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->''"I'm not gonna drain you completely. You're gonna turn for me. You'll be my slave. You'll live for me. You'll eat bugs because I order it. Why? Because I don't think you're worthy of human blood. You'll feed on the blood of stray dogs. You'll be my foot stool. And at my command, you'll lick the dog shit from my boot heel. Since you'll be my dog, your new name will be 'Spot'. Welcome to slavery."''
-->-- '''Santanico Pandemonium''', ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn''

A female baddie with a chilly disposition and more than a touch of the {{dominatrix}} about her. In DarkerAndEdgier versions, this will often mean [[{{Sadist}} a love of (other people's) pain and suffering]]. [[LighterAndSofter Softer]] portrayals reduce this to a fervent militarism and [[KnightTemplar devotion to the ideals of whichever totalitarian bunch she works for]]. Naturally, [[SensualSlavs she'll usually be seen sporting a German or Russian accent]], along with either a natty military uniform or something black and form-fitting. Whether or not she's vulnerable to good-guy seduction and subversion is highly variable. However, she's invariably attracted to power (which the hero lacks and the BigBad has).

Baronesses tend to come in one of two flavours: Sexpot or Rosa Klebb. Despite being mostly female, male examples exist.
* The '''Sexpot''' is, as you'd expect, young-ish and sexy. Her sadism or (in milder versions) fervent militarism is presented as at least a bit enticing to our (male) hero, [[VillainessesWantHeroes whom she's likely to be attracted to despite herself.]] [[DefrostingIceQueen Her ice-queen facade is pretty likely to crack a little]] before the story is over. Her chances of surviving the story are variable to good, depending on how much she lets herself [[HighHeelFaceTurn fall for our hero]]. Most sexpot Baronesses like to WhipItGood.
* The '''Rosa Klebb''' (named for the ''Film/JamesBond'' villain) is middle-aged and very much not attractive, but is more likely to be the BigBad herself rather than just working for him. She is immune to the hero's charms, and ominous emphasis is placed upon her utter asexuality, or upon hints that she [[PsychoLesbian likes the ladies]]. Bond-type heroes will be horrified by her, like she had three heads. No matter what, she ''will'' be dead as a doornail before the credits roll. No exceptions.

(If, as with the Bond [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove film]] and novel ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'', you find the two types of Baronesses in the same plot, expect to find the Klebb character with an unrequited crush on the Sexpot.)

Is this trope laced with sexism and a touch of homophobia? Of course. It hails from mid-20th-century spy and adventure stories like Creator/IanFleming's [[Literature/JamesBond Bond novels]], which are full of that sort of malarkey. However, in these surroundings, the Baroness will almost undoubtedly also be [[EvilIsCool the coolest female character in the whole story]].

The stereotype of the implausibly attractive Communist or Nazi female officer, and her counterpart, the threatening, mannish sadist, is common in campier WWII and Cold War stories. The Russian example has some basis in fact, as the Soviet military did include more female officers than the US military (permitting women to fly in combat in WWII - a couple of whom became [[http://badassoftheweek.com/yegorova.html aces]]), but really, that just meant that they had a few more than ''none''.

The Sexpot type of Baroness can sometimes overlap with TheVamp or FemmeFatale, but most examples of the Baroness, sexy or no, have too much self-respect to use sex as a weapon. She's more about [[{{Sadist}} hurting men]] than pleasing them. See also ThoseWackyNazis or DirtyCommunists, for the kind of co-conspirators she usually works with, or DragonLady, for the Eastern variety.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki delights in turning this trope on its head -- both Lady Eboshi of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' and Kushana of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' start out as Baronesses, but are eventually seen as sympathetic characters with hearts and morals in the end.
* Esdeath from ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' is very much a sexpot Baroness, but with the Rosa Klebb fear factor: a complete sadist working for the EvilEmpire who wears dominatrix-style clothing, tortures people for fun, and freezes to death a 30,000 person rebel army in her EstablishingCharacterMoment, she still gets all lovey-dovey around protagonist Tatsumi.
* Balalaika from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is actually a blend of both types with her statuesque build and her massively scarred body and face. She is described by the main characters as one of the scariest women on Earth...and they probably aren't exaggerating. Head of the [[WretchedHive Roanapur]] chapter of [[TheMafiya Hotel Moscow]], ex-Soviet Afghanistan veteran, and Olympic-level marksman (if the Soviet Union hadn't boycotted the Olympics that she was planning to participate in). ''Only two people in the entire series'' has crossed her/gotten on her bad side and walked away with everything still intact.
** Those two who survived Balalaika are [[NonActionGuy Rock]] and [[AxCrazy Roberta]]. In other words: a NonActionGuy with the same badassery as a [[AxCrazy crazy]], [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]. You don't see it often.
** Further proven by what she did to Hansel, a [[DissonantSerenity dissonantly serene]] child who's an AxCrazy killer himself. Balalaika's response to Hansel's shtick is to have him kneecapped. ''With a sniper rifle''.
** Her mere presence is enough to make Chin tremble in fear after he tried to kill the Lagoon Company. [[spoiler: He goes out with a bang, as she ties him up and has her men fill the room with gasoline and explosives and, as an added bonus, waits until she has Dutch on the phone before flipping the switch, seeing as how he caused Lagoon Company a minor headache.]]
* Cornelia from ''Anime/CodeGeass''. The PictureDrama even featured her wearing a BDSM-fetishistic swimsuit.
** Villetta as well, who, for bonus points, actually IS a baroness.
** In the AlternateUniverse manga, ''[[Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally Nightmare of Nunnally]]'', there's ''[[LittleMissSnarker Anya.]]''
* Lucy from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' is a blend of both types with her young appearance and her massive [[TheDreaded fear factor]].
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Lust is this.
** Olivier Mira Armstrong, iron-fisted queen of the Briggs fortress, is very much a Sexpot Rosa Klebb, being a young, nice-looking lady with immunity to Mustang's charms (deeming him weak and foolish), and not a single instance of using her looks to get what she wants. [[spoiler: Subverted in that she is, at her worst, a [[HeroicNeutral Neutral]] HeroAntagonist. She cares about her men and, unlike most of the military leaders, isn't tempted by promises of immortality. While [[AmbitionIsEvil ominously ambitious]], she readily lays her own plans aside to save her country from [[EldritchAbomination Father]].]]
* Gestapoko, the first "Punishment Councilor" from ''Manga/KekkoKamen''.
* Haman Karn from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' is a badass LadyOfWar AcePilot, powerful Newtype, and the leader of the Neo Zeon fascist military group in the Universal Century Continuity. Despite her ice queen exterior, she carries the torch for Char and, later on in the story, is clearly attracted to and attempts to seduce Judau Ashta, who is much younger than her.
** Rosamia Badam, also of ''Zeta'' has this as her exterior. On the inside she's actually a frightened child, terrified that the sky is going to fall on her. The contrast is stark.
** Gundam's original Baroness is ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'''s Kycilia Zabi an {{Evil Prince}}ss and ice-cold LadyOfWar who isn't afraid of [[KlingonPromotion climbing to power the old fashioned way]]. A capable admiral, she has her own [[TheDragon dragons]] in [[EnigmaticMinion Char Aznable]] and [[LadyAndKnight her Knight]], [[TheStrategist M'Quve]], and [[CainAndAbel competes]] with her [[EvilPrince oldest brother]], [[SmugSnake Gihren]] for the title of series BigBad.
