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->''"All right, I drink more than you\\
I party harder than you do\\
And my car's faster than yours too"''
-->-- '''Music/{{Pink}}''', "Cuz I Can"
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She likes sports, beer, cars, swearing, fighting and sex in a stereotypically masculine way. She is crude, rude, often hygienically challenged and cheerfully ignorant and aggressive. If you are a guy, she'll probably challenge you to a fight or a drinking competition, win both and then take an aggressive lead in anything sexual that happens, before kicking you out the front door the following morning or [[TheTease teasing]] you mercilessly if she lets you stay some more.

In short, she is a young woman with the personality of a {{Fratbro}}. She is the Lad-ette.

Despite (or perhaps because of) their masculine personalities, Lad-ettes are generally heavily sexualised and are not likely to let any males in the company forget they are female. They usually disdain the hassle of highly elaborately feminine clothing/hair/makeup, but don't often dress in a truly cross-dressing way; TankTopTomboy is a common Lad-ette style. They are also generally attractive; a genuinely ''[[BrawnHilda ugly]]'' Lad-ette is very unusual. Male characters may well be sexually interested in Lad-ettes for various reasons, whether it's appreciation of their masculine personality and interests, because they don't disapprove of laddish behaviour, because Lad-ettes have lower body modesty and a more practical attitude than more "ladylike" women and hence show more skin, or simply because of their assumed openness to the idea of casual sex. In turn, a Lad-ette can be utterly shameless in [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey exploiting male sexual interest]] for her own personal advantage.

Sometimes, this woman's personality is explained by her having [[IHaveBrothers grown up with brothers]] or [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender been raised as a boy]]. Sometimes many of her friends were boys, or are from [[CrapsackWorld rough, unhappy, flawed]] [[WretchedHive backgrounds]].

Also note that The Lad-ette in fiction [[GirlinessUpgrade not uncommonly winds up dropping her lifestyle in favour of something more conventional]]. It is difficult to tell whether this is TruthInTelevision or not, given how relatively recent the character type is, but there is probably at least an element of wishful thinking at play.

Compare and contrast with other tropes about women who look/behave in a traditionally "masculine" way: the {{Tomboy}} (she might have been one when young); {{Bifauxnen}} (where the girl can effectively pass as a male - though ironically while lacking most of the 'masculine' behaviour of the Ladette); her ancestor, the PirateGirl; and her great-grandmother, who shares some of her mannerisms and points of view, but retains a more feminine image: TheFlapper. Also compare the ButchLesbian, with which this trope may or may not overlap. If that hot girl is acting like a guy because she's not 100% girl, it's a case of EverybodyWantsTheHermaphrodite. Sometimes, especially in anime and manga, one of these gets teamed up with a [[BifauxnenAndLadette more-refined masculine-acting character]].

Also compare her female drinking mates, the HardDrinkingPartyGirl and the LadyDrunk. And, for the ideologies for and against her, see RealWomenDontWearDresses and VasquezAlwaysDies. TheSquadette may also be a Lad-ette, but it's not a job requirement.

A GenderBender plot (especially via a FreakyFridayFlip) can often result in a girl with a ''literal'' masculine personality who acts much like a Lad-ette.

Contrast with YamatoNadeshiko and ProperLady; two ideals of feminine beauty (Eastern Asia and Western Europe, respectively.) Also contrast with the IronLady, a similarly masculine woman with a very different personality.

Due to the "frat boy in a girl's body" nature of this trope, the Lad-ette is the most likely to be a female {{Gasshole}}.



* The star of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-N9xocbtPw this]] beer commercial.
* The main character of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdZgrIJwviE this]] commercial.
* The female character in [[http://www.funnyplace.org/stream/foster-s-beer-keeper-15988/ this]] Foster's Beer ad seems to be a downplayed example: While she doesn't act particularly loud or rowdy overall, she ''does'' casually [[spoiler:[[CanCrushingCranium scrunch a beer can on her forehead]]]].

