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Ms Fanservice: Live-Action Film

  • The James Bond girls.
  • Director Russ Meyer relies on this trope. Starting with only a few Ms. Fanservices in his earliest films, Russ later considered it ridiculous to only include 1 or 2 essentially Fanservice Extras per film. Over time nearly all of the main and supporting female characters in Russ' films were buxom, long-legged, hour-glass-figured amazons, starting with Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and including such Cult Classics such as Vixen and Valley of the Supervixens. Somewhat sadly by his last film UP his films had somewhat degraded into surrealistic softcore porn and not his ultimate vision of this trope becoming common in mainstream films.
  • Dolly Parton and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark are essentially also the embodiments of this trope. Both women carefully built (figuratively and literally) their appearances to be appealing and are Ms. Fanservices in every film or TV appearance they have ever made, except for Steel Magnolias for Dolly. Dolly one ups it by playing Miley Cyrus's cleavage-baring, tight outfit wearing aunt on Hannah Montana.
  • Sigourney Weaver
    • In Galaxy Quest she ends up suffering Clothing Damage. She hangs a lampshade on her role as Ms. Fanservice in the Galaxy Quest TV show. Galaxy Quest is a parody/satire of Star Trek so it is supposed to be a Take That at the Ms. Fanservices that inevitably wind up on the series, presumably Uhura from Star Trek: The Original Series in particular.
      Gwen DeMarco: Well, at least you had a part, Alex. Okay, you had a character people loved. I mean, my TV Guide interview was six paragraphs about my BOOBS and how they fit into my suit. No-one bothered to ask me what I do on the show.
      Fred Kwan: You were... umm, wait...wait, I'll think of it...
      Gwen DeMarco: I repeated the computer, Fred.
    • Ghostbusters: She is over the top Ms. Fanservice in this film, especially after she gets possessed.
  • Raquel Welch relegated to the scuba bikini in Fantastic Voyage or the famous fur bikini in One Million Years B.C..
    • MAD addressed this directly in their parody of Fantastic Voyage as the main characters going on their mission give their exposition introductions. She says: "I'm going because wait and see how I look in a skin-tight diving suit!"
    • During the "Fantastic Voyage" Plot on The Simpsons, Marge questions why her suit is so revealing. Homer tells her that's what turns a Mediocre Voyage into a Fantastic Voyage!
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:
    • Penelope Cruz, especially in that one scene of her and Jack rolling about on the deck.
    • Also, the mermaid Syrena, who was pretty much half naked for all of her scenes. In fact, all of the mermaids really, until they attack.
  • Spider-Man Trilogy: Mary Jane Watson.
  • The Shawshank Redemption: One warden's assessment: "What say you there, fuzzy britches?"
  • Cerina Vincent as the naked foreign exchange student "Areola" in Not Another Teen Movie.
  • Cabin Fever: Cerina Vincent has numerous nude scenes and for most of the rest of the movie, she is wearing skin-tight sweaters and jeans. There's a slow-mo close-up of her butt in jeans. To top it off, her character, Marcy, changes lovers at the drop of a hat and is shown to be a vigorous lover, even when she's supposedly depressed.
  • Altaira, played by Anne Francis, from Forbidden Planet.