*** Gihren's secretary, right-hand woman, and aide de campe, Cecilia Irene is also an example of the trope. Coldly efficient, she's able to intimidate the General Staff with her mere presence, handles most of Gihren's black book operations, and is completely devoted to him to the point where many people assume she has to be his mistress.
** Nastasha Zabikov from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' is another rare case of a (mostly) heroic version. She is, for the most part, a Sexpot type largely resembling the TropeNamer, and starts off fairly neutral, being Argo's personal warden assigned to him by the Neo-Russian government, but soon enough she recognizes the danger that the [[BigBad Devil Gundam]] poses to her government and to the whole of mankind, and does not hesitate to help the [[FiveManBand Gundam Fighters]] against [[TheDragon Master Asia]] in the Guyana Highlands as well as in the final battle against the Devil Gundam itself in space. It's implied that, having [[DefrostingIceQueen thawed]] to Argo through the course of events (and after removing the bomb wired to his chest), they both went on to have a romantic relationship and live together as SpacePirates after the end of the series.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'''s Lady Une is a [[SplitPersonality DID]] sufferer, with a nice side (that's all about peace and love and tranquility) and a hardcore militaristic side that would probably spook Rosa Klebb herself. She serves as [[MagnificentBastard Treize Khushreneda's]] [[TheDragon enforcer]] throughout the show; unsurprisingly, she has a crush on him.
* Yuno Gasai from ''Manga/FutureDiary'', who is a blend of both the Sexpot and Rosa Klebb types. She's young and attractive, and yearns for [[TheHero Yukiteru]]. Yuki himself though is downright terrified of her, [[spoiler:but she kills herself to let Yuki live.]]
* Kalifa from ''Manga/OnePiece'' (sexpot variation).
** Also Sadi-chan, who finds extreme pleasure in bringing pain to the prisoners of ''[[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]]''. She's even got the [[WhipItGood whip.]]
* Aversion: The "Baroness" in ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' is in her sixties, and not evil so much as in a different faction.
* Margery Daw and Bel Peol from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''.
* Doronjo from ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}''. Her elaborate black leather costume with spiked heels, skull shaped pipe-smoking, and velvet couch-lounging habits make her one of these. She rarely ever gets involved in physical combat, but when she does, there's a touch of dominatrix in there. Best seen in her role as a fighting game character in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
* There is a very infamous ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' image song that reveals that ''Ayeka'' is like this secretly.
* Meiko Shiraki from Manga/PrisonSchool is a classic example of this trope, to the point of almost being parody. She’s a [[StatuesqueStunner]] with a dominatrix streak. And she’s still a High Schooler!
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' features an odd case in Zorin Blitz. In terms of clothing, apparent age, apparent age, and place in the Millennium hierarchy, she seems closer to the Sexpot variant, but in terms of [[BrawnHilda looks]] and intended sex appeal (or lack thereof), she's ''way'' over on the Rosa Klebb end of the spectrum.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Baroness, Anastasia Cisarnova [=DeCobray=] (pictured above), from ''Franchise/GIJoe'' is the [[TropeNamer inspiration for the name]]. She was originally created as a ToylessToylineCharacter by Creator/LarryHama to be an EvilCounterpart of Scarlett of the Joe Team. Both are the top intelligence agents of their sides, both are [[MasterOfDisguise experts at disguise]], and both are experts with their weapons, though the Baroness is more of a cold-blooded killer. Originally appearing in a plain blue jumpsuit with gold accents, she received her more famous black outfit when she received her first action figure in 1984, the third year of the [=ARAH=] toyline.
* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'':
** Baroness Paula Von Gunther, Nazi spymistress from the Wonder Woman TV series and [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics.
*** Until her HeelFaceTurn in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics, becoming the Amazons' resident GadgeteerGenius[=/=]TheProfessor. She also acted, in part, as TheMedic, inventing the Purple Healing Ray used on Wonder Girl in her first origin.
** Modern depictions of Superwoman, the evil Wonder Woman counterpart of the Crime Syndicate universe, usually go for a strong dominatrix vibe. (This is part of her characterization as Wonder Woman's EvilCounterpart. Wonder Woman [as intended by William Marston] is about "loving [mutual] submission", Superwoman is about domination.)
* The Valkyrie, aka Liselotte von Schellendorf, who debuted in ''Air Fighters Comics'' vol. 2 #2 (November 1943). By all appearances, she was modeled on Veronica Lake (but with black hair) and her costume consisted of jackboots, riding-breeches, and a top incorporating what may well have been the most generous décolletage of any Golden Age lady. This leader of the Air Maidens, a group of female German fighter pilots, first tortured ComicBook/{{Airboy}} and then fell in love with him, starting a pattern of [[HeelFaceTurn heel-face turns]] that had her alternate between being a foe and an ally to the teenage hero.
* Gerta Gasch in Creator/GarthEnnis' World War II comic parody ''Adventures in the Rifle Brigade'' is an over-the-top example of the Nazi sexpot version of this trope.
* Contessa in the second volume of ''Manga/DogbyWalksAlone''.
* The second-ever story arc of the ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' newspaper strip ("The Sky Band") featured a female SkyPirate captain who was the sexy version and fulfilled every stereotype listed on this page, including [[ShowDontTell Shown Not Told]] whipping of disobedient subordinates. [[UrExample She was not known by name, but only as "the Baroness."]] The strip was first published [[OlderThanTheyThink in 1936]].
* [[ManipulativeBitch Cassandra Nova]] from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' is a Rosa Klebb-type and also one of the most dangerous adversaries of the team. She is Charles Xavier's EvilTwin, made all the more threatening for being elderly, unattractive, and [[BaldWomen bald]].
* Madame Hydra, a.k.a. The Viper, is a sexpot variation of the trope and one of ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'''s most prominent foes, being one of the primary leaders of the villainous organization ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}. Madame Hydra has also had a run-in with ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', along with several other heroes.
** It's worth noting that when Hasbro approached Marvel about doing a GIJoe comic book, they simply dusted off an unused proposal for a ComicBook/NickFury vs HYDRA series and changed the names. Thus HYDRA became COBRA and The Viper became The Baroness. The only significant difference between the characters is the color of their leather bodysuits. Black for the Baroness, green for Madame Hydra. And their hair (same colors).
* Madame Masque from ''ComicBook/IronMan'' was one of these, a leader in the Mafia-esque Maggia operation. In a rare twist, she was obviously of the sexpot variety (given her typical superheroine knockout figure), but her face was horribly scarred, thus leading to her adoption of the metal face-mask from which her moniker derives.
** ComicBook/TheHood doesn't seem to mind the face.
* Kaptain Natashikov in ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' has the appearance of the sexpot, and seems to be in a relationship with General Hoffa, but otherwise generally acts like Rosa Klebb. She tortures Helm to death before being killed by Rogue.
* DC's ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}'' comics of the 1980s (set during [=WW2=]) featured Domino, a Nazi femme-fatale who wore form-fitting black leather from head to toe (including gloves and high-heeled boots), apparently so that nobody would suspect she was a spy.
* Mai Shen from ''Comicbook/{{Scion}}'': a mysterious woman who joins the Raven Kingdom in their fight against the Heron Kingdom, but has an agenda of her own. She gets cozy with Prince Bron [[spoiler: and eventually reveals that she's part of a race of super-powered beings. Not only does she assist Bron in assassinating his father, the king, but she gives Bron powers of his own]]. Generally favors tight black leather and can be quite seductive when required [[spoiler: (she gives Bron his powers through a passionate kiss while they're both naked in a hot tub!)]].
