Sexy Secretary

"I know about these girls. With their low marks and high hemlines!"
Grace "97%" Makutsi, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Not the same as the Sassy Secretary (although there is some overlap, especially in hard-boiled detective stories), this is a PA/Secretary etc. who is rather a sexpot. You may add office-related Double Entendre as you wish (heh heh, "dictation"). A traditional gag is for her horny boss to spend the workday figuratively or literally chasing her around his desk.

Distaff Counterpart to the Right-Hand Hottie.

See also Hot Librarian and Office Lady. Due to the interpersonal nature of the role, they may be The Face of their group. Compare Girl Friday and Ditzy Secretary.


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  • This ad for "6 Hour Power" energy drink, that starts with a long Male Gaze shot up the legs of a ridiculously gorgeous secretary. She then appears to give her boss a blowjob right in his office.

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    Comic Books 
  • Betty Brant, JJJ's secretary was Spider-Man's first love, although she was not terribly sexpot. She briefly got replaced by Gloria, who was sex on two long legs.
  • Iron Man features the lovely Pepper Potts, in the film, and the comic, naturally.
  • Anne the receptionist in the Marvel Universe comic Damage Control.
  • Victoria Hand, Norman Osborn's second in command during Dark Reign and Siege, though calling her a "secretary" would be greatly under-stating her job (which was basically being the Only Sane Man for all of HAMMER.) Not that Norman Osborn hired her for her looks anyhow.


  • Moneypenny from the James Bond movies (and all subsequent parodies of her). The original stories describe her with the adjective "desirable" through the series. There turns out to be a lot behind the secretary who inspired Ian Fleming, and the actress who played her for two decades [1].
    • The Moneypenny of the Dalton movies had the edge of being both blonde and wearing glasses.
    • Miss Moneypenny is also noteworthy for repeatedly shooting James Bond down at every turn. (Or was it the other way round?)
    • Played with in Casino Royale (1967) - David Niven as an out-of-retirement Bond enters his office and tells Moneypenny "You haven't changed a bit!". After a long smooch, she informs him that she's Moneypenny's daughter.
  • The film Secretary. The secretary develops her sexy side in the course of the movie and is really neurotic and closed-up outside her relationship with her boss.
  • Lois Laurel (played by no less than Marilyn Monroe) in the classic 1952 screwball comedy Monkey Business (not to be confused with the 1931 Marx Brothers film of the same name). At one point her elderly male employer hands her some paperwork and says "Find someone to type this."
  • Provides a moment of levity in the film Schindler's List: the viewer is treated to a montage of Schindler "testing" all the young female applicants to be his secretary. He flirts outrageously with each of them, then there's a shot of a grim middle-aged woman hammering away expertly at the test typewriter, with Schindler glumly slouched beside her.
  • Gladys from The Pajama Game is really more cute than sexy, though she's treated that way by other characters.
  • Ingeborg in Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three.
  • Hot Fuzz. Supermarket manager and Smug Snake Simon Skinner has one, though her personality is more that of a gum-popping Sassy Secretary. She does have a part-time job as a table dancer though, and seems to spend more time sitting on the desk filing her nails and showing off her legs than doing any work.
  • Ulla from The Producers.
  • Amy Adams' character to Tom Hanks' in Charlie Wilson's War; congressman Charlie Wilson makes it a point to employ only beautiful women as his assistants.
    "Congressman Wilson, he has an expression. He says, 'You can teach 'em to type, but you can't teach 'em to grow tits.'"
  • Pepper Potts as played by Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man, though she appears to be several levels of responsibility (and pay grades) higher than usual for the trope.
  • Marcia Gay Harden as Miss Cheevus in Spy Hard.
  • Adrian Veidt's secretary in Watchmen is quite attractive, if prone to making exasperated facial expressions when his back is turned. And getting gruesomely shot in slow-mo.
  • Miss Scott, General Turgidson's secretary and mistress in Dr. Strangelove. For bonus points, she's the only female character in the movie, and spends her entire screentime in a bikini.
  • Dolly Parton's character in 9 to 5 is a subversion. She looks like this, and everyone else in the office thinks she's this, but she is horrified by the suggestion, and it leads to her joining the other two in their plot.
    • She's still a Sexy Secretary, but she's emphatically not sexing up the boss. Despite his best efforts and, as mentioned, what everyone else in the office believes (at least partially because the boss is doing his damnedest to imply that she is).
  • Rose Pamphyle in Populaire. She is of the Cute Clumsy Girl kind.
  • Cover Girl from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
  • Curvaceous Mabel Normand plays a Sexy Secretary in Mabel's Blunder (1914). The boss's son is her fiance, which doesn't stop the boss from hitting on her.
  • Lady Deathstrike in X2: X-Men United, even if the leather clothes aren't there while she's Stryker's assisant.
  • Panis pretends to be an applicant for this position in Shish O Besh to get close to the Amoral Attorney in order to steal his ruby. The only qualification necessary seems to be Sleeping with the Boss.