  • Lola from the theatre/film musical Damn Yankees. Reportedly, the original Broadway production sold tickets faster when the poster was changed to Gwen Verdon in tights which also was used for the film.
  • Jennifer Connelly:
    • Her early film called Career Opportunities had her bouncing around the whole film in a thin white tank top with no room for anything underneath.
    • The Rocketeer: Back when she was younger and not Hollywood-skinny, she spent the latter half of the movie running around in a low-cut silk dress.
    • The Hot Spot includes a scene where Connelly and another actress sit around topless having a conversation for no particular reason.
    • She shows off a Black Bra And Panties in Some Girls.
    • She's one of three beautiful sisters in Inventing the Abbotts. She's probably the hottest and she's definitely the most topless.
    • There was little other reason for the "noisy workers" scene in A Beautiful Mind but to feature her leaning out of the window while the classmates and her professor leered at her.
    • Her nude scenes might be the best thing about Mulholland Falls.
  • Rent: Mimi. The stripper. Even though she's a complete wreck of an addict and dying of AIDS.
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera has a ridiculous amount of Ms-Fanservice-y stuff:
    • Amber Sweet. Amber is Rotti's daughter as opposed to an employee, but she's clearly a scalpel slut.
    • Many other characters: the henchgirls, the genterns, the scalpel sluts. They're justified in-universe as the Gene Co equivalent of the Pan Am stewardess: Rotti Largo knows very well that sex sells.
  • Luster the sorceress in the game-within-a-show of The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, at least when she's being played by a female actor, in contrast to the more ladylike fighter Daphne.
  • Cyd Charisse's legs in any number of MGM musicals.
  • Star Wars
  • Megan Fox.
  • Halle Berry, especially in Swordfish, with a completely gratuitous topless scene.
  • Brazilian movie A Mulher Invisível has Amanda, an Imaginary Lover, played by one of the hottest Brazilian actresses Luana Piovani, who spends most of the film in underwear.
    Of course you aren't real! It's called "ideal woman" because it's something that can only exist in an idea!
  • The Remake of The Last House on the Left, where the bad girl barely wears anything in the last half, and actually strips off her t-shirt within seconds of being introduced. Also for the gorn crowd, the evil teens' abuse victims are killed while stripped down, as well as the bad girl, who is wearing only her panties as she fights with the heroes. And then she's grazed on both sides of the head and knocked against the bathroom wall, and left bleeding out in a sexually suggestive pose. For a thriller which doesn't focus on this aspect in dialogue, it sure relished the Male Gaze in the way it was shot.
  • Class: A 1983 teenage sex comedy. Every 80s sex comedy is required by law to have at least one female character dedicated to fanservice of some type. Virginia Madsen serves that purpose here, with a slapstick scene that ends up with half her blouse being torn off. Her character was indeed well developed and fleshed out.
    "Excuse me, Miss Madsen, but aren't you a little, um, big to be going braless under your school uniform blouse?"
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • Janet
    • Magenta
    • Columbia
  • X-Men:
    • Mystique. Aside from being naked most of the time, she uses seductive alternate forms.
    • X-Men: First Class: Every female character in the film qualifies.

