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No cavewoman ever looked like this.note 

Three figures stepped into his line of vision. They were obviously female. They were abundantly female. They were not wearing a great deal of clothing and seemed to be altogether too fresh-from-the-hairdressers for people who have just been paddling a large war canoe, but this is often the case with beautiful Amazonian warriors.

A young woman from prehistory or a primitive tribal culture depicted as a ravishingly sexy bombshell (by the standards of the current audience), even if circumstances make that unlikely and/or her appearance wouldn't be considered attractive by her contemporaries.

The life of a savage can be pretty hard, what with the lack of modern medicine, hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, etc. It's not surprising that a good number of cavemen are nasty, brutish, and short. But their women more than make up for it. Your average cavewoman has the body of a pinup model, with long legs, shapely hips, a flat stomach, thin arms, and an impressive set of bam-bams, all nicely framed by a few scraps of animal hide, which will be her usual outfit all year round. She may add a Feather Boa Constrictor for extra glam. (If she appears in a non-visual medium, she might wear nothing at all, though the narration avoids describing her naughty parts.) Her skin is clear and fresh; her teeth are perfect; her hair is no more than artfully tousled. She has no body hair whatsoever, even though she has nothing to shave with but a sharpened cowrie shell. And her features are accented in a way that only expertly applied modern cosmetics (rather than, say, clay and crushed berries) can achieve. It's enough to make you wonder why we crawled out of the Stone Age...

Like most Fanservice Costumes this trope is usually — but not always — female. A man sporting the Nubile Savage look will be impressively muscled and garbed in a leopard-skin loincloth (or less). His hair will be wild but not too wild, his facial hair will either be Perma-Stubble or a trimmed beard that just accentuates his jawline (you'd see worse on any modern college campus), and any hair below his neck will be groomed to be as pleasing to the eye as possible (no back hair or hobbit feet). He will also have good teeth and neat, clean hands with trimmed fingernails, even though he swings from vines all day and has never seen a dentist. In Comic Books most caveman/amazon-themed superheroes adopt this look.

Of course, if you'll watch a National Geographic-type documentary, you'll quickly see that women in cultures removed from civilization, while often topless, do not generally resemble Hollywood models.

Science marches ever onward though, making this trope a little more Truth in Television. The overall interpretation of prehistoric humans, the typical example of a "savage", is based on present day Real Life hunter-gatherer tribes, virtually all of whom live in isolation and/or in deteriorating biomes note  and thus are largely forced to stay in one place, which invites the proliferation of disease and parasites as well as increased inbreeding and cultural stagnation. And even they are not as unhygienic or underfed as often imagined.

In truth, prehistoric humans were clean, often well fed, and generally healthier than most humans living today (at least, when in their prime age). It was the lifestyle humans evolved to suit, after all. An early modern female human from a hunter-gatherer culture probably looked more like this.note 

On the other hand, while many prehistoric women were fairly buxom for various reasons, that doesn't mean they looked like pinup models. They were most likely generally bulkier, sturdier and far stronger than modern day human females simply due to physical stresses of daily life.

The standard look for The Chief's Daughter and the Jungle Princess. Less standard but still common for the Indian Maiden. Will often be an Amazonian Beauty. The Handsome Heroic Caveman and Tarzan Boy are male examples.

Compare with National Geographic Nudity. Contrast Frazetta Man.

See also Noble Savage, Pelts of the Barbarian.


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  • The advertising for the 8-bit game "Legend of the Amazon Women" attracted complaints for its double-page spreads of not-particularly-well drawn Nubile Savages. One letter wondered if the artist had misread the title of the game as "Leg End of the Amazon Women".

