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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"''
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She likes sports, beer, cars, swearing, fighting and sex. 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 teasing you mercilessly if she lets you stay some more.

In short, she is a young woman with the personality of a frat boy. 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. They are also generally attractive; a genuinely ''[[BrawnHilda ugly]]'' Ladette is very unusual. Male characters may well be sexually interested in Ladettes for various reasons, whether it's appreciation of their masculine personality and interests, because they don't disapprove of laddish behaviour, or simply [[MyGirlIsNotASlut because of their]] [[MadonnaWhoreComplex assumed willingness to engage in casual sex]].

Sometimes, this woman's personality is explained by her having [[IHaveBrothers grown up with brothers]] or [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender been raised as a boy]].

Also note that TheLadette in fiction [[{{Chickification}} 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); PirateGirl; and her grandmother, who shares her mannerisms and points of view, yet retains the femininistic image: TheFlapper. Also compare with 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 with her female drinking mates, the HardDrinkingPartyGirl and the LadyDrunk. And, for the ideologies for and against her, see GirlsNeedRoleModels, RealWomenNeverWearDresses 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 {{Ladette}}.

Contrast with YamatoNadeshiko and ProperLady; two ideals of feminine beauty (Eastern Asia and Western Europe, respectively.)

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}}.

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!Examples:

