" sight gag in films like 1941's ''Film/{{Hellzapoppin}}'' due to her disproportionally large mouth.
* Played with in Creator/JohnWaters' ''Film/CryBaby''-the aptly named Hatchetface is introduced in the classic "gag" manner in the opening scene, where two hoodlums standing in line behind her waiting to get vaccinations reach for her attractively swaying bottom-only to be shocked when she turns around and reveals her flattened nose, crossed eyes, and horrible teeth. The traditional AbhorrentAdmirer aspect of this trope is averted in the rest of the film, though-she has a very happy relationship with one of the male characters of the film, and none of the Drapes treat her any differently than the gorgeous Wanda, played by TraciLords.
* One issue of ''Fangoria'' played with this in a sneak peek of ''Film/{{Splice}}'', describing UncannyValleyGirl Dren as a "butterlegs".
* Parodied with the ghoul that attacks Shorty in the second ''ScaryMovie''. At first he's horrified and it looks like she's strangling him, but he's actually having sex with her, solving the problem with a paper bag ("No no, no kissing!"). They're still together at the very end.
* Employed with a pretty racist twist in Buster Keaton's 1927 ''Film/{{Seven Chances}}''.
* ''Galaxina'' sees Captain Cornelius Butt and his crew in a bordello staffed by RubberForeheadAliens. He lets his fingers do the walking up the torso of one such only to part her hair, do a quick double-take, then beckon the madam to him. Butt is handed a paper sack with eye holes cut out, he puts in on the courtesan, and the duo head off to complete their transaction.
-->'''Captain Butt:''' "Good thing you're not two-faced, otherwise you wouldn't have chosen the one you've got on. Come on."
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The titular antagonist of ''The Beetle'' is initially described as being so hideous “it was impossible such a creature could be feminine”, and most people assume she is a man. After she transforms back into a human in front of [[MadScientist Sydney Atherton]] he sees that not only is the Beetle a woman, she's "[[DistractedByTheSexy by no means old or ill-shaped either]]."
* Marian Halcombe in ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'' by Creator/WilkieCollins.
--> To see such a face as this set on shoulders that a sculptor would have longed to model—to be charmed by the modest graces of action through which the symmetrical limbs betrayed their beauty when they moved, and then to be almost repelled by the masculine form and masculine look of the features in which the perfectly shaped figure ended—was to feel a sensation oddly akin to the helpless discomfort familiar to us all in sleep, when we recognise yet cannot reconcile the anomalies and contradictions of a dream.
* In ''Literature/InfiniteJest'' by Creator/DavidFosterWallace, Joelle Van Dyne is genuinely gorgeous until an accident leaves her face "hideously and improbably deformed." Her body, however, remains pristine.
* In ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'' by CSLewis, the main character, Orual, is thought to be extremely hideous--until she starts wearing a veil regularly, and everyone realizes that her body is actually extremely shapely.
* Homer Hickham acknowledges this as a cruel nickname in ''Rocket Boys''. The Coalwood High version was "Old Glory," much like Poland's.
* Played with in ''One Lonely Night''. MikeHammer hits on a plain-faced woman in order to [[HoneyTrap get information from her]]. Unexpectedly she turns up at his apartment in "a dress that could have been painted on", and turns out to have an amazing body.
* Mentioned in Benjamin Franklin's letter ''Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress''. Franklin gives 8 reasons why the best mistresses are old women. Number 5 is that when a woman begins to show signs of aging the face goes before the rest of the body, and you can just put a basket over her head.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A complete inversion of this trope occurs in the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "The Eye of the Beholder" (aka "The Private World of Darkness"). The main character's face — [[BandagedFace bandaged until the reveal at the end]] — is [[BeautifulAllAlong just as beautiful]] as her body... but to the standards of all other characters — who have hideous faces — ''she'' is the one with the butter face.
* On ''Series/{{Reno911}}'', Deputy Trudy Wiegel is said to have a decent body but she's still a triple-bagger (a bag for you, a bag for her, and a bag for anyone unfortunate enough to be watching).