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'': Akira is an interesting case; she definitely used to be this way in her childhood (to the point where Akatsuki briefly suspects she is actually a transvestite), but her public personality could hardly be more feminine. When not taking customers, however, aspects of this shine through. She's tough-as-nails as an instructor, and prone to competitiveness, but ironically she doesn't drink as much as Alicia (in the manga, anyways).The sex part is unconfirmable, though, due to NoHuggingNoKissing.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Revy has elements of this, minus the sex -- at least as far as we know. [[NunTooHoly Eda]] is an even better example, while not as much as a hardass like Revy, she drinks more then Revy, sleeps around more (as in a little) than Revy, and still kicks copious amounts of ass. Revy's lad-ette nature is quite explicitly due to her, frankly, rather messed up psyche and a reaction to the vicious, soul-crushing life she's led. Eda, however, is just naturally that way.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kuukaku Shiba, to the point where [[{{Bokukko}} she uses the assertive masculine pronoun "ore"]] when referring to herself.
* Kaori Makimura from ''Manga/CityHunter''. Her fashion sense and language are distinctly masculine.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Kallen Kozuki is a great example of this. She pilots a Knightmare Frame in the first episode, can hold her own against opponents even when not wearing any clothing, and she even beats up someone while wearing a dress.
* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'': Asahina was already one in previous installments (see below), but she takes it further in this sequel where she has developed fighting skills, is pretty much a bodyguard for Naegi for the entire season and she ends up in a typical ShortTank outfit early on. She ditches her ruined suit top and her unstained tights and runs around in a sleeveless top and her trademark shorts she's wearing since the beginning while also carrying a guy on her back. And since the anime tends to make boobs look even bigger than they are, Asahina's already gigantic pair are much more prominent once she's wearing that top.
* Sensei of ''Manga/DenkiGaiNoHonyaSan'' is the most serious and dedicated of the girls about work and manga, lives like a complete slob, prefers a tracksuit and sweats to any other outfit and is the most comfortable when talking about sexual situations, though she still blushes fairly easily. She actually doesn't like that she's so incredibly unfeminine, and worries that it'll affect her chances of getting a boyfriend.
* ''Manga/DetroitMetalCity'': The band's manager is a violent leather-clad, chain-smoking, hard-drinking thug who constantly beats them up and vocally rates all their work by how much it sexually arouses her.
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'': Melissa Mao, depicted in the picture at the top of page. She is a Sergeant Major in Mithril, drinks ''way'' too much beer, smokes a lot, is a BigEater, and says very crude, foul language. Her hygiene is also pretty poor, as it's once shown that she left a bunch of cigarettes and at least 20 cans of beer on Tessa's coffee table. She even ran away from an arranged marriage to go join the marines (while still wearing her wedding dress). As for the sex part, she's very open about talking about it (as seen when she ruthlessly teases [[ChasteHero Sousuke]] and gets exasperated that he doesn't know what condoms are for). [[spoiler:She also apparently likes it a lot, as is revealed when she finally enters into a relationship with Kurz (they engage in sex multiple times a day).]]
* Played straight in the anime that is ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' with Forte, what with being the obsessed GunNut that she is. Subverted with the game from which the anime was adapted (See the Video Games section entry).
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'': Major Kusanagi fits this trope perfectly when she's not working. She likes beer, drives very aggressively, [[LesYay likes girls]], loves to scare the shit out of people, and is well known to the owners of some less reputable bars. Also in the manga, she's living with her boyfriend who's also a cop. At one point Batou even asks her if she'd ever consider switching to a male cybernetic body.
* Seo from ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' is a more G-rated example; she's not very feminine, is incredibly blunt and abrasive, and she constantly has teachers running after her for some kind of trouble she caused. Members from the ''boys''' basketball team are also in constant fear over how aggressively she plays.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' Misato Katsuragi owns a sports car she's quite fond of, is a Captain in a special military force, enjoys beer enough to have a fridge full, and is indisputably the alpha male - in this case female - of the entire show. She even nails the poor hygiene down, given the [[TrashOfTheTitans state of her apartment]] when Shinji first arrives. She is also a CoolBigSis figure for Shinji and Asuka. As with Kitara (see Literature), it's strongly implied that this is just an expression of her inherently messed up psyche, caused by the mental scars she received on the day of Second Impact.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Nami skirts the edge of this trope. She's very feminine in her dress, cute in her mannerisms (when she wants something) and knows how to manipulate men (read: Sanji, not that that takes much) with her looks. On the other hand, she can out-drink Zoro, who is a bit of an alcoholic, drops the sweet talk when she isn't trying to scam you out of your money going for insults instead, and shows no fear playing hardball with men much stronger than her (even if she's just doing the negotiations, and intends to step back and let the stronger crew members do the actual beating). Of all the pirates, she probably come the closest to "raping pillaging and stealing." Zoro often comments that Sanji's attentions to her (and Robin, but whatever) are even more pathetic taking into account that Nami is more of a man than the cook himself. Even if she does like to look pretty.
** Jewelry Bonney is a straighter example. She is a glutton on par with the main protagonist, uses rude and vulgar language (even Nami's manner of speech is still very feminine), and holds the view that pirates should be selfish and ruthless.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'':
** Alice the B-rabbit is not only the most powerful Chain in the Abyss, she also insults everyone she meets, likes to eat meat and fight, can win arm-wrestling matches. Her idea of greeting someone is by "biting" them on the cheek, and she loves to fight. [[spoiler: When she was human, she was also this. She liked to wear dark dresses as opposed to her sister, who is lady-like in every way. She also likes to sit down on and beat up her plushies.]]
** Lacie is also this too. She sneaks out of her tower at every opportunity, does whatever the heck she wants, and even runs away to PISS her brother off when he lets her win a match.
* At first glance, Panty in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' appears fairly feminine given her occasional choice of clothing and accessories, but is depicted as a [[LovableSexManiac promiscuous and dominating sex partner]] who at one point set the ambitious goal of having sex with a thousand men before returning to Heaven. Panty is also a pottymouth with a rude demeanor, and is a slob at home, a trait which Stocking points out to contrast her more orderly lifestyle.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Kyouko Sakura is the poster child for this in a MagicalGirlWarrior series. She eats food without manners and [[BigEater at a fast rate]], [[SirSwearsALot curses constantly]], and [[BloodKnight loves to start fights]]. This is in contrast with the other {{Tomboy}} of the series, Sayaka Miki, who [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak has her moments of girlishness]].
* Elvy Hadhiyat of ''Anime/RahXephon''. Not only is she an AcePilot and the leader of TERRA's airforce, but she also loves to get drunk and she even attempts to seduce Ayato while drunk despite being over 10 years his senior.
-->'''Elvy:''' You wanna lock on? Dogfight 'til morning, cutey?
* ''Anime/SchoolRumble'' has Mikoto Suo, who's basically [[OneOfTheBoys 'the guy']] in her group of friends. Not only is she the most athletic girl at their school, she's been studying Kenpo alongside Hannai, since childhood, and they spar regularly. She's also a drinker, though she only does it in moderation.
* There are several in ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'', but the cake is undoubtedly taken by Mito Ikumi, who, ironically, manages to be TheOjou as well. She's the heiress to a major meatpacking corporation, and her masculine traits were cultivated by her father, who was grooming her to survive in the frat-houselike atmosphere of the meat industry.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': [[ArtificialHuman Ryoko]] develops a taste for alcohol and {{space pira|te}}cy sometime after [[spoiler: escaping from her mother, Washuu's, laboratory]]. But the way she carries on, you'd think she's been doing it all her life. She's also a shameless flirt (especially when drunk) and [[AllWomenAreLustful very aggressive]] in her pursuit of Tenchi.
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': [[AmbiguouslyBrown Jun Kobuta]] is [[BadassBiker an avid motorcycle enthusiast]] and spends time [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl knockin' back brewskies]] like a pro. But she loves a good scrap, more than anything, which is part of the reason she's competing in the VG tournament.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/LoisLane from Franchise/{{Superman}} may be the original example in comic books. While she certainly doesn't mind wearing an elegant dress to a formal occasion every now and then, whenever she is seen lounging at home, it's often in tomboy-ish attire or sometimes in Clark Kent's old high school football jersey. And whether she's at home or out in Metropolis, Lois unabashedly loves a good pizza, a good beer, and keeping up with sports scores. Oh, and she knows how to brawl and can fight off most (non-superpowered) attackers, thanks to growing up in a military family.\\\
DependingOnTheWriter and the era. She was always a bold working woman willing to get into dangerous situations but especially during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and a good portion of the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], she was much more traditionally feminine than she is now.
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* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'''s Jenny Sparks: chain-smokes, drinks like a fish, has lots of casual sex, kicks a lot of ass, yells and takes charge a lot.
* ''ComicBook/BattleChasers'': Red Monika is a tall, leggy, [[GagBoobs cartoonishly well-endowed]], beer-drinkin', hard-livin' air pirate. [[MsFanservice "Sexy" doesn't begin to describe her]].
* ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'':
** ComicBook/LadyBlackhawk, resident pilot. She knows how to order beer in 30 different languages.
** And from the 2011 relaunch, Starling aka Ev Crawford is a tattooed, gun-toting woman with an implied shady past.
* ''ComicBook/HackSlash'': Cassie. Although she constantly [[{{Stripperiffic}} looks like a stripper]], she's tough, cold, and quite prone to delivering a ClusterFBomb. She really hates it when she drools in her sleep, though. Her diary is also bright pink (bloodstains aside...), and has a unicorn sticker on it. RealMenWearPink, perhaps? Certainly subverts RealWomenDontWearDresses. The ''Resurrection'' series intensified this, as the now twentysomething Cassie has much fewer inhibitions about casual sex than when she was a teenager.
* ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'': Susan Veraghen is a Samurai Biker Lad-ette in an age of Samurai Biker Lads.
* ''ComicBook/SecretSix'': Scandal, to point where she sleeps in boxers.
* ''ComicBook/SheHulk'':
** She-Hulk, a.k.a. Jennifer Walters, when she's hulked out and less emotionally inhibited.
** Red She-Hulk fits this trope even more, making Jen look like a girly girl in comparison.
* ''ComicBook/TankGirl''. She lives in a tank, consumes more alcohol than would be possible in a world that obeyed conventional laws of physics, gleefully kills people on a daily basis, and has a large collection of insanely overpowered weapons.
* Kate Spencer, the modern ComicBook/{{Manhunter}}, smokes, drinks and works as a Federal prosecutor for her day job, and in her off hours she takes out KarmaHoudini criminals and [[MoreDeadlyThanTheMale does]] ''[[MoreDeadlyThanTheMale not]]'' [[MoreDeadlyThanTheMale abide]] by the ThouShallNotKill rule most heroes follow.
* ''ComicBook/RedSonja'' -- everything but the sex. And that's only because having sex will strip her of her divinely-gifted prowess as a swordswoman. [[note]]This doesn't count as VirginPower because she lost her virginity beforehand... by being raped. In fact, she accepted the power, and the resultant vow, to survive being raped and kill her rapists.[[/note]] The very first scene of Creator/GailSimone's run on the book has Sonja being annoyed at being woken up with a severe hangover.
* ''ComicBook/JonahHex'': Tallulah Black is a WildWest variant.
* The inappropriately-named Peaceful in ''ComicBook/CastleWaiting'', who even retains some of the personality elements after she becomes a nun. Although the Solicitines' concept of appropriately nun-like behaviour is [[NunTooHoly extremely lax]].
* Plourr Ilo of the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'' is chaste but otherwise this to the hilt. She can be soft-spoken, nice, and diplomatic - she just generally doesn't see the need. She also turns out to be a ''princess'', and manages to balance what she was raised to be with what she made herself into pretty well.
* ''ComicBook/RatQueens''. All four protagonists, and several other female characters, are female StandardFantasySetting adventurers who are into booze, drugs, casual sex, and extreme violence, in no particular order of preference.
* In ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', Mary Ernestway is (depending on how generously you interpret Dave Sim's intentions, given his...unusual thoughts on feminism) either a mean-spirited {{exaggerat|edTrope}}ion or particularly vicious {{deconstruction}}. Sim generally hates this trope, and saw Mary Hemingway[[note]]Creator/ErnestHemingway's second wife[[/note]] as a prime example based on her diaries of their African safari, which he used as notes for writing her and Ernest as Mary and Ham Ernestway in the comic's ''Form and Void'' arc. Thus, Mary is loud, unnecessarily profane, tends to put exaggerated emphasis on every third word, coughs up and spits loogies like it's a sport, and is all-in-all a boorish buffoon. She also seems to take pride in the fact that she has out-"manned" Ham, who is little more than a shell of his former self and has what little personality he has left crushed whenever he's around Mary. Mary's also a terrible shot, [[spoiler:and leads the group around in circles on their travels, leaving Cerebus and Jaka stranded in the forest in the wake of a blizzard when they flee after Ham kills himself]].
* Jetta from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is one of these. Her bio says it all. She likes pubs, bacon sandwiches, boxing, and she gets into fist fights a lot.
* During the Golden Age ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' comics, Etta Candy's Beta Kappa sorority was full of feminine frat girls who loved beating up Nazis and singing {{Bawdy Song}}s about their sexual desire for men.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Misato is not particularly feminine but is loud, likes driving fast and drinking a lot (as she proved in Asukaís birthday party).
* Captain Kanril Eleya from ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'' has traits of this. She's a Starfleet captain now, and was a Bajoran Militia sergeant before that. She's a drinker (though not to excess, usually), she swears a lot, she pays attention to pro sports on Bajor, and she wasn't averse to casual sex before she fell in love with Gaarra (they met when she picked him up in a bar) and likes to take the lead.
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'':
** Misato is the commanding officer of the "Evangelion" Air Force squad. She is an experienced soldier and an AcePilot. She is also a slob who likes partying (sometimes with her subordinates), drinking heavily and having sex.
** [[OriginalCharacter Kelly Wallis]] is a [[ActionGirl soldier]] who likes war planes, drinking, playing rough sports (such like rugby) and is pretty sexually active.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Misato enjoys eating junk food, drinking heavily and being loud, uncouth and slovenly. Itís so bad that Asuka identifies her apartment automatically when she smells the beer and curry. Shinji was disturbed by it, so he took surreptitious steps to talk her into cutting down the booze and the junk food.
* It was hinted at in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' canon, and ''FanFic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness'' makes it explicit -- Ginny Weasley:
-->ĒIím the only girl in a family of seven! I could belch the entire Chudley Cannons fight song by the time I was four, but Katie Bell had to tell me when I needed a bra and show me how to put the effing thing on, so donít act like Iím supposed to be some sheltered little flower about how boys are put together.Ē

* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' Vasquez is a tough and masculine marine. Her character introduction is one of the guys asking if she's ever been mistaken for a man. She icily replies "No, have you?"
* ''Film/{{Grease}}'': Rizzo.
* ''Film/IdleHands'': Debi [=LeCure=] (played by [[HelloNurse Vivica A. Fox]]).
-->''(after the hand is defeated)'' "Time for the ritualistic sex!"
* ''Film/MissCongeniality'': [[Creator/SandraBullock Gracie Hart]] starts out as one but [[UndercoverModel the fun starts when she has to enter a beauty pageant]]. Hiding her Ladette tendencies among the other models is not easy.
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'': Marion Ravenwood. She can even drink men twice her size under the table.
* ''Film/{{Riddick}}'': Dahl is not to be messed with. When Santana insults her in Spanish she brutally punches his face multiple times. Santana is so confused and surprised he doesn't know how to react. She's also a crack shot.
* ''Film/RepliKate'': The titular character is a clone who has been educated by guys into being pretty much the ultimate Ladette.
* ''Film/SororityRow'': Chugs. She's a very heavy drinker (hence the nickname), is sexually very aggressive and seemingly none too obsessed with personal hygiene ("you taste like vomit," as one boy told her after she stuck her tongue down his throat).
** Her answering machine also instructs callers to "leave a message after the *BURP*."
* ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary'' The titular Mary has elements of this; she loves "guy" stuff like golf, baseball, and beer while still remaining perfectly feminine.
* ''Film/TheTroubleWithAngels'' A 1966 film where Creator/HayleyMills plays a girl named Mary Clancy in a Catholic boarding school who shows traits of this. Since it's a family film in the 1960's it was pretty tame, but the indications were all there. She's a smoker, likes breaking rules for the sake of it, doesn't seem to care about being punished, and the school's Mother Superior describes her as having "a will of iron".
* Megan in ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'' - sexually forward, not exactly a dainty eater and she even enthusiastically suggests setting up a female fight club for the bachelorette party.
** Creator/MelissaMcCarthy would then go on to play Shannon Mullins in ''Film/TheHeat'', a tough-as-nails female cop who's far more intimidating than her male coworkers and about as un-feminine as you can get, yet she has a very active sex life.
* Dizzy Flores from ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' the toughest female character in the movie, she can beat most men in armed combat and arm wrestling, loves playing rough sports, enjoys drinking with her male friends, and engages in sex with Johnny Rico.
* [=McCoy=] from ''Film/StreetsOfFire''. Her character was originally written as a man, and her lines weren't changed all that much after the gender flip.
* Kate, the female blacksmith from ''Film/AKnightsTale'' is a medieval version of this trope. The end of the film has her winning a flatulence contest with the other men.
* Atalanta in the Hallmark adaptation of ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts''. Played for a bit of drama since she is in love with Jason but he considers them LikeBrotherAndSister (though he actually says "brother").
* Magnolia "Dusty" Clydesdale from ''Film/TheAppleDumplingGang''. Just see what she does to Donovan after discovering he bought the big brass bed in the general store [[note]] the two had agreed to a platonic marriage to be an acceptable couple so they could adopt the Bradley children; Dusty mistakenly figured Donovan had bought the bed to "exercise his husbandly prerogatives" and kind of overreacted.[[/note]]
* Carmen in ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'' is a light version of this. She keeps herself looking nice, but she spends her time hanging around pool halls, smoking and drinking with the guys. She is also a lot more StreetSmart than her boyfriend, Vincent.
* Yukio demonstrates traits of this in ''Film/TheWolverine'', with her tough-as-nails attitude and apparent lack of organization (notice her car is a complete mess when Wolverine arrives, and she doesn't seem bothered in the least with it).
* Valkyrie in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is the Asgardian version of this. She's very fond of drinking and fighting, and can be very aggressive and forceful, especially when pushed. A DeletedScene also showed a woman leaving her bedroom, implying she sleeps around.

* ''Literature/AgnesGrey'': Matilda Murray embodies this trope back in Victorian England, and needless to say this does not go over well at all.
* Literature/AnitaBlake, and how. Particularly pronounced as the series went on and all women except the titular character became characterized as weak, jealous, or otherwise not in contention for Anita's enormous reverse harem. Anita Blake is the distaff version of a male fantasy -- where the titular character raises the dead, works for the police but also plays vigilante, and let's not forget the harem. Thirty or so men, with at least six regulars, and at least one new flavour per book. She's the biggest swinging dick in the series, and she [[TheImmodestOrgasm makes sure you know it]].
* Teres from ''[[Literature/{{Kane}} Bloodstone]]'' is the only child of lord Malchion, ruler of Breimen, and his heir. To gain respect of male nobles and increase her chances of becoming the future ruler, she tries to become one of them: she is a competent fighter, wears masculine garb hiding her figure, drinks, swears and brawls alongside men - and even gets into a knife-throwing contest with her own father over who will spend the first night with their new ''female'' slave.
--> She was a strange creature, Teres, who had devoted most of her 25 years to denying her femininity, and with startling success. Her features were heavily drawn, though not masculine, and might have been called pretty, but for the thin scar crossing one cheek and a nose twice broken and never perfectly set.
* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' explores this. Many of the characters have been keeping up the SweetPollyOliver act for so long that, at one point in the story, they have a hard time passing for ''female''.
** After centuries of [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame being indistinguishable from the men]], Dwarf women in Ankh-Morpork are experimenting with femininity and mostly hitting this point.
*** Namely, they started wearing leather or mail skirts with their armor and sometimes wear make-up, or slight heels on their iron-shod, hobnailed boots. Beards, armor, helmets, axes, drinking, singing about gold, etc.--stays the same. That being said, they don't drink ''beer'' so much anymore.
* ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' has Kitiara Uth Matar, the love interest of Tanis Half-Elven and the Blue Dragonlord. Kit is has been shown to drink with her (mostly male) soldiers, happily engage in random battle and has no qualms about using her sexuality to further her goals or just to satisfy her boredom.
** Her showing these traits and her lack of inhibitions are what attracted Tanis (and indeed several other major players in the Dragonlance universe) in the first place.
*** This may be deconstructed in that it's implied such actions have to do with her [[WordOfGod author-stated]] Evil alignment and below-average Wisdom; they're symptoms of her inherently self-destructive lifestyle which leads to her getting killed.
* ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'': Idgie Threadgood (and Eva Bates to a lesser extent). Idgie overlaps with the ButchLesbian and Eva with the GoodBadGirl.
** Interestingly enough, Eva does enjoy some aspects of femininity -- the book mentions that she even wears lipstick and beads to go fishing -- but her fondness for beer, sex, and ungenteel company is pretty Lad-ette-ish for the 1930s South.
* The famous "Cool Girl" passage in ''Literature/GoneGirl'' deconstructs this by pointing out the male-fantasy elements -- see the Quotes page for the whole thing.
* The Literature/InDeath series has Eve, who can't understand the appeal of anything feminine or frilly. In fact, she was down right panicked the time she had to host a bridal shower.
* Toras Redone, from the ''Literature/KharkanasTrilogy'', is a battlefield-experienced commander in the Hust Legion, is never seen in anything other than sweat-stained leathers and prefers to spend time with her legion rather than at court. She also drinks profusely.
* The Literature/KinseyMillhone series. The titular character, although she softens a bit in the later books.
* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt:
** Beatrice Löwenström in ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' is pretty much a 19th century version of this trope. She's a tomboyish (but also bookish) proto-feminist, who competes with men in ice-skating and horse-riding. But despite that, and even though she's described as not that good-looking, she can also attract men if she wants to. And even though she never has ''casual'' sex, because that would have been unacceptable for a girl from her social class in that era, she has an affair with Seth before getting married to him, and that's enough for [[EvilUncle her own uncle]] to call her a slut.
** Magdalena Swärd in "De skandalösa" isn't quite as tomboyish as Beatrice, but still, she has a feisty proto-feminist attitude (and she's happy to not have to wear a corset during a costume party), that could make her qualify as a 17th century version of this trope. And just like Beatrice, she is careful to not ruin her reputation by being promiscuous, but she still starts a highly sexual affair with her love interest (Gabriel) before they are married.
* The ''Literature/SagaOfRecluce'' has Tamra.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Asha Greyjoy, to a degree because Ironman culture has TestosteronePoisoning, Asha is essentially required to be a Lad-ette if she is to get any respect from the men under her command. This is not to say she doesn't enjoy it.
* ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' is more of a nerd then a pure Ladette--but she will still get drunk and fool around--only she does it at ''TableTopGame/Warhammer40000'' tournament, not a bar.
* The ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series. Captain Jane Roland might be an example of a ''Man''ette - which is to say, she has traits of The Lad-ette, but rather than acting like a stereotypical ''young'' man acts like an ''adult'' man, showing an easy emotional maturity most Lad-ettes don't. She smokes, drinks hard liquor, plays cards, speaks plainly, wears pants, sleeps with men she likes, and oh yeah, ''is in command of one of the deadliest dragons in the British Aerial Corps''. All this in the early 19th century. She usually has [[spoiler: or rather had, before being named a Peer and Admiral of the Air]] to fake ladylike appearance and dress outside of the coverts where the Aerial Corps spend most of their time, it is just that a certain breed of dragon will only accept female captains and so leeway must be granted resulting in a unique subculture.
** Her daughter Emily is showing every sign of taking after her, to no one's surprise.
* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', the girls of the City Watch elect to go out on the town with Nobby's inexplicably-hot new girlfriend Tawneee. The rather conservative Sergeant Colon describes the ladette behaviour of the policewomen with the very apt pun ''minge-drinking''.
* Naomi Landsman of ''Literature/TheYiddishPolicemensUnion'', a small-craft pilot and {{Determinator}}, who describes herself as a ButchLesbian "in everything but sexual preference." [[spoiler: [[SacrificialActionGirl Oh and she's dead]] before the beginning of the novel.]]
* Calamity Jane in the novels of Creator/JTEdson.