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* 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.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''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.
* ''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]].
* ''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.
* ''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/{{Basilisk}}'' Saemon Kisaragi's younger sister Okoi.
* ''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 [[OreOnna she uses the assertive masculine pronoun "ore"]] when referring to herself.
* ''[[{{Gunnm}} Gunnm Last Order]]'' Sechs [[spoiler: [[GenderBender before becoming a man.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Arguably still in effect because of the subunit.]]
* ''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).]]
* ''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.
* Kiriko from ''Manga/HarlemBeat'' loves to smoke, gamble, and get drunk.
* ''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.
* Elvy Hadhiyat of ''Anime/RahXephon''. Not only is she a {{Badass}} pilot and the leader of TERRA's airforce, but she also loves to get drunk and she even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny attempts to seduce Ayato while drunk]] despite being over 10 years his senior.
-->Elvy: You wanna lock on? Dogfight 'til morning, cutey?
* ''Anime/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.
* ''Anime/OutlawStar'' has Aisha Clan Clan, a hard drinking, hot tempered Ctarl Ctarl cat girl, who's constantly looking for a fight.
* 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/RaveMaster'' Julia, in stark contrast to her TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth legend.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' Ryoko is a good example, though it's partly due to being raised by MadScientist SpacePirates, and she does develop a (very) few more traditionally feminine traits as time goes on.
* ''Anime/VanDread'' Gascogne from the anime version.
* [[LadyOfWar Maria Kurusu]] in ''{{Genzo}}'' despite being well endowed is also quite masculine in both some traits (her eyebrows) and mannerism.
* Launch's "bad side" in ''Manga/DragonBall''. Extremely violent, loves guns, and drinks hard.
* Benio Hanamura from HaikaraSanGatooru is an early version.
* Ayase Yuto's sister in NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu can outdrink anyone.
* 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).
* Mikoto Suou of Anime/SchoolRumble.
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* LoisLane from {{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.
* ''Agency X'' Outlaw.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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 RealWomenNeverWearDresses.
* ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'': Susan Veraghen is a Samurai Biker Ladette in an age of Samurai Biker Lads.
* ''SecretSix'': Scandal, to point where she sleeps in boxers.
* ''SheHulk'', 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 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]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''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!"
* ''MissCongeniality'': [[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.
* ''{{Repli-Kate}}'': 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.
* ''TheTroubleWithAngels'' A 1966 film where Hayley Mills 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 ''{{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 ''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 ''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 ''The Apple Dumpling Gang''. 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).
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/AgnesGrey'': Matilda Murray embodies this trope back in Victorian England, and needless to say this does not go over well at all.
* ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' is more of a nerd then a pure Ladeette-but she will still get drunk and fool around-only she does it at Warhammer40k tournment not a bar.
* 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.
* 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''.
* ''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 Ladette-ish for the 1930s South.
* The Literature/KinseyMillhone series. The titular character, although she softens a bit in the later books.
* The ''Literature/SagaOfRecluce'' has Tamra.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Asha Greyjoy, to a degree because Ironman culture has TestosteronePoisoning, Asha is essentially required to be a {{Ladette}} if she is to get any respect from the men under her command. This is not to say she doesn't enjoy it.
* The ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series. Captain Jane Roland might be an example of a ''Man''ette - which is to say, she has traits of TheLadette, but rather than acting like a stereotypical ''young'' man acts like an ''adult'' man, showing an easy emotional maturity most Ladettes 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 taking after her, to no-one's surprise.
* 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.
* 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]].
* 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]].
* Calamity Jane in the novels of Creator/JTEdson.
* In ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, Beatrice Löwenström 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, 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 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 with Beatrice, she never is promiscuous. But still, she's not a virgin until her wedding night.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* 21st-century ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' 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 reveled 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 guess who the guys go to when they need a lesson on how to gut a fish.
* ''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
* 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.]]
* ''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.
** Although not before Season 2.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': Chiana, and how. Aeryn has a few of the characteristics, but is too essentially stoical and gloomy to count.
* On ''GeorgeLopez'', Benny is a good example of this trope. It is also {{lampshaded}} many times in the series.
* ''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 Ladette, 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]].
* ''InPlainSight'' has Mary Shannon.
* ''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.
* ''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 kind hearted {{Tomboy}} than a Ladette).
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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 [[WillTheyWontThey 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.
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' has Elaine Benes.
* ''Sharon Osbourne's Charm School''. Similarly to the ''Ladette to Lady'' example above, the contestants on the show.
* ''Square One TV'': one of the actresses, Cynthia Darlow, displayed a good PBS Kids version of a Ladette.
* ''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 [[BadassGrandpa 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.
* ''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.
* ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'': Janet Keogh has many elements of this, although she does have her "girly" moments as well.
* [[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."
* ''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]].
* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': The titular character.
* ''Series/LasVegas'' has Sam Marquez. Though she doesn't look the part she certainly acts it.
* In an episode of ''SeventhHeaven'', Ruthie wanted to be like Simon and "the guys" which included nothing but being rude and crude.
* In ''MarriedWithChildren'', Marci's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Identical Cousin]] is this trope in all but sexual preference; [[spoiler: Al even falls for her.]]
* Dee Reynolds in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' can be sometimes as gross and sleazy as the male trio, yet still believe that her living style is on par with the ''SexAndTheCity'' crowd.
* ''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.
* 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 LoveInterest 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.
* In ''Series/CougarTown'', Bobby hangs out with a tomboy named Riggs, whom Travis points out is basically [[DistaffCounterpart a female Bobby]].
* Foul-mouthed, untidy, promiscuous Dana Klein from the Israeli series ''Series/PrisonersOfWar''.
* 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.
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcJU6zsNWyM Bad Girlfriend]]" by Theory of a Deadman.
* BowlingForSoup: "Girl All the Bad Guys Want"
* Music/GarthBrooks. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XehcwYtf_I "That Girl is a Cowboy"]].
* 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]]"
* EvelynEvelyn. The title character from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFhnGYmiMww this]] (unofficial) video.
* Wanda Jackson's ''Fujiyama Mama.''
* Jessie J's "Do It Like a Dude" seems to have been created for the purpose of being The Ladette's anthem.
* KaiserChiefs' video for "The Angry Mob" centers on rival ladette hen-parties.
* TobyKeith's "Whiskey Girl."
* [[{{Kesha}} Ke$ha]]. Or at least the character she plays in her songs.
* Interestingly enough, LadyGaga. During her concerts, she's loud, and crass, swearing and grinding on her dancers, and generally pissing off the MoralGuardians with her decidely 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)
* NataliePortman in a ''SaturdayNightLive'' digital [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8e6-IeQ0aw skit]].
* Paradiso Girls' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FhEKAzSprE&ob=av3e Patron Tequila]]''.
* {{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"...
* Prodigy's video for "Smack My Bitch Up": [[spoiler:the main character]].
* {{Rihanna}}, her actions after Good Girl Gone Bad indicate this, but Gangasta 4 Life proves it a fact.
* All of {{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.
* Gretchen Wilson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82dDnv9zeLs "Redneck Woman"]].
* 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 RobinThicke and groping one of her dancers. This is no doubt at least partly rebellion against her ContractualPurity from working at {{Disney}} as a teen, though this doesn't stop MoralGuardians.
* Janis Joplin was another RealLife one of these.
* 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 [[NickiMinaj certain other female rappers]], she doesn't force her voice to sound squeakier or higher.