* On ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'', this turns out to be the case with a woman who was wearing a full burqa and veil on her date with Larry's blind friend...who [[CompletelyMissingThePoint dumps her as soon as he finds out she's ugly]].
* This was often a gag on ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', in a manner similar to the ''Spaceballs'' example above (the "female" actor would actually be a man in drag, often with a rugged face and a beard).
** Often a twist on the concept would be skits when Benny would be dancing with four other dancers. The partners of the other three would come out, one at a time, and be spectacularly beautiful, with Benny anticipating his to be equally sexy, only for her to come out and be extremely homely.
** One of his more memorable sketches was a spoof called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcB6gwInny0#t=66 Archie's Angels]], where he and three other men played very homely [[{{Expy}} expys]] of ''Series/CharliesAngels''. It's even lampshaded.
--> '''Tom Bosley expy:''' Yes, they're here, Archie... and they're looking as lovely as ever.
--> {Slow pan across the three girls' incredibly homely male faces, one of them even smoking a cigar.)
* In one ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode, one of Quark's customers requests a holobrothel session with [[KissMeImVirtual a duplicate of Major Kira]]. Kira and Odo find out about it, and hack the program so that the client is greeted with an image of Kira's body topped off by Quark's head.
* PattyMaloney as the [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:The_little_woman.jpg little woman]] in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "The Thaw".
* The title character of the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Jenifer" is this. Possibly to the point of [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggeration]], in that her face looks downright monstrous while still having a model's body.
* In an episode of ''Series/ADifferentWorld'', Dwayne and Ron are admiring the shapely figure of a young woman who is facing away from them. Dwayne wants to go and talk to her, but Ron cautions him: "This could be a case of dreamboat body, but shipwreck face!" Dwayne comes up with an idea--he sneezes, knowing the woman will likely [[ReflexiveResponse turn toward the sound]]. Sure enough, she's hideous, and the guys are ''horrified''.
* Brought up in the first episode of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' where Angel and Masuka are discussing why the body of the prostitute they found had no head.
* ''SaturdayNightLive'' - in a "Wayne's World" segment run in the early days of the first Iraq war, Mike Myers referred to the word "Scud" (an Iraqi missile) as sounding like when "you see a girl from a distance and go 'Hello, babe alert!' then when she gets closer you say 'Omigod, she's a scud!"
** In the sketch "The Sinatra Group", this is invoked somewhat by Frank Sinatra (played by Phil Hartman) regarding Sinéad O'Connor (Jan Hooks), rather her face isn't ugly, but the fact that her head is completely shaved is distracting to him. When Luther Campbell (Chris Rock) says he doesn't care about her head and prefers the rest of her body, Sinatra agrees and suggests maybe putting a paper bag over her head.
* ''{{Supernatural}}''. Dean travels back in time to TheWildWest, and is looking forward to getting on with the saloon girls, unfortunately they're a bit too homely for his taste. Another girl flounces down the staircase, only when we see her face she's not only homely but has skin blemishes hinting at certain social diseases. Dean is bending backwards over the bar as she tries to smooch him, when fortunately a man who'd already booked her interrupts.
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'' Lucy & Ethel make themselves up as homely country gals and then come on to their husbands as a SecretTest.
* Series/{{Castle}} is overjoyed when Beckett invites him for a private showing of her Nebula 9 cosplay uniform (which naturally follows TheissTitillationTheory). After [[TheTease teasing him from behind a door with a showing of leg and butt]], she then leaps out and growls wearing a hideous alien mask. Castle flees.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Many who have watched Music/{{Queen}}'s video for "I Want to Break Free" have admitted that, facial hair aside, Freddie Mercury makes a pretty hot chick. Then there's the drummer, Roger Taylor, who borders on UncannyValley.
* Music/AphexTwin's music video for "Windowlicker". [[NightmareFace The end]].
* The Strawbs' song (covered later by The Monks), "Nice Legs, Shame About the Face".
