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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1337013729040200200²%% Please do not change or remove without starting a new thread.²%%²[[quoteright:350:[[Series/AmericasNextTopModel https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Great_book_763.jpg]]]]²[[caption-width-right:350:Kicked out of many classes, but never kicked out of bed.]]²²->''It was as if some god had said, "Sorry, kid, you're going to be thicker than a yard of lard, but the good news is, it isn't going to matter."''²-->-- '''Sergeant Angua''' on Tawneee, ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''²²A specific version of TheDitz: an attractive but stupid character who gets by on his or her looks. Usually promiscuous (or at least "boy/girl crazy") and popular. Jokes about the character usually revolve around their lack of intellect and effortless romantic abilities. This is a subtrope of BeautyIsBad. ²²The Brainless Beauty can be either male or female. Female examples (who are usually also TheChick) tend to be classic [[DumbBlonde blonde idiots]]; male examples are {{Hunk}}s or more rarely [[PrettyBoy pretty boys]]. Neither [[ChickMagnet has much difficulty]] [[HeadTurningBeauty getting the attention of the opposite sex]]. The Brainless Beauty is rarely the hero; they tend to be {{foil}}s for more intelligent (though less successful romantically) characters. Some are sympathetic good-natured dullards, others are presented as annoying obstacles for our heroes. Either way, expect a smart but [[HollywoodHomely plain]] character to be left fuming at the unfairness of it all.²²Brainless Beauty protagonists are most common in film (''Zoolander'', ''The House Bunny'', ''Blonde & Blonder'') but occasionally turn up on TV (''Joey'').²²A Brainless Beauty — even a sweet-natured one — is unlikely to be the serious love interest of TheHero. In fact, they make a natural RomanticFalseLead. It can happen though if the Beauty shows some form of HiddenDepths. For much the same reason a Brainless Beauty is unlikely to be BigBad since their lack of brainpower doesn't make them that formidable unless the story is a comedy and the hero is equally intellect challenged. In fact, due to tropes like KindheartedSimpleton and DumbIsGood a Brainless Beauty is more likely to be good-natured than nasty though they are very likely to be InnocentlyInsensitive.²²Contrast with TheVamp and TheCasanova, who are also good looking and sexually active but have a ''lot'' more [[AccidentalInnuendo going on upstairs.]]²²Sometimes overlaps with BrattyTeenageDaughter and GeniusDitz.²²See also: PopularIsDumb. It is a reasonably good rule of thumb that [[TheCheerleader most cheerleaders]] will be presented as being Brainless Beauties unless the movie or show is actually focused on them. The same applies to jocks [[LovableJock especially the nicer ones]]. An AsianAirhead is probably one of these. In a HighSchool setting the AlphaBitch usually has one of these characters in her GirlPosse though the AlphaBitch ''usually'' isn't one herself because she needs a certain amount of craftiness to maintain her position.²²DumbBlonde covers some of the same territory but (obviously) not all Brainless Beauties are blonde, and by no means are all Dumb Blondes as sexualised as this trope. Female Brainless Beauties will often possess a SimpletonVoice.²²In a sufficiently outlandish comedy, the Brainless Beauty might be ''literally'' [[WhoEvenNeedsABrain brainless]]. ²²If this trope is set in a HighSchool (or more rarely a university) and a female main character falls under this trope there is a fairly good chance she is secretly smart but employing ObfuscatingStupidity (because PopularIsDumb) or at least has HiddenDepths. [[DoubleStandard For some reason]] male Brainless Beauties [[AlwaysFemale very rarely turn out to be secretly smart]].²²[[noreallife]]²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime and Manga]]²* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':²** ''Manga/DragonBall'' introduces Bulma's mom Mrs. Briefs is very attractive, but she's not very smart. ²** Briefly, Krillin in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had a girlfriend named Maron. She was one of the prettiest characters ever introduced, but also truly, unfathomably stupid.²* Sonsaku Hakufu from ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' was portrayed like this in the Manga, although the Anime actually upped her stupidity by a large degree to the point of exaggeration.²* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':²** Suzi Q is absolutely beautiful (both is her youth and in [[SilverFox her old age]]), but she's not exactly that smart. This is [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagged]] however, as it's shown many time that she's actually [[SmarterThanYouLook smarter than she looks]].²** Hato Higashikata from ''Manga/{{JoJolion}}'' is as beautiful as she is dumb. [[spoiler:[[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Don't underestimate her a fight]], however, something Tamaki [[CumbStompBattle learned the]] [[KarmicDeath hard way]]]].²* Natsuru of ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' is an example of one of these as a ''protagonist''. [[GenderBender S/he]] manages to achieve the unique combination of thinking entirely with his non-existent penis...''and being ObliviousToLove''. The result is a "hero" that just sorta stands there with a vacant expression as all the lesbians nearby start drooling, and the conspiracy involving a magical girl war he was drafted into just sorta drifts by. Notably, every adaptation makes this worse; s/he managed to have moments of competence to round out the physical attractiveness and utter idiocy in the light novels, had significantly less but still a few in the manga, and in the anime s/he has all the brains of a pile of unusually stupid (but pretty) rocks.²* 'Momo' of ''Manga/KimiWaPetto'' is basically a big, dumb, friendly dog in human form. The {{U|nresolvedSexualTension}}ST between him, his master Sumire and the smart, rich man she's holding out for drives the plot.²* Tamaki Suoh, of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', is one of the rare male brainless beauties that ''does'' have HiddenDepths. Heavily downplayed in that he is actually very book smart and gets the highest grades in his year next to Kyoya, but he still comes across as foolish much of the time because he has zero common sense.²%%* George's mother in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''.²* Charlotte of ''VisualNovel/PrincessLover'' seems to be trying to invoke this. The male lead resists it, but when she's kidnapped, she has no restraint about using her beauty against her captors. She is shown to be a little intelligent in the episodes, but in the previews, she acts completely brainless.²* Ran from ''Manga/StrawberryShakeSweet'' spends most of her time being tall, pretty, adorable and entirely oblivious to everything -including [[ObliviousToLove her own feelings.]]²* While she wasn't too bad in the [=OVAs=], [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Mihoshi]] became this in the ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'' continuity, driving her partner Kiyone to the brink of madness.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'':²** UsefulNotes/{{The Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} heroine ComicBook/{{Suzie}} is a beautiful blonde who draws plenty of attention for her looks. Unfortunately, she's also an epic {{Ditz}} and a CuteClumsyGirl which means she tends to run through a ''lot'' [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity of jobs]].²** Another famous beautiful blonde is Melody from ''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussyCats''. She is an absent-minded, bubbly sort of character often taken to using silly, nonsense language, and provides much of the comic relief of the series. But she also [[DistractedByTheSexy draw all the male attention]].