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"Never shall a young man,
Thrown into despair
By those great honey-coloured
Ramparts at your ear,
Love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair."
William Butler Yeats, "For Anne Gregory"

When there's one character who is meant to stand out because she's the most desirable, she's pretty much always going to be a blonde. She may be Book Dumb, but she is never ditzy or foolish if intelligence is even an issue. She might be attractive in her opinion but, more likely, it's everyone else who considers her exotic. If there's a group of girls, then all the guys will want the blonde. She may be the school's Prom Queen. She is the blonde whose seemingly effortless romantic abilities we see or hear about so much that she always seems to get her man, at least at first. She may blur the line between innocent and evil in her social goals. If a man's having an affair, she's the one he's doing it with. Not that she's trying to steal him away - she wants to be happy and it's just convenient that he finds her irresistible.

Many men have the type of being attracted to many fair haired women, especially if they have long legs and big breasts, but the lovable blonde herself is the kind of person who can attract anyone she wants and she probably knows it. No matter what his type normally is, he'll fall for her.

Whether it's a single person informing us of her attractiveness or all the guys wanting her, all anyone can say about her is that she's gorgeous, sexy, or beautiful, as if that's all there is to her. She may be actively charming, athletic, rich, or even smart, but her sex appeal is considered her biggest asset. Expect her to be energetic but not necessarily to the extent of the Genki Girl. One thing's for sure: the lovable blonde is no Girl Next Door. Often times she's a foil to a dark-haired character who is less glamorous and popular.

This is also a Double Standard, many women are attracted to blonde, blue-eyed men, who can be considered a Chick Magnet. Though popular culture is less kind to this style of man (unless it's a superhero) alluding towards the so-called Aryan ideal of Nazism and related racist beliefs.

In Real Life blonde hair is fairly unusual. It's a recessive trait that comes from Scandinavia and even there most people aren't blonde. Blonde hair is also found in Melanesian people, from a different gene than the one found in Europe, though again, it's a recessive trait. It would be extremely unusual for someone who doesn't have at least some Scandianavian ancestry on both sides to be a naturally light-skinned blonde or for someone who doesn't have at least some Melanesian ancestry on both sides to be a naturally dark-skinned blonde.

Compare the sexuality of the Brainless Beauty. Also compare Raven Hair, Ivory Skin and Heroes Want Redheads. Contrast helpless, scatter-brained Dumb Blonde. Can be Plenty of Blondes. And of course, even Slashers Prefer Blondes.


Examples:

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Sailor Moon duh.... and Venus
  • Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail for plenty of... reasons.
  • Misa Amane from Death Note a subversion; while she's a teenage knockout, Light isn't interested in sex with her only as a pawn to further his twisted goals. Misa also dyes her hair blonde.
  • Dragon Ball franchise:
    • Dragon Ball:
      • Launch in her "bad blonde" side, which many would argue is even hotter than her blue-haired docile side; how Tien could ever run from that bombshell is something we'll never know
      • Bulma’s mother Panchy (yes that’s her real name) is blonde and as attractive as her daughter.
      • Husky from the anime, the blonde Femme Fatale Spy.
    • Dragon Ball Z:
      • Android 18, no lessened by the fact she's a Robot Girl (though she can bear children) had poor Krillin throwing everything away to save her, though can't say we blame him. Her daughter Marron is looker in GT too.
      • Erasa from Gohan’s high school is a blonde sweetheart and unlike Videl was drooling over him from the get go, unfortunately for her subverted as like his dad Gohan has a type.
      • Males examples: Super Saiyans nuff said.
    • Caulifla and Kale from Dragon Ball Super count as they can go Super Saiyan too (as if they weren’t sexy enough).
  • Seras Victoria from Hellsing: beautiful when she was a human and now eternally attractive as a vampire (even when covered in blood) and the sexy British accent certainly helps.
    • Integra is looker as well, hell the main females series are both blonde and beautiful.
  • Naruto
    • Tsunade was cute at 12 and then gorgeous all the way to 55. Her youthful age is due to her jutsu making her look like she's still in her twenties. But she's still a fantastic Hokage, excellent teacher, and mother figure for the main protagonist Naruto.
    • Ino Yamanaka, though she started off a Alpha Bitch, eventually lightens up and is honestly a real knockout Sai (her future husband) certainly thought so, much to Sakura's jealously.
    • Temari, the older sister of Gaara; aside from being a Desert Punk and literally wielding a Paper Fan of Doom is a real cutie, even making the aloof Shikamaru fall in love with her.
    • Plenty of males examples, like you know Naruto The Hero ladies? Plus his father Minato the "Yellow Flash" and Naruto's son Boruto has even more luck than his old man.
  • One Piece, surprisingly averted as the two main females are a gorgeous ginger and dark haired hottie. The amount of attractive blonde girls you can count on your fingers despite the Loads and Loads of Characters, here’s the most notable ones.
    • Kaya though she starts off as a Ill Girl and slightly Spoiled Sweet, is still beautiful enough to give Lovable Coward Usopp incentive to go running back home, hell she has six suitors trying to put a ring on her. She's also a doctor in training so can she patch up Usopp's injuries when he inevitably comes home... lucky bastard.
    • Miss Valentine though she is downright psychotic is still very attractive and with her weight powers she can literally crush you with her ass.
    • Conis from Skypeia... and being literal angel helps.
    • Kalifa from CP9 though her hair ranges towards more strawberry blonde she still manages to be The Ditz and a Femme Fatale Spy at the same time m. Kalifa is also the strongest female Nami has fought to this date.
    • Victoria Cindry manages to be this despite being a walking corpse. When she was alive Cindry was pretty much One Piece’s Marilyn Monroe being a beautiful blonde actress who died tragically.
    • Domino from Impel Down, though she's got some Nazi-vibes and is always wearing shades but certainly livens up that prison.
    • Marguerite from Amazon Lily and if you can stand out in a island full of super babes, you're damn special.
    • The late Queen Otohime of Fishmen Island, petty much the definition of Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold.
    • Carrot from the Zou, a white Bunny-lady with blonde hair, she is very adorable and is surprisingly strong. Though liking her too much might go into "furry territory".
    • Vinsmoke Sora Sanji’s mom sure she’s bedridden but that doesn’t make Sora any less attractive or the fact she’s the reason her third son has natural blonde hair, good looks and humanity.
    • Stussy the blonde underworld boss of the “pleasure district”. It also turns out she works for CP0 and can kill a man with her pinky, but anything that makes her hotter.
    • While female blondes are few and far between in One Piece, male blondes are all over the place. Here’s the main ones.
  • Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist attractive, supportive, and handy with nine milometer pistols. Winry Rockbell even more as a loving child hood sweet heart enough to win the heart of main protagonist Edward Elric. There's also Olivier Mira Armstrong and her younger sister Catherine.
    • There's also the main protagonist and his brother (when he wasn't stuck in suit of amour). Jeez this show has more blondes than Germany... oh wait.
  • One-Punch Man, no real female examples, but Genos is a In-Universe example being dubbed the “blonde Cyborg” and winning the public’s heart. While his friend and Foil Saitama is looked down upon for being a bald weirdo, regardless of how strong he is.
  • Saber from Fate/stay night real hot Lady of War with Super Reflexes to boot.
  • Miria Harvent from Anime/Baccano!
  • Victorique de Blois from Anime/Gosick... Detective too
  • Trigun
    • Vash The Stampede himself counts, he’s quite the Hunk if you can look past all the scars, the missing limb and fact he’s not human. Vash is also a truly inspiring Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold, being a Badass Pacifist who draws good people towards him.
      • Subvert with his brother Knives though no less attractive than Vash, he lacks any of aforementioned morals.
    • The most notable female example isn’t even a canon one, but Marianne from episode 2 certainly fits this trope. Vash was particularly enamoured to point where he tried to spy on her and heartbroken to discover she was a undercover cop. Ironic since Marianne falls for him by the end of the episode.
  • Kaori Miyazono from Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso
  • Konjiki no Yami from To LOVE Ru
  • Kyouko Toshinou from Yuru-Yuri
  • Teresa from Anime/Claymore but just about everyone in this show is blonde, but this as a Lady of War Teresa is a standout.
  • Panty Anarchy from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is fawned upon a lot of men (and gets laid a lot, too).
  • Shinobu Oshino from Anime/Bakemonogatari with golden eyes plus cute fangs.
  • Berserk, actually pretty heavily averted the main woman of the series: Casca is a dark haired (previous short) and brown skinned.
    • The female Apostle uses her blonde haired-naked woman form to allure men to their deaths. She’s also the only other female character beside Casca to have sex with Guts, even if was just for the latter to kill the former.
    • Played straight with Farnese who comes from noble birth but manages to become a good person after her Heel–Face Turn, and while she isn’t quite as attractive as Casca she’s still the second most important female character.
    • Subverted with Nina she’s got nice hair and a good bod, but her Dirty Coward nature throws her into The Scrappy-status for a lot of the Fan Dumb.
  • Chitoge Kirisaki from Anime/Nisekoi
  • Mashiro Shiina from Anime Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo
  • Kiyoh Bachika from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann one Kittan’s younger sisters and despite being just a supportive character, she rivals Yoko for the Ms. Fanservice title. Especially early on in the series.
    • Technically Nia counts as well though she’s blue-blonde, regardless she becomes attractive enough for Simon to turn his head (away from Yoko).
  • Sena Kashiwazaki from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
  • Fate Testarossa from Lyrical Nanoha
  • Nancy Lee from Ninja Slayer gets eyed upon by practically every male she encounters. Alas, in the show's setting of Neo Saitama, you do NOT want to be the center of attention.
  • Chii from Anime/Chobits
  • Carol from Ouke No Monshou is blonde-haired, blue-eyed American girl dragged back in time to ancient Egypt. Of course, most of them have never even seen anyone with that hair color before, so she attracts a LOT of attention.
  • In Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple, there are two notable blodnes, and they are both total knockouts:
    • Miu, the heroine and love interest to hero Kenichi. She's so pretty with her blonde hair and amazing figure that she spends the first half of the manga dressing in a way to conceal her appearance to avoid unwanted attention at school. She eventually learns to just accept it and stops hiding her appearance.
    • On the opposite end is the Lucha Libre Rachel, who thrives on getting as much attention as possible.

