She's a brick... house! She's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out She's a brick... house! The lady's stacked and that's a fact, ain't holding nothing back.
— The Commodores
The Amazonian Beauty is what happens when Ms. Fanservicehulks out.
Often times, such as in fighting video games like Street Fighter, a lot of beautiful women are jacked but no one comments on it, since to the characters it is the norm for them to see characters like that, despite the fact that they are still Ms Fanservices who go above and beyond the call of duty in some cases.
A quick litmus test for this trope is:
Is the female character in question muscular?
Is her muscularity emphasized (pointed out in-universe or by flexing), or is she noticeably large?
Is her muscle the integral and dominant physical trait of her bare skin due to large mass or definition? (Is most of the skin sculpted or bulky instead of smooth? Fairchild at right is an excellent example of both "sculpted" skin and muscle mass.) Of course, this can be Depending on the Artist.
There was once ad for dating website geared towards guys interested in muscular ladies with a picture of a muscle-bound lady in a bikini.
Anime and Manga
The Legend Of Mother Sarah features one of the earliest representations of this trope in Japanese media, featuring a tall, athletic and imposing woman as the main character. Despite her unusual build and seldom displaying her body, many of the men she comes across in the series ogle her (like her co-prisoners in the work camps) or openly state that they find her very attractive.
Houmei from AIKI. As the series progresses, however, it turns out that her efforts to keep up with her opponents by pumping up actually hampers her fighting ability, so Houmei slims down a bit to remain competitive. Akemi Kageyasu shows also a very toned build and her clothing reveals her well defined abs.
Reiko Ando from Outlaw Star has the musculature you'd expect from a woman who's won the title of the "Strongest Woman in the Universe" four times in a row. She was aiming for a fifth time which would allow her to marry Fred Luo, who's secretly trying to stop her from winning (unbeknownst to her he's gay). The main character, Gene, thinks she has a beautiful and feminine face but is a bit freaked out by how muscular she is. Still, despite the opinions of the former two, she did have an audience cheering for her before her match.
Cattleya's appearance can be described as matronly but strong. When she's not fighting she could be mistaken as slightly chubby due to her ginormous breasts, and having a bit of a belly. In combat however, her muscles tense and you can see that she actually has extremely muscular arms, back, and bulky thighs. Her outfits is an extremely revealing apron-like dress with no underwear.
Risty is lean and muscular and her outfit is a a thong and a top that shows off most of her torso.
There's also Anarista a side character who's slightly more muscular than Risty. Her default outfit is fishnet leotard and a loin cloth. All of her outfits are equally revealing.
Not to mention she carries the exact same amount of bulk and and muscle mass and the titular character Louie, who himself is one of the biggest characters in the series.
In a few of Go Nagai's works (Iron Muscle and Mazinger Angels), there's a recurring character named Sakurako Honou (see here). Very muscular (especially in the arms and abs) and veryfanservicey (up to and including a few naked shots in volume 3 of Iron Muscle).
And speaking of Nagai, there's the Jun◊ of Iron Virgin Jun who's muscular yet very feminine. Most of the characters in the series lust after her and she frequently finds her herself nude or in erotic situations but true to the title she does remain a virgin for most of the series (in the manga).
Casca from Berserk is quite well-toned from her career as a mercenary and even admitted that she was embarrassed to wear a shoulder-revealing ball gown because of her muscles (of course this did not stop love interest Guts from totally gawking at her). After the trauma she suffered from the Eclipse, however, Casca loses a considerable amount of muscle.
Later volumes of Baccano! have Aging, a roughly seven-foot-tall woman with a physique resembling Michelangelo's David, only with breasts and 50% more muscle definition. While she intimidates the hell out of most men (it's somewhat reasonable to be afraid of a woman who uses a minigun as a one-handed firearm), the text makes it clear that the muscle makes her no less attractive.
Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan is pretty enough to leave Jean literally speechless, but, man, is she ripped under that uniform. While you don't get to see much of her muscularity in actual series, some official illustrations have her wear tanktops and sport bras to show off her physique.
Supaz from Ubel Blatt, was a fat woman in a modest royal dress and cape. Later on Lord Glenn grants her and her brothers new powers which for her slims her down to an athletically built woman with one dis-proportionally more muscular and monstrous arm. Unlike her brothers, who are in full armor after their transformation, she's in an armored leotard which exposes her bottom torso and has a Cleavage Window which shows off a lot of cleavage since her breasts, which were already large on her wider pre-transformation state from are the same size afterwards.
The majority of the Amazoness series of cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! are a clan of attractive women who are at least athletically built/toned. Their revealing attire doesn't exactly hurt in this regard either.