²** The [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 reboot]] of the Archie titles pushed Melody away from this trope and more into a GeniusDitz who happens to be ravishingly beautiful. A more straightforward example of this trope in the modern comics is Cheryl Blossom. She isn't as cartoonishly stupid as Melody or Suzie where but she frequently comes across as an airhead who's convinced she's brilliant, from her inability to recall the names of Archie's friends even while trying to ''bribe'' them ('Jug Handle', 'Betsy') to her attempts at staging a rescue to impress others ([[BadBadActing "wake up man, whose name I don't know!"]].) In #17 Veronica has to point out to her that [[spoiler: her father's company being bought out by Hiram Lodge doesn't actually make the Blossoms poor.]] ²* [[DumbBlonde Vanessa]], the heroine of the French comic ''ComicBook/LesBlondes'' is a literal example. She's stunningly beautiful and [[NiceGirl very nice]] but mind-bogglingly stupid. In one album a baffled doctor shows her an x-ray of her empty cranium and explains he found nothing at all in her head. Vanessa is [[ComicallyMissingThePoint visibly delighted at the all clear]].²* ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'' has ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s good looks but the usual SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} dimwittedness.²* Johnny Storm from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' is good-looking, but he never even managed to graduate from high school. It shows, repeatedly. He even seemed convinced he could get pregnant, somehow.²* ''ComicBook/SensationComics'': The Heyday triplets (three of the [[Franchise/WonderWoman Holliday Girls]]) are often referred to as the "Three Pretty Girls," and two of them are so clueless their grandmother left their inheritance to their sister figuring it would do them more good in her hands. ²* ''{{ComicBook/Valhalla}}'': Subverted. Frejya frequently plays the part, either to further her schemes or for her own amusement, but it is all a ruse. She is intelligent and charismatic enough to give Odin and Loki a run for their money on a good day, and is far better at managing people than most of her nominal superiors.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Strips]]²* From a 1995 ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip:²-->'''Paige''': Nicole, look! Bobby Whitmeyer must've transferred into our history class! He's the hunkiest hunk in the school! He is sooo hot! Sooo babe-like! Sooo to die for!\²'''Nicole''': ...Sooo stupid...\²'''Paige''': Oh, like brains really matter.\²'''Bobby''': Oops - I'm in the wrong room.\²'''Nicole''': In this case they do.\²'''Paige''': '''AAAA!''' Come back!²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fairy Tales]]²* In one of ''Creator/CharlesPerrault'' lesser know tales "Riquet à la Houppe," or as it is known in English, "Riquet with the Tuft," or even more simply "Tufty Ricky," a princess is gifted by a fairy on her birth, the gift of beauty, however, the fairy also throws in the caveat that she will be extremely stupid. However one day she comes across the ugly, but charming, Gnome Prince Riquet, who also was blessed by the same fairy, however this time with the gift of intelligence and wit. He reveals that he was granted the power to gift one person with intelligence, and thus out of pity for the lonely and crying princess, whom all avoid due to her inability to carry on a conversation, he passes on his gift to her. A year later, the princess, now very popular in court due to her wit as well as her grace, crosses paths with Riquet once again and discovers she too has the power to pass along her gift. After thinking of Riquet's kindness, as well as his charm and wit, she is able to render him handsome, and the two are married.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fanfiction]]²* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Italy sure seems like one. After all, he seems to be oblivious to ''a lot'' of things including Germany's and Japan's ''obvious'' feelings for him. Keyword: ''[[ObfuscatingStupidity seemed]]''.²* The incredibly dense but drop-dead gorgeous farm girl Ragna briefly takes on the role of a RomanticFalseLead in ''FanFic/TheFledglingYear''.²* Marik in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. He's a {{Bishonen}} with a midriff you could grate cheese on, but as an evil mastermind, he leaves a lot to be desired.²-->'''Bakura:''' You know, it's a good thing you're pretty. Otherwise, I'd have to suffocate you.²* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Misty's older sisters have built up this reputation, due to their incompetence as Gym Leaders.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film — Animated]]²* The Triplets from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' were also shown to be a trio of Brainless Beauties who fawn over Gaston, despite the fact that not only is it extremely clear that he's not a good person, but he doesn't seem to have the hots for them. Incidentally, their official names are "The Bimbettes."²* Vanna Pira, Dracula's girlfriend from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf'' she's very beautiful but very ditzy and not very intelligent, she often doesn't get Dracula's jokes which frequently annoys him.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film — Live-Action]]²* Karen Smith from ''Film/MeanGirls'' is described as "one of the dumbest girls you will ever meet", and even [[AlphaBitch Regina George]] admits to Cady that she's the prettiest girl in the school and should really be Spring Fling Queen because of this, but "everyone forgets about her because she's such a slut".²* All the male models (except for David Duchovny's hand model - they're different from the face and body boys) in ''Film/{{Zoolander}}''.²* Gemma Honeycutt from ''Film/FoolsGold''.²* The titular characters from ''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'' are pretty but dumb. The popular girls who pick on them also qualify for this trope.²* Matt in ''Film/TheOppositeOfSex''.²* Paul Metzler in ''Film/{{Election}}''.²* Pavi Largo from ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' is this by way of inverted InformedDeformity; despite being horribly scarred and wearing masks made of other people faces, his admirers consider him beautiful. The "brainless" part is not up for debate. His sister Amber Sweet has had multiple cosmetic surgeries and is more conventionally beautiful. She's not as brainless as Pavi, but she's also not smart enough to know when to stop. [[spoiler: Near the end of the movie, her recent surgery causes the skin to slide off her face. She has another surgery to replace it, while her former face is saved and auctioned off to the highest bidder... Pavi.]]²* Subverted in ''Film/MightyAphrodite'': Linda uses her sexual charms to get by, but she later turns out to be sadly aware of the fact, tries to improve her life without relying on beauty and deeply regrets not being able to take care of the child she put up for adoption. In the end, she gets better.²* Shelley from ''Film/TheHouseBunny'' is a rare example of a protagonist who qualifies.²* Brace Channing from ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian''.²* The song "'Cause I'm a Blonde" from ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' is made of this trope.²* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': Rocky Horror, a blonde-haired {{Hunk}}, is almost literally brainless. He's only got half-a-brain and, quite frankly, he ain't too bright. It doesn't help that he's a day old, either.²* April Mercedes from ''Film/StuckOnYou''.²* Peaches Page from ''Film/RacketGirls''.²-->'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow T. Robot]]''': Ya'know, Peaches has a fresh natural stupidness that isn't forced or contrived...²* Subverted in ''Film/SupermanIII''. Lorelei [[ObfuscatingStupidity ''pretends'' to be an airhead]], when she's actually a genius. Alone, she delves into deep reading, and reveals she's a computer expert, too. She's so intelligent she ''knows'' behaving intelligently will get her fired since her ''job'' is to be "Ross'".²-->'''Lorelei:''' ''(reading Immanuel Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason")'' How can he say that Pure Categories have no objective meaning in Transcendental Logic? What about Synthetic Unity?