* Dutch comics ''The Adventures of January Jones'' and ''ComicBook/{{Agent 327}}'' feature Dritta Reich, Hitler's private pilot, who wears form fitting uniforms and is quite the femme fatale. She survives [=WW2=].
* The ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' books had a deconstruction in the form of Ingrid Weiss, a Nazi fighter pilot squadron leader in bondage leather. She's portrayed exactly as creepily as she would be in real life, with everyone finding her more or less equally revolting due to her political stance. [[spoiler: It's ultimately revealed that she drugged and raped Strong, producing a child raised in the Nazi ideals. Strong is absolutely horrified at this, but when his black wife, Dahlua, arrives and learns what Weiss has done, the resulting CurbStompBattle ends only because Weiss tearfully begs not to be killed in front of her son. Dahlua's attitude during this reveals streaks of a heroic version of this trope.]]
* ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'' has Colonel Vavara Novikova. Despite being the head of the KGB's Spetsburo (Assassination Bureau), she spends much of the series running around in a low-cut evening dress and high heels...neither of which reduces her lethality one iota.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has an organization for assassins called The Guild. There are three women who fit this mold: Mariah, Blue Eyes, and Maxine.
** Mariah wears skin-tight outfits and seems to enjoy torture. She seduces a teenage boy in one part of the story and, in the climax, threatens to make the hero star in a SnuffFilm.
** Blue Eyes is a seductress that uses her sexuality to lure her targets in and kill them (she seems to be at least somewhat caring, though.)
** Maxine also wears skintight outfits and enjoys performing genetic surgery and drug experiments on victims captured by The Guild. She also keeps her [[LesYay female hostage in the nude]] [[HoYay for some reason.]]
* Miss Outlash-- err, Oatlash from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', with a few variations to fit into the overall tone of the work.
* Agent D from ''ComicBook/DocDare'' is a Nazi sexpot version.
* Lady Luger, the ace saboteur of Adolf Hitler, in ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}''.
* The Queen Bee, dictatrix of Bialya, was this for ComicBook/CaptainAtom and [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League Europe]]. Played much the same role in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. She had a penchant for sending men who displeased her to the headsman, had mind control powers, was devious and seductive, and was the absolute ruler of her own country.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The tyrannical Mrs. Tweedy from ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' serves as a Rosa Klebb to the birds on her farm. Which is fitting, since the movie is a GenreThrowback to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-related media like ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''Series/HogansHeroes'', with human farmers [[ANaziByAnyOtherName standing in]] for ThoseWackyNazis.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[RobotGirl The T-X (Terminatrix)]] from ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' is the first female Terminator robot of the saga, and is a Sexpot Baroness to heel. She was designed by Skynet to combat reprogrammed Terminator units. To wit, she is much stronger, much tougher, and capable of overriding the reprogramming done by the Resistance, and John Connor even calls her an "Anti-Terminator-Terminator". In terms of technology, she's a composite of the T-800 and the T-1000 -- she's liquid metal over an endoskeleton, making her more stable than the T-1000, as well as being able to carry on-board weapons, and is still able to shift her appearance to impersonate other people, making her a LightningBruiser. [[MurderousThighs Her thighs are capable of crushing bones with pressure greater than an industrial hydraulic press.]] And she wears a [[LadyInRed red]] [[HellBentForLeather leather catsuit]] in her default form.
* A very early example in cinema of this trope is found in the 1938 Creator/AlfredHitchcock film, ''Film/TheLadyVanishes'', in the character of a black-wearing, Rosa-Klebb type referred to as only "Baroness" throughout the story.
* ''Film/{{Seventh Son|2015}}'' has the queen witch, Mother Malkin, who dresses in a provocative black gown and has a thing for tying people up in her tail.
* ''Film/IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS'', a 1975 exploitation film, and its sequels. An exception to the typical rules surrounding sexuality (as per the subject), she's much more inclined to use the men she gets her hands on in any fashion possible--and then ''castrate'' them if they don't measure up.
** Inspired by [[TruthInTelevision real-life]] SS ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_guards_in_Nazi_concentration_camps Aufseherinnen]]'' (female concentration camp guards and overseers) such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irma_Grese Irma Grese]], who was ''incredibly'' sadistic with the prisoners of her camp, especially the women; and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilse_Koch Ilse Koch]]. The film conveniently ignores the fact that no woman was ever the commandant of a Nazi prison camp.
* A bizarre example is Ksanka in the third part of Film/TheElusiveAvengers: she is a tomboyish attractive black leather-clad Chekist with bossy attitude, but because is is a ''Soviet'' movie, instead of being typical villainess she is one of the good guys fighting evil capitalists and monarchists.
* ''Film/AustinPowers'':
** Parodied with Frau Farbissana.
** Played with in the second movie, with Frau going from Klebb to sexpot, due to Dr. Evil traveling back in time and stealing Austin's mojo.
** Parodied earlier in ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' with Frau Hoffner--she runs a finger over a facial scar as she purrs to Mata Bond "You are even more ''fascinating'' zan your mother!"
* ''Film/JamesBond'' villainesses Rosa Klebb in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' and Irma Bunt in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', either/both of whom could have been the model for Frau Farbissana. Mike Myers says he was aiming at Klebb, but the German accent and worshipful attitude to the BigBad are closer to Bunt.
** It's worth noting that, in the book, Rosa Klebb was, as Tatiana learned firsthand, the very antithesis of sexy--and a PsychoLesbian. She was still easily as cruel and ruthless as they come, though.
** Anya from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' is a goody who starts off as the Sexpot type, but rapidly [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]].
** Xenia Onatopp from ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'' is unabashedly a Sexpot Baroness and quite the DarkActionGirl.
* Madame Sebastian (Leopoldine Konstantine) in the Hitchcock film ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' is a sterling example of the trope, far more ruthless than her Nazi agent son (Creator/ClaudeRains).
* Nina from the movie ''Film/BulletProofMonk''.
* Ilsa Haupstein from the movie ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', very much in the mould of Dr Elsa Schneider.
* ''Film/IfLooksCouldKill'' has Ilsa Grunt, an obvious tribute to Rosa Klebb.
* Franchise/IndianaJones has matched wits with a few:
** Dr Elsa Schneider from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''--the hot, blonde, double-crossing Austrian archaeologist who sucks on Indy's earlobe, played by Irish actress, Alison Doody. Also an example of TheVamp and EvilIsSexy.
** ColonelBadass and DarkActionGirl, Colonel Doctor Irina Spalko in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', ''"Stalin's favourite scientist"''. And man, being a {{Dirty Communist|s}}, [[EvilIsSexy she's a fox]] (Creator/CateBlanchett, ladies and gentlemen). She tends to the Klebb area of things, although her form-fitting uniform, use of a well-timed DoubleEntendre and prowess with an edged weapon suggests one could call her Irina Spanko. Indy plays the "guess the accent" game and correctly pins it down to Eastern Ukraine.
* Ni Chang from ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' has this down pat, complete with white hair (hellooooo ''The Bride with White Hair''!) and a bullwhip, albeit she's a pre-Qing Chinese version.
* Baroness Kessler from ''Film/TheNinthGate'' is the Klebb style to a T, even being an actual Baroness. Nicely subverted from the usual, however, in that the crabby, old, wheelchair-bound, Satanic lesbian is actually one of the most sympathetic and helpful characters in the film.