    Anime & Manga 
  • The humanoid Digimon Kinkakumon in Digimon Ghost Game is an Amazonian Beauty in a fur bikini loosely based on the oni Kinkaku from Journey to the West.
  • Every adult or teenage female character in Dr. STONE, but especially Kohaku and her sister Ruri. Kohaku's hair may be wild, but you'll never see body hair on her or any other female character, despite living in a stone-age society. The fanservice is mostly due to Author Appeal on Boichi's part.
  • The entire female cast of Fairy Tail are portrayed as this in a omake set in the Stone Age.
  • Food Wars!: When describing Rindou Kobayashi's nature, the last of her three faces is described as a brave barbarian who carves into any kind of food and devours it all. Due to the nature of the show, the imagination shot depicts her as a beautiful, scantily-clad, wild warrior lady, including her signature lipstick. Then again, it's just one of the series typical fanservice imagination shots.
  • Jungle de Ikou!: The main character, Natsumi, can transform into the extremely busty Nubile Savage Mii by doing a Fanservice-y dance. Take one look at her, and you won't be surprised to learn that Mii is a goddess of fertility and reproduction.
  • Princess Mononoke: San is quite pretty and well groomed for somebody Raised by Wolves, aside from the fact that her face is often smeared with blood. It may have something to do with the fact that the wolves that raised her are also magical Shinto demigods.
  • Shampoo from Ranma ½ is a strange blend of this trope and Anime Chinese Girl. She dresses like a typical example of the latter, but is portrayed with personality and speech patterns more akin to the former; she's an aggressively violent girl from an archaic community that still dedicates itself to martial arts, complete with practicing swordplay and archery, and is chasing Ranma because of an Accidental Marriage he caused by defeating her in a duel. Admittedly, the Joketsuzoku aren't as backwards as some tribal communities—they have telephone lines, indoor plumbing, electricity and their own newspaper—but they're still presented as backwards and tribe-like.
  • Wild Rock: Has both men and women who all look far too perfect for the setting.

    Comic Books 
  • In The Avengers (Jason Aaron), the Avengers 1,000,000 BC, are led by Odin Borson and Firehair/Lady Phoenix. In a world where neanderthals are hulking brutes and Cro-Magnons are rather thuggish and sloped-forehead looking too, Firehair looks like Jean Grey's twin but with a bit more muscle-tone. So as with the Savage Lands example, she conforms to modern standards of beauty. Can be somewhat justified as she's a mutant and many primitive humans were physically uplifted from contamination by a dying Celestial.
  • Cavewoman: Might be the most exaggerated example, especially when drawn by creator Budd Root—he really has a thing for huge breasts. Even though she's not an actual cavewoman, she lived as one for most of her life and still manages to look hotter than most supermodels. Plus her body was "hardened" as a result of time traveling.
  • In Shaman's Tears, Wakan Tanka, the Great Spirit of the Sioux who grants Joshua his powers, usually takes the form of a sexy Native American woman when she manifests.
  • The Savage Land in the Marvel Universe. The entire place. The ONLY reason for the existence of a tropical region in the middle of the Antarctic is so that residents and visitors can fit this trope. The fact that female superheroes who end up there usually have their outfits go the same way has become something of a Running Gag. Savage Land resident Shanna the She-Devil is one of Marvel's most prominent examples. And her husband Ka-Zar is perhaps the most prominent male example of this trope outside of Tarzan himself. Both are modern-day Caucasians rather than natives of the region (with Ka-Zar also being Raised By Smilodons after his parents were killed by the natives), somewhat explaining why they so closely conform to modern standards of beauty despite living as low-tech "savages" and wearing nothing but very skimpy animal-skin clothes.
  • Snowman: The Snowman, when he was alive, was married to a woman who was pretty lithe for someone from a Native American tribe.
  • Mampato: Rena is a non-sexualized example, quite understandable since she is only 9 years old, but she is a wild girl living in the jungle in a post-apocalyptic 40th century, accompanied by her two best friends, who are giant mutant dogs.
  • Tragg and the Sky Gods: Lorn, the first modern woman, is a redheaded hottie in a Fur Bikini with artfully tousled hair, perfect skin and no body hair. It seems alien manipulation of your DNA can perform miracles.
  • The Warlord: Shakira is a long-legged, black-haired, pale-skinned beauty who runs around in an extremely abbreviated Fur Bikini (and a Slave Collar). She always looks remarkably unmussed no matter what hardships she encounters in the Lost World.(Tara, who dresses similarly, at least hails from the mightiest city in all of Skartaris and so is not a savage and would have access to beauty regimens.)
  • Wonder Woman Vol 1: The Golden Age Giganta is a gorilla in a beautiful woman's body, and, at least initially, her mind is not much changed from what is was when she was a gorilla. She still wears makeup, her hair is always brushed and curled and her leopard skin dress manages to cover just enough to be titillating.
    Comic Strips 
  • Axa: This British comic strip from the late '70s features Axa, a disaffected young woman from the future who's become unsatisfied with her high tech luxurious lifestyle and winds up becoming a sword-wielding loin-cloth and bikini top warrior adventuring in the wilderness. If it weren't for her civilized upbringing, she may count as a Barbarian Hero as well.