²* Mia from ''Film/StanHelsing''.²* Marcia in the '90s ''Film/TheBradyBunch'' films. Even allowing for the uh, [[DiscoDan singular worldview]] the rest of the family has, she's pretty clueless and she's quite amazingly shallow:²-->'''Marcia:''' "I'll go first because I'm the prettiest."²* In the 1940s, Marie Wilson often portrayed this trope (e.g., the Ann Sheridan/Dennis Morgan musical "Shine On, Harvest Moon").²* In ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'', Chris the fireman is a nice, hunky, simple guy who knows how to put out fires but not much else. He's totally out of his depth around the erudite C.D. and Roxanne.²* Destiny Demeanor in ''Film/LoadedWeapon1'' literally has nothing between her ears - at one point while making out with the hero she seductively asks him to blow in her ear. When he does so we hear an echo like someone blowing across the top of an empty beer bottle and see the hair on the opposite side of her head billow in the breeze.²* In the original ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Buffy was one, though she matured out of it thanks to discovering her HiddenDepths.²* Jenna from ''Film/MaxKeeblesBigMove'' qualifies as this, or the AlphaBitch.²* Brad the gigolo from ''Film/{{Extract}}''.²* Jack Bartlett (Creator/JamesMarsden) in ''Film/SugarAndSpice'', and he is close to being TheDitz as well.²* Party girl Maggie from ''Literature/InHerShoes'' tells her sister "I'll let you do my resume if you let me do your hair."²* Cotton in the Music/MileyCyrus flick ''Film/SoUndercover'' is a very pretty, very sweet natured blonde with nothing between her ears. At one point the house she is in catches fire and her first instinct is to touch the flames (thankfully her friends intervene.)²-->'''Cotton:''' "Ooh! What a pretty fire!" ²* Played with and painfully [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] in the film ''Film/{{Bachelorette}}''. Katie is a gorgeous airhead and for most of the film, her lack of intelligence is played for laughs. However, in a candid moment, she admits to her fears about her stupidity to Joe and how she doesn't actually like her life or know how to behave around people she has feelings for, other than via sleeping with them.²* Kevin from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}}'' is incredibly handsome and incredibly dim. The girls only hire him to be their receptionist because he was the only one who answered the ad.²* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': AllThereInTheManual: [[https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/rappaports-law-en Aristotle Twelvetrees was a competent man, but his daughter, Dorcus, was as dim as she was pretty]].²* ''Film/StrokerAce'': Pembrook is a classic blonde beauty, but it's hard to tell whether she's really brainless or just that [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pure]]. She is largely ignorant of the crude humor around her and appears to have some very blank reactions, which lend to the trope.²* Joel from ''Film/{{Colossal}}''. ²* Irina's sister Elena in ''Film/Triple9''. Irina even comments that her sister is not very smart, but extremely good-looking, and that can make up for a lot of other deficits in today's society. Elena blindly follows all of Irina's orders, even when they concern her son.²* Missy "[[RunningGag I mean Mom]]" from the Film/BillAndTed movies. She's very pretty but not exactly the brightest bulb in the lamp.²* ''Film/HappyDeathDay'' has Danielle, the president of the AlphaBitch sorority, introduced in both the movie and [[Film/HappyDeathDay2U the sequel]] in outfits that show off her body. She's also a moron who, for starters, confuses Helen Keller for Anne Frank.²* ''Film/ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri'': Mildred's ex-husband Charlie is dating a girl named Penelope, [[MayDecemberRomance who is stated to be at around nineteen years old.]] She gets polo and polio mixed up and can't read the room when she catches the Hayes family in the middle of a violent argument. However, she ''does'' state [[AnAesop the Aesop]] of the film toward the end, saying she "read it on a bookmark."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series.²** [[ShoutOut Christine]] from ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}''. She's so ditzy she uses double exclamation marks all the time and has no idea what's going on, and she can't sing either, but she still overshadows Agnes Nitt as an opera singer because of her looks.²** Tawneee from ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''. She's completely innocent towards anything romance- and sex-related because she was raised by a strict grandmother, and every man she's ever met automatically presumes she's out of his league. Well, up until she met Nobby Nobbs...²** Laddie the dog from ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' was a picture-perfect dog, the kind that can supposedly communicate complex concepts with a wrinkle of the nose. According to his manager [[IntellectualAnimal Gaspode]], he was dim as a ha'penny candle. When we hear his barks translated by other animals and/or the narrative, rather than humans, it's generally some variation of "Laddie good boy!"²** Subverted in Juliet from ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals''. She's friends with a principal viewpoint character who likes her but always has to do everything for her. Eventually, her friend realizes that it's the fact that she's doing everything for her that makes her come across as dumb, and when she's allowed to do things for herself she's actually fairly competent. Could still be a mild example, but some expectations are certainly subverted.²** Penelope, one of Miss Susan's pupils in ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'' is described as having a face that would one day require her father to hire guards, but which is generally unmarred by thought. She gets a gold star for coming up with important philosophical insight, although it's unclear if she meant to.²* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Serwe is almost superhumanly beautiful and is the least intelligent person in the series, falling utterly for Kellhus's manipulations without a moment's resistance.²* Tabitha, in the ''Literature/DelicateFire'' series is a [[EvilRedhead fiery-haired]] [[HotWitch temptress]] that few can resist, but a lifetime of having [[FavorsForTheSexy everything handed to her]] by fawning admirers meant she never had the ''need'' for cleverness, leaving her more than a little dim.²* Exploited in ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' by the eponymous character in the last book, when she masquerades as Roman's DumbBlonde busty trophy girl to get unnoticed into illegal werebeast fights. She calls the whole experience profoundly humiliating, even though no one recognizes her.²* Raziel from Creator/ChristopherMoore's ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff'', a male angel so pretty that [[EvenTheGuysWantHim even straight men would want to do him]] if he didn't completely infuriate people with his stupidity. Biff theorizes that he's the origin of Dumb Blonde jokes. Raziel appears again in a later Christopher Moore book as the titular character. And what's the title of that book? ''Literature/TheStupidestAngel''.²* Olivia Ryan from ''Literature/TheClique'' is described as a naturally beautiful blond that lots of guys in her grade like but she is considered the dumbest girl at their school.²* In ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Oathbreakers]]'', Creator/MercedesLackey has an unusual example: it's a ''horse''. He's apparently a very beautiful horse, but still thick as bricks.²* In the ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series, unicorns are breathtakingly gorgeous and head-thuddingly stupid. There seems to be an in-universe law that beautiful magical creatures are usually dumb as rocks, while intelligent ones are seldom beautiful.