* Rotti Largo's henchgirls in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' are nigh-perfect Sexpot examples of this trope.
* ''Film/{{Ninotchka}}'', played by Greta Garbo, is an older example of this trope, from 1939, and a goody.
%%* Choi from ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor''.
* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' plays with this trope. Upon learning from his captors that he's going to be interrogated by Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin, Wallace Ritchie replies, "The evil torturer lady? Bring her on!" After escaping, Wallace runs into a septuagenarian dominatrix (don't ask) and assumes that ''she'' is Dr. Kropotkin. By contrast, the real Dr. Kropotkin looks like a schoolteacher--though she certainly has the personality of a true Baroness.
%%* ''[[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Werewolf Women of the SS]]''.
* Baroness [[strike:Bombast]] Bomburst from ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', whilst dressing mostly in lace and frills, does have the German accent and a basement full of stolen children.
* Anne Boleyn in ''Film/TheOtherBoleynGirl'' is attracted to the king's power and will do anything it takes, even stealing him from her sister, to marry Henry VIII and become his queen.
* [[CaptainObvious The Baroness]] from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.
* Faora from ''Film/ManOfSteel''. Another mixture of the types, she's got the looks of the Sexpot Baroness, but the personality of a Rosa Klebb-type Baroness.
* In ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the Big Bad is a sadistically evil, authoritarian, and athletic monster of a headmistress named Trunchbull. (She could be interpreted as a PsychoLesbian too.)
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Emma Frost dresses in {{Stripperiffic}} outfits and has a frosty temperament, as her surname suggests.
** ''Film/TheWolverine'' : Viper is sadistic, cold and sexy. The casting even fits the old Communist stereotype as the actress is Russian.
* Creator/TildaSwinton provides one of the Rosa Klebb variety in ''Film/{{Snowpiercer}}''.
* General Kala from ''Film/FlashGordon1980'' wears a uniform more in line with the Sexpot, but acts like the Rosa Klebb.
* Captain Phasma from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is a Rosa Klebb, so desexualized that we never even see what she looks like under that armor.

* ''Myth/TheWhiteWitchOfRoseHall'': The titular ''witch'' apparently got off on the physical suffering of her slaves when they were made to be punished. H.G. de Lisser's novel describes this trait very graphically.

* The Duchess in the ''Literature/NightfallSeries'' is a vampire dominatrix, who cheerfully feeds humans to her vampire sub while she feeds off him.
* Baroness Penelope St. John-Orsini, the titular (''emphasis on "titillation"'') character of ''The Baroness'', a series of early-1970s "pulp" novels. As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Baroness_(novels) shown]] in [[http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/k/paul-kenyon/ a few sites]] like [[http://www.fluidr.com/photos/56781833@N06/6341232155 here]], though the character is the hero of the books, she has similarities to this trope's namesake.
* Miss Hardcastle (aka "the Fairy") from ''Literature/ThatHideousStrength''. She's the head of the NICE's police force and a Sadist. That's right, an evil policewoman who gets excited by burning female suspects with cigars, ''in a book by C.S. Lewis''.
* Triumvir Ilya Volyova of the ''Nostalgia for Infinity'' in Creator/AlastairReynolds' Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries is very much this in the Rosa Klebb style. [[GrimDark She's one of the heroes.]]
* Madam Roberta Meserole in ''Discworld/NightWatch''. She's only semi-evil, but definitely a ManipulativeBastard. Just like her [[MagnificentBastard nephew]].
** Adora Belle Dearheart in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' has elements of this (the cool, steely attitude and high heels that double as emergency weapons), despite being a good guy and a civilian.
* Baroness Nicola Ceaucescu from Paul Park's ''Roumania'' series is an excellent example of the Sexpot Baroness, and is also named after a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolae_Ceaucescu real-life former Romanian dictator]].
* [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Any Hapan]].
* The Contessa Maria Sinistre -- or just the Contessa -- is this in ''Literature/{{HIVE}}'' She has a habit of changing sides==she starts off as a teacher at H.I.V.E., then she [[spoiler: betrays Nero to Cypher, who promised her a continent, is recruited by Number One/Overlord to run H.I.V.E. while Nero is imprisoned, then does a HeelFaceTurn and a HeroicSacrifice to stop the Reapers from killing everyone -- including the children -- in H.I.V.E. She ends up remembered as a hero, which is unusual for a villain.]]
* Colonel Irena Sedova, a.k.a. 'Bubushka', from the ''Literature/YoungBond'' novels ''Literature/DoubleOrDie'' and ''Literature/ByRoyalCommand'' is a sterling example of the Rosa Klebb variety.
* Taylor from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', who would be perfectly at home in a Bond movie.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter:''
** Bellatrix Lestrange is the [[FantasticRacism magical]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName version]] of this. She's mostly the Rosa Klebb type, although she's very much not a lesbian and is strongly hinted to have an [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling unappreciated crush on Voldemort]]. The attractiveness part is played with. She was very beautiful during the BackStory, but she's gaunt with a skull-like face in the present day due to her years in Azkaban. [[AdaptationalAttractiveness This didn't happen in]] [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]], where she's played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter (though she does have rotting teeth in the films, at least). Fanfiction, naturally, frequently makes her more like the sexpot type.
** Dolores Umbridge ''would'' count as a Rosa Klebb (she's got the sadism, the apparent asexuality, and the utter lack of sex appeal), but she tries to cover it up under the {{glurge}}y veneer of a MisplacedKindergartenTeacher. She doesn't start out working for DirtyCommunists, ThoseWackyNazis, or any {{Exp|y}}ies thereof (instead, she's an ObstructiveBureaucrat in Britain's thoroughly corrupt Ministry of Magic), but after the DayOfTheJackboot, she [[LesCollaborateurs thoroughly embraces]] the new [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Death Eater]]-run Ministry.
* Similar to Dolores Umbridge is the archetypal [[BattleaxeNurse Nurse Ratched]] of ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' fame. Like Umbridge, she's a StepfordSmiler Rosa Klebb who works for TheMan (or the "Combine" as Chief Bromden calls it) instead of for DirtyCommunists or ThoseWackyNazis. And like any good Rosa Klebb, she's a physically repulsive, sexually repressed "ball-cutter" who takes out her repression by terrifying men into subservience. Of course, she doesn't rule by sexualized torture, like a Sexpot would do. She rules through subtle intimidation, mind-numbing drugs (administered [[AssShove rectally]] if the patient won't cooperate), and thoroughly ''un''sexy torture (rough baths and enemas, inhumanely-applied electroconvulsive therapy, and if all else fails, {{lobotomy}}). Unlike some other Baroness characters, though, she herself doesn't administer the torture--she outsources it to her {{scary black|Man}} {{orderlies|AreCreeps}} and other medical {{mooks}}.
* The Literature/LordDarcy story "The Ipswich Phial", an AffectionateParody of SpyFiction tropes, has Olga Polovski, Agent 055 of the Polish Secret Service, who is definitely the sexpot version, and is also a powerful sorceress. Most men find her [[LovePotion charming and enchanting]].
* ''Literature/TaleOfYashima'': Wada Izue, the so-called Witch of Bijo.
* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Rukenaw has turned into one of these by ''Defender of the Crown''. She's the Sexpot type.
** [[spoiler: [[LampshadeHanging By the end of the book, she is a literal Baroness.]]]]
* "Counselor" Troi in the MirrorUniverse ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel "Dark Mirror" is a ruthless security officer who regularly {{Mind Rape}}s people.