The former comedy duo Idan Alterman and Avi Grainik used to perform as a pair of characters named Tsakhi and Meir, respectively, in various skit shows, and between 2001-2003 they hosted a talk show named The Neighbourhood Starsnote כּוֹכְבֵי הַשְּׁכוּנָה, Kokhvei haShkhuna; for some reason this show doesn’t appear on IMDb. At one point they had a segment on the show featuring the attempts to find a wife for Tsakhi, featuring videos sent by women from all over Israel who tried to win Tsakhi's affections. One of them was a prime example of this trope: a well-built and fairly attractive woman speaking to the camera while lifting weights and talking about training with Tsakhi. Meir wasn't too thrilled with her, but Tsakhi seemed to be more open to her, and even remarked it could be nice to say, "Watch out, or I'll call my wife on ya!" (Eventually he married another famous comedy character, though.)
She-Hulk, is almost seven feet tall, usually muscular. How muscular is dependent on the artist but it is a huge range, from just noticeable one issue to out-muscling most male superheros in another. Still, the height and the muscles haven't stopped her from being one of the Marvel universe's most promiscuous superheroine. Nor has it stopped her from providing huge amounts of fanservice, as she frequently finds herself fighting in her underwear, swimwear, or clothes torn to shreds.
Wonder Woman is canonical the World's Most Beautiful Woman and usually fights in a revealing strapless leotard or bustier-hotpants combo. While she's usually depicted as tall and lithe in most issues, where are a few ones where's she's much more muscular with a broad shoulders and large biceps.
Caitlin Fairchild from Gen13Depending on the Artist. It's explicitly stated that a muscular physique is part of her powerset and characters in the series have described her as muscular but her depictions go anywhere from skinny to slightly ripped to muscular powerhouse. Regardless of how she's depicted she considered extremely beautiful by a lot of characters; her teammate Freefall has a long-standing inferiority complex◊ because she feels she can't measure up to Fairchild's ridiculous beauty◊, for instance.
Lyman Dally tends to like drawing muscular physiques for women seeing as he was a former bodybuilder himself. In one series of his, Max Rep, there's Quadra-Blu,◊ the most successful female bodybuilder in the galaxy and an on-again, off-again lover of the titular character (himself a bodybuilder). However, at one point◊ she does consider slimming down and going into fitness because she finds herself to be a bit too bulky. Max does not enjoy this news.
Frank Cho seems to like employing this trope with most women he draws. Most women have some sort of exposed musculature while still maintaining feminine proportions such as large breasts and rears. He also tends to employ Male Gaze to highlight these points.
The reason why Stunner is so beautiful is that she's a virtual reality construct (tangible hologram) controlled by Angelina Brancale. Angelina is an obese woman who wanted to be thin and beautiful, so Doctor Octopus, another spider-man villain and her lover at the time, gave her a machine that allowed her to be Stunner.
The Pony POV Series has this with Dark World!Rarity. In addition to spending a thousand years as one of Discord's brainwashed Co-Dragons before being redeemed, she also spent it lugging around Tom and tons of rocks. As a result, she's ripped, but she's still...well, Rarity. Twilight even comments that Rarity looks graceful and lovely as ever. Spike also still considers her beautiful, and they finally end up an Official Couple.
Zach:I'm not, but fortunately my cock is scared stiff.
In the film, My Lucky Stars featuring Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung, the Japanese model who turned out to be a muscular martial artist when she took off her robe, during her Designated Girl Fight. Said woman was played by Real Life Amazonian Beauty Michiko Nishiwaki, who's also a stuntwoman.
In The Adventures of Pluto Nash Pluto and Dina go to see a body alteration specialist, who shows them different projections of what their bodies could look like. One of these is the pair as a male and female bodybuilder. Both of them are very impressed with their new potential bodies. Well, Dina is until Pluto has the specialist give her projection a way bigger chest and butt.
There's a whole genre of films based on this trope. Most of them feature some girl or other flexing, beating up men, and sometimes wrestling with another girl. They generally run from about PG-13 to softcore porn (there are a few who do hardcore porn, however), depending on the girls participating and what their limits were.
Pretty much the entire point of Haywire was to showcase the main character, Mallory Kane, beat up all the other guys in the movie. Especially in the hotel fight she is in a cocktail dress while doing so, with her arms and legs exposed while doing some rather intense choke holds.
Beth Halpern from the Michael Crichton novel The Sphere, was a very attractive weightlifter. One of the other characters described her as "Mother Nature with muscles".
Junapur from Cerberon is large, well-muscled, and beautiful. She is also a Little Bit Beastly, but George sees her as strong, swift and beautiful as the Amazonian ideal.
The tall, muscular, and pretty Monica Figuerola from the The Millennium Trilogy is described as this by the author and Blomkvist.
Arlene from Doom. Fly describes her as being the best looking woman he's ever seen, but not in the conventional sense of beauty. In particular he loves her muscle tone. One newbie to the squad once tried to pull down her pants and while the whole squad was interested in seeing more of her ass nobody else was stupid enough to piss her off.