    Comic Books 
  • Almost too many to count considering male writers, but here's the most famous ones:

DC Comics

  • Supergirl aka Kara Zor-El is a much desired Kryptonain beauty, especially in the Post-Crisis universe.
  • Kara's Earth 2 counterpart Power Girl is also this and there's certainly a lot of power... umm, in her chest department.
  • Dinah Drake-Lance aka Black Canary is DC's solo blonde heroine with some high vocals and a body that makes multiple men, especially Green Arrow (her husband), weak in the knees. Her hair is dyed, with her natural hair being black, but she hasn't worn her hair in its natural shade since the 1990s.
  • Wonder Girl -Cassandra Sandsmark is almost as attractive as Wonder Woman herself.
  • Harley Quinn. Though she has heavy case of the Cute and Psycho, Harley is still beautiful even if her attire is categorised as “stripper clown outfit“. Interestingly her blonde hair was pretty much never seen in her early days as she always kept her jester hat on, it’s wasn’t till her Character Development that her natural hair could be seen more regularly.
    • In the New 52 and DC Rebirth, Harley’s outfit still keeps her blonde hair though her ends are dyed crazily.
  • Male examples include: Barry Allen The Flash, Arthur Curry Aqua Man, Oliver Quinn Green Arrow Jon Constantine and Booster Gold if you actually care about Booster Gold that is.

Marvel Comics

  • Right off the bat, Gwen Stacy "the" main Spiderman love interest next to Mary Jane Watson herself and holds a dear place in all Marvel's fans hearts for she shockingly and tragically killed in a climatic fight with the Green Goblin and which cemented her in comic history.
  • Carol Danvers aka Miss Marvel though she started off as female counterpart to Captain Marvel at first, she proved to be more popular than him. And looks good good in all her outfits.
  • Susan Storm from Fantastic Four has Reed Richards, Doctor Doom, Namor and thousand other men drooling after her. Reed got there first and does love her deeply when he isn't head deep in his work. Technically Susan is the strongest out of the four but isn't a violent person so we rarely see her full power.
  • Emma Frost from the X-Men though she is Alpha Bitch at worst and Femme Fatale at best.
  • Male examples include: Steve Rogers aka Captain America (let's face it, he's basically America's Aryan super soldier), The Mighty Thor (unlike the original Norse myths where he's red-haired), Clint Barton aka Hawkeye, Susan's brother Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch (an active chick-magnet), and Ben Reilly, Spider-Man's clone (who actually dyes his hair).