* Nelly's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r67xcDqKQYo "Tip Drill"]][[note]]FYI, the phrase tip drill is a street colloquialism for a ButterFace. The image comes from basketball; if you barely got the ball on the tip of the basket and it made it in, you technically got it in, but it's nothing to brag about![[/note]] got a lot of flak for exploring this trope in a provocative manner. ('''WARNING:''' The music video is definitely {{NSFW}}.)
* DJ Jimi's "Where They At": "It must be your pussy cuz it ain't your face."
* The AlternativeRap group Black Sheep's song "Strobelite Honey" is about the rapper Dres meeting a girl in a club. He can't see her face due to the strobe lights, but he can make out her "slammin" silhouette. Then he gets her in the light. HilarityEnsues.
* An example used in both the song and the video for [[IceCube "Gangsta Nation"]]: "I don't holler at these hoes that sing like a chantay, body like Beyoncé, face like [[AndreTheGiant Andre]]!"
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* {{Medusa}} always has a hideous face with snakes for hair, and usually fangs, a beard, and bulging eyes as well. But sometimes she's depicted with a beautiful, human body. Then again, in ancient Greek artwork she's usually depicted with a scaly, clawed, inhuman body below the neck. And one of the oldest images of her incongruously makes her a centaur with a leering skull for a head.
* A Japanese {{Youkai}} appears as a beautiful yet familiar girl if seen from behind, but has actually the face of a bearded brute or an old man.
** Also, Kuchisake-Onna. Genuinely beautiful, until she shows you her GlasgowGrin and asks if you think she's pretty with it. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption If you say no, she kills you for being rude. If you say yes, she kills you for being a liar.]]
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Comedian Pablo Francisco has a routine called "Nice body, ugly face."
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One of the sample characters in the Nosferatu clanbook from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', Mary Contrary. She loves to wear {{Stripperiffic}} clothes that complement her hot body, but her face..."looks like it's been hit with a shovel. Over and over again". Being a Nosferatu, Mary takes this trope UpToEleven. It would be bad enough just with this description, but then we actually get to see her.
* In the ''TabletopGame/ScarredLands'' monster book ''Creature Collection II: Dark Menagerie,'' the [[MeaningfulName Blood Maiden]], is introduced as an otherwise gorgeous shoal-dwelling siren who just so happens to have a ''lamprey-like maw instead of a face.'' Obviously, they feed on blood, and not only that, but they [[SingleGenderRace are all female]] as well. Guess how they reproduce?
* This trope applies InUniverse to Trixiebelle the Gremlin in ''TabletopGame/{{Malifaux}}'', where her ample cleavage, smooth limbs, nice butt and penchant for skimpy clothing are spoiled by the fact she has a fairly typical gremlin face (faintly glowing solid red-orange eyes, blank skin where her nose should be, a somewhat oversized mouth full of sharp pointy teeth), even if other gremlins think she's gorgeous due to the combination of her body and her lack of any inbreeding-induced facial deformities. Consequently, she's got a special ability called "Gremlin Lure" that lets her draw other gremlins towards her, but forces other races to move away -- even the [[{{Necromancer}} Resurrectionists]] and [[EldritchAbomination Neverborn]]. To some fans, though, she looks more like a CuteMonsterGirl.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Any'' game that features orcs fits this trope. Both male ''and'' female orcs qualify in that they ''always'' have attractive bodies and horrible faces.
* The nurses in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series apparently have [[HospitalHottie very nice bodies]], and ''tumors'' for heads.
* The Battle Nuns in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' look pretty hot from the neck down. Their, uh, "faces", on the other hand...[[spoiler:look like zippers (and little more) that produce weaponized {{Vomit Indiscretion Shot}}s]]. Still, Eddie remarks that they are "[[NightmareFetishist kinda sexy, though, in a weird way]]".
* Mileena from ''MortalKombat'' looks like your typical FemmeFatale in a purple ninja outfit. That is, until she takes off her mask and turns out to have MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily. This is due to being part-Tarkatan (like Baraka, below).