    Fan Works 
  • Uplifted: In this fanfic series it's played with and inverted. This is how Hanala initially seems to view Joachim Hoch. Seeing him as a male version of one, despite the fact that by Earth standards he is a well dressed, relatively educated, intelligent man.
  • Pokémon Reset Bloodlines: Iris starts out as this when Ash finds her in the new timeline, since she was raised by Dragon-types and only wears clothes to keep warm. She eventually becomes less of a cavewoman as she picks up human social mores.
  • Vow of Nudity: Justified with Haara, despite being a reclusive warrior monk who lives naked in the wilderness, because she grew up as a well-groomed imperial slave until she escaped in her late teens.

    Films — Animation 
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Princess Kida is a downplayed example—the city of Atlantis is by no means a savage civilization, but then again, Kida herself has been alive since the Flood itself. And the way she dresses certainly evokes this trope.
  • Pocahontas: The titular character is one of the more obvious examples of the trope, as she and her people are referred to as "savages". Pocahontas herself is depicted as a beautiful woman in her early 20s, and none of the other female members of her tribe are far behind her.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Amazons in Frankenstein Island dress in Fur Bikinis, live in grass huts, and spend most of their time outdoors, but are clean and perfectly groomed, with shaved legs and armpits. This is vaguely Handwaved by a passing mention of them being protected by the psychic energy of their alien ancestors.
  • The Queen in Heart of Darkness (1958) is a downplayed version. She isn't really used for visual Fanservice, but she is intended to be attractive to both Marlow and the audience even though the rest of her tribe are portrayed as grotesque Hollywood Natives.
  • A rare Medieval European version is featured in The Name of the Rose with the feral peasant girl that regularly visits the abbey to trade sexual favors in exchange for food and has impromptu sex with Adson after meeting him. She is so feral in nature that she is tried as an witch by the Inquisition.
  • One Million Years B.C.: Loana the Fair One (Raquel Welch, pictured above) has well-styled hair, a surprisingly 20th century-style hot body, and a surprisingly 20th century-style Stripperific costume, while playing a cavewoman. This movie was actually a remake of the 1940 film One Million B.C. in which similarly curvaceous and similarly scantily-clad Carole Landis played Loana.
  • Linda Harrison as Nova in Planet of the Apes (1968) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes. One of the de-evolved humans who live like animals in the shadow of ape society, she's incapable of speech until she is Suddenly Speaking at the end of the second movie. She's also gorgeous, has perfect hair and teeth, and apparently shaves her legs and applies makeup.
  • Prehistoric Women: This Hammer film features an entire tribe of gorgeous dark-haired warrior-women, and their gorgeous blonde slave girls, all dressed in the finest of fur bikini fashion. For bonus points, the Evil Queen is played by Martine Beswick, who previously played the role of "Cavewoman who cat-fights Raquel Welch" in One Million Years B.C..
  • The Ramrodder: The women of the Indian tribe are uniformly young, attractive, clad in very little clothing, and fond of Skinny Dipping.
  • Shandra: The Jungle Girl is a Fur Bikini clad wild woman dwelling in a Sothe American jungle, who is sexually irresistible to men.
  • The Time Machine (1960): Weena is a futuristic variety. Though she doesn't dress in the stereotypical clothing, her society is far more primitive socially and technologically than George's, while she's also very beautiful.
  • The Time Machine (2002): Mara is certainly very pretty. Living a rough life with stone-age technology doesn't stop her from sporting perfect hair, flawless skin and a very flattering outfit which leaves almost nothing to the imagination.
  • When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth: This Fur Bikini vehicle had Victoria Vetri in the role, but she didn't just fight dinosaurs—she tamed them. Well, until it abandons her for no particular reason.