²* Subverted in Creator/DianaWynneJones's ''[[Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm Year of the Griffin]]''; minor character Melissa is both beautiful and dumb, but rather than trade on her looks she's working to learn magic, even though it's hard for her.²* Rosemary Barton from Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Sparkling Cyanide''. Rosemary is so beautiful that virtually every male character is instantly attracted to her but so dumb that none of them can stand to be around her for very long. Pretty much all of her love interests end up with women with less beauty but more intelligence.²* In the ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' series, the surgery that makes you pretty at age 16 turns basically everyone into these.²* Michael's crush, Rosamund, in the ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''. He and [[LoveTriangle her crush]] seem to be the only two not to realize she's not the sharpest tool in the shed.²* Subverted in ''Literature/ThePaleKing'' by Meredith Rand, who is well aware of this trope and annoyed by anyone who assumes she is one.²* Keifer Porter of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', as well as being [[BeautyIsBad all-around nasty]]. One of his wives claims she's met ''dogs'' smarter than him; another of them recalls how when he'd throw tantrums and hurl names around, they were always "childishly simple".²* Mae from ''Literature/{{Runemarks}}'' is described as one on the character page.²* Subverted with Daisy in ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby''. She may be indecisive but she is no fool and she knows how miserable her life is. She invokes this trope as a StepfordSmiler as a coping mechanism.²* In ''Literature/WhyWeTookTheCar'', Tschick accuses Tatjana of being this. Whether he's right or not is never confirmed.²* Miss Harriet Smith from ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' is extremely pretty and becomes popular in Highbury once Emma takes her under her wing, but she's silly, not at all clever and unable to decide for herself about anything. Emma puts ideas in her head that she has a right to get married well because of her looks, and she falls in love quite easily.²* The ''Literature/EddieLaCrosse'' series has Callie, a minor but recurring character who works as a barmaid at the inn where Eddie bases himself. She's very attractive and very sweet, but not too smart.²--> Even dressed in winter clothes that covered her from chin to ankle, Callie’s beauty could melt icicles at ten paces. It was a shame those same icicles could probably outthink her.²* ''Literature/SpectralShadows'' completely inverts this. There are lots of beautiful female characters that are pretty intelligent or at least not so ditsy.²* Princess Blaze from ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' is said to be the most beautiful of the [=SandWing=] sisters in the war. But she's also shown to be quite idiotic and gullible, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen not good traits for a queen]].²* If [[Literature/RizzoliAndIsles Jane Rizzoli]] isn't assuming a beautiful woman is a bitch, she's usually assuming she's this.²* In the backstory of ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', Elya Yelnats spent much of his time trying to woo Myra Menke, the most beautiful girl in town. His mentor, Madame Zeroni, continually cautions him, noting that "her head is as empty as a flowerpot." Myra proves Zeroni correct, as when she's given the choice between an ugly, dimwitted pig farmer [[MayDecemberRomance who's forty years older than her]], and a handsome and muscular young man who genuinely loves her, she decides to use the method of "I'm thinking of a number between one and ten!"²-->"Can she push a plow? Can she milk a goat? No, she is too delicate. Can she have an intelligent conversation? No, she is silly and foolish. Will she take care of you when you are sick? No, she is spoiled and will only want you to take care of her. So she is beautiful. So what?"²* Jessica from ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh''. Although she can be incredibly competent at getting back at anyone who tricks her. ²* ''[[Literature/{{Xanth}} A Spell for Chameleon]]'': Wynne is very beautiful and very dim. It's ultimately revealed that [[spoiler:this is part of her magical power. Her beauty and intelligence are always at an inverse, and she slowly goes from one extreme to the other and back]].²* The theme of "[[Literature/TheStoriesOfJohnCheever The Chaste Clarissa]]" by John Cheever. Clarissa is a sexy redhead but pretty dim—she thinks that rocks can grow, and when the protagonist, a seducer named Baxter, gets her to open up, she expresses a lot of pretty vapid, cliched opinions. All of Baxter's attempts to seduce her fail, until he says "You're so intelligent"—Clarissa is so self-conscious about being dumb that Baxter's flattery is what finally succeeds in getting her to have sex with him.²* ''Literature/TalesFromTheMosEisleyCantina'' features an interesting version with M'iiyoom Onith (beautiful by her ''own'' species' standards that is, and Feltipern Trevagg's; by human standards she's hideous). Trevagg even calls her a "bimbo" at one point.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Drew, one of Liz's boyfriends, is incredibly stupid, but everyone just lets him slide because he looks like Creator/JonHamm. He leads a charmed life without even realizing it. This whole characterization comes out of nowhere in the second episode he's featured in.²%%* Sandra from ''227''.²%%* Paisley Houndstooth from ''Series/ANTFarm''.²%%* Linda from ''Series/{{Becker}}''.²* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''²** Penny is probably closer to being of average intelligence with a few [[TheDitz ditzy]] moments but is effectively one in comparison to the rest of the main cast. That said, [[CharacterDevelopment she does make an effort to learn]] and is in many ways savvier about functioning in the real world than the guys.²** Penny's on again/off again boyfriend Zack. Tall, buff, good-looking, and so dumb he makes the box of rocks like a college grad.²** Subverted with Sheldon's sister Missy who is drop-dead gorgeous and described by their mother as "dumber than soup". However in her only appearance, Missy seems a normal girl with average intelligence and certainly not brainless. She's probably only [[InformedFlaw "dumb"]] in comparison to [[TVGenius her brother]].²* Played for laughs in a season six episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', in which it is revealed that BlackAndNerdy CulturedBadass Captain Holt is considered to be this by his classics professor husband's coworkers - who have a bad habit of underestimating the intelligence of anyone who isn't an academic.²* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':²** Harmony. Then she becomes a soulless vampire making her [[ImmortalImmaturity stuck in this role forever.]]²** Glory makes Harmony look like a rocket scientist. She's the ditziest BigBad ever. Not that it makes her any less terrifying or unstoppable. Actually lampshaded by Buffy after Glory decapitates the Buffybot and ''still'' assumes she was the real Buffy:²--->'''Buffy:''' You're ''not'' the brightest God in the heavens, are you?²** Cordelia Chase, on the other hand, subverts the trope; she appears at first to be a classic example but is later revealed to be quite intelligent, just reluctant to show it because she doesn't want to lose social status. (It doesn't help that she is often shown in comparison with [[TeenGenius Willow]].) {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d early in Season 3 of ''Buffy'' when discussing the SAT:²--->'''Cordelia:''' "Actually, I'm looking forward to it. I do well on standardized tests." ({{beat}}) "What? I can't have layers?"²** Unlike her movie version, Buffy has long since put this personality behind her -- but we do get a brief glimpse of it in the flashback to when Angel first sees her.²%%* Loretta Tortelli and Kelly Gaines on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Woody might be considered a male version. Sam Malone, post-Diane Chambers, arguably became one.