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[[caption-width-right:360: ''"[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame I feel her, I see her, the sun caught in her raven hair is blazing in me out of all control!]]"'']]

The UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} have long had an ambiguous status in Western societies and popular culture: alien enough to serve as a convenient Other, but geographically near at hand. As a result they have tended to be both vilified and exoticized, and while the GypsyCurse is a byproduct of the former, the Hot Gypsy Woman is an example of the latter.

The Hot Gypsy Woman has fairly standardized features. She has olive skin, raven-black hair which she wears loose, a low-waisted long skirt [[ShesGotLegs with a slit up the side]], a low-cut [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring]] blouse, [[EarthyBarefootCharacter bare]] [[DoesNotLikeShoes feet]] and plenty of jewellery. She also tends to have a fiery personality and to be overt in her sexuality, making her an EthicalSlut.

This trope is OlderThanSteam and tends to be mostly encountered in stories set in the early modern era. While UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} characters are seen as traditional in Europe, in North America almost the same archetype is used with a different ethnic origin as the SpicyLatina.




* Referenced in the [[https://web.archive.org/web/20101228044616/http://www.bongda.com.vn/Data/Image/2010/Thang07/08/n-d1.jpg Fall 2010 advertisement campaign]] of the Soleil Sucré lingerie brand.
* Used in [[http://illamasqua.blogspot.com/2010/08/art-of-darkness-gypsy-queen.html this fall 2010 advertisement campaign]] for makeup brand Illamasqua.

[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Subverted with Noah from ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa''. She has the wavy black hair, attractive looks, dancing abilities, and dark skin, but otherwise doesn't fit expectations. She was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] a love interest to Edward however that was scrapped in development, though they're good friends. Noah doesn't play up her sexuality or display many stereotypes. She wears a conservative white gown and has a subdued personality.
* Faye Valentine from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' says she's UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}, and she definitely has the [[HelloNurse hot]] part down. However, an episode on her childhood implies she's actually from [[spoiler: Singapore]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Mejai from ''ComicBook/LeScorpion'' by Desberg and Marini, pictured above.
* Played with in ''Gypsy'', from the same authors: The hero is a Gypsy, whose sister looks nothing like the standard HotGypsyWoman, but the evil DarkActionGirl looks a lot like Mejai (despite being Arabic).
* Hermine from ''ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs''
* A [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fantasy counterpart]] Hot Gypsy Woman gets a crush on ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}}.
* The [[TwinThreesomeFantasy twin sisters]] Angelina and Leane from ''GitansDesMers'' by Duval and Bonifay.
* The ComicBook/ScarletWitch in the George Perez designed costume from the late 1990s run of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''. It looked like a stereotypical Gypsy dancing girl outfit. Supposedly it was to 'honour her Gypsy heritage', but it was really just pure {{Fanservice}}, especially as she [[VaporWear could not have been wearing underwear beneath it]].
* Also in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, Lilia, witch-queen of the Gypsies.
* The aptly-named Gypsy from the infamous [[DorkAge Detroit era]] of the ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica.''
* Doctor Doom's mother, Cynthia Von Doom, based on flashbacks.
* Madrigal in ''Webcomic/ZitaTheSpacegirl'' (books 2 and 3) is a G-rated version, a badass space-circus owner and performer.
* [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] is a male example. He's considered quite attractive and [[MrFanservice has a lot of fanservice]]. Dick wasn't revealed to be Romani until decades after his creation though.

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* Pinkie Pie is Romani in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft''. Fluttershy is [[VillainousCrush attracted to her]].