  • Almuric: Stealing a page from Edgar Rice Burroughs (as did pretty much the entire book) the Gura males look like Neanderthals while the females look like fashion models.
  • Bazil Broketail: Lumbee's primitive living conditions apparently did nothing to impair her good looks, since Lumbee is so pretty that Relkin gets smitten with her almost instantly. Which he later comes to regret.
  • "Behold, the Queen!", by Wilson Tucker: Parodied. A group of college students on Earth learns about "the Wild Queen of the Koru Range", a wild woman reputed to live in a remote area of Mars, where she grew up alongside the local animals after her family died in her youth. They become obsessed with finding and marrying the wild Martian beauty, and draft and enact an elaborate plan to fly to Mars, head into its wilderness, and compete in an agreed-upon manner for who shall have the honor of marrying the beutiful Wild Queen. They eventually track her down, and she looks like what you'd expect a feral child who grew up in total isolation in the desert to look like — her hair is a knee-length dirty tangle filled with burrs and filth, her teeth are mostly missing and the few remaining are chipped and rotten, her left eye is entirely gone, and one arm is deformed from having broken in childhood and having never set properly. Also, she has no language or socialization and lives and acts like a wild beast. The seekers, faced thus with reality, turn around and go back home.
  • Victory from Beyond Thirty, even if she is royalty in her own culture, is a savage by the standards of the Americans. And, like all Burroughs' heroines, she is absolutely stunning.
  • Mameena, the Zulu girl around which most of Child Of Storm revolves, is described in this manner:
    There, standing in a beam of golden light that, passing through the smoke-hole, pierced the soft gloom of the hut, stood the most beautiful creature that I had ever seen—that is, if it be admitted that a person who is black, or rather copper-coloured, can be beautiful. She was a little above the medium height, not more, with a figure that, so far as I am a judge of such matters, was absolutely perfect—that of a Greek statue indeed. On this point I had an opportunity of forming an opinion, since, except for her little bead apron and a single string of large blue beads about her throat, her costume was—well, that of a Greek statue. Her features showed no trace of the negro type; on the contrary, they were singularly well cut, the nose being straight and fine and the pouting mouth that just showed the ivory teeth between, very small. Then the eyes, large, dark and liquid, like those of a buck, set beneath a smooth, broad forehead on which the curling, but not woolly, hair grew low. This hair, by the way, was not dressed up in any of the eccentric native fashions, but simply parted in the middle and tied in a big knot over the nape of the neck, the little ears peeping out through its tresses. The hands, like the feet, were very small and delicate, and the curves of the bust soft and full without being coarse, or even showing the promise of coarseness.
  • Discworld: Rincewind came into contact with a tribe of these after spending a very long time alone on a deserted island. Unfortunately, the long solitude and monotonous diet had left him a bit addled and had left a few of his desires severely crossed... he thought that the beautiful young women who wanted him to help them continue their bloodlines wanted to give him potatoes. It probably didn't help that Discworld wizards are required to be celibate; he already had half a lifetime's worth of experience suppressing his desires. And a fairly horrific memory of what happens when wizards do reproduce to give him a bit more impetus to keep those desires firmly fixated on innocuous root vegetables.
  • Earth's Children: Though not scantily clad, Ayla the Cro-Magnon fits this trope. Auel goes to great lengths to justify this — Ayla learns to brush her hair with a teasel pod, swims and bathes regularly, eats a varied diet, and even wears a leather band around her explicitly large and perky breasts. Also Deconstructed, since she grew up among Neanderthals and thinks of herself as ugly according to their standards of beauty.
  • Eudena from H. G. Wells' The Idler wasn't scantily clad insomuch as completely free of clothing whatsoever.
  • John Carter of Mars: Barsoom isn't pre-technological, but it wouldn't be unfair to describe most of the planet as "savage" anyway. Of the various races of Human Aliens that inhabit Barsoom, both men and women there are almost invariably beautiful/handsome and as nearly naked as practicality allows (you've got to have a place to hang weapons and, for some occupations, tools from). There are only a handful of characters in the entire series who are described as "ugly", and even those are mostly just old (for a variety of reasons it's very rare on Barsoom for a person to reach the age of physical decrepitude, so most people there have never seen a person who actually physically appears old).
  • Mowgli from The Jungle Books, especially as a young teenager in the second book. Looks more mature than his years because "hard exercise, the best of good eating, and baths whenever he felt in the least hot or dusty, had given him strength and growth far beyond his age". And he too doesn't bother with clothing at all when there are no humans around to make him.
  • A sci-fi equivalent occurs and is lampshaded in Anne McCaffrey's Planet Pirates series. In one of the books Sassinak talks about a fanservice-heavy movie series about a gorgeous Action Girl that she watched as a kid and mentions that now that she's older, she thinks it's rather unlikely that a girl who was raised as a slave in a mining colony would grow up to have the body of a supermodel, or that said girl could climb up a sheer cliff in the buff and reach the top looking like she'd just come back from the spa.