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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 Sergent 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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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Though {{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 anyway, 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"]].
* 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.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Kiina from ''{{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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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Kazooie of... ''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).
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' has Tiny Kong, who's rather eager to kick reptile butt.
* In ''VideoGame/FableII'', Hammer is one large, hard drinking, loud, violent dude of a woman.
* ''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 a setting where the water is literally un-drinkable and you have to enter VATS and fire twelve mini-nukes to flush a toilet, it's not so much that the characters violate standards of feminine behavior as that violence and drug abuse aren't valid distinguishing characteristics at all. Most developed female characters are still quite distinctly femme, they just also need their twelve bazookas and SAW if they want to put the toilet seat down and their collection of exploding ninja stars to avoid dropping stitches in their crochet.
* 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.
* The ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series. The pirate and treasure hunter Bonne Jenet. Interestingly, she's a complete Ladette personality-wise (one of her intros in ''FatalFury'' 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.).
* ''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 Fire Emblem 7]]'': The DragonRider 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 ''{{Izuna}}'' games. 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.
** 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.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', 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]]!
* Aveline from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' 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]]...
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' has Gene Petromolla, a [[{{Badass}} 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]]."
* ''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.]]
* 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 {{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.
* [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] with Chie from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. 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 [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructing]] the trope and in the [[PlayableEpilogue epilogue]] of [[UpdatedRerelease The Golden]], [[spoiler:Chie sports a more feminine look, without compromising her [[{{Tomboy}} Tomboyish]] character.]]
* Ashe, the girl player character of [[MegaManZX Mega Man ZX Advent]] 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.
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* ''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.
* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' Jodie as shown [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/403 here]], and {{lampshaded}} [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/530 here]].
* ''{{Shadowgirls}}'' Charon is the poster-child for this trope.
* ''[[http://vanheist.deviantart.com/gallery/ Bomango.]] Gogo Bomango''
* ''TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' Wonderella.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' Zii.
* Pauline from ''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."
* ''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 ''{{Drowtales}}'', 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 ''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 ''GuildedAge''. Swears, drinks, loves fighting, and is a messy eater.
* Cho of ''Kagerou'' fits the trope to a T.
* The appeal of these characters to men is discussed in ''IrregularWebcomic'', with reference to ''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 ''{{Quake}} Deathmatch'' with you.
* In ''RustyAndCo'', the AntiHero Princess.
* Rowen from ''{{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 {{Ladette}} jerkass.
* From ''{{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 [[LadySwearsALot has a foul mouth]], [[SatisfiedStreetRat was raised on the streets]] and [[TheBrute is physically the strongest of the heroes by a wide margin]].
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* ''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 ''{{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 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 ''RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime'' episode Cookie Cataclysm, one is being served. Even the chef has to quickly run away in fear.
* In ''SuburbanSenshi'' this is revealed to be Sailor Uranus' real personality. Her fancy one seen in the series is a public facade.
* Fireflare from EquestriaChronicles fits the bill perfectly. [[RunningGag Except in the sex category.]]
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/foul-bachelorette-frog Foul Bachelorette Frog]]
* GirlWritesWhat of... GirlWritesWhat. She drinks, smokes, uses unladylike language, has short hair, and is a proud MRA.
* [[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.
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[[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 ''{{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 shaping up to be a Ladette. It's probably best demonstrated when she goes out to dinner with Bolin and they engage in a BurpingContest that she wins.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has the Kanker Sisters.
* ''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 JoanOfArc this way.
* ''{{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.
** On her first date with Happy she proved to be a BigEater as well, and admitted that she can recite the alphabet ''and'' the 50 states [[RuleOfFunny all in one burp]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Jade is a good example of a young ladette. 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/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has 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, (probably) 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, Applebloom, 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 Applebloom 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 fanon personality of 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}}'''s 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 are not so much emasculated as they are terrified for their lives. 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.
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* Alice Glass of ''Crystal Castles'', as well
* Music/AmyWinehouse
* Billie Holiday 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.
* Creator/LucyLawless worked as a miner in Australia when she was 19. [[CaptainObvious Miners are pretty hardcore types even from the guys' perspective]].
* Calamity Jane
* CatherineTheGreat was seen as this.
* Charlotte Church, the former opera singer
* 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''.
* GirlWritesWhat
* Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane
* 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.
* Music/JoanJett
* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/lamaupin.html Julie d'Aubigny]]: 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.
** 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.
* Lisa Marie Presley, [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]]' daughter
* Music/NickiMinaj started out with this sort of image, but has moved increasingly away from it.
* Music/{{Pink}} often presents herself this way.
* SarahSilverman seems to pride herself on being as vulgar and unladylike as possible.
* Tallulah Bankhead could be considered an early Hollywood example, particularly with regards to her unapologetically brash attitudes toward sex.
* Music/{{Rihanna}}
* Creator/ZoeBell
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