** Same can be said about Baraka, a RareMaleExample, whose body is suitably muscular and athletic for a fighting game but whose face is ''anything'' but attractive.
** Shao Kahn is another male example. The guy has the physique of a bodybuilder and normally wears little else than a loincloth, boots, shoulderpads, and a harness. He also normally wears a full-faced helmet, [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060613183108/mk/images/5/5b/Shao_Kahn_comic.jpg but when he doesn't...]] except in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'', where he has a normal human face (specifically, that of Brian Thompson) under the helmet.
*** He also has a normal human face in ''MortalKombatLegacy''.
* The Ghost Lady from ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}''. When seen from behind, she does kind of look harmless and look like [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett O'Hara]]. When you look at her face, though...well, [[DemBones she doesn't really have a face, per se.]]
* Similar to the Ghost Lady, Mother Harlot from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' at first can only be seen from behind... until she turns around and reveals her absolute lack of a face while her jaw clatters madly.
* [[ChivalrousPervert Zevran]] of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' mentions this trope by name in a conversation with Leliana, remarking on a woman that he'd been ogling. Leliana tells him, "You are a very bad man."
* One of the EnemyChatter from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype 2}}'' has a soldier comment how hot the zombie girls are if you put a bag on their head. Another soldier openly questions how he got past the psych eval.
* Believe it or not, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nw-felicia_8285.gif early versions of]] Felicia from VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} had this. Later games gave her a normal set of chompers.
* The Great Fairies from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' have long legs, large (albeit strangely-shaped, due to the low processing power of the Nintendo 64) breasts, and [[{{Stripperiffic}} are wearing nothing but vines.]] Despite this, their noses are large and misshapen, they each have a single mole on the side of their face, and their mouths are cartoonishly large.
* The Wraith enemies in ''VideoGame/DarksidersII''. When the very first one shows up, the camera is focused on her shapely butt, then slowly pans up and around to give the player a good view of her figure before revealing that she has the facial features of the other undead enemies in the area.
* Based on [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Kenway's]] experience, this is Benjamin Franklin's opinion of old women. Luckily, open five-sided pulped wood containers make this a non-problem. This is one of eight of Franklin's horrifying reasons to date them anyway.
* Stalkers in ''VideoGame/KillingFloor'', especially the "Lovely Assistant" reskin.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Luna of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' got this sort of response from Siggy, [[GorgeousGorgon even though her face is fine]], and from several supporting characters. She has orc tusks because of a curse.
* Demonstrated in [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/406/ this]] ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness''.
* Thelma of ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'', in her original appearance, is implied to be this. SheCleansUpNicely, though.
* Wonderella describes ''Earth'' as this in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''.
* The main character Leez in ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}''. Although she's normally drawn the same as the other characters, that's just GenericCuteness turned to her benefit (explicitly) because she's the main character. Everyone in the story treats her as ugly as sin, and every once in a while the author draws her "normally," resulting in her looking like a {{gonk}}.

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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Carly Jean-Dooley in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' version four is described this way.
* One {{Website/Cracked}} article about words in other languages that we really need in English has a Japanese word for this, the aforementioned "bakku-shan".
* The Creator/CS188 WebVideo/YouTubePoop [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS1g8Ruw9qw Pooping the Charts Vol. 7 - Why Can't I Think Of A Title]] does this with Creator/JustinBieber. Literally for about a second.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the Creator/TexAvery cartoon ''Big Heel-Watha'', the chief's daughter is one of these...but turns out to be [[RedHotRidingHood Red]] wearing an ugly mask.
** A similar switch happens in the WoodyWoodpecker cartoon, ''Socko in Morocco''. Woody and Buzz Buzzard fight over a harem girl; in the end Buzz lifts the veil to see a horridly ugly face. Woody finds out after Buzz gives up that the face was a mask and she's really beautiful.