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* 21st-century ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' has Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, who can drink a Cylon under the table, and gets into brawls on a fairly regular basis. As Creator/KateeSackhoff said of Kara, "She's a girl who drinks most of her calories."
** The coed but macho military means that a number of other female characters have some elements of this, especially Kat.
* Penny from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. At first glance she's a girly girl, wearing bright tops and loving Romantic Comedies however, it's very quickly revealed she was in Junior Rodeo, knows how to use a gun, often lounges around in sweats, is pretty much a slob, a hard drinker, [[GamerChick when she cares about a video game enough she's freakin' amazing at]] and she's very much the [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy the masculine girl to Leonard's feminine guy]]. Three guesses who the guys go to when they need a lesson on how to gut a fish or need someone to kill a spider in their apartment.
* Detective Rosa Diaz from ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is very foul-tempered, sexually confident, and violent, loves motorcycles, and owns a ridiculous amount of weapons. Her idea of a perfect first date? "Cheap dinner, watch basketball, bone down."
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Faith, the sexual and violent slayer. She loves a good meal of burgers and fries, and can chug beer like a champion.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'' Fiona Glenanne, guns and explosives loving ex-terrorist
* ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' has Tate's best-known character, Lauren Cooper. She's ''extremely'' crass, rude, and disrespectful, openly insulting her teachers with stereotypes and refusing to listen to authority in any given situation. In a special sketch for Red Nose Day, she mocked then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, who turned her own catchphrase ("Am I bovvered?") back on her as ''he'' teased her. But Tate's performance as Lauren during the Royal Variety Performance topped it all. Who did she make fun of on that occasion? Queen Elizabeth II...while Her Majesty was ''sitting in the audience.'' Tate-as-Lauren even insulted her directly ("Is One bovvered? Who's watchin' the Corgis?"). Unsurprisingly (given her status as a CoolOldLady), Queen Elizabeth [[ActuallyPrettyFunny laughed along with the rest of the crowd.]]
* One episode of ''Series/ColdCase'' focused on a extreme version of one of these. This being 1963, and a crime procedural, it [[VictimOfTheWeek ended in tragedy.]]
* Carla from ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' is abrasive and crass, likes watching sports games and playing poker with the guys, loves to listen in on tales of the guys' sex lives, and ReallyGetsAround. On multiple occasions, male characters imply or outright say that Carla "doesn't count" as a woman.
* In ''Series/CougarTown'', Bobby hangs out with a tomboy named Riggs, whom Travis points out is basically [[DistaffCounterpart a female Bobby]].
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' offers a few examples, the first being Jane who needs coaching on how to be a friend, as most of her social circle is hanging out with the guys (and being really good at football). Bianca's profile suggests she'll be right at home with this trope too.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Deb. At one point, wearing a dress to her brother's wedding, she remarks that she feels like a transvestite.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Dorothy Gale "Ace" [=McShane=]. Companion to the Seventh Doctor. A juvenile delinquent who whipped up improvised explosives in her spare time, favored Doc Marten boots and Victorian menswear, and took out two Daleks single-handedly - one with a rocket launcher and one with a [[BatterUp enhanced baseball bat.]] In-series, she was mostly a G-rated version. It took an age-up and the novels for her to fully embrace the heavy drinking and casual hookups part, though the series guide says she did have a fling with space pirate Glitz while in her teens.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'':
** Chiana fled her oppressive culture specifically so that she could wander around stealing stuff, getting drunk, and having casual sex. On one memorable occasion she turned up to defend a friend in court while absolutely off her head on speed.
** Aeryn has a few of the characteristics, but is too essentially stoical and gloomy to count. As a Peacekeeper this is expected, they mostly ignore gender except for breeding.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' had Roz, who, while classier than Carla from ''Cheers,'' was still tough-talking, [[ReallyGetsAround very openly sexual]], and ''definitely'' the [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy more masculine in her and Frasier's friendship]]. In one episode, Martin invited Roz to join his weekly poker game with his drinking buddies--something he'd never even done with his own sons.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Theon Greyjoy's sister, Yara Greyjoy hands down. Any woman seeking to rule over the Ironborn pretty much has to be one to stand a chance.
** A big part of Brienne's character is that she's very much "one of the boys" in the less-than-progressive Westeros. In "The Lion and the Rose", she bows to Joffrey and Margaery instead of performing a curtsy. When Cersei inquires about this odd behavior, Brienne explains that she could never master the curtsy.
** Maege Mormont wears mail and fights alongside men and leads men, which means that she is quite comfortable with the typical "masculine" banter of the soldiers and other bannermen, and has similar attitudes, laughing loudly at their jokes.
* On ''Series/GeorgeLopez'', Benny is a good example of this trope. It is also {{lampshaded}} many times in the series.
* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', Eleanor is a hypersexual, alcoholic, foul-mouthed, strong-willed and uncouth woman, and in many ways is written like a stereotypical uncouth man. In fact, when she and [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide Chidi]] shared a house together in episode 5, they acted like a stereotypical husband and wife but with the stereotypical gender role expectations reversed, where Chidi complains that he has to do all the chores while Eleanor is a slob.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Robin. Her dad having actually raised her as his son. Her full legal name is ''Robin [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Charles]] Scherbatsky Junior''. Her being Canadian often comes up in relation to this, usually for laughs. Her doppelganger was also a ButchLesbian.
** Lily also has some elements of The Lad-ette, participating in farting contests and speed-eating hot dogs, but is generally more girly than Robin. She also has a very strong sex drive that ''isn't'' just used to sexualize her -- it's part of her personality and the source of several gender-flipped versions of jokes invoking the AllMenArePerverts trope. This is also in part justified because her mom was a hardcore feminist who didn't want Lily to conform to ''any'' traditional feminist roles, but she is still at heart a girly girl.
** Quite appropriate, since Ted and Marshall are [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide In Touch with Their Feminine Sides]] and Barney gets a manicure once a week.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Sam Puckett is this minus the sex and drinking [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar (at least onscreen)]] because, well, it's a kid show, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids kinda]].
* ''Series/InPlainSight'' has Mary Shannon.
* Dee Reynolds in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' can be sometimes as gross and sleazy as the male trio, yet still believe that her living style is on par with the ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' crowd.
* ''Series/JessicaJones'' has the titular character, who is abrasive and crass, cusses the most out of everyone in the series, is very willing to use her SuperStrength to get what she wants, and could drink any given man under the table.
* ''Series/KamenRiderAgito''[='s=] Sumiko Ozawa is exceedingly blunt, making it a point to slag off anyone she has a problem with to their face. She's also a heavy drinker; in one episode, she had no less than seven pints of beer in one sitting, and she didn't come off as even ''slightly'' drunk afterwards. Then you add the fact that she's got some aspects of WrenchWench, with her being the creator of the G3 System and all.
* ''Series/LadetteToLady'', a RealityShow. As the name suggests the contestants are, of course, this. They have been sent to a Finishing School to make them more "ladylike." (Though in one case there was a contestant who was actually more of a kindhearted {{Tomboy}} than a Lad-ette).
* ''Series/LasVegas'' has Sam Marquez. Though she doesn't look the part she certainly acts it.
* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', Marci's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Identical Cousin]] is this trope in all but sexual preference; [[spoiler: Al even falls for her.]]
* ''Series/MyBoys'': PJ fits many of these traits. She's a sportwriter, can drink many of her male friends under the table, and usually associates more with men than other women.
* Sarah from ''Series/OrphanBlack'' is a tomboyish HellBentForLeather {{Hustler}}, with some substance abuse issues and little to no qualms when it comes to emotionless casual sex.
* Foul-mouthed, untidy, promiscuous Dana Klein from the Israeli series ''Series/PrisonersOfWar''.
* ''Series/RadGirls'', the female equivalent of ''Series/JackAss''.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': The female Deb Lister is [[DistaffCounterpart exactly the same as her male counterpart]]--the different chromosome apparently only affected her anatomy--and even beats Dave at beer-drinking (by spitting it in his face).
** Helped by the fact she's from a parallel dimension where male and female roles are basically swapped around. In short, women act like men and men act like women -- [[MisterSeahorse men are even the ones who fall pregnant]]. Doing things like belching Yankee Doodle Dandy is still gross and slobbish, but it just makes Deb Lister a disgusting woman, in her world, the way doing things like that makes Dave Lister a disgusting man in his -- it's lowbrow and crude, but quite acceptable amongst the equally lowbrow and crude.
* One [[TheStinger closing gag]] on ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' revealed that Roseanne and Jackie's mother Bev was secretly this. Around most people, she was incredibly shrill, condescending, and controlling, but when she was alone with Fred (Jackie's husband), the two bonded over beer, sports, and general slovenliness. Bev even said that she deliberately puts on her annoying persona [[ForTheLulz just to amuse herself]].
* On ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Creator/WillFerrell's portrayal of former Attorney General Janet Reno is hyper aggressive and masculine but still with a bit of a sensitive side. Just the casting of a man as big as Ferrell to play this role makes it this trope.
* ''Series/SavingGrace'' has Grace Hanadarko. Pretty much exemplifies this trope and then some.
* On ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Denise Mahony, aka Joe, an intern introduced in season 8. (Also, Dr. Cox loves this kind of woman).
** One ImagineSpot gag featured JD rooming with a combined [[WillTheyOrWontThey Elliot]] and [[BlackBestFriend Turk]] who was this (normal Elliot also has shades of this. [[IHaveBrothers She has brothers]] and it's implied that her father wanted another son, although she is rather girly).
-->'''Elliturk:''' ''*While playing a VideoGame with JD*'' Let me kill you and you can fondle my boobs.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has Elaine Benes.
* In an episode of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Ruthie wanted to be like Simon and "the guys" which included nothing but being rude and crude.
* ''Sharon Osbourne's Charm School''. Similarly to the ''Lad-ette to Lady'' example above, the contestants on the show.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Lois Lane is a tough fighter and a heavy drinker. (The latter being the reason she was expelled from Metropolis University). After meeting her Clark describes her as talkative and rude. She describes herself as independent and self-sufficient.
* ''Square One TV'': one of the actresses, Cynthia Darlow, displayed a good PBS Kids version of a Lad-ette.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Tasha Yar falls into this trope as well, though she wasn't on the show long enough to fully explore her character. What we see of her definitely counts, though. She wears her hair short in a quasi-military organization where it's not required, seems more than eager to jump into a fight if needed, speaks with a strong contralto voice, and when she was intoxicated by polywater, she was more than willing to take the aggressive lead in her sexual encounters with other crew members.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Jadzia Dax belongs to the Trill species who can [[BizarreAlienBiology fuse]] with an intelligent worm-like symbiont. The symbiont is very long-lived and when the humanoid body dies it is implanted into a new body, carrying all the memories and identities of all previous hosts. This creates a new individual who has lived as both men and women several times over. Jadzia (The name of the Trill, Dax is the symbiont) is usually a disciplined, intelligent, and very-well mannered officer, but off-duty can get a little bit wild -- sometimes meeting up with her [[CoolOldLady old Klingon friends]] for a night of starting drunken bar fights. Sisko also calls her "Old Man," having been friends with Dax's previous host.
** ''Deep Space Nine'' also has an interesting subversion in that the host after Jadzia, Ezri, is NOT a Ladette, suggesting that this was part of Jadzia's personality from the start.
* ''Series/StillStanding'' had Judy Miller, who was just as willing to crack open a beer and watch a Chicago Bears game as her husband Bill. She often tried to claim that [[WomenAreWiser she was the more "intellectual" and cultured of the pair]], but often ended up getting into just as much trouble as he did. One episode even lampshaded it: Tina, the family's youngest daughter, has a spider in her room, and runs to her mother to kill it, which upsets Bill and sends him on a quest to prove his status as the "man of the house."
* ''Series/That70sShow'' has Donna Pinciotti. Eric first fell for her after she ''punched him in the gut''.
* On ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', Charlie's daughter Jenny is more or less him.
* On ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'' it's Max. Bonus points for the TomboyishName.
* Pretty much the entire female cast of ''Series/GirlCode'' walk the line between this and HardDrinkingPartyGirl. Several girls comment on how they get along better with guys.
* ''Series/TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'': Janet Keogh has many elements of this, although she does have her "girly" moments as well.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':
%%** Alex Russo fits this trope to a T.
%%** Stevie even more so.
** Of course it's common {{Fanon}} that Stevie is a lesbian and Alex is generally considered so... or in love with her brother.
** Alex's grandmother, Magdalena, seems to be a more elderly version of this:
--> '''Magdalena:''' "If I see one scratch on that bike, someone's gonna eat spokes."
* ''Series/TheWestWing'': C.J. Cregg, although only to the same extent as her male colleagues, who are rather far removed from stereotypically male behavior themselves.
* ''Series/{{Wings}}'': Alex Lambert was like this. While it initially [[AmazonianBeauty made her more attractive]] to Joe and Brian, once she and Brian started dating, he gradually [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon grew more frustrated by it]].
* In the BritishSeries ''Series/WishMeLuck'', British Agent Mattie Firman is, [[TheForties unusually for the time]], a forthright, athletic woman who doesn't mince words, swears a lot--her CatchPhrase is "oh, SOD!"--is always willing to have a drink at the pub with the male cadets (and whup their asses in combat practice), and has one night stands, none of which are behaviors people approved of in women at the time. Even her {{Love Interest|s}} Colin/Cyrano is a bit thrown when, [[FakeOutMakeOut after they]] [[CoitusEnsues sleep together]], she says matter of factly "We don't have to make anything of it" and mentions picking up a guy at the movies for a fling the day before she shipped out.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': The titular character.

* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcJU6zsNWyM Bad Girlfriend]]" by Theory of a Deadman.
* Music/BowlingForSoup: "Girl All the Bad Guys Want"
* Music/GarthBrooks. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XehcwYtf_I "That Girl is a Cowboy"]].
* The Coasters' "Lady Like" is a song about a girl who isn't.
* The Donnas's music is full of partying, drinking, drug use, sex, and tough girl attitude For example, "Take it Off" is about the singer getting drunk and aggressively demanding sex. Other songs include; "[[ReallyGetsAround 40 Boys in 40 Nights]]", "It's on the Rocks" "[[TheStoner Smoke You Out]]", and "[[AutoErotica Take Me to the Backseat]]"
* Music/EvelynEvelyn. The title character from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFhnGYmiMww this]] (unofficial) video.
* Wanda Jackson's ''Fujiyama Mama.''
* Music/JessieJ's "Do It Like a Dude" seems to have been created for the purpose of being The Lad-ette's anthem.
* Janis Joplin was another RealLife one of these.
* Music/KaiserChiefs' video for "The Angry Mob" centers on rival lad-ette hen-parties.
* Music/TobyKeith's "Whiskey Girl."
* Music/{{Kesha}}. Or at least the character she plays in her songs.
* Interestingly enough, Music/LadyGaga. During her concerts, she's loud, and crass, swearing and grinding on her dancers, and generally pissing off the MoralGuardians with her decidedly unlady-like behavior all while having a blast. Has also stated she would carry around a razor in her mouth when she was growing up in UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}.
* Marina & the Diamonds [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O2W18RE6nI Girls,]].
* Maybe "Guys do it All the Time" by Mindy [=McCready=] (the final verse suggests that she may be putting it on to try to get her boyfriend to see how she feels when he acts like this)
* Creator/NataliePortman in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' digital [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8e6-IeQ0aw skit]].
* Paradiso Girls' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FhEKAzSprE&ob=av3e Patron Tequila]]''.
* Music/{{Pink}} about half the time, if not more. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW1dbiD_zDk Get the Party Started]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFu3YzRnyDU Trouble]]", "Cuz I Can", "So What", "Bad Influence"...
* Music/TheProdigy's video for "Smack My Bitch Up": [[spoiler:the main character]].
* Music/{{Rihanna}}, her actions after Good Girl Gone Bad indicate this, but Gangasta 4 Life proves it a fact.
* All of Music/{{Shampoo}}'s work. Especially "Girl Power", which invented the phrase before the Music/SpiceGirls hijacked it and took the threat out.
* Music/AshleeSimpson: "Autobiography" and "Rule Breaker" helps her cause.
* Grace Slick of Music/JeffersonAirplane. A large part of her allure was based on the fact that her appearance was very feminine, while her personality was very masculine. (She has been retired from music since 1989.)
* Gretchen Wilson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82dDnv9zeLs "Redneck Woman"]].
* Music/MileyCyrus, of all people, has grown up into this, as indicated by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzKLd9p4x3w "We Can't Stop"]] and its SurrealMusicVideo. This was also cemented by her VMA 2013 performance, in which she behaves in a raunchy and provocative manner, twerking against Music/RobinThicke and groping one of her dancers. This is no doubt at least partly rebellion against her ContractualPurity from working at Creator/{{Disney}} as a teen.
* Rodgers and Hart's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQkIccS-W4U The Lady is a Tramp]] is essentially an anthem for this type of character.
* Snow tha Product. Most of her lyrics wouldn't be out of place coming from a dude, nor are they out of place when she says them. It helps that, unlike [[Music/NickiMinaj certain other female rappers]], she doesn't force her voice to sound squeakier or higher.
* Swedish heavy metal band Sister Sin has a number of songs on this subject. Probably the best example is ''In It For Life'', which is an unapologetic declaration of intent to continue partying all the time and having an endless succession of one-night-stands instead of settling down to a normal career and trying a long term relationship.
* Music/ReverendHortonHeat's "Hardscrabble Woman". The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTognsW8AHc animated video]] actually has her age from a young(ish) woman to a CoolOldLady.
* "Good Girls" by Elle King ("What good girls don't, I do"), with a hint of BrokenBird as well.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nemi}}'' showed the signs for a long time, but really qualified when she admitted that she learned her boyfriend's name '''after''' they had sex for the first time.
* ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' has Sergeant Louise Lugg, who's [[DistaffCounterpart a female version of Sergeant Snorkel]] in most ways, which definitely puts her here, though it also means [[BrawnHilda she's not terribly young or attractive]]. She certainly likes her beer, sports and swearing, though, and, unlike Sarge, is sexually quite aggressive, [[AbhorrentAdmirer much to the discomfort of the men at the camp]].

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* Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} as manager to the [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Acolyte]] [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Protection]] Agency, America's Most Wanted and Beer Money Incorporated. Two beer drinking poker playing HiredGuns, two beer drinking cowboys and a beer drinking cowboy with a man who imagined himself a corporate executive...Wrestling/BobbyRoode was the odd shoe in all this, Jacqueline fit in just in fine, though at times was exasperated by just how quickly Wrestling/JamesStorm could go through AMW's liquor reserves. But only at times, as he liked to party with her when she was drunk.
* Though Wrestling/{{TNA}} loudly flaunts that the TNA Knockouts (read: women wrestlers) are not the typical "[[Wrestling/{{WWE}} divas]]," they went ahead and gave us the exact opposite of a diva just to prove the point, in the form of "ODB," who fit this trope like a glove. [[AmazonianBeauty Built like a brick shithouse]], given to smoking, drinking, and violence, and unlikely to win a beauty contest, [[CaptainObvious her name stands for "One Dirty Bitch"]]. It was unsurprising when TNA then turned her and Jacqueline into a {{tag team}}.
* TNA had another, less extreme, example in "The Hardcore Knockout" Roxxi. She's not constantly getting liquored up and cracking dirty jokes like ODB, but her punk look and GarbageWrestler style definitely set her apart from the more feminine members of the roster.
* Wrestling/TheaTrinidad in real life. She is a video gamer, drops ClusterFBombs and hates getting dolled up.

* Kiina from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', at least [[CharacterDevelopment initially]], if you read the [[AllThereInTheManual novel and her backstory]]. Being a [[GladiatorGames Glatorian]], stuck on a planet that she hated, she didn't have any reasons to act girly. If you only watch TheMovie where she became something of a GenkiGirl, or read the story in which she is PromotedToLoveInterest, this trope may not seem so obvious.