      January Jones of Mad Men fame as Emma Frost.

      Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique.

      Very briefly an uncredited Rebecca Romijn as Raven/Mystique.

      Rose Byrne as an FBI agent going undercover in lingerie.

      Zoe Kravitz as Angel. Justified, as she used to work as a stripper prior to joining the X-Men and she needs her back open to use her wings.
    • The Wolverine:

      All of Famke Janssen's cameos show her in very revealing clothing.

      Viper tends to wear some nice skin-tight outfits.
  • Scarlett Johansson: Even The Girls Want Her.
  • Wild Wild West: Salma Hayek's character sure does look good. It helps that she spends a good chunk of the film in little more than a corset. Hayek's character is a particularly gratuitous example, as she's basically extraneous to the film's plot.
  • Nearly every female character in Sucker Punch.
  • Trash (played by Linnea Quigley) in Return of the Living Dead: She strips in an early scene, then basically spends the entire film wearing only legwarmers. Becomes Fan Disservice once she becomes a naked zombie, though she doesn't look too different in that form. Writer/director Dan O'Bannon has said that when he saw more females in audiences than he expected, he wished he'd thought to show male characters naked, too, for the sake of equal opportunity Fanservice.
  • Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof:
    • The first group has very Ms-Fanservice-y outfits.
    • There are lingering shots of Julia's feet.
    • Butterfly's lap-dance.
    • Mary Elizabeth Winstead's character Lee is dressed as a cheerleader.
    • Rosario Dawson's Abby is not wearing a bra, Gainaxing.
    • Zoe Bell riding the hood of the car, with her shirt sliding up a bit
    • A lingering shot of Abby, Zoe, and Kim's asses (the latter two wearing painted on jeans), as they strut towards Stuntman Mike's wrecked car.
    • The opening shot is of Jungle Julia's ass.
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Jessica Alba in most of her roles, including the aforementioned Machete.
  • Monica Bellucci in the vast majority of her roles.
  • Both female leads in Yesterday Was A Lie are Ms. Fanservice.
  • Lifeforce: Some viewers were under the impression that it would be an actual science fiction movie as opposed to "Naked Vampire Chick from Outer Space". It also featured Patrick Stewart, though, so it wasn't all bad.
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal often fills this role for those who like their movies Darker and Edgier.
  • The Baroness and Scarlet from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
    • G.I. Joe: Retaliation: Lady Jaye in a sexy dress, infiltrating a White House party. And before that, skimpy sport attire.
  • Jenny Agutter spent most of The Seventies losing her clothes on film — see: Walkabout, Equus, Logan's Run, An American Werewolf in London — but Logan's Run is really the purest example. Whereas the others only had a scene or two, Jessica 6 spent all of Logan's Run in very skimpy clothing — when she was clothed at all. Sadly for fans of this, at the end of that decade she waved goodbye to Hollywood and hasn't fulfilled this trope since.
  • Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element, the Resident Evil series, Ultraviolet, Stone, Return to the Blue Lagoon, and No Good Deed.
  • The lead female characters from the Resident Evil series.
  • Barbarella
  • Elisha Cuthbert in The Girl Next Door, House of Wax (2005) and Captivity.
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Make It Happen.
  • Brie Larson in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
  • Mostly averted with Henley (who got her start as an assistant, where part of her job was presumably to invoke this trope). For most of Now You See Me, short skirts are her limit. Played straight in her introduction shot, which features her stripping into a glittery swimsuit for an escape act.
  • What fetish doesn't Lola in The Transporter 2 cater to? Gun Porn (is dual-wielded, full-auto silenced Glocks with Laser Sights enough for you?), Shameless Fanservice Girl, Excessive Evil Eyeshadow, Tattooed Crook (on her inner thigh, no less) Combat Stilettos, Black Bra And Panties, Pink Bra and Panties, and Red Bra and Panties (with black garters and Stocking Filler), Sexy Coat Flashing, Hello, Nurse! (well, medical receptionist), Sexy Soaked Shirt (the fire sprinklers) and Sexy Backless Outfit.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
  • Sorina, who is the female character that gets prominently displayed the most in Pain and Gain.
  • Rose from We're the Millers.
  • In R.I.P.D. Roy's avatar is played by supermodel Marisa Miller, who has posed for both Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
  • Nicole Kidman has a long and proud history of sharing her beauty with the world on screen from the '80s (Windrider, featuring her first nude scenes) to the '10s (Just Go With It).
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones was doing nude scenes as far back as her film debut in Sherezade when she was barely 20 years old, and her big claim to fame was losing her clothes to Antonio Banderas's sword in The Mask of Zorro.
  • Unsurprisingly Clara from Byzantium. Gemma Arterton plays an attractive vampire who spends the vast majority of the movie wearing sexy clothing. And Clara's introduction to viewers is giving someone a lapdance in her underwear.
  • Amy Adams in American Hustle. No one will forget her cleavage (and legs) in various different outfits. Plus in one scene she's sporting a thong, and she also has a very, very brief topless shot.
  • The Brass Teapot focuses a lot on Juno Temple’s body and she spends several scenes in very skimpy outfits.
  • Felicity Shagwell in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. The majority of her outfits are either skin-tight, or show off a lot of skin (Which, considering she's trying to seduce Austin from the get-go, makes perfect sense).

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