* Ysanne Isard from the StarWarsExpandedUniverse Literature/XWingSeries.
* [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Ayn Rand]] eventually develops into a Rosa Klebb in ''Literature/TheFountainheadFilibusterTalesFromObjectivistKatanga''. She's a rare ideologically motivated example who's not Communist or Fascist, not that this makes her more pleasant when things start to go downhill.
* ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths'''s Kolkhis. She buys small children, trains them as thieves and assassins, and, when they hit puberty, sometimes starts having sex with them-- and doesn't take no for an answer. Then there's that little matter of [[spoiler: her alliance with an EvilSorcerer]]. Pretty enough (despite being significantly older than the protagonist) to qualify as the Sexpot, but definitely with the attitude of a Rosa Klebb.
* Mahaut d'Artois is a good Rosa Klebb in ''Literature/TheAccursedKings'', complete with nobiliary titles, BattleBallgown and total lack of qualms. Justified in that for a woman, to stand up to men in medieval time needed some serious strenght and motivation.
* In ''Literature/{{Paranoia}}'', Dr. Judith Bolton,for Nicholas Wyatt, of the Rosa Klebb variety. While Meachum is Wyatt's muscle, Bolton is the one Wyatt goes to for advice on his business, and is able to transform anyone with the slightest potential into a successful hire for a corporate business. The protagonist, Adam Cassidy, notes that she used to be quite beautiful, is cold and professional in her instruction of him at all times.[[spoiler: It is revealed in the finale that she was working for Jack Goddard the whole time.]]
* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' has Mrs. Coulter, a ruthless agent of the CorruptChurch who tortures children by separating them from their [[OurSoulsAreDifferent dæmons]].
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' gives us Alma Coin, the tyrannical leader of [[spoiler:District 13]]. Technically, she's on the good side, but [[HeWhoFightsMonsters she approaches President Snow's level of nastiness]] by the end of ''Mockingjay''.
* Marian from ''Literature/{{MARZENA}}'' is strangely a mix of both Rosa Klebb and Sexpot, thanks to Stem Cell Anti-Aging Therapy (only works on the skin as of 2033 though). Her real name is Marzena Volkolov and she's the director of her own Private Intelligence Company. She's a tall broad shouldered blond woman who loves to use brute force to beat on men, and to use her wits to get other women into doing whatever she wants.
* The UrExample of this trope (specifically the Sexpot variety) could very well be Ayesha, or "She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed," in Creator/HRiderHaggard's 1887 novel ''Literature/{{She}}''. She's a cruel, ruthless tyrant with uncanny powers of seduction and many followers to do her bidding.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Darla of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the classy, sadistic, and ruthless [[TheDragon dragon]] to the Master. This actually applies better in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', mostly in flashbacks or when she is revampified--she and Drusilla even attempt to build a gang/army to take the city under their command.
* Admiral Cain from ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' is not of German or Eastern European descent, but she does manage to be both types of Baroness at the same time. She's attractive, but has no romantic desires and her ruthlessness repulses Adama.
* Servalan, the BigBad in ''Series/BlakesSeven'', is a military commander, and swans about in luxurious frocks and is about as ruthless and as [[EvilIsSexy sexy]] as you can get.
* Jara in ''Series/BigBadBeetleborgs'' and Horribelle during the second season.
* Helga from ''Series/AlloAllo'' is a Sexpot Baroness. Curiously, she was briefly replaced by a Rosa Klebb when her character went on a sabbatical.
* Katherine from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.
* Diana from ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' is the Sexpot variety. She's beautiful and sadistic, although those who know that she's an evil reptile underneath her human skin are understandably disgusted. She proves herself more extreme than any of her comrades and ends up as the primary villain.
* [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Tess]] [[DarkActionGirl Mercer]], the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' version of [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Mercy Graves]], is this. She's as pretty as any sexpot version and has a definite BrokenBird vibe, but also possesses the icy demanour and [[MisanthropeSupreme bitterness towards humanity]] more commonly associated with the Rosa Klebb. As for the LesYay:
-->'''Lois:''' "What is it with you and the physical violence?"
-->'''Tess:''' "The last time we saw each other things ''did'' get a little... physical, didn't they?"
* ''Series/DoctorWho:''
** Section Leader Elizabeth Shaw in "Inferno"--the Doctor's wholesome companion outside of the MirrorUniverse.
** Torchwood leader Yvonne Hartman is a WellIntentionedExtremist version of this, although [[spoiler:she is heroic enough to resist Cyber-conversion and help undermine the Cybermen.]]
** Restac, the Silurian military commander from "The Hungry Earth" and "Cold Blood", shows signs of being a Sexpot Baronness (beautiful, fiercely militaristic, etc.) but with a Rosa-Klebb-like lack of sexual tension, since she is a different species from the hero and very bigoted.
** Madame Kovarian, the BigBad of the sixth series in the revival show, is a Rosa Klebb, especially considering her predatory behavior toward Amy.
** Tasha Lem from "The Time of the Doctor" ''could'' qualify as a Sexpot, considering that she's a domineering and sensual woman who flirts with the Doctor and demands that he appear before her ''naked.'' Unusually, she's one of the good guys, but she's not an entirely trustworthy ally and at one point ends up fighting the Doctor when she disagrees with him.
** [[spoiler:TheMaster]] becomes one in the eighth series, with the middle-aged appearance of a Rosa Klebb but the sensual flirtatiousness of a Sexpot.
* Isabella Gisbourne from ''Series/RobinHood''. Her CharacterArc took her from one type of Baroness to the other: Sexpot to Rosa Klebb.
* Commandant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayza#Mele-on_Grayza Grayza]] from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has a gland implanted in her body that secretes a substance that lets her "influence" males.
** Niem, Scorpius's personal TortureTechnician in his first couple of appearances, also fit the bill.
* Meg and Abbadon from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
* Irene Adler from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is a straight-up sexpot. She's literally a dominatrix, and also, [[spoiler:she falls in love with Sherlock.]]
* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' introduces a new Baroness in seasons two through four. The second season introduces Rachel Duncan as a Sexpot in charge of the sinister Dyad Institute (bonus points for playing the role of a literal dominatrix in the bedroom). The third season introduces Dr. Coady, a Rosa Klebb in charge of Project Castor. The fourth season introduces Evie Cho, Rachel's rival who looks like a Sexpot but behaves like a Rosa Klebb.
* In ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', [[spoiler: Moriarty]] turns out to be one of these. She's the sexpot type (complete with genuine, if twisted, feelings for Sherlock and wearing a stylish military-style jacket in her first post-reveal scene). She also develops a bit of an enemy-crush on Watson after Watson proves to be [[WorthyOpponent one of the few people capable of out-maneuvering her]].
* In ''Series/Supergirl2015'', [[spoiler: Lillian Luthor]], the chilly and sadistic face of the [[FantasticRacism anti-alien]] [[MadScientist mad science]] organization Project Cadmus, is a Rosa Klebb.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* {{Wrestling/GLOW}}'s Colonel Ninotchka. For bonus points, by GLOW standards she was actually pretty good in the ring too.
* Wild Xenia, a giant, screaming war paint wearing German, took on a much more crafty scheming gimmick as The Baroness of USA based Derby City and Ohio Valley Wrestling.