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Esmeralda from Disney's version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. As well as most other adaptions, including the 1956 version with Creator/GinaLollobrigida and the 1997 version with Creator/SalmaHayek. In the Disney incarnation she was given a RaceLift and she was specifically designed using [[EvilIsSexy past Disney villains]] as inspiration, though Esmeralda herself isn't too overt about her sexuality besides her dancing.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The two Gypsy girls who fight over a lover in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. The situation is dissolved with Film/JamesBond's charm.
* Sabina from ''Gadjo Dilo'', a film by Tony Gatlif.
* Creator/RitaHayworth in ''The Loves of Carmen'', the 1948 adaptation of the [[Theatre/{{Carmen}} classic opera]].
* Venus (Claudia Cardinale) in ''Film/{{Cartouche}}''.
* Creator/KariWuhrer plays one in ''Literature/{{Thinner}}''.
* Marlene Dietrich is this in ''Golden Earrings''.
* Anna, the [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses Gypsy princess]] of ''Film/VanHelsing.'' Also one of Dracula's brides Marishka used to be a Gypsy too, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the actress that plays her]] and she averts the typical stereotypes associated with gypsies such as having fair skin and blonde hair.
* Rada in ''Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven''. She wouldn't look out of place in a Bollywood musical, and so looks rather out of place among the rest of the cast.
* Simza, played by Creator/NoomiRapace, in ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''.
* In ''Film/CaptainKronosVampireHunter'', Kronos's love interest Carla's ethnicity is not explicitly stated. However, her HotBlooded personality, dislike of shoes, and first appearance being persecuted by puritanical locals for immodest dancing in public, all imply that she is an example.
* In ''Film/LaHabanera'', the presence of a hot gypsy woman singing the local "habanera" music on the docks leads Astrée to make an impulsive decision to get off the ship back to Sweden, and instead stay in Puerto Rico.

* Angelina Lemke from Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Thinner}}''. (To prove that, look up and see who plays her in TheMovie.)
* Esmeralda in ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', who is probably the TropeCodifier. She is possibly a subversion, as although she fits the appearance, in the book [[TheIngenue she is quite innocent and a virgin]], rather than fiery and worldly. Furthermore, [[spoiler:she was raised by Gypsies, but not one by birth]].
* Sangarre in ''Michel Strogoff'' by Creator/JulesVerne:
-->''Near him, the Gypsy Sangarre, a thirty-year-old woman, dusky of skin, tall, statuesque, with magnificent eyes and gilded hair, stood in a superb posture... Gypsy women are generally attractive, and more than one prominent Russian landlord, who profess to emulate the British in eccentricity, hasn't hesitated to pick his wife among their number.''
* "Makar Chudra", a short story by Maxim Gorky, is essentially about the ill-fated romance between the proud and fierce HotGypsyWoman Radda and the proud and charming gypsy man Loyko Zobar.
* In ''Literature/SixOfCrows'', part of Inej Ghafa's DarkAndTroubledPast is that she was forced into sex slavery at 15, then sold to customers as her world's version of this trope.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Near miss: Although both hot and a gypsy, Jenny Calendar from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' probably doesn't count, as she was only revealed to be of gypsy extraction after about a season, and was portrayed merely as a HotTeacher. However even before TheReveal, Jenny is portrayed as an UptightLovesWild LoveInterest to StuffyBrit Giles -- thus hitting the magical (she's a "techno-pagan") exotic temptress points of this trope.
** Though we don't see her (until a flash back in ''Series/{{Angel}}''), the gypsy that Angelus tortured and ate most certainly counts as all we know about her is that she was beautiful, a Romani, dumb, and her death was enough of an insult for her clan to curse Angelus with his soul and the remnants to dedicate their lives to maintaining said curse.
* Edmund Series/{{Blackadder}}'s autobiography is, shall we say, ''slightly'' embellished with this trope.
-->''It's a steaming rollercoaster of a novel, crammed with sizzling gypsies!''
* The IMF employed hot gypsy acrobat Crystal Walker in the ''Series/MissionImpossible'' two-parter "Old Man Out". Crystal staged a prolonged CatFight with Cinnamon Carter as distraction.
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''Film/CatalinaCaper'', Tom Servo has a crush on the ethnically-ambiguous "Creepy Girl", and sings to her:
--> Oh, what are you, Creepy Girl? Are you French, or Italian, or one of those swarthy Gypsy types? Heh heh.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' Little Joe rescues and falls for an young gypsy girl who is believed to be a witch by her people due to strange events happening around her. [[spoiler: It turns out to be hoax perpetrated by her spurned lover who Little Joe is forced to kill. She is proven innocent and goes back to her family, which is probably the best way for Joe to fall victim to the CartwrightCurse]].
* ''Series/{{Copper}}'' has Lola, one of the prostitutes employed by Eva. Lola claims that her passionate nature in bed is a result of gypsy blood.
* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'': The Shelby family is part-Roma and have many contacts among the Roma community. So it's not a huge surprise that when John Shelby is widowed and requires a bride, his older brother Tommy selects Esme Lee, a member of the Roma Lee clan, to be his brother's wife. Although John is pissed at first, he perks up when Esme proves to be really hot and ''really'' passionate in bed. In a (realistic) subversion, her clothing isn't particularly sexy, though.
* Chilean {{Telenovela}} ''Romané'' is about a Gypsy community that installed into a town in the north, in which the protagonist, a Gypsy MrsRobinson who got a heredity and a vengeance against the father of one of her three daughters and felt in love with his younger brother, who's a Catholic priest in the town. She as well her daughters take this trope straight, and even some of the young Gypsy men of their community, which are male examples of this trope.
* Irena the gypsy immortal in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', a very attractive woman, which sadly is raped by a mortal, prompting her husband's revenge.