Bobbie Draper from James Corey's The Expanse. A Martian Space Marine who's curvy, muscular, pretty and well over six feet tall. Protagonist Jim Holden thinks she looks like a Polynesian beach bunny scaled up 150%.
Thandi Palane introduced in David Webers "Crown Of Slaves". She is from the hell planet Ndebele, and is described variously as "statuesque", "an ogress", and "very big and easily the most powerful-looking woman she had ever seen". Of course, she is also described as having a "grin which bordered on dazzling", and especially "That smile. The one which, along with her voice, put the goddess body to shame".
In the second book of the Outlander Leander series, Axe is over 7' tall and extremely muscular. She's shown lifting heavy objects and tossing them around with ease. Leander also mentions that a lot of people would probably find her attractive if she wasn't a terrifying murderer.
In general, any female wrestler who isn't a Brawn Hilda could be considered an Amazonian Beauty. Wrestling outfits in general tend to be revealing. Even though many WWE divas aren't known for being exceptionally buff, they're obviously more muscular and athletic than your average woman.
Beth Phoenix embodies this trope. She's nicknamed "The Glamazon." When she was in a relationship with Santino Marella, he would sometimes celebrate his wins by leaping into her arms.
Street Fighter has quite a few female characters that are very muscular and it doesn't seem to stop them from provide a lot of fanservice.
Chun-li thanks to her legs which, [[depending on the game and official art, range from well-toned or massive pillars of muscle. Makes sense considering her fighting style is largely based on kicking. Her upper body is usually slender with a few exceptions such as in the Alpha series where she has muscular arms and abs. Most of her costumes are fairly modest but always designed to emphasize her legs either with tights and/or her of her dresses having waist high side slits.
As of Street Fighter IV, the likes of Ibuki and especiallyMakoto show off significant muscle definition along with dangerously short skirts in their schoolgirl uniforms.
In Street Fighter X Tekken most of female cast are depicted as a lot more muscular than their usual portrayals in their home franchises.
Nina Williams (Tekken) due to her legs becoming a lot more muscular. Her outfits is a bodysuit that covers most of her body but is form fitting enough for that not to matter
Julia Chang (Tekken) who wears a midriff bearing tank top and a miniskirt. She's usually slender, but here she's buff all over.
Poison from (Final Fight), has six pack abs and muscular legs exposed by her tank top and daisy dukes.
Felcia from the Darkstalkers series is depicted with a very muscular upper body◊ in the first two installments but from the third one continuing in her appearances in other Capcom she's slimmed to a petite body. In all installments however her default outfit mainly consists of thin fur strips that keep her from being completely nude.
Vanessa Lewis from Virtua Fighter. Her outfits always show off a lot skin, but especially emphasize her washboard abs and tree-trunk thighs. This was most noticeable in Virtua Fighter 4. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown makes it optional; players can customize her with a skin texture that greatly increases her muscle tone.
Sarah in VF 4, in the form of big biceps. Hard to miss since she wears a skintight sleeveless bodysuit. Like Vanessa, she was slimmed down in 5, and muscle tone and definition vanished.
Blue Mary from The King of Fighters thanks to her defined biceps and her halter crop top that exposing them. She's also a love interest to Terry Bogard, one of the central characters in the series.
Leona, from League of Legends. She's tall, muscular and beautiful. Her Pool Party skin tastefully shows off her muscles and her feminine beauty.
Mrs. Arrow, married to Super Arrow, from the F-Zero series was introduced in F-Zero X with a physique of a bodybuilder. In GX, she showing off said physique. Her Idle Animations at the Settings screen, and her post-race interviews, is her flexing her one of her arms. In her ending video she's driving an audience wild doing bodybuilder poses in a bikini.
Black Widow from Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II, though it's at the very end of her storyline. For some unknown reason her gender is ambiguous for most of the game because she's already extremely muscular physique, and full-body costume◊ which gives her a manly looking upper body◊. Though she still has a prominent hourglass figure which the costume on. When she takes it off◊ at the end of her story she's shown to be undeniably feminine looking and sounding, wearing leotard cut to resemble a training bra and thong.
Akiko Daimon from Taisen Hot Gimmick Forever, a mahjong game where defeating an opponent gives the player the option to punish them which, male or female, usually involves the character having to strip. Akiko is a muscular girl wearing just a sports bra and thong and is also a member of her school's bodybuilding club. For her punishment the player can have her do bench presses topless, or flexing her biceps which causes her sports bra to tear.
Meryl Silverburgh, as of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. She made her first appearance in MGS1 where she was slender but in MGS4 she's a lot sturdier with broad shoulders and well built arms, both traits are shown off when she's in her wedding dress getting married to Johnny, who's been in love with her since MGS1.