* Wrestling/AlexanderRusev in WWE has his Russian manager Lana, who is like [[Film/ManOfSteel Faora]] in having the "looks of the Sexpot, personality of the Rosa Klebb" mixture. A [[http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/photo_large/public/photo/image/2014/03/RAW_1085_Photo_205.jpg very attractive woman]] in criminally short skirts, she seems to get a thrill watching Rusev hurt his opponents. The Rosa Klebb comes in when one notices that the only outwardly sexual part of her character is how she subtly plays up her appearance. She was modeled after Ludmilla Drago to really drive the point home.

* In ''Radio/TheNavyLark'', a played for laughs version appears in the form of Natasha Snogitoff, a spy for the {{Commieland}} nation of Forbodia.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'' has a few canon {{NPC}}s that fit this mold, mostly of the Rosa Klebb variety. Notable examples include [[spoiler: Dr. Kaiyo Atsui, a psychiatrist working for the New Inquisition who likes using rather controversial experimental treatments,]] and [[spoiler: Angela Forsythe, one of the leaders of the Sleepers, who has used [[MindRape magical brainwashing]] to turn her bodyguard into an utterly devoted slave.]]
* [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Loviatar Loviatar]] in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' campaign setting is a LawfulEvil deity with decided elements of this trope, focusing on the dominatrix aspects.
* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', female Shadow Lords tend to have this vibe, which flavor depends on what the player is aiming for.
** The Black Spiral Dancer signature character Zhyzhak also carries certain elements of this mixed with the [[AxCrazy general batshit]] that is the Black Spiral Dancers--she's attractive (if bedraggled), wears bondage gear (while seemingly unaware of the sexual overtones), will kill with no provocation, and seems to be "running hot" all the time (to the point that she has a derangement that leaves her unintentionally shrieking most of the time).
* Just like the example above, the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen female Ventrue]] from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' give off this vibe, since most of them are [[IronLady ruthless]], [[AmbitionIsEvil power-hungry]] {{Magnificent Bitch}}es that are able to use ''[[HypnoticEyes Dominate]]'', their clan ''[[PowerPerversionPotential discipline]]'', but, once again, which flavor (or even if this trope is evoked at all) depends on what the player is aiming for.
* All female Commissars in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are this trope, thanks to their Russian-inspired military uniforms and habit of shooting cowards (on their side!) in the back of the head.
* Gretel Von X from the game ''Incursion'' is a particularly tarted-up version of this trope.
* ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' Freedom City setting has an ''AlternateReality'' ''EvilTwin'' of the ''DistaffCounterpart'' of a ''Batman'' ''CaptainErsatz'', the Raven, known as Madam Sin, who falls very much into this trope.
* Erinyes devils in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' have shades of this: they're tall, beautiful, female, LawfulEvil {{winged humanoid}}s who often work as [[DarkActionGirl warriors]] and torturers. This sets them apart from their less militant counterparts, the succubi and erodaemons, who work primarily through [[TheVamp seduction]] and [[ManipulativeBitch manipulation]].
** [[EnsembleDarkhorse Popular NPC]] Laori Vaus can be seen as a subversion. She's LawfulEvil, she [[DarkActionGirl can fight]], she runs around in form-fitting armor, and, as a high-ranking cleric of the Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}esque god of pain, she even provides a touch of sadomasochistic subtext--but she's {{Affably Evil}} and really rather cheery.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Butcheress from ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'', but she's also a MadScientist.
* The ''Dragon Age'' expansion ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' has...well, ''The Baroness''. She's one of the very few characters in the game whose name is never mentioned, even though she is one of the bosses.
** Knight Commander Meredith from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is very much of the Rosa Klebb variety, especially after the events during the game cause her to place Kirkwall under military rule. She appears 50-something, and while she is fairly attractive she has no hint of any sort of sexuality, sadistic or otherwise.
* The ''VideoGame/{{SiN}}'' series features [[TheVamp Vamp]] / Baroness combo Elexis Sinclaire.
* Countess Crey (usually just "The Countess"), in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. Unusual in that she manages to be the Baroness and a VillainWithGoodPublicity at the same time; in fact, [[spoiler: along with Nemesis she's the only one who ever manages to damage your heroic reputation, though, in practice, this doesn't affect anything much outside of its own arc.]]
* Salvatore the Great from ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'', right down to the black leather military wear.
* '''''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII ELLONE! WHERE?]]'''''
** Rosso in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Dirge of Cerberus'' covers most of the requirements of this trope.
** "Most" being "a textbook example of the sexpot variety with the sole exception of the 'enticing to our hero' part"....
** Jihl Nabaat from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''.
* Gamemaster Konishi from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' is AnthropomorphicPersonification of this trope. And she [[KickTheDog kicks the dog]], for good measure.
* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'': [[spoiler:The FinalBoss does a DemonicPossession of Princess Peach, transforming her into [[FemmeFatale Shadow]] [[TheBaroness Queen Peach]], complete with an EvilCostumeSwitch and having a cold, ruthless and icy demeanor, becoming a Baroness of the Sexpot type.]]
* Ferham from ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'' fits the sexpot example perfectly, showing a sadistic loyalty to her commander, using a whip, walking on stiletto high-heels, and having a design of a harpy. She even has an attack that hurts all of the characters ''and'' herself, making her comment, "That felt good!"
* Anna Navarre from ''VideoGame/DeusEx''.
* Hilda, from ''FireEmblem 4'': evil, cold personality, and perpetrator of BreakTheCutie. Baroness might be her actual title, too.
** Sonia of ''Fire Emblem 7'' is a younger, more attractive version of Hilda.
* [[TheVoice The Announcer]] from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. It's hard to picture her as anything other than a Rosa Klebb.
** The promos for the new Demoman/Soldier update include a comic showing the Announcer, a decidedly sinister female officially known as... [[http://www.teamfortress.com/war/administrator/ The Administrator]].
*** She does avert the sexual part, though--Saxton Hale referred to her as a "chain smoking seductress".
*** Yes, but Saxton will do [[AnythingThatMoves anything female.]]
** If it's even possible for men to be the Baroness, Medic could be considered a Rosa Klebb type.
* Commander Steele in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', complete with a Russian accent and a squad of {{Demonic Spider}}s at her command.
* Larxene from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. As a Nobody, her only source of pleasure appears to be the pain of others, whether that involves emotional torment or kicking the stuffing out of them. The remake's 3D cutscenes also show that her invading Axel's personal space to get under his skin.
* [[TheDragon Matriarch Benezia]] from ''VideoGame/MassEffect1''. [[spoiler:Well, until she snaps out of it.]]
* [[spoiler: Morinth]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is a combination of the two archetypes. She's physically attractive, has a lust for power and dominance, and initially gives off a DatingCatwoman vibe. Despite that, personality-wise, she's a Rosa Klebb, who is ultimately immune to Shepard's charm and has no sympathy or regret for any of her actions.
* Killian Qatar from [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Tiberium Wars]] is hinted to be this. She definitely shows the conviction to be one. She is also a surprisingly sympathetic example of this trope.
* Meg from ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'' fulfills surprisingly many requirements for this trope, probably by accident: her fervent loyalty to the authority of the Aristocrats, which is embodied by her pseudo-romantic attraction to Diana, and her status as the group's TortureTechnician. She even has the round glasses and ''the title itself''! The main distinction from the standard examples of thus trope is that she isn't even in her teens yet.
* VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} is an inversion to this. She does have some Rosa Klebb attitude.
* ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' has Justine Florbelle, a wealthy aristocrat who was put through a series of psychological experiments by her father from an early age (and eventually [[SelfMadeOrphan killed him]]) before setting up her own torture experiments on her three suitors, which involved mutilating and imprisoning them. The game opens with a young woman waking up in one of her "experiments" and having to work through a series of torturous tests, and at the very end of the game [[spoiler:the player turns out to be Justine herself, having given herself amnesia as yet another test]]. For bonus points she's named after the title character of a novel by the Creator/MarquisDeSade himself.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': Most of the female villains lean towards the Sexpot variety, but a few of them tilt towards the Rosa Klebb.
** Mileena is an EvilKnockoff and clone of Kitana - she has the body of the Edenian princess, but actually has the jaw of a Tarkatan and uses a veil to cover it up. Being an AxCrazy CuteAndPsycho [[PsychopathicWomanchild girl with the mind of a twelve-year old]] certainly makes her lean on the Sexpot side.
** Tanya is a ManipulativeBitch leaning on the Sexpot side, having a checkered history of backstabbing others. And she's a sadistic murderess and pathological traitor who has the hots for Mileena, making them {{Depraved Bisexual}}s and {{Psycho Lesbian}}s.
** Skarlet leans on the Sexpot side, as she might very well be InterplayOfSexAndViolence personified in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''.
** [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX D'Vorah]] leans on the Rosa Klebb side, as [[spoiler:she is nominally Kotal Kahn's chief advisor, but is actually working for Quan Chi in order to steal back Shinnok's amulet and helps the necromancer succeed in freeing the former Elder God. But her arcade ending implies that she plans to betray Shinnok - truly indicating her true loyalties are to herself.]]
** [[ReforgedIntoAMinion After being revived as a revenant for Quan Chi]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', [[spoiler:[[FallenHero Kitana]] [[DarkActionGirl begins to]] [[EvilFeelsGood assert herself as an evil revenant]] of the Sexpot variety in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', as it enables her to be a sadistic perpetrator who's willing to lash out at her former allies, and believes that Raiden was the one who led to her downfall. She and Liu Kang (who was accidentally killed by the thunder god) willfully choose to become Quan Chi and Shinnok's CoDragons, and their EvilCostumeSwitch reflects their willingness in going down TheDarkSide. Jax, who returned to the side of good after being revived by Raiden, even [[SympathyForTheDevil laments at how Quan Chi's magic has slowly corrupted the remaining revenants to the point of extreme anger and hatred, and turned them into brainwashed killing machines]]. And after Shinnok's downfall at the end of ''MKX'', [[DragonAscendant she and Liu Kang]] become [[HellHasNewManagement the Netherrealm's co-rulers]], [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen with her becoming its revenant empress]]. Her ''MKX ''ending reveals that she is shown a vision of the original timeline by the mysterious female entity that possessed Jade in her ''[=MK9=]'' Arcade Ladder ending. In it, Kitana miraculously managed to survive Armageddon and defeat Shao Kahn, the victor of the conflict who had absorbed the god-like power held within Blaze, becoming [[TheHighQueen Edenia's next queen in the process]]. Learning of what could have been, Kitana is understandably dismayed by the revelation and her current predicament, and blamed Raiden for the damage he caused by his TimeyWimeyBall.]]
* Izebel of ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2''. Her first appearance is stepping on her subordinate Laelius. Your first in game fight with her she'll be able to kill any member of your party in at most 2 hits. She's prone to EvilLaugh and [[{{Pun}} in general]] beating you up and getting in your way. [[spoiler: She's half playing the personality. The other half is a FallenHero {{Deathseeker}}.]]
* ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'': [[spoiler:TheReveal pulls this with Cortana, who in the [[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} previous game]] remained Master Chief's friend even as her digital body collapsed and she struggled to remain sane, eventually doing a HeroicSacrifice with the last of her strength. But this proved to be [[SenselessSacrifice senseless]], as though she was supposedly repaired, [[CameBackWrong it actually]] [[FaceHeelTurn has]] [[AIIsACrapshoot corrupted her]], so she's now at best a WellIntentionedExtremist who's going to take over the galaxy with her army of enormous Guardian machines, and hopefully become Empress of the Galaxy, while going {{Yandere}} and becoming a ClingyJealousGirl of the Sexpot variety towards Chief, but a Rosa Klebb in front of Fireteam Osiris. [[KnightTemplar While she keeps insisting that she has good reasons for doing so]], it's clearly bordering on WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide, especially when she imprisons Chief and Blue Team in a Cryptum so they won't interfere with her schemes. By the end of ''Halo 5'', [[FallenHero Cortana]], once identified as the greatest of "human ancilla", decides to invoke a ZerothLawRebellion that could lead to all AIs being cured of rampancy and rendered immortal "protectors" (read: jailers) of organic races, and soon enough, hundreds of AIs, including shipbound ones, flock ''en masse'' to her cause within seconds of the announcement.]]
* Both ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' and ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' have [[AdaptationalVillainy Wonder Woman]], who chose to become a manipulative LadyMacbeth to [[FallenHero Superman]]. Even before the Joker nuked Metropolis, she had an abrasive personality, something which grew once she joined the Regime in the aftermath.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' has a minor tradition of using this trope, since the storyline is always "American Secret Agent vs. Nazis". They're always closer to the Rose Klebb type, since this is a game where "kill everything that moves" basically covers its gameplay.
** ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'' has Helga von Bulow, an arrogant FatBastard with an abrasive attitude and who is blind in one eye, courtesy of an attack by a zombie in 1939.
** ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' has Frau Engel, who is a strange mixture between the two; she has the Rose Klebb attribute of being a vicious, cruel, evil-hearted old bitch, but she's also an extremely sexually aggressive DirtyOldWoman. She's good looking for her age, mentions she's had six "good Aryan" children, and has the [[PrettyBoy young]] [[SycophanticServant submissive]] Bubi as a lover. [[spoiler: Over the course of the game her face gets mangled by a robot and she watches Bubi die trying to please her.]] The developers stated they were going to have the typical Sexpot variation, but decided not to as it would clash with the game's darker tone.
** ''The Old Blood'', the prequel to ''The New Order'', has Helga von Schabbs, a thoroughly Rose Klebb type who is rude, abusive, sadistic, [[LadyDrunk a roaring alcoholic]], a bit of a DirtyOldWoman, and quite obese thanks to the combination of her constant drinking and [[EvilCripple her polio-withered leg]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Franziska von Karma from the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' series is usually like this, although she becomes more sympathetic over the course of the series.
** The same goes for mob princess Viola Cadaverini.
* Rider from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has aspects of this, despite the fact that she's Greek, not Eastern European. She actually has more disdain for her Master than her enemies and, more than once, considers just offing him, despite the consequences to herself.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s Beatrice fits most of the personality aspects of the sexpot to a T, with an emphasis on the sadism.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Vriska Serket from WebComic/{{Homestuck}} is only thirteen, but she's established as a domineering sadist from the very start: killing countless [[OurTrollsAreDifferent trolls]], crippling her LoveInterest while mocking his dream to fly, and blinding her (former) partner, and generally being an all-around creeptastic ManipulativeBitch. ''This is all before her first appearance''. She's even descended (well, cloned, sort of) from the Marquise, another noblewoman title. She's almost invincible with her luck powers and mind manipulation, even before achieving God Tier-- introduction to [[ReplacementLoveInterest John]] and later HeelFaceDoorSlam aside, after which she started becoming less of a [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] [[AttentionWhore Attention Whoring]] {{Jerkass}} and more of a [[ByronicHero particularly hardcore]] AntiHero.
