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- This is basically the premise for DearS, where the eponymous Human Alien species stranded on Earth hides the fact they were engineered to be this.
- Morgiana of Magi – Labyrinth of Magic was one of these up until the beginning of the series, and it plays heavily into her Character Development and Defrosting Ice Queen status.
- Varinia in Spartacus.
- Almost all female Twi'leks in the Star Wars universe. Ironically, the most famous one, Oola of Return of the Jedi was (at least according to the Expanded Universe books) the daughter of a chieftain who was tricked into slavery at Jabba's palace after thinking she'd been hired to a prestigious engagement as a professional dancer and would be free to leave when she wanted.
- Even more ironically, the whole idea of the females being marketed as slaves was originally the Twi'leks' idea, and the females were in favor of it. They thought that if they did it long enough, they could earn enough money to start earning it a more honest way. Sadly, after several centuries, the plan hasn't seemed to work; more than likely, it's given them a bad reputation. In fact, a lot of male Twi'leks turn out to be crooks who run the slave trade, Bib Fortuna being one of the most notorious examples. Despite this females sometimes manage to become either Jedi or Sith.
- The worst part is that for most Twi'lek women life as a slave on other worlds is still better than any life they could have on their homeworld (the Twi'lek homeworld is not a nice place).
- Seen several times in Django Unchained. Candie owns at least three of these. Sheba is made to wear alluring attire, and is apparently something of a consort to Candie. She seems pretty happy with her role. Broomhilda, on the other hand, is openly made available to Candie's visitors to show his "hospitality", and is traumatized by it. He also owns a slave who's forced to wear a French Maid Outfit.
- Although the Wives in Mad Max: Fury Road are portrayed by adult women (except Cheedo, whose actress was in her mid-teens at the time), in-universe they are a bit younger. The circumstances of their enslavement aren't made clear, but at least Cheedo was at first deemed "too young to breed" (as shown in the prequel comic book). Also, Furiosa was taken from her home as a child and only became an Imperator after a brief and unsuccessful "career" as one of Immortan Joe's harem.
- Subverted in the Hallmark version of Jason and the Argonauts. Hypsipyle offers the Argonauts her beautiful slaves as companions (though she gets Jason for herself). However it's all part of a trick to sacrifice the men to Artemis.
Folklore and Mythology
- The Histories: According to Herodotus, Rhodopis, later to become a famous hetaira (courtesan) renowned for her beauty, was a slave of Thracian birth who was sold to Egypt where she was bought and set free by the merchant Charaxus (the brother of Sappho of Lesbos) because he had fallen in love with her.
- Achilles had one in The Iliad, former princess of Lyrnessus Briseis (although it's implied that they saw each other more as husband and wife than owner and slave), and his commander Agamemnon had her taken away as a compensation to himself for having to give up his own Beautiful Slave Girl Chryseis (a.k.a. Astynome) by god Apollo's command. Achilles then spent days in his tent.
- In Dragon Bones, when the immortal slave Oreg, whom Ward inherited that day, tells him that he must do whatever his owner tells him to, Ward immediately suspects that some of his unsavoury male ancestors sexually exploited Oreg's absolute obedience, as he is a very pretty youth, much like Ward's brother Tosten (whom he intentionally kept away from sailors for this same reason).
- In Masques, the spy Aralorn changes place with a beautiful slave girl, (as a shapechanger, she can do that easily) to infiltrate a palace. It is strongly implied that the girl was spared a very horrible fate. Aralorn, being the hero, escapes in time to avoid A Fate Worse Than Death.
- Fabiola in The Forgotten Legion was born into slavery and then sold into a brothel. Her stunning looks catches the eyes of most men she meets. Her mother Velvinna also qualifies.
- All slave girls on Gor are beautiful. Slave Girls from Earth are considered especially desirable on Gor.
- Maeve of Victoria Hanley's The Healer's Keep. The B-plot of the book involves her escaping slavery to avoid becoming the Sex Slave to the Big Bad. And yes, Rescue Romance is involved.
- Haydee in The Count of Monte Cristo, who was enslaved as a child.
- Conan the Barbarian has rescued his share of these. Olivia from Iron Shadows in the Moon, for example, was an Ophirean princess sold by her parents for refusing to marry a prince of Koth, and eventually fell into the hands of the cruel Shah Amurath, who mistreated her horribly before she escaped the palace and was rescued by Conan after the Shah himself tracked her down.