²* ''Series/{{Community}}''²** The show parodies/deconstructs this concept in the episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music]] with Annie attempting to seduce Jeff to [[AssimilationPlot convince him to join the Glee club]] for the Christmas pageant. Jeff points out just how creepy the idea really is. ²--->'''Jeff:''' You are an intelligent woman. Also, you're Jewish. ²** Annie then proceeds to sing about how she has no idea how Christmas works. With her intelligence dropping throughout the song. She dresses in a [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule short-skirted costume]] and begins her song with an affected cutesy-dumb attitude remarkably unlike her usual intelligent, straight-A personality. This then devolves into increasingly childish behavior, until she's [[UpToEleven flopping on the ground spewing baby-talk.]] Even the insatiably horny Jeff is incredibly turned off by the number she intended to use to seduce him.²--->'''Jeff:''' Look, eventually you hit a point of diminishing returns on the sexiness.\²'''Annie:''' What's a deminiminmeghh?²** Considering that the entire episode is an extended TakeThat to ''Series/{{Glee}}'', the scene could arguably be interpreted as a criticism of [[TheDitz Brittany's]] character in particular. She started out as vaguely ditzy, progressed to [[CloudCuckooLander amusingly airheaded]], and quickly crossed the line into being [[ManChild so childish]] that she could never possibly function in the real world. This doesn't preclude the series from portraying her in a very sexualized manner, which leads into mass {{Unfortunate Implications}}.²%%* Patrick from ''Series/{{Coupling}}''.²* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]] has Miss Evangelista, who is an extremely self-aware example, claiming that her father told her she had the intelligence of a fly as a ''compliment''. Anita and Other Dave explain that she mistook the escape pod for the bathroom on the journey there ''twice'', and she ends up falling for a case of SchmuckBait. [[spoiler:When she's uploaded to the Library computers after her death in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], she's much more intelligent but now looks like a living Picasso painting because she was uploaded wrong, although her face gets fixed in the end.]]²* [[TheDanza Drake]] from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''. Possibly a case of BrilliantButLazy. He displays an ability to predict exactly how long it will take for him and Josh to sneak home compared to their parents' timing, claiming he could do that but is failing math because that situation was "actually important".²%%* Mallory from ''Series/FamilyTies''.²* Hilary Banks from ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. She casually asks her father for 300 dollars in the pilot episode, gets loads of various jobs with unexplained luck, gains her own television show as a talk show host. To make matters even stranger is that while Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian acknowledge her greedy nature, they often force other characters to work much harder than Hilary herself. However, later episodes imply that Hilary was rather spoiled when her father struck rich, and is trying to prevent the rest of his children from doing the same. Especially Ashley.²* ''Series/{{Friends}}''²** Joey is a hunky actor who is consistently the dumbest character on the show. ²** Rachel started out as one, as she was clueless concerning any real-life skills, but thanks to CharacterDevelopment she became a lot more sensible and capable.²** Her sisters, however, both fit this trope.²* ''Series/{{Glee}}''²** Brittany. Fellow cheerleader [[FallenPrincess Quinn]] is an aversion; she's a beautiful blonde but much smarter. Santana is somewhere in the middle: smarter than Brittany (though that isn't saying much), but has her occasional ditzy moments.²** Finn is a male version.²** Sam fits this as well. He's beautiful to the point of [[ShirtlessScene having his shirt off every other scene]], yet is totally clueless most times as to what is going on, especially with his [[ArmouredClosetGay closet lesbian girlfriend]].²* Blanche of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' (Although this seems to be more breeding/force of habit than true stupidity). Roommate Rose on the other hand...²%%* Nate and Serena on ''Series/GossipGirl''.²* ''Series/HannahMontana''²** Amber is just an AlphaBitch but not a ditz, though her sidekick Ashley is a straight example. ²** Invoked against Miley by Rico as well, when he tells her "It's a good thing you're pretty". He even dismisses his '[[ClarkKenting Miley is Hannah Montana]]' theory on the basis that she's too much of a bubblehead to pull it off.²** There's also Brainless Bodacious Becky, a SatelliteLoveInterest of Jackson's.²%%* Many of the girls on ''Series/HeeHaw'', though some were a lot smarter than they seemed. Others played this trope straight, though.²%%* Sometimes Peter Petrelli from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' seems to fall into [[IdiotBall this]] [[MrFanservice role]].²* Toyed with in ''Series/{{House}}''.²** House tells Cameron that he hired her because she was pretty, not because she was "the best" ... for example, she graduated ''near'' the top of her class, but not ''at'' the top of her class. House figured that, because she was pretty enough to get by on her looks but chose to study ''anyway'', she was probably worth hiring.²** House meets a doctor when he's looking to replace his fellows and, in flirting with her, offers her a [[DoubleEntendre position on his staff]]. One episode later, it's revealed that she took him at his word and shows up at Princeton-Plainsboro having left her former job. This being TV, most characters are at worst HollywoodHomely, but she's remarkably good-looking in that several characters remark on how good-looking she is. It's heavily implied that she's been getting by on her looks because House is repeatedly DistractedByTheSexy and doesn't realize her ideas are nonsensical until it's pointed out by someone else. Eventually, he starts having Taub or one of the others repeat her statements to him so that he can judge them outside the context of her physical appearance, and winds up firing her by the end of the episode.²* From ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':²** Music/KatyPerry played one of these in one episode.²** Robin's boyfriend Nick was eventually revealed to be this. She breaks up with him for it.²--->'''Ted (to Barney)''': I'd say hump her brains out but someone obviously already has.²** Many women of this trope were the target for many of Barney's one night stands, particularly when you factor in the fact that they always believed Barney's [[ConsummateLiar extravagant lies]] as a three-time Nobel Peace Prize-winning astronaut spy.²* In the short-lived sitcom ''How To Be a Gentleman'', the lead character dated an underwear model played by Desi Lydic who he at first believed to be clever and funny because he was constantly DistractedByTheSexy while talking to her. It was only when he heard her over the phone that he realised she was an airhead.²* ''Just Say Julie'' - Literally! Julie Brown interviewed moronic (and fictional) model Lake Arrowhead and after posing a 'difficult' question Lake's brain exploded out of her head from the pressure of thinking. Luckily Julie found the brain (which was about the size of a wadded up piece of chewing gum), but Lake (who seemed exactly the same despite now having no brain at all) left to go on a date without bothering to put it back in. Julie then absentmindedly ate it.²%%* Hillary from ''Series/KyleXY'' is very blonde, very nicely built, very vivacious and loves to be in front of the camera.²%%* Ethan Craft from ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. Ethan's stepmother as well. In fact, she's dumber than Ethan!²%%* Cindy Annabel Tucker AKA Dawn Denbo's "lover Cindy" from ''Series/TheLWord''.²* Penny Parker from ''Series/{{MacGyver|1985}}'' isn't exactly stupid, but she tends to act without thinking things through and has only a shaky grasp of how the world works.²* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has Alison, a girl that Malcolm dated briefly when he first began high school. She couldn't grasp any concept that Malcolm tried to explain to her, and she ended up dumping him after he used the word paradox in a sentence. She would move on to Malcolm's brother Reese, who is on the same wavelength of dumb as she is, and they would stay together for half the season. She would end up showing a little bit of intelligence when she realized Reese didn't want to spend money on her to go to a dance and ended up making him take her to the dance and dumping him immediately after.²* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Kelly is a rather ditzy, popular and pretty girl. Through {{Flanderization}}, she becomes dumber over the course of the show.²* Lampshaded and deconstructed in a season 2 episode of ''Series/TheMiddle''; Axl's boss is an extremely sexy but extremely dumb party girl who he is at first overjoyed to work with, but eventually grows to intensely dislike, even turning down a date (to his own shock) due to frustration at her thoughtlessness.²* Vince Noir of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' has fabulous hair, amazing clothes, and one brain cell.²* Haley from ''Series/ModernFamily''. Heavily inverted by Gloria who despite being drop-dead gorgeous who initially comes across as a GoldDigger is actually very sweet, smart, and genuinely loves her older husband.²* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Creator/CarolCleveland played a lot of attractive, but fairly stupid young women in the series. For instance, the one in the Science Fiction Sketch who is so slow at comprehending her scientist boyfriend's explanation about why people are turning into Scotsmen that he eventually knocks her unconscious.²* Seth Powers from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', who ended up with the TeenGenius {{Tsundere}} via a combination of OppositesAttract and CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds.²%%* ''Series/NorthernExposure'': Shelly Tambo/Vincoeur, the young, bubbly and beautiful girl in a MayDecemberRomance.²* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': Piper clearly isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she's overtly the FairCop on the team who provides most of the {{Fanservice}}.²* Erin from the American version of ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' is a mild version mixed with ThePollyanna - she's very pretty and probably the nicest person in the show but she can be completely clueless, gullible and naïve.²* Andy from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', as Donna notes: "Oh, Andy. You're fine, but you're simple."²%%* Barbara Jean from ''Series/{{Reba}}''.²%%* Goldie Hawn during her ''[[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Laugh-In]]'' days.²* In one episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina was temporarily turned into a literal example by a virus (literal, in that aside from becoming a dimwitted, boy crazy shopaholic, characters could look in one of Sabrina's ears and see straight out the other).²* ''Series/SchittsCreek'': Alexis Rose subverts this trope, even though she is not an intellectual or a good student and has big gaps in her knowledge. She does, however, have strong social media skills, exceptional survival skills that have allowed her to escape from numerous kidnappings, multiple international driver's licenses and solid organizational skills. She also learns to be an excellent assistant to Ted, and she is able to catch a group of teens who are shoplifting from her brother's store.²* Adriana La Cerva from ''Series/TheSopranos'' is so dumb she believes a drug dealer when he says that the money from drug dealing goes towards poor children.²%%* London Tipton from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''- Also London's sweet but dull-witted friend Chelsea Brimmer, Mark's one-episode girlfriend Cassandra, and male example Lance Fishman.²* Lydia from ''Series/TeenWolf'', comes off as this at first, but it's later shown that she's ObfuscatingStupidity for Jackson's sake and is actually a TeenGenius who's extremely gifted in chemistry and can read archaic Latin.²%%* Kelso, Laurie, Midge and Jackie in ''Series/That70sShow''. ''Especially'' Kelso.²%%* Chrissy on ''Series/ThreesCompany'' was turned into the poster child for this trope by season 5.²* ''Series/TrueBlood''. Jason Stackhouse: Irresistible to women, seldom fully dressed, always utterly clueless. When he starts listing out his diet and workout routine to stay so chiseled, it actually seems a little out of character for him to know that much information about anything.²%%* Kandi from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. Heck, pretty much any female guest star who isn't Mia or Chelsea. Charlie's entire ''modus operandi'' is to seek them out.²%%* Amanda and Hilda on ''Series/UglyBetty'' are variations as they're not so much TheDitz as BookDumb.²%%* A girl from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' who was Justin's love interest.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Music]]²* The Girls@Play song "Airhead" is all about going on a date with a male Brainless Beauty.²* Music/{{Voltaire}}'s song "Future ex-girlfriend".²--> "Then came you raising the bar, oh you. You won't be undone. I looked into your eyes and much to my surprise. I saw that there was nothing in them 'Cause there's nothing between your ears but air."²* 2D of Music/{{Gorillaz}} was described in his first website biography as having a "voice like an angel and an arse like a satsuma". He is, however, undeniably dim, even taking into account the doziness from his huge painkiller intake.²* April Smith and the Great Picture Show have a song called "Drop Dead Gorgeous" in which the narrator acknowledges her love interest is incredibly gorgeous yet incredibly vapid, and if the love interest has no interest in getting smarter, than hell, neither does she.²* The page image is of [[Characters/AmericasNextTopModelCycleSeven CariDee Williams]] from ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'', as part of a humorous "Model Stereotypes" shoot.²* The song "Macho Macho" by Austrian pop singer Rainhard Fendrich is about a male example. One memorable line is "Er war zwar in der Schul' ein Depperl, aber des stört die Hasn nie"[[note]]("He may have been an idiot at school, but the chicks don't mind")[[/note]].²* The song "When I was a Bimbo" by Sue Wilkinson, a humorous singer/songwriter of the early 80s with a half-spoken delivery. The song is about a middle-aged ex-Brainless Beauty (clearly of the HiddenDepths type) who adopted a much more sophisticated persona as she got older. She is snarky about bimbos who don't wise up with age, while also being annoyed in a self-deprecating way about how little attention she is getting compared with her days as a sexy airhead.²* "You're Beautiful When You Don't Talk" by Music/SteelPanther is all about this:²-->More beautiful than the rarest jewel\²But when you open your mouth you're such a tool\²When I ruminate on all the things you said\²It's clear your parents dropped you on your head²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Radio]]²* The TropeCodifier for combining this trope with the DumbBlonde trope might have been the enormously popular late 1940s/early 1950s radio sitcom ''Franchise/MyFriendIrma'' starring Marie Wilson as the very pretty but oh so dim Irma. The series would spin off into feature films, a television series in the early 1950s and a long-running comic scripted by Creator/StanLee!²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Other]]²* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a common British propaganda theme in the campaign against [[LooseLips careless talk]] was that the beauty you babbled to was, after all, not so dumb; she could, in fact, be an enemy spy.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Theatre]]²%%* Kendra from ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}''.²* ''Theatre/TheBoysInTheBand''. Cowboy.²-->'''Harold''': Well, I suppose he has an interesting face and body, but it turns me right off because he can't talk intelligently about art.