** Another Avery "Droopy" cartoon, ''The Chump Champ'', has the Queen of Sports, who looks shapely from the neck down, but is a [[FunnyAnimal literal dog]] from the neck up.
*** Technically, they were ''all'' literal dogs...but this one was a dog in more ways than one. She also became an AbhorrentAdmirer at the end.
* Anna Baldavich from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is a TakeOurWordForIt example.
** Hunter, post sex change operation. Body of a supermodel, same face as when he was a dude.
* ''FamilyGuy'': Quagmire approaches a hottie at a bar, she turns around, and we (and he) discover that she's carrying all her fat in the front and has a terrible face. She turns away again and Quagmire is about to hit on her again, but then reminds himself of what he saw the first time.
** In the episode "Boys Do Cry", Peter says: "You can't ask me to make dinner, Lois. That's like asking me to choose between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kirsten Dunst in a hot body/weird face contest. It can't be done."
** Even more to the point, in reference to late night Cinemax: "There was one on last night where the girl had a butt face but her breasts was immaculate."
** Another episode had Meg join the Baton Squad in school, after being rejected as a cheerleader. The squad contains all unattractive girls...and one perfectly acceptable looking one. Meg asks her why she's in the group, and when she opens her mouth a super-long tongue rolls out.
* In the ''{{Futurama}}'' pilot, [[{{Cyclops}} Leela]] is introduced this way, as Fry's MaleGaze only sees her from behind until she turns around, revealing her single, giant eye. Since she looks perfectly "normal" otherwise ([[ActionGirl better, in fact]]) it doesn't bother him (or [[PerverseSexualLust the audience]]) for long.
** GenderBender Fry seems to be one to Zap, as he greets him with the line "Hello from the neck down".
* Mrs. Manface from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* Bleh from ''DrawnTogether'', if only because of her eyes.
* [[ProfessionalKiller Curare]], a villain from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', has a rather nice body. But apparently she wears the mask for reasons besides stealth. When Terry sees her without it, he looks rather repulsed, though we don't get to see it.
** Here [[http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/File:CurareFace.jpg is the concept art]].
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'': During the scene where Mater, Finn [=McMissile=] and Holly Shiftwell are looking for Tomber, an odd three-wheeled car running the local black market in Paris, France; Mater actually sees a car facing away from him while inside the black market, and as soon as Mater talks to her, the car immediately turns around, revealing that her eyes are actually on her headlights instead of her windshield like everyone else's! Mater than screams and drives away to find his teammates.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Interfection," Meatwad encountered a pop-up ad that had [[http://www.mcpeepants.com/frames/015interfection/frame13.jpg bikini clad women with men's faces]].
-->'''Master Shake:''' Listen to me, Meatwad. Is it hot girl-on-girl action?
-->'''Meatwad:''' Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're girls. But this one looks kinda strong.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'' provides a rare serious example in [[spoiler: Kaia, and arguably the other Terras.]]
* In ''TinyToonAdventures'', during a sort of MusicVideo of "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," Buster falls for a mermaid who hides most of her face in her hair until they're in a Tunnel of Love.
* An inversion occurs on ''CatDog''. Cat and Dog get [[TrappedInTVLand sucked into a space opera movie]] and must rescue the DamselInDistress, who communicates with them via monitor and has a beautiful face. When they do rescue her, they finally see the rest of her body, which consists of slimy green tentacles--and Cat is less than thrilled when she insists on showering him with kisses.
* Parodied insanely in ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria''. After Orala is hit in the head with Specules' EyeBeams and Specules is later killed, Korgoth goes over to check up on the apparently-dead Orala...[[spoiler: who now has Specules' head on her shoulders. He]] even asks Korgoth, "What's the matter, doncha want me anymore?"
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra]]'', Shadow Weaver has a shapely figure, delicate hands (usually), toned, slender arms... and a (concealed) face than revolts Hordak. Apparently it was the price of her power.
* [[GravityMaster Gravitina]] in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' is a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue Skinned Space Babe]] except for her enormous cranium, which she was mocked for that lead her to villainy.
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