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[[caption-width-right:334:No healthy, adult cavewoman ever looked like this.[[note]]Throwing rocks at the screen will not [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption reveal an escape tunnel.]][[/note]]]]

->''Three figures stepped into his line of vision. They were obviously female. They were ''abundantly'' female. They were not wearing a great deal of clothing and seemed to be altogether too fresh-from-the-hairdressers for people who have just been paddling a large war canoe, but this is often the case with beautiful Amazonian warriors.''
-->-- '''Creator/TerryPratchett''', ''Discworld/InterestingTimes''

The life of a savage can be pretty hard, what with all the dirt, parasites, lack of proper medicine, sanitation, nutrition, etc. It's not surprising that a good number of cavemen are nasty, brutish, and short. [[UglyGuyHotWife But their women more than make up for it]]. Your average cavewoman has the body of a pinup model, with long legs, shapely hips, a flat stomach, thin arms, and an impressive set of [[UnusualEuphemism bam-bams]], all nicely framed by [[FurBikini a few scraps of animal hide]], [[ExposedToTheElements regardless of the weather]]. For extra bling, she may even wear a FeatherBoaConstrictor. Her skin is clear and fresh; her teeth are perfect; her hair is no more than [[WakeupMakeup artfully tousled]]. She has no body hair whatsoever, and no cuts on her legs despite shaving with what could only be a jagged rock. Her features often look suspiciously like she's wearing expertly applied modern cosmetics rather than, say, clay and crushed berries. It's enough to make you wonder why we crawled out of the Stone Age.

When a young woman from prehistory or from an uncivilized clime is depicted as a ravishingly sexy bombshell, she is a Nubile Savage[[note]]For those that don't know, ''Nubile'' refers to a young woman who is ready or suitable for marriage by virtue of her age or maturity. In recent times it has also been used to refer to a sexually attractive young woman.[[/note]]. Savage men can also be examples of this one, especially if they're impressively muscled and garbed in a leopard-skin loincloth. Or less.

Of course, if you'll watch a National Geographic-type documentary, you'll quickly see that women in cultures removed from civilization, [[NationalGeographicNudity while often topless]], do not generally resemble Hollywood models.

In ComicBooks most caveman/amazon-themed {{superhero}}es adopt this look.

The standard look for TheChiefsDaughter and JunglePrincess. Less standard but still common for the IndianMaiden. Will often be an AmazonianBeauty.

Contrast NationalGeographicNudity. Compare with FrazettaMan. See also NobleSavage.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Advertising]]
* The advertising for the 8-bit game "Legend of the Amazon Women" attracted complaints for its double-page spreads of not-particularly-well drawn Nubile Savages. One letter wondered if the artist had misread the title of the game as "Leg End of the Amazon Women".
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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to Discussion. Please don't add them back unless you also add context to show how they fit this trope.
%% * Quell from ''YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito''.

* In ''Anime/JungleDeIkou'', the main character Natsumi can transform into the extremely busty Nubile Savage Mii by doing a {{Fanservice}}-y dance. [[http://images.absoluteanime.com/jungle_de_ikou/index.htm Take one look at her]], and you won't be surprised to learn that Mii is a goddess of fertility and reproduction.
* San from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' is quite pretty and well groomed for somebody RaisedByWolves, aside from the fact that her face is often smeared with blood. It may have something to do with the fact that the wolves that raised her are also magical Shinto demigods.
* This applies to both men and women in ''Manga/WildRock'' who all look far too perfect for the setting.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to Discussion. Please don't add them back unless you also add context to show how they fit this trope.
%% * Shakira from ''TheWarlord''. (Tara at least hails from the mightiest city in all of Skartaris.)
%% * Panther Woman, Juliette Burber's alter ego in ''[[NineChickweedLane 9 Chickweed Lane]]''.
%% * ''{{Shanna the She-Devil}},'' especially when drawn by Frank Cho in her relaunch.
%% * The eponymous heroine of ''Jungle Girl,'' for the same exact reason.
%% * Nävis in the first issue of ''ComicBook/{{Sillage}}''.

* ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}'' might be the most exaggerated example, especially when drawn by creator Budd Root -- he [[AuthorAppeal really has a thing]] for huge breasts. Even though she's [[TrappedInAnotherWorld not an actual]] [[TimeTravel cavewoman,]] she lived as one for most of her life and still manages to look hotter than most supermodels. Plus her body was [[AmazonianBeauty "hardened"]] as a result of time traveling.
* The Savage Land in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. The entire place. The ONLY reason for the existence of a tropical region in the middle of the Antarctic is so that residents and visitors can fit this trope.
* ''ComicBook/SheenaQueenOfTheJungle'', created in the 1930s and the inspiration for Shanna, Jungle Girl and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_girl_(stock_character) similar characters.]]
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* In the {{Fanfic/Uplifted}} series it's played with and inverted. This is how Hanala initially seems to view Joachim Hoch. Seeing him as a male version of one, despite the fact that by Earth standards he is a well dressed, relatively educated, intelligent man.
* ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' has a whole village of these in the Hunter's world.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}
** Disney/{{Tarzan}}, from the movie of the same name. He figured out shaving by himself.
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' - The titular character is one of the more obvious examples of the trope as she and her people are referred to as "savages".
** Princess Kida from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' toes the line of this trope -- the city of Atlantis is by no means a savage civilization, but then again, Kida herself ''has'' been alive since the Flood itself.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to Discussion. Please don't add them back unless you also add context to show how they fit this trope.
%% * Loana the Fair One (Raquel Welch, pictured above) in ''Film/OneMillionYearsBC''.
%% * Weena (played by Yvette Mimieux) in the 1960 version of ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 The Time Machine]]''.
%% * Estella Warren as Daena in the 2001 remake of ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes'', as well as her predecessor, Linda Harrison as Nova in the 1968 original.
%% * Caroline Munro in ''Film/AtTheEarthsCore''.
%% * Pretty much everyone in ''Film/TenThousandBC'' under the age of thirty, male or female. Actually, considering the low life expectancy of your average neolithic human, this might actually be a moment of accidental FridgeBrilliance.
%% * Sean Connery in ''Film/{{Zardoz}}''.
%% * The entire female cast of ''Prehistoric Women''.

* Katniss, from ''Film/TheHungerGames'', is rather tall and healthy-looking for someone who nearly died of starvation as a child and hunts and kills her own food to survive.
* ''Caveman'' had Barbara Bach as a cavewoman, while the cavemen [[UglyGuyHotWife tended to look]] like Ringo Starr. And they [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs fight]] [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology dinosaurs]].
* FurBikini vehicle ''When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth'' had Victoria Vetri in the role, but she didn't just fight dinosaurs -- [[LoyalAnimalCompanion she tamed them!]] Well, until it [[PlotInducedStupidity abandons her for no particular reason]].
* In spite of the [[TropeNamers Flintstone]][[FlintstoneTheming Theming]], Jane Krakowski as [[http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/15/40/55/3541839/3/628x471.jpg Betty Rubble, née O'Shale]] from ''[[Film/TheFlintstones The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas]]''.
* Used as a gag in ''Film/LandOfTheLost''. The females of [[FrazettaMan Chakah's species]] look like this (scantly clad, brown women).
* The Na'vi from ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. Their teeth are either white or slightly off-white, no one but Jake ever seems to get dirty, and their hair is pretty much perfect all the time. The Na'vi females do not always cover their National Geographic breasts. Count Neytiri, Princess of the Omaticaya Tribe, is the most famous among the female Na'vi.
* Kinda averted in the foreign language film (foreign to everybody) ''Film/QuestForFire'' ({{Hey|ItsThatGuy}}, it's Creator/RonPerlman!). Rae Dawn Chong and the other early ''homo sapiens'' were plenty nubile, but being [[BodyPaint covered in clay]] and occasionally mud and dirt and being placed in some pretty unpleasant situations meant that it wasn't really highlighted all that much.
* The National Lampoon's ''Film/StonedAge'' has not only the girl-next-door Fardart (Ali Larter), but also a tribe of Amazons ruled by Carol Alt playing Queen Fallopia.
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[[folder:Literature]]
%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to Discussion. Please don't add them back unless you also add context to show how they fit this trope.
%% * Rima the Bird Girl in WHHudson's ''Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest''. Later became a DCComics character as ''Rima the Jungle Girl''.