** This is one of the names given to [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Condesce]], while still keeping the eight-letter-rule.
* Von Pinn from the webcomic ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. She's a blond, beautiful FrankensteinsMonster who wears [[HellBentForLeather black leather fetish gear]]. She seems to be better at hand to hand combat than anyone else in the comic, is tough enough to shrug off what should be killing blows, and she's also the nanny.
** And [[MamaBear God help you]] if you harm any of the children she is charged with caring for.
** Agatha's mother, Lucrezia Mongfish, fits this trope to a T, especially since she [[spoiler:is the "[[BigBad Other]]"]]. She is also known to [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041208 revel in her]] dark side.
*** Funny that those two characters were mentioned so close together...it's quite likely that they share quite a few genes, if not nearly all of them.
*** The origin of Von Pinn is [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100510 revealed]] at last. It turns out to be impossible. On the other hand, she, as we know her, ''is'' a product of Lucrezia's experiments.
* Butterfly of ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' is called "The Sadist from Hell" and is, so far, the closest thing the strip has to a BigBad, and in a society where consensual BDSM is the norm, she's seen as sadistic and evil for not getting the consent of her partners and using MindRape on them. To top it off, [[spoiler:she's also a literal baroness from Eastern Italy]].
* Meiko in [[http://strangeaeons.comicdish.com Strange Aeons]] is overtly this, possibly to a parodic level. A chain-smoking, whip-wielding dominatrix type in service to the Nazi BigBad.
* ''Webcomic/TheNonadventuresOfWonderella'' features Hitlerella, a Baroness type that's PlayedForLaughs.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the half-elven mage Shyralis holds King Marcus under a tight leash, going so far as to mindrape him if he tries to break free from her control. [[spoiler:Vaetris]] also shows a rather sinister and kinky side when she is revealed as the demonic Duchess of the Eastern Horde.
* The Empress of TAROT, from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', looks like the sexpot version, but is actually a Rosa Klebb. She's icy, deadly, ruthless, and beautiful. She's actually [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Catherine de'Medici]], kept young [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld after five hundred years]] through the power of black magic.
* Lady Hydra of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, who fits this trope so tightly it turns out that, in-universe, she is the inspiration for the Baroness and didn't take revenge for such a slight because she had already retired.
* A PsychopathicWomanchild version of the trope, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is dominating, willing to rape if she doesn't get what she wants, is morally ambiguous and was ''this'' close to ruling ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' with an iron fist.
* ''[[http://nift.firedrake.org/EEmpress.htm The Evil Empress list]]'' covers the issues inherent in the trope, including...
-->'''5.''' While seduction has its place in my vast arsenal, I realize that "evil" and "skanky" are not mutually inclusive. Royal Dressmakers unable to realize this fact will be flayed alive in the presence of their replacements.
-->'''10.''' Sex is certainly a weapon at my disposal, but then so is a blaster. If it is not clear which weapon I ''should'' be using, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim I will opt for the blaster]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The version of The Baroness that appears in the original cartoon ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' is a [[{{Bowdlerise}} cleaned-up-for-cartoons]] version of the type, although her heavily accented portrayal by Morgan Lofting would influence other iterations of the character. Hama had originally conceived the character's background as an American who grew disaffected when she studied abroad, but after her cartoon debut, her official background was updated to state that she was the spoiled daughter of European aristocrats, and it was this information that appeared on her first toy's file card. While most versions of the character have used this background, the LiveActionAdaptation version played by Sienna Miller gave her the American background Hama originally intended, although her reason for joining Cobra was significantly changed.
* Natasha Fatale from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' (PlayedForLaughs).
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' with Molotov Cocktease.
** And Girl Hitler.
** And a previous Barronness alluded to as a former member of the Cobra-parody organization SPHINX. Her curvy powered-armor-suit finds its way into Hank's hands... he makes good use of it.
* Hexadecimal from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', especially in season 3.
* Red Claw on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has the Rosa Klebb version in Strika.
* Madame Rouge from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. She's not ugly, but not supermodel pretty, has the sexpot body type more or less...and is a dangerous, brutal fighter who takes great pleasure in pounding Titans and their allies into the dirt. She will ''not'' be falling prey to any hero's charms, thank you very much. Oh, and she has an Eastern European accent (despite being [[FrenchJerk French]]). She'd get along just fine with [[MarvelUniverse Viper]] and the [[GIJoe original Baroness]].
* Superwoman from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' takes the [[FetishFuel BDSM subtext]] of the early WonderWoman comics and turns it UpToEleven. Just watch her beatdown on [[spoiler:Batman]]. Also, the fact that it's been suggested she's more of the alternate universe version of Mary Marvel adds extra {{squick}} to her, since she may, in fact, be a young girl.
* Heloise on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. True to form, she's in love with [[ObliviousToLove Jimmy]].
* Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is only fourteen but definitely has the personality of a Rosa Klebb type.
** Kuvira from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
* Lady Kale in ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' (whose armor even looks a lot like that of the Baroness!).
* Queen Chrysalis of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' qualifies. She definitely has the "cold and dark" part down, not to mention that she is a ManipulativeBastard who literally [[EmotionEater devours love.]]
* Paige in ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising''.
* Asajj Ventress in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
* Lord Dominator in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is a downplayed example. She's badass, manipulative, sadistic, and as sexy as she can be for a kid's show. She even calls herself [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Lord Dominator.]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://kiuchi.jpn.org/en/nobindex.htm Kiuchi Nobuo]], Japanese POW in the USSR, drew [[http://kiuchi.jpn.org/nob/images/31.jpg these]] and [[http://kiuchi.jpn.org/nob/images/2.jpg these]] [[http://kiuchi.jpn.org/nob/images/32.jpg pictures]] of Russian female soldiers in his memoirs, which fit the trope well.
* The German female guards of concentration camps (notably, Ravensbruck) and more than a few Soviet soldiers and NKVD officers of the correct sex fit into this role.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irma_Grese Irma Grese]], "the beast of Belsen" and "The Hyena of Auschwitz". Described as "the vilest human being he ever had met" by Eric Brown, notable AcePilot and translator (he spoke fluent German), she nevertheless was something in-between the two archetypes. She acted as guard at Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz concentration camps. She was described to be a sadistic Lesbian predator, not interested in men, but very abusive towards female prisoners. She was hanged in December 1945 by Albert Pierrepoint at Hameln, Germany. Her last word was ''Schnell!'' (literally "Speed!", in sense "[[DefiantToTheEnd Have speed with it!]]")
* Creator/DitaVonTeese had [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/dita%20von%20teese/LuxuryCandy/76c2a0935f75.jpg?o=247 a picture of herself as this]].
* Rozalia Zemlachka, [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Civil War]] [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissar]], was this before it was cool. Definitely a Rosa Klebb before there was a Rosa Klebb. Presided over a bloody purge of ex-White officers and just unfortunate poor schmucks in Crimea in 1920, and played an important role in the better known Great Purge of 1937-39. Died peacefully in her bed of old age.
* [[CommieLand Bulgaria under communist rule]] has Julia 'Pretty Julka' Ruzhgeva as a type 1 who served as a guard in the country's most dreaded [[TheGulag political prisoner camp]]. In her 20s she is reported by numerous survivors to show extreme sadism, in one case eviscerating a woman by impaling her with a wooden stick, and racking up a body count of at least 40 people.