The female Barbarian from Diablo III a red-headed warrior who is incredible tall and muscular much like her male counterpart. The two main differences are that she's a lot younger than the male barbarian, who's an old man, and her armor sets, especially in the official art for the game tends to be slightly more sexualized. Of course the latter two make her no less of an intimidating looking woman◊.
Ayla from Chrono Trigger just about qualifies for this trope. Even though she doesn't look that muscular in the game (probably a result of the art style; Akira Toriyama tends to only draw male characters as muscular), she's certainly described as such, and is exceptional at fighting without any weapons or magic. Interestingly, some of her "magic" abilities revolve around her accompanying attractiveness, with techniques like Kiss, Charm, and Cat Attack.
Aveline Vallen from Dragon Age II is tall, has muscular arms, and broad shoulders. Most people find her her intimidating and off-putting, with the exception of her first and potentially second husband. Also, Player Character Hawke can try to romance her, but she'll shot Hawke down.
Several games that allow for a Create-A-Character feature usually provide players with the option to create Amazonian Beauties of their own.
For example, Rumble Roses XX has a character editor that allows the player to determine parameters such as weight by performing certain actions in a match. One of these sliders allowed you to muscle up the girls.
In Final Fantasy VII, when Cloud cross-dresses, he is mistaken for one of these by a couple background NPCs. In the words of one of them: "Ooh, hard! You work out?"
Samus Aran — originally. Official art in 1994 described her as "strong and muscular," she stood 6'3" and weighed in at 198 pounds, and when her suit came off at the end of Super Metroid revealing her wearing a cropped halter top and panties, she certainly looked it. Since then, in most installments, her muscles have vanished entirely. The sole exception being the Japanese version Metroid: Fusion where beating the game on hard in under two hours gets the player an image of a very buff Samus wearing the same revealing outfit Super Metroid.
Zona from The Challenges of Zona is a muscular and tall warrior woman who wears a top that shows off a lot of underboob and a lion cloth. It's was love at first sight for the protagonist, who describes her as a "a six-foot plus goddess with a Ms. Olympia body".
Almost every superheroine in Grrl Power with some standouts mentions below. Most of them are at least athletically built and busty and there's a lot of fanservice that shows off that fact. The main character is one of the few superheroines who has neither of those traits and is very self-conscious about it.
Maxima is a tall, muscular golden skinned superheroine who is extremely sensitive about her good looks because she feels men treat her like an exotic sex doll.
Anvil is taller and even more muscular, but still attractive enough to get hit on by one of her teammates. He even mentions her large muscles as an attractive feature. She provide a bit of fanservice, as one of the wallpapers for the series focuses on her sunbathing.
Heather from Spinnerette got a Super Physique complete with large breasts and "girl abs" after getting into a Freak Lab Accident that gave her four extra arms and some superpowers. She decides to become the title heroine, and fights crime with an outfit that covers most of her body but still manages to be very revealing due to its form-fitting nature so her muscles and curves are quite visible.
In Slimy Thief there's the tall, muscular, Chainmail Bikini-wearing Amazon who's a recurring character. Later on in a Crossover arc, the character Red is introduced. She's another tall, muscular female warrior, but goes even further by being bare-breasted the whole time.
Zuzana Spears aka "The Bodyrock Chick." While her clothing style isn't outside the realm of athletic gear, you'd be hard pressed to find her wearing anything that doesn't show off her abs and sizable cleavage and that isn't extremely snug from the waist down. Couple that with the provactive angles all of her videos are shot in.
Hippolyta of the Whateley Universe is six feet tall and muscular. She wears tight, skimpy outfits even though she doesn't like guys ogling her. (She does, however like girls ogling her. That's why she is in Poe cottage.)
Theepisode "Beef" from Dave the Barbarian has Princess Candy trying to woo away a potential suitor from the tall and muscular Bicepia the Warrior Woman by eating magic broccoli to gain a similar figure. However, this begins to go out the window as Candy digests more and more broccoli; she grows more and more buff, but her beauty and brains quickly get thrown onto the backburner.
In The Simpsons, Homer buys a valuable weight-lifting set from a garage sale, and Marge develops anxiety problems due to an encounter with a mugger. Marge eventually starts using the weight-lifting set and gains not only her confidence back, but also a nice muscular body. Homer approves of it at first ("It's like I'm married to Shaft!"), but then Marge gets hooked on steroids and grows obsessed with getting stronger, turning her into a violent Brawn Hilda.
In Eek! The Cat, Sharky has a crush on a muscular female "Patriotic Warrior" named "Platinum."
Korra from The Legend of Korra has realistically proportioned athlete's build with a well toned back and arms, and she looks realistically stocky (especially by animated standards). None of this prevents her being considered attractive by at least three male characters in the series.