[[caption-width-right:240:[[IdiotHero Vanessa]]]]

''Les Blondes'' is a [[FrancoBelgianComics French comic]] written and drawn by Gaby and Dzack. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name implies]] it is about {{Dumb Blonde}}s.

The humour involves a lot of slapstick and wordplay based on translating blonde jokes to a visual medium. Given most of the cast are drawn as [[MsFanservice gorgeous]], surprisingly few of the jokes are based around sex, even when it comes to innuendo. While there are lots of one-shot blondes characters who appear only for a single page gag, the lead (and series mascot) is Vanessa, recognizable by her distinctive hairstyle. She's very sweet-natured and likable and very pretty but incredibly foolish and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} permanently at odds with reality]]. Other important characters include Vanessa's niece (exactly the same as her aunt but a pre-teen), fellow DumbBlonde Cindy and her good (and thankfully much smarter) non-blonde friends Kim, Chloe, Michelle and Anne.

The series currently has 20 volumes and has been adapted into an animated TV series.


* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: While she goes through a lot of injuries (see SlapstickKnowsNoGender below) Vanessa is never left with any lasting bruises or scars.
* BrainlessBeauty: Vanessa herself and most of the other blondes (though there are exceptions). Actually it seems to be ''[[WhoEvenNeedsABrain literally]]'' [[WhoEvenNeedsABrain true of Vanessa]] -- in one album a baffled doctor shows her an X-ray of her empty cranium and explains he found nothing at all in her head. Vanessa is [[ComicallyMissingThePoint visibly delighted at the all clear]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: All the blondes.
* CuteClumsyGirl: One of Vanessa's defining traits. Thankfully for her she lives in a BeautyIsNeverTarnished universe.
* DumbBlonde: As if the comic title wasn't a clue!
* DumbIsGood: Airhead though she is Vanessa doesn't have a mean bone in her body. Several strips are based around her trying to help someone... [[HilarityEnsues with inevitable results]].
* HairAntennae: Vanessa's distinctive look.
* HypnoFool: After learning hypnosis Vanessa tried to impress her friends. She accidentally hypnotized ''herself''.
* [[IdiotHero Idiot Heroine]]
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: While there are certainly plenty of male extras and incidental characters like doctors or bosses almost all the core cast are female and several strips have only Vanessa and her niece or friends or two blondes together.
* InOneEarOutTheOther: A blonde is listening to some gossip on her cell phone and laughing out loud. Her equally blonde friend asks her what the gossip is and the first blonde tells her to stick her ear next to the first blonde's other ear, allowing her to listen in on the phonecall. It works.
* OnlySaneMan: Vanessa's friends collectively and individually. Vanessa ''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} thinks]]'' she is one of these.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: And how! One of the most frequent recurring jokes involve Vanessa's friends visiting her in the hospital to learn how she got her latest set of bandages.