* Though not scantily clad, Ayla the Cro-Magnon heroine of Jean Auel's ''Lierature/EarthsChildren'' series fits this trope. Auel goes to great lengths to justify this - Ayla learns to brush her hair with a teasel pod, swims and bathes regularly, eats a varied diet, and even wears a leather band around her explicitly large and perky breasts. Creator/DarylHannah from the movie of ''Clan of the Cave Bear'' qualifies on both counts.
* Eudena from Creator/HGWells' ''The Idler'' wasn't scantily clad insomuch as completely free of clothing whatsoever.
* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs
** Any pre-technological female in any book will qualify, though they frequently don't bother with the FurBikini. Men from the same civilizations are almost invariably described as ugly. Ditto Lin Carter.
** Barsoom isn't pre-technological, but it wouldn't be unfair to describe most of the planet as "savage" anyway. Both men and women there are almost invariably beautiful/handsome and as nearly naked as practicality allows (you've got to have a place to hang weapons and, for some occupations, tools from). There are only a handful of characters in the entire series who are described as "ugly", and even those are mostly just old (for a variety of reasons it's very rare on Barsoom for a person to reach the age of physical decrepitude, so most people there have never seen a person who actually physically appears old).
* ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}''. Unlike the apes who raised him, he loved water, and swam and bathed regularly. When puberty hit, he taught himself to shave with a knife he found in his father's cabin. He taught himself to only shave the face while leaving his scalp alone, too.
* Rincewind of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series came into contact with a tribe of these after spending a very long time alone on a deserted island. Unfortunately, the long solitude and monotonous diet had left him a bit addled and had left a few of his desires severely crossed... he thought that the beautiful young women who wanted him to help them continue their bloodlines wanted to give him potatoes. It probably didn't help that Discworld wizards are required to be celibate; he already had half a lifetime's worth of experience suppressing his desires. And a fairly horrific memory of what happens when wizards do reproduce to give him a bit more impetus to keep those desires firmly fixated on innocuous root vegetables.
* Mowgli from ''Literature/{{The Jungle Book}}s'', especially as a young teenager in the second book. Looks more mature than his years because "hard exercise, the best of good eating, and baths whenever he felt in the least hot or dusty, had given him strength and growth far beyond his age". And he too doesn't bother with clothing at all when there are no humans around to make him.
* Stealing a page from Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs (as did pretty much the entire book) the Gura males in Creator/RobertEHoward's novel ''Almuric'' look like Neanderthals while the females look like fashion models.
* A sci-fi equivalent occurs and is lampshaded in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's "Planet Pirate" series. In one of the books Sassinak talks about a fanservice-heavy movie series about a gorgeous ActionGirl that she watched as a kid and mentions that now that she's older, she thinks it's rather unlikely that a girl who was raised as a slave in a mining colony would grow up to have the body of a supermodel, or that said girl could climb up a sheer cliff in the buff and reach the top looking like she'd just come back from the spa.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to Discussion. Please don't add them back unless you also add context to show how they fit this trope.
%% * ''{{Cavegirl}}'' - Cavegirl herself from the children's {{BBC}} series of the same name. A large proportion of the cast in fact.
%% * Veronica Layton from ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld''.
%% * There's one of these in the 1991 ''Series/{{Land Of The Lost|1991}}'' series.
%% * ''Series/PowerRangers''
%% ** Cole from ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' although not his Sentai counterpart.
%% ** Jan from ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' fulfills this all too well.
%% ** One wonders how those two got here ahead of Maya from ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.

* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Leela. Although after her first episode, she's living in the TARDIS, which presumably offers better sanitation and hygiene facilities. Not ''quite'' fitting the trope, as she was a descendant of a survey team that had degenerated. They also had some technological access.
** More obscurely, Nanina from wiped Hartnell serial "The Savages."
** Averted in "An Unearthly Child".
** It could be argued that the kangs from "Paradise Towers" are an urban jungle example, though better dressed.
* ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}''
** Spock and [=McCoy=] meet one of these in "All Our Yesterdays". It turns out [[spoiler:she's from the planet's future, and was exiled to the distant past via a time machine by a dictator.]]
** The series penchant for {{Green Skinned Space Babe}}s and various Anvillicious messages about tolerance led to quite a few of these, but a notable one is in "The Paradise Syndrome", where Kirk gets [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Amnesia]] and is believed to be divine by a group of Native Americans In Space. He is promptly married to TheChiefsDaughter, Miramanee, who plays this role to a T.
* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E5BeerBad Beer Bad]]", a cursed batch of beer turns a bunch of frat boys into cavemen, with crooked teeth, heavy brow ridges, plenty of extra hair - and Buffy, who had plenty to drink, looks like Buffy with sexy-unkempt hair (though Xander cut her off sooner than the others).
* ''Most'' women (but mostly the Amazons) in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and its spinoff, ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', which were just about equal parts {{Camp}} and FanService.
* In the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' season 1 episode "Jeremiah Crichton," Crichton is forced to seek shelter on a planet where technology refuses to function after being accidentally left behind when Moya enters an unintentional [=StarBurst=]. The planet's ''entire population'', male and female alike, consist of this. The Grandier (the local chieftain) is no older than his late-40s and still in his prime, and there's not a bit of chest or leg hair to be seen. It's the "civilized" ''Crichton'', of all people, who is the only one wearing facial hair, an epic BeardOfSorrow. Justified because the people of the planet are descendants of a technologically advanced culture deliberately marooned there by the Hynerian Empire, and when the energy field suppressing their technology is deactivated they show no trouble getting the complex machinery back online.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The classic Was (Not Was) music video for "Walk The Dinosaur" features four such women dancing to the song.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The Na'vi from ''[[Pinball/{{Avatar}} James Cameron's Avatar]]''
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[[folder:Tabletop Game]]
''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' illustrations of Hill Martian men and women sometimes fall into this trope combining it with GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe and DesertPunk. The of Steppelords of Mars, though, makes it clear that wasting water for washing is a crime and a taboo but there is not trace of this in the illustrations.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to Discussion. Please don't add them back unless you also add context to show how they fit this trope.
%% * Lilika of ''RogueGalaxy''.
%% * Can you say Shaak Ti from ''TheForceUnleashed''? Or her sassy young apprentice, Maris Brood.
%% * Krystal from the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series. At least for her first appearance.
%% * Zhu Rong from ''DynastyWarriors''.
%% * Sheva's tribal costume in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''.
%% * Most of the cavegirls from the ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'' series.

* Ayla, in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', as well as the generic adult cavewomen. Kino is also pretty, well-groomed and clean shaven.
* You can play one in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}''. Many characters find the fact that you are a "tribal" quite attractive.
* Mariana Mamba, the first super-agent you rile up in ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'' is one of these, being the "tamed" last of her Amazon tribe and everything. Even her special power is an exotic allure that dramatically drains the Loyalty stat of any nearby minions.
* Waking Cloud from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. Her physique is especially impressive considering that she has given birth to three children.
* In 1992 game ''Ugh!'' cavemen are [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals about as broad-shouldered as they are tall]]. Cavewomen are much taller and have perfect chest/waist/hip proportions. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ugh_Computer_Game_Screenshot1.png See here]] (they are sitting).
* Nidalee from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' dresses like this in her default skin.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
%% The following {{Zero Context Example}}s have been commented out and copied to Discussion. Please don't add them back unless you also add context to show how they fit this trope.
%% * Dawn from ''[[http://www.dawnoftimecomics.com Dawn of Time]]''. Partially inspired at least by Raquel Welch.
%% * Surprisingly, [[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/327 Leena]] from ''LookingForGroup'' provided an example.

* Both Helen and Mell from ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' after spending a few months trapped on a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive&chapter=35100 tropical island]].
* Angora of ''Webcomic/TheMeek'' counts as a subversion. She spends most of her introduction chapter wearing nothing, but by physicality she's not much different from a regular fit teenage girl.
* Tangerine of ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', after {{Satan}} bomphs her, wears the appropriate attire and acts in total obliviousness to society, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-04-06 though not with the usual]] ExposedToTheElements results.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has an entire planet of Amazonian women. Amy briefly dressed like one.
* Maybe three quarters of all the women on ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' would count. [[UglyGuyHotWife The men, not so much.]]
* Pumyra in ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''. She was imprisoned for quite some time, [[spoiler:was left to die before then]], and yet still is fairly attractive.
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