²-->'''Emory''': Yeah, ain't it a shame?²-->'''Harold''': I could never love anyone like that.²-->'''Emory''': Never. Who could?²-->'''Harold''': I could and you could, that's who could. Mary, she's ''gorgeous''.²-->'''Emory''': She may be dumb, but she's all yours.²* The play ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'' centers around one being used as a mouthpiece by a smart but unattractive character. The beautiful character, Christian, is not exactly "brainless," [[CannotSpitItOut he just gets tongue-tied around pretty women.]] Not his fault that almost all the aforementioned adaptations [[{{Flanderization}} have him dumb as a stump]].²* Sophia from ''Theatre/{{Fools}}'', the prettiest girl in a town cursed to be eternally stupid.²* Philia in ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''. Her song "Lovely" is about how her good looks are about the only thing she has going for her.²* Hedy [=LaRue=] in ''Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''.²* Lois Lane ([[Franchise/{{Superman}} no, not that one]]) from ''Theatre/KissMeKate''.²* Ado Annie in ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}''.²* Galinda from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' initially comes off as just a DumbBlonde but she definitely has HiddenDepths. Fiyero also has good looks and hidden depths, especially when he declares that "People are so stupid, they'll believe anything!" at the beginning of Act 2.²* April from ''Theatre/{{Company}}''. One of her first lines is "I'm very dumb."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series has a few. [[spoiler:And almost always averts them once they're broken down.]]²** Ini Miney, a college student majoring in parapsychology, but very unfocused and seems to struggle with basic conversation. Rubs her temples when trying to understand something, and gives the SillyMeGesture quite frequently. [[spoiler:Also a murderer framing an innocent person completely unrelated to her motives, and in reality her own sister whose face was reconstructed after a car accident.]]²** Cammy Meele, a stewardess who is apparently sleeping with the plane captain. [[spoiler:Murderer--oh, and she's the only person on the crew who can read Borginian.]]²** April May, who is...something to Redd White. [[spoiler:Accessory to murder.]]²** Matt Engarde, 'fresh as a spring breeze' kid's show actor. [[spoiler:Practically defines BitchInSheepsClothing; he put out a hit on his rival.]]²** Regina Berry, child-like lion tamer who enraptures [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer everyone around her.]] [[spoiler:Totally innocent.]]²* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'': In the second mission of the first game, BeautyContest winner Miss Rockwell is described as "having a brain the size of a peanut", which makes her the perfect candidate for probing.²* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'': It is entirely possible to create a character with 1 point in intelligence and 10 in Charisma. Such a character could effectively be considered a brainless beauty. Take such a female character to Myron in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' and implied drugging and rape ensues.²* The Galaga ship (not even kidding) in ''VideoGame/NamcoHigh'' is spelled out as the most gorgeous character, and while not strictly ''brainless'' is not portrayed as particularly intelligent - quoting from Hamlet while discussing Romeo and Juliet, for example, or not noticing Cousin blundering through a BuffySpeak request to join the drama club because he was busy listening to her own internal radio. Unusually for this trope, he has actually noticed that he tends to get things without needing to earn them or put effort into it and that everyone around her is remarkably prone to telling her what they think he wants to hear and is actually rather bothered by the situation.²* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/CaptainMorganeAndTheGoldenTurtle'' actively dislikes this type of person, having developed a "complete aversion to those with more beauty than brains". Naturally, there's a point in the plot where she needs to get answers out of such a character.²* Moldsmal's battle description in ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' is a reference to this trope. [[note]]The description being: "[[LampshadeHanging Stereotypical]]: Curvaceously attractive, but no brains..."[[/note]] Despite that, this is subverted by Moldsmal being a BlobMonster.²* Hilda from ''VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth'' is a rare example where this kind of character is ''the BigBad'' (or at least hyped up to be until she's later revealed to be an UnwittingPawn). She is basically what happens if you give a brainless rich socialite with very little empathy for others a crap ton of supernatural power; she's not even any good at using it, but nearly everyone dreads the idea of fighting her because of how callous and LethallyStupid she can get.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':²** The bard Elan. Well, he's definitely brainless, but, this being a StickFigureComic, [[InformedAbility we only hear about his looks]]. Subverted thanks to tons of GenreSavvy that is quite useful for a webcomic character. Of course, how often GenreSavvy works depends on RuleOfFunny.²** There's a scene in 2015 where all the gods are voting about the fate of the entire world, speaking through their high priests. One of them says this:²--> "Huh? Oh, whatever Thor and Odin says goes for me, too. Balder, God of Beauty, votes '''No'''. I guess."²* Carol from ''[[http://suburbantribe.net/ Suburban Tribe]]''. Slightly complicated by the fact that she has a secret identity as a very clever, highly skilled, international spy thanks to a handy bit of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Phlebotinum]].²* Lampshaded by Lord Elf in ''Webcomic/ElfOnlyInn''.²-->'''Lord Elf''': Brains and beauty. Why am I the only one who has both?²* Sonya from ''Webcomic/MenageA3''.²* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'': Katie is a prime example.²* ''Webcomic/{{Bobwhite}}'': Ben is [[http://www.bobwhitecomics.com/?webcomic_post=20090408 rather slow on the uptake and easily distracted]]. When Dan Figley (hardly the brightest bulb in the box himself) [[http://www.bobwhitecomics.com/?webcomic_post=20090730 thinks you're kind of slow]], you've got problems.²* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-06 the green succubus is told not to get any book learning but rely on sex appeal.]]²* Subverted and exploited by Lana in ''Webcomic/SpyingWithLana'', who encourages her opponents to think that she is this (if they don't already assume so).²* Jake English of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', whose good looks and lack of wit tend to make him the center of other people's schemes. Played with, as some of it seems to be ObfuscatingStupidity; Jake represses insights he has in order to avoid uncomfortable thoughts and play the part of his action hero persona.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original]]²* Grif's sister from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Sure, we don't actually know what she looks like [[SamusIsAGirl due to wearing all that body armour]], but the impression we are given from the characters is that she ain't half-bad (especially when [[spoiler: she is seen naked on a surveillance camera]]). Oh and she's dumber than a rock as well.²* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4 character Hermione Miller is often described this way. She's an aspiring fashion model, so of course, she's gorgeous. Unfortunately, she's also not very intelligent, or at least is BookDumb. Eventually {{deconstructed|Trope}} when she realizes that people would always secretly treat her with disdain and disrespect due to her foolishness, [[spoiler: which leads her to [[DrivenToSuicide pulling her collar.]]]]²* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Phase's sister Heather the supermodel, who has been compared unfavorably to Paris Hilton.