  • Tarzan. Unlike the apes who raised him, he loved water, and swam and bathed regularly. When puberty hit, he taught himself to shave with a knife he found in his father's cabin. He taught himself to only shave the face while leaving his scalp alone, too.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Beer Bad", a cursed batch of beer turns a bunch of frat boys into cavemen, with crooked teeth, heavy brow ridges, plenty of extra hair - and Buffy, who had plenty to drink, looks like Buffy with sexy-unkempt hair (though Xander cut her off sooner than the others).
  • Cavegirl - Cavegirl herself from the children's BBC series of the same name. A large proportion of the cast, in fact. Although, like The Flintstones, the characters in Cavegirl had access to the Stone-Age equivalent of all sorts of mod-cons.
  • Doctor Who: "Jungle warrior woman" companion Leela. Although after her first episode, she's living in the TARDIS, which presumably offers better sanitation and hygiene facilities. Not quite fitting the trope, as she was a descendant of a survey team that had degenerated. They also had some technological access.
    • More obscurely, Nanina from wiped Hartnell serial "The Savages". Nanina is one of the eponymous savages who dresses in a Fur Bikini, has perfect skin and very clean and styled long hair.
    • "Paradise Towers": The kangs are an urban jungle example, though better dressed. In a resource-poor society teetering on the brink of collapse, the gangs of teenage girls are somehow able to obtain identical outfits, make-up, and copious amounts of hair product.
  • Farscape: In the season 1 episode "Jeremiah Crichton", Crichton is forced to seek shelter on a planet where technology refuses to function after being accidentally left behind when Moya enters an unintentional StarBurst. The planet's entire population, male and female alike, consist of this. The Grandier (the local chieftain) is no older than his late-40s and still in his prime, and there's not a bit of chest or leg hair to be seen. It's the "civilized" Crichton, of all people, who is the only one wearing facial hair, an epic Beard of Sorrow. Justified because the people of the planet are descendants of a technologically advanced culture deliberately marooned there by the Hynerian Empire, and when the energy field suppressing their technology is deactivated they show no trouble getting the complex machinery back online.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Osha might be a wildling, but she's also very attractive. She uses this to seduce Theon and an Ironborn with 'wild things'.
    • Ygritte even moreso. While she's dressed accordingly for her environment, she's much cleaner and prettier than would be expected.
  • Most women (but mostly the Amazons) in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its spinoff, Xena: Warrior Princess, which were just about equal parts Camp and Fanservice.
  • It's About Time: Cavegirl Mlor, the daughter of Shad and Gronk. She's a beautiful teenaged blond, dressed in animal furs. This is in spite of living in a cave in a million B.C, amongst a very primitive tribe. Astronauts Mac and Hec were both instantly smitten when they first met her in "And Then I Said Happy Birthday To You".
  • The Lost World (2001), another loose adaptation of the same book, has Mahree, daughter of the chief of the tribe living on the Plateau. She's very beautiful, a skilled hunter, and a love interest for Lord Roxton, who ultimately chooses to stay with her on the Plateau. Her entire tribe seem reasonably well-groomed, and have a reasonably sophisticated society.
    • Another of the explorers, Edward, initially considers Agnes to be basically this trope, since she grew up on a South American mission, far from British society, but he gradually realizes what a reductive and disrespectful way to think of her this is, and that she's not as "backward" as he had assumed. Naturally, they end up together.
  • Power Rangers: Maya, the Yellow Ranger in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, originated from a native tribe before she became a Ranger. As a "native", she wore an animal skin outfit that essentially just covered her breasts and lower regions, plus boots. Oddly (or perhaps not quite so oddly), once she becomes a Ranger and moves to Terra Venture, nobody suggests getting her some more civilized clothing.
  • Veronica Layton in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, she's the stereotypical Jungle Girl as an orphan Feral Child raise in the forest alone since childhood, yet she is perfectly shaved and had great teeth.
  • Star Trek
    • Spock and McCoy meet one of these in "All Our Yesterdays". It turns out she's from the planet's future, and was exiled to the distant past via a time machine by a dictator.
    • The series penchant for Green Skinned Space Babes and various Anvillicious messages about tolerance led to quite a few of these, but a notable one is in "The Paradise Syndrome", where Kirk gets Amnesia and is believed to be divine by a group of Native Americans In Space. He is promptly married to The Chief's Daughter, Miramanee, who plays this role to a T.
    • Downplayed, but still present, in the DS9 episode "Time's Orphan". After Molly O'Brien ends up trapped in the past for 10 years, she's rescued as an 18 year-old Wild Child. Somehow, despite being eight when she was lost and with no other intelligent life on the planet on which she was stranded, she managed to survive and grow up into a quite pretty young woman, with no sign of disease or injury.