* The song "Bohémienne aux yeux noirs" by Tino Rossi:
-->''"Bohemian with big dark eyes''
-->''Your dusk-colored hair''
-->''And the sheen of your brown skin''
-->''Are prettier than the moonlight''
-->''Bohemian with big dark eyes''
-->''I shivered with tender hope''
-->''I would like you to be mine"''
* The song "Gypsy Woman" by Music/HilaryDuff:
-->''"She can swallow knives, she can swallow lives''
-->''Golden black stare, but the night of your demise''
-->''Try to run away with the gypsy woman''
-->''Good today but gone for good''
-->''Can't get away with the gypsy woman"''
* Don Williams' "I Recall A Gypsy Woman":
-->''"I recall a gypsy woman''
-->''Silver spangles in her eyes''
-->''Ivory skin against the moonlight''
-->''And the taste of life's sweet wine"''
* [[Muasic/CurtisMayfield The Impressions]]' song "Gypsy Woman" (later covered by Brian Hyland and Music/{{Santana}}):
-->''"From nowhere through a caravan''
-->''Around the campfire light''
-->''A lovely woman in motion''
-->''With hair as dark as night''
-->''Her eyes were like that''
-->''Of a cat in the dark''
-->''They hypnotize me with love''
-->''She was a gypsy woman"''
* Music/{{Cher}}:
** "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOSZwEwl_1Q I was born in the wagon of a traveling show...]]"
** Also "Dark Lady" [[http://www.lyricsdepot.com/cher/dark-lady.html Danced to her gypsy music till her brew was done....]]
* "My Maria" (originally by B.W. Stevenson, CoveredUp by Muysic/BrooksAndDunn): "Gypsy lady, you're a miracle worker for me."
* PlayedForLaughs in the Creator/BennyHill song "Rachel".
* Music/{{Shakira}} has a song called "Gypsy". Yes, it's a SpicyLatina singing about how she's a HotGypsyWoman.
-->''"I'm a gypsy''
-->''But are you coming with me''
-->''I might steal your clothes and wear them if they fit me''
-->''I never made agreements just like a gypsy''
-->''And I won't back down 'cause life's already hurt me''
-->''And I won't cry''
-->''I'm too young to die''
-->''If you're gonna quit me"''
* Music/BobDylan's [[http://www.bobdylan.com/us/home#us/songs/one-more-cup-coffee-valley-below "One More Cup of Coffee"]]
* Tim Buckley's "Gypsy Woman":
-->''"Mama, every time you turn around the fire.''
-->''Mama, keep me in between the devil and the sky.''
-->''And every time you look my way,''
-->''Mama how you hypnotize."''
* A RareMaleExample is the male protagonist of the Scottish border ballad "The Raggle Taggle Gypsies," who seduces a lord's wife and persuades her to run away with him.
-->''"What care I for my house and my land,''
-->''What care I for my money, oh?''
-->''I'd rather have a kiss from the yellow Gypsy's lips,''
-->''I'm away with the raggle taggle gypsies, oh!"''
* The gypsy "queen" from ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', described in "The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)" and fleshed out in "Acid Queen". She combines this trope with elements of the SnakeOilSalesman, using acid (and, according to some interpretations, sex) to "cure" the underaged protagonist of his blindness and deafness.
-->''"I'm the gypsy, the Acid Queen,''
-->''Pay before we start!''
-->''I'm the gypsy, I'm guaranteed''
-->''To tear your soul apart!"''
* [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/flamenco-passion-soul/id88568746 "La Paternera"]] by Gino D'Auri tells the tale of an exotic gypsy singer who bring misfortune to her lovers.
* "Beautiful Gypsy," a Gershwin song that was cut from the 1927 musical ''Rosalie''.
* "Sister Gypsy", a Blackmore's Night song:
-->''And she danced through the wood''
-->''Like a gypsy girl should,''
-->''And she laughed in the face of the fire''
-->''Under the black velvet skies''
-->''With the moon in her eyes,''
-->''Head held high, tambourine held higher.''