  • Judy in the book Plainsong.
  • Lady Jessica acts as her semi-husband's aide in Dune. She once with mild bitterness notes that this makes her a perfectly safe trustee of Atreides state secrets.
    • Leto trusts her, but that doesn't stop some of his other assistants from questioning whether she's more loyal to House Atreides or Bene Gesserit. Which would be a fair concern, except for the fact that she actually does love Leto and for his sake has disobeyed her orders to have a daughter rather than a son with him.
  • John Nike from Jennifer Government muses at one point how, while hot secretaries are fun, they are ultimately impractical (since they inevitably wind up demanding, and your books never get filed properly).
  • Serendipity Sargasso in City of Devils is a subversion. She's perfectly attractive for a fish girl, until she smiles and shows off a mouth overflowing with needle-like teeth.
  • The clueless secretary in Tricky Business, hired solely on the basis of having a cleavage a small dog could get lost in. A defining moment would be when her wanabbe criminal mastermind boss tells the media scrum outside that he's not here, at which point she goes outside to proclaim "He says he's not here".
  • In Vampirocracy, Leon and Ling's private detective agency has secretary Liz, who is blonde, beautiful, buxom, and reads Shakespere during her downtime.

    Live Action TV 
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hank apparently ran off with one.
  • Joan from Mad Men.
    • Lane Pryce's male assistant (effectively a secretary) is considered absolutely heavenly by all of the younger American (female) secretaries. They particularly like his voice and accent, complete with the line about listening to him read the phone book.
    • All of them. Probably even Miss "Queen of Perversions" Blankenship, back in her day.
    • This is actually a recurring plot point—as Joan mentions in Season 4, it's not uncommon for men to hook up with and/or marry their secretaries. Roger Sterling does it early on, eventually marrying Don's secretary; Harry Crane gets Exiled to the Couch for it; and Don himself had a fling with Allison and ends up proposing to current secretary Megan by the end of Season 4.
  • Sam from Richard Diamond Private Detective, originally played by Mary Tyler Moore, pulled this off while being unseen for the most part - all the viewers got was her voice and her legs...both of which proved replaceable.
  • Jennifer Marlowe (Loni Anderson) in WKRP in Cincinnati. (Although she is very precise in identifying herself as a receptionist, not a secretary. And who didn't type or get coffee.)
  • Stella's secretary in How I Met Your Mother. Notable in that she was played by a much revitalized Britney Spears following her divorce and subsequent breakdown.
  • In Seinfeld, George tries to avoid getting a sexy secretary. He ends up with a nerdy, more efficient secretary instead, and has sex with her anyway, because she was so efficient it turned him on.
  • Auf Wiedersehen, Pet had Dagmar and Christa (played by Lysette Anthony).
  • Commandant Klink of Hogan's Heroes had two, Hilda and then her Suspiciously Similar Substitute Helga.
  • In the ITV1 Work Com, Mumbai Calling, one of the call centre staff decides to hire a sexy secretary for his new boss. After said boss makes it clear he doesn't want one, the female assessor from London, who was dropped miles away at his suggestion (they thought she, Terri Johnson, was a he) and now looks very disheveled after an encounter with a fruit stall and donkey droppings, arrives. The first guy pulls a textbook Right in Front of Me, when he compliments her on her "dirty Carol Vorderman" look, but says the interviews are over.
  • Oz. Warden Glynn gets a vivacious black woman as his PA, and for once no-one complains about having to wait to see him.
  • Donnatella Moss from The West Wing wasn't just a secretary, but it was clearly included in her job description. As for her sexiness, sceptics are referred to the opening section of The Portland Trip and the red dress that has become infamous in the fandom.
  • Another Donna is Harvey Specter's assistant from Suits is not only sexy but also smarter then the boys and has the sass to get away with it.
  • Private Helga Geerhart from 'Allo 'Allo!.
  • Young Mr. Grace (and his brother Old Mr. Grace) in Are You Being Served? had multiple sexy secretaries during the series. Just the sight of them often put quite a lot of stress on his weak heart, and in the sequel series Grace And Favour, a sexy secretary's bikini top popped off (off-screen, of course), and gave Young Mr. Grace a fatal heart attack.
    • Miss Belfridge in series 9 and 10 as well.
  • Stacy from Spin City played by Jennifer Esposito
  • The secretary that gets kidnapped by Martians in Disney's Mars and Beyond.
  • Naturally, Harmony is one of these once she becomes the "secretary" part in Angel Season Five.
    • Originally, Cordelia to Angel Investigations in Season 1.
  • In the 1950's sitcom Private Secretary, Ann Sothern played a very attractive secretary whose attempts to help out her boss (especially in romance) tended to comedically backfire.
  • Charlie Runkle's hot and submissive secretary in Californication Season 1.
  • In Breaking Bad, Ted Beneke is being audited by the IRS for cooking his books, and Skyler has to intervene since if the IRS starts looking into her, they'll find evidence of the money laundering Skyler's doing with Walt's drug manufacturing. Skyler pretends to be an incompetent secretary who was only hired for her looks to trick the IRS agent auditing Ted, convincing him that the irregularities he found weren't because of fraud, but because of her stupidity.
  • The Bill. Ted Roach encounters an example in the employ of a friend who's gone into private security, who denies there's any hanky-panky going on. "You're telling me you didn't hire that girl just to watch her lick the stamps?"
  • Get Smart. In "Greer Window" the head of Greer Industries has one, and her sexiness is emphasized whenever she bends down to get something from the filing cabinet. The Chief looks happy when told she has to get another file, only for his smile to disappear when told it's in the top drawer.
  • Karen Page in Daredevil, played by the stunning Deborah Ann Woll, functions as one for Nelson & Murdock. Lampshaded by James Wesley when he visits the firm on Wilson Fisk's behalf and recognizes Karen, having previously attempted to have her killed:
    Matt Murdock: Like Foggy said, we're particular about our clientele.
    Matt Murdock: [to Karen] You, uh, give us a minute, please?
  • Carrie Heffernan in The King of Queens generally resents her lowly status as a legal secretary/PA and continually strives to be seen as something more than this. But she isn't above playing on the Sexy Secretary trope for favors from her less politically correct bosses.