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* Kazooie of... ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''. Since it's a kids' game [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar (for the most part)]], the "sex, beer, and swearing" bits [[BadButt are out]], but she does love fighting, being rude, and insulting everything that moves.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' Ayla is very much like this. Lucca is too, but only when she's drunk (and she denies having acted so when she's sober).
** Marle has this as the entire beginning of her character arc.
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' has Tiny Kong, who's rather eager to kick reptile butt.
* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'': Samus Aran is famous for being a female character in a ''very'' masculine protagonist role where she gets to kick major ass. She wears a very bulky and intimidating suit of PoweredArmor, is rather un-feminine apart from her physical appearance (to a certain extent), and can even be seen [[http://img22.photobucket.com/albums/v66/Precita/Samus%20Aran/Samus_bar.gif hanging out at a bar]] in one ending of ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''.
* In ''VideoGame/FableII'', Hammer is one large, hard drinking, loud, violent dude of a woman.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': Sydney is a merc who modifies her own guns, and, at the end of the day, uses the money she's made to get stinking drunk. The game is full of these, actually, such as Riley and Brick of Riley's Rangers, Sarah Lyons, and female Raiders and Slavers. About the only conventionally feminine women in the game are Vault-dwellers, scientists, the women of Andale, and one crazy woman in Arefu who thinks it's pre-war time and you're there to deliver her catalogues.
** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Rose of Sharon Cassidy, a.k.a. Cass, is a fairly pure embodiment of this trope: a hard-drinking, dick-joke cracking, unabashedly sexual woman.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has Cait, a self-serving hard-drinking hard-fighting chem-huffing [[FightingIrish Irish-born pit fighter]]. [[spoiler:While she ditches the chems in her personal quest, she never loses her bloodlust.]]
* The ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series. The pirate and treasure hunter Bonne Jenet. Interestingly, she's a complete Lad-ette personality-wise (one of her intros in ''Fatal Fury'' has her gulping down a pint of beer along with her all-male crew), but looks-wise she's very {{Stripperiffic}} (low-cut dresses, heels, sex appeal, etc.).
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Pirate captain Faris to the point of initially being mistaken for a man. Even after her gender is revealed Bartz and Galuf have a hard time thinking of her as female.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has Fang, she is one of the, if not the most manliest person in any Final Fantasy game.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' has hard-ass Wyvern Lord Vaida.
** Sully from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is a [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears-a-Lot]] {{Bokukko}} who likes building muscle mass and is generally more masculine than many of the guys, particularly [[RedOniBlueOni blue oni]] Stahl. She also has BoyishShortHair and is apparently a LethalChef.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Izuna}}'' games have Ichika, who is out searching for a guy who can cook and clean for her. By the end of the game, she finds one in Sakichi, and in the second game, they get married.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** The female Commander Shepard can definitely fall here. She has a rough contralto voice, doesn't wear makeup for the most part (granted, not much point when you spend more time blasting things than dating), is just as much of a badass as her male counterpart, and can definitely hold her liquor (especially after [[WeCanRebuildHim dying and being rebuilt]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''). Helped by the fact that the motion capture for both male and female Shepards is largely the same, leading to a few humorous moments where if in a dress [[PantyShot Shepard sits in a very unladylike manner]].
*** This comes up in ''Citadel'', the final DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', where she meets up with Miranda Lawson. After talking about how abnormal their lives are, they try to act more "normal" by attempting to converse about more feminine things. They can't even make a full sentence about any subject. It's also lampshaded by Kasumi when she decides to raid Shepard's drawers during the party.
--->'''Kasumi:''' Hmm, girlier than I expected. I kinda thought they would have a camo pattern.
** Ash is a bit of a CulturedBadass, who talks of going for walks on the beach with her [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Boomstick]] and enjoys reading Tennyson. She's a third-generation SpaceMarine.
** Jack from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is foul-mouthed, violent and all that.
** Matriach Aethyta is also this, which she says is the result of her father being [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy a Krogan]].
** Also Mel[[labelnote:*]]a.k.a. [[FanNickname Infiltrator-Tits]][[/labelnote]], a Marine who can be heard in Purgatory in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' who wants to get drunk and watch asari dancers. Leads to an intervention when her male squadmates are mostly weirded out by it. [[StalkerWithACrush Except for the one who writes her love poetry.]] They're going to talk to him about that next.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' the female Warden of the Dwarf Noble and Human Noble origins tends to lean into this trope. If the Warden is a female Noble Human and classed as a fighter, her mother with express some chagrin that she spends so much time sparring, sweating like a mule. During their final confrontation, Arl Howe mocks the Female Human Noble Warden for her unladylike behaviour.
--> '''Arl Howe''': Well, well... Bryce Cousland's little spitfire? All grown up and [[StayInTheKitchen still playing the man]]!
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'':
*** Aveline can hold her own in a fight rather better than most, is stubborn to a fault, and is rather masculine in temperament; she's rather more mature and less comfortable with courtship than most examples of this trope but she certainly behaves a lot more like a male character in a fantasy game than a female one. She's also described, despite being rather calm and reserved, as being so physically strong she's ''terrifying''. Isabela is a much better example: she enjoys her fights, drinks, gambling, big boats and casual sex encounters, and she's not rude but loves to tease people with innuendo.
*** A Female Hawke with the sarcastic personality definitely falls into this category, being a witty, irreverent FightMagnet. At the end of the day she'd much prefer to head down to Lowtown and have a few drinks at ''[[GoodGuyBar The Hanged Man]]'', instead of attending formal balls and banquets with the nobility. Likewise, their mother is exasperated that her hopes of finding a "proper" husband are scuppered because her chosen romantic partners are either an ex-Warden Apostate, a Dalish Blood-Mage, a Pirate or an Elven ex-slave.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'': RebelliousPrincess Kumatora is so brash and unfeminine, she gets mistaken for a boy by a few citizens of Tazmily Village.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Suika and Yuugi both share this trait (along with HardDrinkingPartyGirl and CuteBruiser), and it is implied to be common to all female [[TheOgre oni]] in the series. Notably, the {{bifauxnen}} characters of the series are relatively more feminine.
** To a lesser extent, [[CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame]], or at least her Windows incarnation, who speaks rather coarsely and [[MoralDissonance tends to beat people up]] and [[KleptomaniacHero take]] [[MemeticMutation their precious things.]]
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** Female orcs have something of such a vibe, if you listen to their jokes.
** Actually, the females of most of the [[CuteMonsterGirl less conventionally attractive races]] tend towards this. [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Troll]] girls get to the heart through the ribcage rather than the stomach, and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] ladies boast about bending steel with their thighs. [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence And worgen, well]]...
** Face it, given the focus on liquor in the game, ''all'' female characters qualify.
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' has Gene Petromolla, a tough-as-nails Comicbook/RedSonja-type [[DrivesLikeCrazy coachwoman]] with a rough masculine speech and [[OreOnna first-person pronouns]] pattern, who likes wine, is good friends with one of [[PetRat the local punks]], and enjoys the company of strong-willed manly men.
* Subverted in the case of Forte in VideoGame/GalaxyAngel if you pursue her route, where while she does like guns and shooting, she is firmly into dancing and is very much refined and cultured. Firmly established since the first game, where Tact, the main character, remarks on the supposed oddness of her using perfume. In his words:
--> Tact: "I thought you'd say something like 'The scent of gunpowder is my cologne!' or something."
--> Forte: "Evidently, [[YouWatchTooMuchX you read too many novels]]."
* Syrenne from ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'' is a textbook example. Lowell actually comments that she doesn't count as a woman at one point, and gets knocked out with a bar stool for his trouble.
* Jun Kubota from ''VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo'' is a former olympic-level wrestler who drinks lots of beer, rides a motorcycle, uses the UsefulNotes/{{Japanese Pronoun|s}} "ore" for herself, and has a reputation for being a merciless opponent. She does, however, have a GuiltyPleasure for stuffed animals and is quite the GeniusBruiser.
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed with Chie Satonaka from ''VideoGame/Persona4''. She's a {{Tomboy}} who loves sports, beef and fighting, and easily gets along with the guys, but secretly harbors a deep resentment towards her best friend Yukiko, who's both more feminine and more popular with the boys than she is. Her social link focuses on {{reconstruct|ion}}ing the trope and in the [[PlayableEpilogue epilogue]] of ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 4 Golden]]'', [[spoiler:Chie sports a more feminine look, without compromising her [[{{Tomboy}} tomboyish]] character]].
** Before Chie, ''VideoGame/Persona2: Eternal Punishment'' deconstructs Ulala Serizawa, [[TheHero Maya Amano's]] roomate. While she doesn't fully look or even act the part (she [[SupremeChef does all the cooking for herself and Maya]], wears thick makeup and a lacy dress, and even handles all of Maya's wardrobe, as revealed in ''Innocent Sin''), she is abrasive, [[SirSwearsALot foul-mouthed]], loves alcohol, and is an avid boxer. As time passes, we learn that it's all a cover for her [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex low self-esteem]]; despite having a lot of skills under her belt, she's stuck at a dead-end job and has been swindled by a number of past boyfriends, whereas Maya has a prolific editing job and is constantly fawned on by men. This jealousy and fear that her life has no meaning comes to a head when [[spoiler:she drunk-dials JOKER, as calling him allows the caller to kill whomever they wish, and she nearly turns into a Joker herself]]. CharacterDevelopment helps her out with this.
* Ashe, the girl player character of ''VideoGame/MegaManZXAdvent'' has some rather crude language and a habit of going skydiving without a parachute while carrying a customized Buster Gun which has more powerful shots than normal. She was raised by mercenaries and has a desire to [[IJustWantToBeSpecial make a name for herself]], which explains her personality.
* Iysayana from ''Byteria Saga'', an elf who is culturally human, is a cross between this, a HardDrinkingPartyGirl and the [[ReallyGetsAround village bicycle]]. She cares about her feminine appearance, but behaves like a stereotypical guy otherwise.
* The ultraviolent, light-fingered and scantily-clad Jinx in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is mostly a ComicBook/TankGirl {{Expy}}, with a dash of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harley Quinn]].
** Vi is a [[GoodCopBadCop loud, rude, fight-happy cop]] who was beating up criminals with her fists for quite a while before joining the force to do it legally.
* Iselmyr from ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', a loud, violent, crude, and borderline psychotic woman with an incredibly thick [[ViolentGlaswegian Hylspeak accent]] who enjoys starting fights, finishing fights, and occasionally [[ButchLesbian flirting with pretty women]]. Of course, she can't get into too much trouble, seeing as [[spoiler:she's a previous reincarnation turned SplitPersonality to the quiet, ComicallySerious, and male wizard Aloth]].
* Undyne from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is loud, rude, loves fighting with a passion... And then there's her tendency to involve projectile vomiting in her puzzle ideas.
* Pretty hilariously, Kyu from ''VideoGame/HuniePop''. Why hilarious? Because Kyu is also a ''[[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairy]]''.
-->'''Kyu, after eating a pizza''': "Mmmmmm, ''fuck'', that's good! Yo, I'm about to bust a nut over here!"
** Of the game's human characters, [[HotTeacher Aiko Yumi]] also qualifies. She's very swear-happy, has a high sex drive and speaks very casually about what she likes in bed, and is one of the few characters who'll take alcohol at any time of day.
-->'''Aiko''': "That was a pussy drink! Hit me with something stronger!"
* In ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive'', female player characters behave just like their male counterparts; only differing in their body shape and voice.
* 2B from ''VideoGame/NierAutomata''. Don't let her looks fool you; stoic, calculated, cold, dutiful, and able to kick robot ass with the rest of the guys, she definitely has a masculine-leaning personality for these reasons and more, one of the [[ActionGirl ma]][[MsFanservice ny]] [[ShesGotLegs reasons]] fans admire her character.
** A2 as well, arguably even moreso due to possessing a foul-mouthed, bitter, angry, and aggressive attitude in contrast.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Ascension}}'s'' Aida is this, as she swears in every other sentence she speaks, fights with a pair of daggers, eats like a pig, takes part in drinking contests, and is a kleptomaniac.
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'':
** ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': Aoi Asahina has some cute girl qualities, but she's very tomboyish, eats a lot, is the only girl of the franchise who is known to wear shorts on a regular basis, is very athletic, and she can be very brash. And she has very big boobs, and due to her talent as a swimmer, official art often depict her in swimsuits, and there's plenty of eye candy from her. There's also an alternate bad ending where a couple of male characters have kids with her. And by the way, she used to rub on her naked body with towel at a balcony every morning.
** ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa2'': Akane Owari is an OreOnna and basically a DistaffCounterpart of [[Franchise/DragonBall Son Goku]] in terms of [[BigEater per]][[BloodKnight son]][[DumbMuscle ali]][[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} ty]]. She has barely any female traits when it comes to her character, but she's very sexualized, which includes sexual harassment in her backstory. Her boobs are bigger than Asahina's, she prefers swimming naked and shows off more skin than most female characters.
** ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa3'': Miu Iruma has a much more feminine outfit than Asahina and Owari, but her personality does speak for it. She's also an OreOnna like Owari, but she takes it further with using "oresama". Iruma is overly confident, has a big ego, insults people a lot and uses a lot of sex jokes. Although, her arrogance seem more like a mask than anything to compesate for her lack of confidence. She's a GadgeteerGenius, which makes her talent less feminine than Asahina's and Owari's, but she's very proud of her beauty, notably her giant breasts (that even surpasses Owari's) that are second only to [[BrawnHilda Oogami's]]. Her obsession with sex can go both ways.
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' has Akira Satou, {{Bifauxnen}} older sister to one of the potential love interests. One route shows her with a beer, and she mentions that she's "more of a beer person" after bringing wine to minors on another route. [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl This stands out in stark contrast to her younger sister, who is the most]] GirlyGirl [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl of the five love interests.]]

* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'':
** Faye is like this, to a certain extent. Subverted in that she is recognized as being an alcoholic and, at times, a total bitch. Plus, you know, the daddy issues.
** A straighter example would be Natasha (a.k.a. Nat). No love for hygiene, rude, crude, and often inappropriate. And once passed out topless on the copying machine at her workplace.
** May is also a good example. She's crude, tomboyish, and wants to be a fighter jet.
* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' Jodie as shown [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/403 here]], and {{lampshaded}} [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/530 here]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Shadowgirls}}'' Charon is the poster-child for this trope.
* ''Webcomic/{{Bomango}}'': Gogo is a NighInvulnerable tall muscle-bound BoisterousBruiser and BigEater. [[http://vanheist.deviantart.com/art/The-Morrigan-Induction-288872616 One time she is shown joining an all-male rugby team.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' Wonderella.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' Zii.
* Pauline from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''
* Camille, Shannon's sister from ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'' takes the "Generally Attractive" part and [[UglyCute subverts it]].
* ''Webcomic/SparklingGenerationValkyrieYuuki'' Otsana, {{Justified|Trope}} as she is a real live cavewoman. Her introductory bio states "She likes smashing things and meat."
* ''Webcomic/RumorsOfWar'' Illyra likes to party and have fun -- which can include ConversationalTroping and trashing bozos. She thinks the rest of her adventuring party (including the devil-may-care AntiHero) need to lighten up. She gets the closest to vice she can in a setting that doesn't acknowledge [[LighterAndSofter drinking, swearing, or sex]]. Not a [[PlayingWithATrope straight]] example, however, since she [[PimpedOutDress wears a dress]] and actually [[GeniusBruiser has a good deal of cunning]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', the females of the drowolath species as a whole could be considered examples, since their sexual dimorphism is the opposite of humans and their drowussu cousins with females being the social, military and political leaders. While more conventionally feminine women certainly exist drow militaries especially seem to be full of this trope.
** Kiel exhibits many of the characteristics of this trope, but at 24 years old, she's still a minor for her long-lived race. Even more so after a 15 year timeskip.
** An adult example is Sil'lice's daughter [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5875 Kadara]] (the one with blue facial tattoos) whose [[SirSwearsALot foul mouth]] and butch appearance caused quite a bit of ViewerGenderConfusion until Sil'lice called her "daughter" and settled the question.
* Shelly of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' tends towards this at times.
* Haley from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is a wildly unrepentant thief, capable of murdering her way through a house filled with her former allies, and makes no bones about the fact that one of the primary appeals of her boyfriend is what he's got "under the hood". If she's actually acting girlish in a way more involved than showing cleavage, it's probably because she's trying to con you or flirting with you.
* Frigg of ''Webcomic/GuildedAge''. Swears, drinks, loves fighting, and is a messy eater.
* Cho of ''Webcomic/{{Kagerou}}'' fits the trope to a T.
* The appeal of these characters to men is discussed in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', with reference to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
-->'''Ophelia:''' What is it about Éowyn, anyway? I would have thought guys would rather go for Arwen.\\
'''Mercutio:''' Arwen's cute and all, but she'd only be into ''elfy'' things, like gardening and embroidery. Whereas Éowyn is equally hot, but would also knock back a beer and play ''VideoGame/{{Quake}} Deathmatch'' with you.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', the AntiHero Princess.
* Rowen from ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}''. She's pretty much a female version of her "boyfriend" Yeagar, only saner.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sire}}'' features the Hyde-Child, Susan. [[http://sire.smackjeeves.com/comics/710421/chapter-1-page-39/ She murders.]] [[http://sire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1449586/chapter-4-page-31/ Gropes.]] [[http://sire.smackjeeves.com/comics/750577/chapter-3-page-7/ Swears...]] and is generally a jerkass. But a very Lad-ette jerkass.
* From ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' there's Knock-Me-Down Frummagem. At first it was hinted at, but it was confirmed when the comic's creator described Knock's ideal date:
-->[[WordOfGod Ashley]]: Enormous meal, lots of booze, hit up the playhouse, or a wrestlin' tourney, or an execution, get the blood pumpin', have some laughs, then messy sex somewhere filthy. She gets to be on top.
* Billy is every inch the Lad-ette in ''Webcomic/{{Niels}}'', though she's an unusual bisexual-leaning-towards-lesbian example. She drinks, swears, rides a motorcycle and expresses affection for her best friend Duncan by kicking his ass in fights.
* Adrestia from ''[[{{Webcomic/morphe}} morphE]]''. She [[SirSwearsALot has a foul mouth]], [[SatisfiedStreetRat was raised on the streets]] and [[TheBrute is physically the strongest of the heroes by a wide margin]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'' has several characters like these such as Axikasha Keiran who likes to fight dirty, drink, and curse among other things.
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''. When she's not reviewing, she'll be dressed in messy clothes with her hair down and no make-up on. In the beginning of ''Film/{{Kickassia}}'', she spends most of her time drinking beer and disinterestedly going along with the crowd--and it's quite clear, once the Critic becomes N Bison, that her submissive little conservative woman persona is, aside from a dig at UsefulNotes/SarahPalin, an act to get herself more power.
** She was also known by the username "The Dudette" when she joined That Guy With The Glasses.
* The [[Webvideo/MirandaSings Ballinger Girls]]. Rachel has an athletic body, enjoys working out, and has a more 'masculine' fashion sense, while Colleen, seemingly the more feminine of the two, is a [[Main/GassHole Gasshole]] with a crude sense of humour.
* In the ''WebVideo/RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime'' episode Cookie Cataclysm, one is being served. Even the chef has to quickly run away in fear.
* In ''Roleplay/SuburbanSenshi'' this is revealed to be Sailor Uranus' real personality. Her fancy one seen in the series is a public facade.
* Fireflare from ''Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles'' fits the bill perfectly. [[RunningGag Except in the sex category.]]
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/foul-bachelorette-frog Foul Bachelorette Frog]]
* [[http://tokiandcowiki.wikidot.com/wiki:bunny-rabbitwright Bunny]] has some shades of this and is a more downplayed example. It is mentioned on her profile that she enjoys beer and guns and the [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Sexy-Bunny-s-new-house-Uncensored-284358353?ga_submit_new=10%253A1395794753&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1 first story she appears in]] has her swearing, generally being unladylike, mostly justified in that she is in her twenties. She phases out of it later on, though, but she still likes beer and guns.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Marceline is portrayed this way, in a PG-setting mostly due to her willingness to fight everyone and everything, as well as the sheer joy she experiences from doing so. Not to mention fitting the hygiene part too, as displayed in episodes (most notably in "Marceline's Closet") where she is seen not washing her hands after using the bathroom, and remarking that her armpits stink.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Francine has her moments. Mostly as flashbacks when she's reminiscing about [[FormerTeenRebel her wild life in the days before]] she met Stan.
* Pam from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is a heavy drinker and often goes to the bathroom with the door open. She also loves to brawl, takes a punch like a champ, and drift races in her spare time.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has two, one major character and one minor.
** [[BigGuy Toph]] [[CuteBruiser Bei]][[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl fong]] is a larval/prepubescent version of this. In a play based on her group's adventures, she's cast as a very large, muscular man. ''She is ecstatic.''
** [[BountyHunter June.]] She spends her days hunting people and roughing them up. At night she hangs out in bars drinking and arm wrestling (she usually wins).
** And now in the SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Korra herself is also definitely a Lad-ette. It's probably best demonstrated when she goes out to dinner with Bolin and they engage in a BurpingContest that she wins. Also, [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior age has only made Toph even crustier]].
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': The Kanker Sisters are a trio of tough, aggressive LowerClassLout bullies who live in a trailer park. They love fighting and sexually harassing the protagonists.
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'': Sgt. Rita Torres, the resident tough girl of Able Squad. Given that Exosquad is military based series, a lot of the girls may occasionally classify, but Torres surpasses all of them. When off-duty, she passes the time kicking her team's asses and occasionally playing the MamaBear with a troop of boy-scout in PowerArmor.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Lois sometimes acts this way.
** One episode depicts UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc as an annoying version of this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Chief O'Manahan from the episode "Law and Oracle".
-->'''O'Manahan:''' I'll make this short and sweet, because I'm [=PMS-ing=] like a lumberjack.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' Lanolin is a cross between Joan Jett and LambChop.
* ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' has Pepper Potts, who loves guns, explosions, and dreams of being a police officer or secret agent when she grows up. She's also always seen wearing things like neckties and cuts her hair short, has been shown to be a BigEater, and has claimed she can recite the entire alphabet ''and'' name all 50 states of America [[{{Gasshole}} in a single burp]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Jade is a good example of a young lad-ette. Heck, her future self grew up to be the ''leader'' of a top-secret organization!
* On ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Shayera Hol (A.K.A. Hawkgirl). Hobbies include [[TheBigGuy smashing things]], chugging {{Gargle Blaster}}s, eating gross foods, starting intergalactic {{Bar Brawl}}s, and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' has June, as close as a 10-year-old girl can get.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'' features Cleopatra as one of these. Peabody spends quite some time trying to make her more refined so she can impress Caeser, only for him to be an AmazonChaser.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Rainbow Dash and Applejack, both of whom are G-rated versions of this trope. Of the mane six characters, these two are the most athletic, are always ready to get dirty, and almost always prefer direct action over introspection during times of crisis. Rainbow Dash loudly boasts of her athletic feats and is prone to being socially insensitive, while Applejack tends to get down and dirty more. Also, both of them tend to cringe at anything feminine and cute, with Applejack even eating the cucumbers on her mud-mask, a particularly unfeminine thing to do. That said, Applejack doesn't fit the role as well as Rainbow Dash in that she's actually quite mature and sensible overall.
--->[From the "Finding a Pet" song in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin "May the Best Pet Win!"]]]\\
'''Fluttershy:''' How about a bunny? They're cutesy and wutesy and quick as can be.\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' Cutesy-wutesy? Have you even ''met'' me?
** Applejack's little sister, Apple Bloom, shows signs of this, particularly with her disgusting table manners in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial "Sisterhooves Social"]] that culminates in a burp gross enough that Applejack herself thinks is a perfect example of "uncouth" behaviour, though she doesn't seem to mind Apple Bloom doing it.
--->'''Applejack:''' Rarity thinks everything's uncouth.\\
'''Apple Bloom:''' (''finishes eating an apple with a mighty slurp, wipes her mouth with one hoof'') What's "uncouth"?\\
'''Applejack:''' It means uncivilized. You know, bad-mannered.\\
'''Apple Bloom:''' BEEEEELLCH!\\
'''Applejack:''' Ex-actly!
** Scootaloo tries to evoke this, since she idolizes and tries to emulate Rainbow Dash, but is actually a subversion: Her focus episodes show she is actually quite self-conscious and vulnerable.
** The accepted [[OCStandIn fanon personality]] of DJ Pon-3/Vinyl Scratch is the more adult version of this.
* Buttercup, from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' as a G-rated example, and again in sbj's fic ''Fanfic/MoreThanHuman'' as a more grown-up version.
* In the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' movie, Inky/Izzy the Indigo Fairy is a tomboy who's the first to fight against Jack Frost.
* Spinelli from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' is a G-rated nine-year-old Lad-ette.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** Betty De Ville, whereas her husband [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy is more delicately behaved]].
** From ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' Lil tries to act like a girly-girl to fit in with everyone else but a few episodes show she's a Ladette at heart. Her friend from the soccer team Wally is one as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Although Marge is not an an example, Homer once described being married to her as "Like having a best friend, and he lets me feel his boobs," summarizing this trope to a T.
** Her friend Ruth Powers would fit this more minus the frequent sex; she smokes, drinks, curses, fights with men, and likes guns. Also, when she comes back from prison in one episode, Ruth has become a [[AmazonianBeauty bodybuilder]].
** Mindy Simmons. She has Homer's personality in the body of an attractive woman. And she rides a motorcycle to work.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'' Helen Klench.
* Fin from ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}''. She doesn't do "girly". In "Heartbreak Hotel", she easily out-machoes all of the guys during their "Manly Dude Weekend", to the point that the guys have gone way past the point of being emasculated and start being scared that she's going to get them all killed. Hilariously, to make her go away, they give her a taste of her own medicine. They know they can't be manlier than she is, but they can be ''girlier'', so they start drinking tea, knitting, and gossiping. Given that she wanted to come on the Manly Dude Weekend specifically to get away from the girls and such behaviour, she gets fed up with them pretty quickly.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' Felina Feral.
* Amethyst from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' picks her nose a lot, shapeshifting as a male wrestler for the heck of it, pees in the ocean, and eats without any table manners. This is just half of her normal behavior.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' introduced Jo in the fourth season, an overly-competitive tomboy in the extreme who wears "men's prison sweats". She even taunts the male contestants over the fact that she's a girl who's just as (if not more) athletic and tough as the boys. The one time she had to put on make-up, she insisted "It's not make-up, it's war paint." Combined with her TomboyishName and BrawnHilda appearance, it's enough to make fellow contestant Lightning think she actually is a boy, leading to an amusing MistakenForGay scenario when in a life-threatening situation she laments that she is going to die without ever having kissed a boy.
** [=MacArthur=] from the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' is pretty much Jo's spiritual succesor with the main difference being that while Jo is a JerkJock, [=MacArthur=] is a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerk Jock with a Heart of Gold]].
* Wendy from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is a FieryRedhead with a bunch of brothers, a father who's infamous (and named) for being manly, usually wields an axe as her signature weapon, is very attractive, and mostly acts like OneOfTheBoys.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Queen Christina of Sweden, who even dressed up as a man.
* UsefulNotes/CalamityJane
* Alice Glass of ''Crystal Castles'', as well
* Music/AmyWinehouse
* Music/BillieHoliday was known for often being even more fond of drinking, brawling, gambling, and sex than the bands she toured with; in fact, she won so much money in dice rolls when touring with Dizzy Gillespie's band that she actually had to buy Christmas gifts for the families of the losers.
* Blues singer Memphis Minnie was known for being a tough woman who could hold her own and defend herself against anyone who would try to mess with her. She was also considered a guitarist up level with her male compatriots.
* UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat was seen as this.
* Music/CourtneyLove
* Denise Van Outen, Sara Cox, Donna Air actually any number of young, female British TV presenters of TheNineties.
* Creator/DrewBarrymore: She is a Barrymore, you know. She partied harder than you when she was ''eleven''.
* Creator/EmilyYoucis, the creator of ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'', is a good real-life example of this trope. She's pretty energetic and outspoken, likes to drink, makes sexually explicit and violent videos, and swears quite a bit.
* Music/GirlWritesWhat
* Grace Slick from Music/JeffersonAirplane
* Gretchen Wilson both lampshades and subverts this in "One Of the Boys".
* Music/JanisJoplin
* [[http://www.gq.com/women/photos/200911/january_jones_mad_men_cover_story January Jones]], apparently. (She loves beer and football, among other things.)
* Music/JoanJett
* UsefulNotes/JulieDAubigny: Though she had a quite successful career as an opera singer in the 17th century, she had a life that reads like the one of [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]].
** Ran away from Paris with a young man at age 18.
** Ended up in Marseille, where she made money by fighting duels.
** Seduced a nun and was tried for kidnapping and setting fire to a convent. It gets better: The girl was actually put in the convent by her family in the first place to keep her ''away'' from d'Aubigny and avoid a scandal. Not to be denied, d'Aubigny joined the convent herself.
** Pardoned by the King, and returned to Paris.
** Started a duel at a royal ball over a girl.
** Escaped from the law to Brussels, where she had an affair with the duke of Bavaria.
** Returned to France when she was pardoned, again.
** And she wasn't the only one. Opera singers in the 17th century were what rock stars are today, stereotypical behaviour included.
* Lisa Marie Presley, Music/{{Elvis|Presley}}' daughter
* Creator/LucyLawless worked as a miner in Australia when she was 19. [[CaptainObvious Miners are pretty hardcore types even from the guys' perspective]].
* Music/NickiMinaj started out with this sort of image, but has moved increasingly away from it.
* Music/{{Pink}} often presents herself this way.
* Creator/SarahSilverman seems to pride herself on being as vulgar and unladylike as possible.
* Creator/TallulahBankhead could be considered an early Hollywood example, particularly with regards to her unapologetically brash attitudes toward sex.
* Music/{{Rihanna}}
* Creator/ZoeBell
* Ada "Byron" Lovelace. While literally inventing computer programming over a century before computers existed isn't typical of the Ladette, getting it published by fooling people into thinking "Byron" was her first name, is. Given her father was Creator/LordByron this shouldn't be much of a surprise.