* Creator/SternElectronics' ''Pinball/StarGazer'' is centered on a stereotypical Hot Gypsy Woman {{Astrologer}}. Her only deviation from the trope norm is her light skin tone.
* Played with in ''Pinball/AmericasMostHaunted''; one of the paranormal investigators is a GranolaGirl with psychic powers who likes to dress up as a gypsy.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{GLOW}}'s Little Egypt.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Crimson Rose in ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' is a Vistani woman, which are [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Ravenloft's version]] of the Romani and considered one of two [[HelloNurse most exotically beautiful women]] in the Carnival, the other being [[SnakesAreSexy snake/elf babe Silessa]]. She has the power to [[CharmPerson enchant any men with her dances]], but unfortunately she also is cursed to fly into a murderous rage whenever they make a move on her.

* Zerbinette in Moliere's ''Les Fourberies de Scapin''.
* The title character of the opera ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}'' by Bizet, based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée. Just check out her famous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2snTkaD64U Habanera]].
* The title character of the opera ''LaZingara'' by Donizetti.
* Though ''Il trovatore'' has no characters of this type, the "Anvil Chorus" sings the praises of "la zingarella." It's surprisingly chaste, though - "Who makes a gypsy's day brighter than the sun?", with no allusion to anything spicier than that. And the gypsy woman character isn't this at all - she's traumatized and bent on revenge.
* The Soviet Union had founded [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romen_Theatre an entire]] [[http://www.teatr-romen.ru/ theatre]] specifically for performances involving Russian Gypsy musicians and artists and about the life of Russian Gypsies generally. But while the [[http://english.svenko.net/svenko/bios/12-Lera_Janisheva_17.jpg female performers]] [[http://www.svenko.net/svenko/gallery1/foto01.jpg are a living embodiment]] of this trope, [[TheCoconutEffect they are a far way]] [[RealityIsUnrealistic from their real, nomadic]] brethren, even more [[http://svenko.net/img/nomad/madjar001.jpg visible]] [[http://english.svenko.net/nomad/trip1.htm when they're together]].
* ''Theatre/AnythingGoes'' originally had Hope compare herself to one in "The Gypsy In Me," though revivals remove the song or reassign it to Sir Evelyn.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'':
** When you visit the gypsy camp after freeing Davy from being [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]], you meet one of these who dances with you, and Davy later says that she is his mate.
** Davy is the GenderInvertedTrope.
** Magda in her youth. Even now she's [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave described as still having it]].
* Rouge from ''VideoGame/PowerStone''.
* Dahna from ''VideoGame/GrandiaIII''.
* Rose from ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'', of sorts.
* Tethys from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' is basically a played straight example of this trope, with a little implied HookerWithAHeartOfGold thrown in, and her skin isn't all that dark.
* Jean from ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue''.
* The ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series has three: Maya & Meena in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' and Aira in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII''. Maya and Meena each have a profession that fits gypsy stereotypes as well: Maya's a dancer, and Meena's a fortune teller.
* Zafina from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', [[PlayerCharacter Ezio]] can hire groups of these women to [[DistractedByTheSexy distract guards]].
* Dan from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' is a male example. He fancies himself a lady's man but it's vague whether he [[CasanovaWannabe actually is one]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/SinFest'', Monique dresses up as one to become...[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-11 Gypsy 'nique!]]
* Tatiana Vasiliyeva, the barmaid from ''Webcomic/RasputinBarxotka''.