  • The Slits: The cover of their 1979 LP Cut features the girl-group as a more realistic sort of Nubile Savage: dressed as cavewomen in loincloths and primitive necklaces, with proto-'80s Hair, but otherwise covered in mud and dirt as a concession to the expected reality of their situation. The NSFW album sleeve is depicted here
  • The classic Was (Not Was) music video for "Walk The Dinosaur" features four beautiful women in cartoony leopard-skin getups dancing to the song.

  • Female mixed martial artist Felice Herring likes this look. Her fighting gear often incorporates leopard print, and she's showed up to a few weigh-ins in what's basically cavewoman lingerie - a leopard print bikini and sash cut so they look ragged at the edges, and armbands to help show off her biceps.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Kingdom Death: To quote the page description, "it is a hellish universe cloaked in utter darkness, where humans find themselves at the bottom of a vast, monstrous food chain". And every female character is depicted as young and buxom with long flowing hair, striking unlikely poses in their Fur Bikini. Things don't improve too much once your civilization manages to invent armor either.
  • Space 1889: Illustrations of Hill Martian men and women sometimes fall into this trope combining it with Green-Skinned Space Babe and Desert Punk. The of Steppelords of Mars, though, makes it clear that wasting water for washing is a crime and a taboo but there is not trace of this in the illustrations.

  • Firebringer is a comedy about prehistoric people discovering fire. Most of the characters are attractive women with flattering clothing and no body hair.