²* Website/CollegeHumor: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIPJrrQlxzY The Six Girls You'll Date in College]]", there's 'The Dumb Hot One', who dates the AudienceSurrogate simply because she once saw a Creator/WesAnderson movie and thinks he's "quirky".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' although she also gets by on her super fighting skills. She's always happy, pink and perky, flirting successfully with everyone. However, she is shown to have some HiddenDepths; she purposely does everything to get noticed after being [[FreudianExcuse ignored in her childhood]] and it appears that her overly cheerful demeanor is to avoid being hurt by Azula. At the end [[spoiler: she is shown to be a loyal brainless beauty who sacrifices herself to save her friend Mai.]]²* Various ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' characters, particularly Kevin, Brittany, and the Fashion Club. Although Kevin is so dumb he probably qualifies as TheDitz. Subverted with Quinn (who ''is'' intelligent, but focuses on her looks as her primary weapon in TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry since [[TheSnarkKnight Daria is known for her brilliant intellect]]) and Stacy (who lost her ExtremeDoormat and ProneToTears status in the final season as part of her and Charles/'Upchuck' both GrowingTheBeard). Sandi is also a mild subversion, in that she is fairly verbose and great at playing politics but on the other hand seems to be completely inept academically. [[AsianAirhead Tiffany]], though, plays the trope straight.²* Jillian from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. She makes Peter look like a genius with her low intelligence but making up for it with her attractiveness. Her good-looking friends could be considered like this, too.²-->'''Jillian's friend:''' "Gloss rhymes with hair!"²* The Nerdator, a one-shot villain from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', had intended to capture all the Earth's nerds (except Newt Gingrich) and absorb their intellect, leaving the running of the planet to "good-looking but vapid air-heads". Enter the star of the show to [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath make him see the error of his ways]].²* Booey Bubblehead, the literal airhead from ''WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh''. Remember, she's not forgetful; just absent-minded!²* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The members of Sev'ral Timez, the boy band from the episode "Boyz Crazy", are all very good-looking, and can't even figure out how to drink water from a glass. Then again, this is possibly justified by [[spoiler: the fact they are ''clones''. They have been genetically created to be the perfect boyband in terms of appearance, singing and dancing talent, but are treated like performance animals by their Boss, Bratzman. They live in a large hamster cage and Mabel eventually releases them into the wild.]]²* Kinga the Kangaroo from ''WesternAnimation/HipHipAndHurra''. Even though she's more insane than stupid, she still has plenty of ditziness in her. ²* [[PunnyName Miss Information]], the tour guide from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''. As the name indicates, she's more than a little clueless about history, and her attempts at providing trivia tend to come out as LittleKnownFacts.²* Gil on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''. The boy's head is hollow as a coconut.²* Melody on ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats''. See Comic Book above.²* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''²** Shego briefly entered this trope when Dr. Drakken placed a [[HypnoTrinket mind control chip]] on her forehead, which also backfired on Drakken when Shego neglected to inform Drakken that Kim Possible was climbing up his waterfall lair because when the video feed came up, she still was trying to find a Dodo bird under his request, despite his stating a few minutes before that that Dodos were extinct and he was trying to mess with her.²** Tara also falls into this on occasion.²* Luann from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has been {{flanderiz|ation}}ed into this - she used to be fairly intelligent, but a bit naive and ditsy. It didn't help that she ended up getting married to the walking, talking incarnation of White Trash. Who also became something of a CreatorsPet as time went on.²* Leni Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''. Despite being the second oldest Loud sibling, she is the dumbest; she often takes things [[LiteralMinded too literally]]. On the other hand, she is also one of beauty and nice characters in the show.²* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'''s Nurse Bendy is a {{Deconstruction}} as she's dimly aware of this and thinks everyone only values her for her looks and being easy. [[spoiler:HiddenDepths reveal she wishes she had a family, as she once gave her infant son back to his father. She has a set of teddy bears at home she uses for pretend to compensate. Eventually, she's reunited with her son Joe and is finally able to be a mother to him]].²* A villain in ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' had plans to pilot a rocket to space accompanied by a team comprised entirely of these, as opposed to people who were actually qualified for space exploration. He wasn't much of a villain, but it's a FridgeBrilliance once you realize that people thought a meteor was going to destroy the earth, and the rocket was designed to keep humanity alive.²* "Miss Springfield", Mayor Quimby's mistress from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.²** In the 'Spin-Off Showcase' episode Lisa refused to participate in a cheesy family variety show so was recast by a pretty blonde cheerleader of a decidedly less intellectual bent.²-->'''Fake Lisa:''' "I'm Lisa! Peppy, blonde and stunning. Sophomore prom queen five years running. Go, Lisa!"²* Miracle from ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'' is a parody of this. She literally got her high school science teaching job because of her good looks. [[spoiler: She didn't even have a high school diploma.]]²* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Bebe realises that the boys only think she's smart because they all have a crush on her. Her mother, who had been pretty in her youth, tells her that this isn't true, but Bebe isn't convinced and asks her mother what eight times six is. The reply: "Oh, sweetie, those are two completely different numbers!"²* Kimmy in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' thinks she's ''supposed'' to be this, but Newton tells her she shouldn't have to be that just because society thinks so. Turns out with his help, she is able to figure out her math homework.²* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS3E1Thirteensomething Thirteensomething]]", when Babs leaves ACME Acres for New York to audition for the titular ShowWithinAShow, Buster is left to find a replacement co-host for ''Tiny Toons''. His first candidate is Binky Bunny, a girl rabbit who may look beautiful on the outside, but does not understand the "No Relation" joke that Buster and Babs perform regularly.²* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':²** Lindsay [[TheDitz redefines]] ''stupid''. She's allegedly the most attractive character in-universe, and a good candidate for the dumbest.²** In ''Revenge of the Island'', [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Dakota]] fulfills this role. She's also a mild {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion, as she gets positively elated when Sam asks her for fashion advice since nobody has ever asked her for advice before. From the same season, there's arguably Anne Maria. She's certainly not too bright, and at least considers herself quite a beauty (and is chased by two guys over the course of the season).²* Clover from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', however at times she can be quite clever.²* Cal of ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'', totally and completely. How else could he get all the chicks?²[[/folder]]²²----

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