  • In the video for the Rammstein single "Pussy", the drummer Christoph Schneider plays a CEO who gets seduced by his secretary.
  • Sandra McCoy as Justin Timberlake's "Sexretary" at the beginning of **NSYNC's "Pop" performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • Lene Alexandra in her "My Boobs Are Okay" video.
  • Before joining Morning Musume Nakazawa Yuko was a secretary; she's also quite attractive.
  • The Marianas Trench video for "All To Myself" has one, complete with an Office Romance.

    Newspaper Comics 
  • Ms. Buxley from Beetle Bailey, of course.
    • Beetle is dating her now. Which begs the question, what happened to Bunny, Beetle's sweet girlfriend of before?
  • Agatha Crumm's secretary, Winsome.
  • The title character from the 1955-83 strip Lolly.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Stacy Keibler had a secretary type gimmick, going by Ms. Hancock on the team Standards and Practices for the majority of her time in WCW, and occasionally donned the sexretary gear in WWF/WWE as well.
  • During his run as WCW Commissioner, Ernest "The Cat" Miller had a secretary named Ms. Jones.
  • In WWE, when Mick Foley was the commissioner, Debra McMichael played this for a short time.
  • Miss Tesmacher (no, not that one...that one)
  • Su Yung is an advertised one, for the Premier Athlete Brand in Dragon Gate



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    Western Animation 
  • Hello, Nurse! from Animaniacs seems to be this, rather than an actual nurse.
  • The secretary from the Garfield: Babes and Bullets special.
  • Rosemary on Hong Kong Phooey.
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures gives us the lovely Tricia, secretary to Howard Stark Obadiah Stane.
  • Ms. Sara Bellum, the Mayor's faceless yet very statuesque assistant from The Powerpuff Girls. (Was also quite the Action Girl in one episode after being kidnapped by Sedusa.)
  • Janine Melnitz on The Real Ghostbusters. Compared at the movie, she became a tall and curvy bombshell. In the first seasons regularly comes to work in tank tops and mini-skirts, and even once in a bikini...
  • An episode of the Sam & Max animated series pastiching spy films in general and James Bond in particular featured one. When Sam addresses her as "Honey bunny", Max suggests that he's being a tad familiar, but Sam points out that no, "Honeybunny" is her name, she's the temp the Geek hired; so Max flirts a little himself. Later on, she tries to flirt back, but she's disguised as the Geek at the time (it's probably best not to ask how or why, since the Geek is twelve years old and half Honeybunny's size), and Max is so wigged out that he opts to run for the hills even after she takes off the disguise.
  • SWAT Kats has Callie Briggs, the (much more competent) aid to the (foolish) Mayor Manx.
  • Leslie from WordGirl.

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