    Video Games 
  • Chrono Trigger: Ayla, despite living in a grass hut, being The Big Guy of all the playable characters, and having the most rudimentary grasp of spoken words, has curled blonde hair that's perfectly styled, coupled with shapely breasts. Ayla's boyfriend/adoptive son Kino is also pretty, well-groomed and clean shaven. This pretty well applies to all of the unnamed background characters living in the human villages of the game's prehistoric era.
  • Evil Genius: Mariana Mamba, the first super-agent you rile up, is one of these, being the "tamed" last of her Amazon tribe and everything. Even her special power is an exotic allure that dramatically drains the Loyalty stat of any nearby minions.
  • Eyra the Crow Maiden: The Player Character, Eyra, is a warrior priestess from a barbarian tribe with a lithe, thin figure for someone in that kind of place.
  • Fallout 4's Nuka World DLC gives us Cito, who's basically Tarzan with the serial number filed off. The guy was abandoned by his parents as a toddler and raised by ghoulified gorillas in the irradiated ruins of a pre-War zoo, but his physique would make the average bodybuilder weep and his face is definitely easy on the eyes, being modeled after Khal Drogo of Game of Thrones fame (yes, including the Guyliner). All in all he looks considerably healthier and cleaner than most of the "civilized" wasteland citizens you meet in actual population centers.
  • Most of the topless women shown in Far Cry Primal have remarkably perky breasts millenia before the invention of supporting undergarments. Most notably Batari who is old enough to have an adult son. Averted with the Udam women who have harder features and realistically sagging breasts.
  • Jedi Master and red-skinned space babe Shaak Ti in The Force Unleashed adopts the style of one while hiding from The Empire on the jungle planet of Felucia, ditching her Jedi robes for a stripperific leather bikini. It's also shown throughout the franchise that this is the species hat of the Togruta, as they have a strong nature-based culture to the point that they typically forgo wearing shoes on their homeworld in order to better "connect" with the land.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Aloy, whilst not being overtly sexualized like the other examples, fits this very well, as she, despite the setting and her upbringing, has glossy eyes (framed by perfectly sculpted eyebrows), great teeth, impeccable blemish-free skin and a fantastic physique (though that could be justified by her being an Action Girl), with the only "savage" parts being her hair and clothes (the latter of which can be changed around throughout the game). Nearly every character in the game is like this, but Aloy, being the protagonist, is the most obvious example.
  • Live A Live features a cavewoman named Beru who acts as the Damsel in Distress of the Prehistory chapter. In an era where the all of the cavemen have shaggy, unkempt hair, Beru's purple hair looks like it was perfectly combined and keeps her good looks regardless of the slapstick that happens throughout the chapter. Then there's the Long-Haired Pretty Boy Zaki, a rare male example.
  • MySims Kingdom: introduces the character Sylvia. She is definitely cute and while she used to go to the Royal Academy, she has since begun living with cavemen after accidentally being trapped in a cage during an expedition. Averted in SkyHeroes, where she's a pilot instead of a cavewoman.
  • Professor Sada in Pokémon Scarlet is a fanged Amazonian Beauty who wears a midriff-showing fur tribal outfit under her lab coat.
  • Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs: Signy is a forest warrior known as "The Beast", and is first met trying to raid the ruins of the kingdom the protagonists are meant to rebuild. She also wears little more than a bra and loincloth, while the only blemishes on her skin are scars from battle.
  • Rogue Galaxy: Lilika is an amazon from the remote and primitive Burkaqua Tribe of the planet Juraika. Her default outfit is a tiger-print bra and loincloth, and after being exiled from her village, she quickly adapts to life with the main cast of space pirates.
  • Star Fox: Krystal, for her first appearance in Star Fox Adventures. She lived on the dinosaur-laden planet of Sauria for her entire life until Fox showed up, and the place doesn't have much in the way of civilization to speak of. In spite of all that, Fox was smitten with Krystal the instant he laid eyes on her. Starting with Assault, after she joined the Star Fox team, Krystal's outfit was appropriately updated to be more inline with the futuristic style of the Star Fox universe.
  • Ugh: In this 1992 game, cavemen are about as broad-shouldered as they are tall. Cavewomen are much taller and have perfect chest/waist/hip proportions. See here (they are sitting).

  • Cadet Danni from Alone, Together has been abandoned and forgotten on a tropical island. She reasons that wearing her Imperial Army uniform every day will ruin it, so she ultimately fashions an outfit from a sarashi and a thong. Danni is conscious that she looks like "some kind of tropical savage," which her society would frown upon, but she's practical enough to keep herself alive on that tiny, sun-baked island for more than a year.
  • The Meek: Angora counts as a subversion. She spends most of her introduction chapter wearing nothing, but by physicality she's not much different from a regular fit teenage girl.
  • Sinfest: After Satan bomphs Tangerine, she wears the appropriate attire and acts in total obliviousness to society, though not with the usual Exposed to the Elements results. This is despite living in a modern-day city, and the fact that Devil Girls in this comic normally wear either modern human attire or modern non-fur bikinis.

    Western Animation 
  • Fred the Caveman: Emma looks very good for someone who lived in the stone age. She has short red hair, thin physique, and red lips.
  • Futurama: Has an entire planet of Amazonian women. Amy briefly dressed like one. In the episode "A Clockwork Origin" some nanobots, after becoming trilobots, devour the ship, Farnsworth's new house... and most of the crew's clothes. With most of their outfit ripped, Amy and Leela look like this.
  • In the Phineas and Ferb episode "Tri-Stone Area", most of the female characters' prehistoric counterparts count towards this trope.
  • Thunder Cats 2011: Pumyra was imprisoned for quite some time, was left to die before then, and yet still is fairly attractive. The revelation that she was Dead All Along makes it a bit more justified.