- Grumio, the slave cook from the Cambridge Latin Course, has quite an eye for the slave-girls who apparently "please him" very much.
- In many live adaptations (mostly modern ones), Morgiana from Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is depicted as such. She's a serving girl hired after Ali Baba comes into money, and Ali ends up marrying her after she saves him from the titular thieves. A few adaptations imply she's an in-universe Author Avatar for the storyteller in the Framing Device Scheherezade. Make of that what you will.
- The only thing more common than beautiful Princesses on Barsoom is beautiful slave girls. The most notable of these is Tavia in A Fighting Man of Mars who rescues herself from concubinage to the Big Bad and spends the rest of the book rescuing and being rescued by the clueless hero.
- In The Red Tent, Esau has a few of these, in addition to three wives. One of these slave girls is pregnant with his child, and if she gives birth to a boy, then she will go from being an ordinary slave to a "lesser wife" or concubine.
- Grace from Geraldine Brooks' March (a story about the father from Little Women) is a slave girl who many of the Union soldiers (including Mr. March) are attracted to.
Live Action TV
- Game of Thrones: Missandei is played by Nathalie Emmanuel.
- Spartacus: Blood and Sand:
- Made by HBO and set in ancient Rome, most of the female slaves are this trope. Batiatus and Lucretia are fond of having slaves act as fluffers before they get down to business with each other. Ilythia has her handmaiden "stimulate" her at one point. Mira is (repeatedly) sent to Spartacus to serve this purpose, and is implied to have unwillingly done so many times before, possible for most of the ludus. To his credit, he turns her down as she is there against her consent and they later become consenting lovers.
- Lucretia makes a point of marking her personal attendant and preserving her virginity - to one day be promised as the mistress of another gladiator. Naevia is in this role when the series begins. In the prequel series, this was the case for her predecessor Melitta who is now the wife of Oenomaus.
- Pietros is a male example, though he and Barca genuinely love each other. Gnaeus on the other hand...
- Nasir also starts off as male example, but he quickly Takes A Level In Badass and becomes a Badass Gay. For the rest of the series he is very much a warrior for all that he is a Long-Haired Pretty Boy.
- The prequel series reveals that this was how the House of Batiatus gained favour in the first place. Various Roman officials heard about the beautiful slave girls and thus kept coming to the ludus to see them. Quintus and Lucretia hated the idea, but did it to get their gladiators spots in the games. It marks part of their Start of Darkness.
- The Orion slave girls from Star Trek, though it's debated as to who's really in control.
- In an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, this is subverted, because it turns out that Orion women rule their society, using hormones that Mind Control all men. This has become Fanon Discontinuity for obvious reasons, and the recent Star Trek film seems to have made this outright Canon Discontinuity.
- Also, Drusilla from the original series episode with the Ancient Rome planet. ("For this evening, I was told I am your slave. Command me.")
- Babylon 5: The first season introduces Adira Tyree, a Centauri dancer and Love Interest to Londo who is actually a slave to a man named Trakis, who is using her to get close to Londo to get ahold of his Purple Files.
- The titular character of Aida, an Ethiopian slave brought to Egypt and forced to work for the princess. Unfortunately, the guy the princess likes falls for Aida instead.
- In The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, one mission involves acquiring a slave girl to become the bride of an aristocrat. However, only an attractive slave will do, so the PC is tasked with using an aphrodisiac known as Telvanni Bug Musk on her to make her irresistible. Naturally, she likes her new role in life better than her old one (being raised in a slave pen), but one must still wonder what happened afterwards...
- Dialogue after the marriage indicates he knows fully well what you did and approves of your cunning. It's implied that she finds him a better catch than anything she could have gotten otherwise and that he's just happy she's willing.
- Persey in Tales of Arterra is an interesting variant of this: she's a succubus, and was therefore was deliberately created by a ruler of the hells to fit this trope.
- In Steven Universe, Pearls are made for and owned by high-ranking Gems as a status symbol. Peridot describes the main functions of Pearls as standing around, looking nice, and holding stuff. Though some, like Yellow Diamond's Pearl, act as a secretary or assistant for their owner.
- "Fancy Girls" were usually attractive women who were specifically groomed and sold as sex slaves or house maids during slavery in the U.S.
- Emperor Nero had a mistress one while he was married to Octavia; after divorcing her, Nero married the slave girl.