Others

  • Sin City Frank Miller clearly believes in this considering Goldie, Wendy, Nancy, Shelly, the babe wore red and “Mary”. It’d be harder to name the female characters who aren’t blonde like Miho, Gail, Ava and Delia
  • Elissa Megan Power from Comic Book/Empowered: nlonde check, voluptuous body, check, Damsel in Distress? Makes Princess Peach look like a Action Girl. The funny thing is Clothing Damage while sexy is Megan’s biggest weakness as her costume gives is the source of her powers.
  • Fables:
    • Cinderella par for the course, but instead of cleaning she works as a super spy, since Prince Charming turned out to be a massive asshole. Cindy really does kick some serious ass in her own comic-line and even kills the powerful witch fables Frau Totenkinder with her slipper.
    • Oda Harp form Fables Werewolves of the Heartland, the beautiful daughter of Sergeant Harp (Bigby's old war buddy). Oda was meant to go and seduce Bigby and unite him the Story City as thier "wolf messiah" and very nearly succeeded- but failed due to Bigby being loyal to Snow (his wife). When the whole wolf colony turn against Bigby he goes out of his way to protect Oda.
  • Coraline Doucet from Muse Terry’s Dodson’s no slouch at drawing blonde bombshells and the titular heroine takes the cake being So Beautiful Its Acurse with Male Gaze taken Up to Eleven.
  • Melody from Josie and the Pussycats is a blonde who always has hoardes of boys after her. She is the Dude Magnet of the main trio.

    Fan Works 
  • Subverted in Hunted Tribes, the Wolverines are largely of Scandinavian extraction, and have spent the last couple of centuries breeding for size and athletic ability to ensure a stock of capable soldiers, meaning that "tall, blonde and athletic" is the new "average". Instead, the Wolverines are driven to distraction by the "exotic" petite Colonial brunettes. Starbuck laments that they managed to find the only place in the universe where blondes don't have more fun.

    Film 
  • Marilyn Monroe's characters were a combination of this and Dumb Blonde; dim-witted but still alluring and attractive. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is the most obvious example.
  • Andie Anderson from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is, according to her friend, so gorgeous she "could throw up on a guy and he'd say, 'Do it again.'"
  • Marion Crane in Psycho right up till she gets killed in the famous shower scene. In this case she doesn't fit the personality type, but she's still attractive enough to tempt Norman Bates.
  • In Uptown Girls, rock and roll princess Molly Gunn can have any guy she wants with the snap of a finger.
  • Anna Marks in He's Just Not That Into You is tempting enough to pull a man away from his wife (who has dark brown hair) while her guy friend is chasing her.
  • Olivia Lennox from She's the Man has Duke and Malcolm chasing her and the rest of the guys admiring her, but she would rather have the honest Sebastian.
  • The Girl Next Door (2004) slowly subverts the trope. While Danielle is a fun, sexy blonde - as well as a former porn star - the film shows that she longs to be seen as something other than a Ms. Fanservice. The reason she falls for Matt?
    "I liked the way you looked at me."
  • The college guys in A Beautiful Mind see a group of co-eds and all start talking about how they want the blonde.
  • Premonition has the main character's husband about to cheat on her with a blonde.
  • The beautiful and sweet heiress Alegra Cole from Hitch.
  • Everyone admires Gen Harwood from Ice Princess because she shines on the rink and at school.
  • Wild and unstoppable Bridget from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, contrasting shy, sweet Lena and rebel Tibby.
  • In the beginning of Legally Blonde, Elle Woods is homecoming queen, president of Delta Nu, and girlfriend to pre-law student Warner Huntington III.
  • Indiana Jones:
    • Willie Scott from The Temple of Doom, a singer and City Girl whose hard on the ear drums when she panics. While she's meant to be the Spoiled Sweet stereotype, many feminists went after her for legitimate reasons. Even Kate Kapshaw admitted she didn't like the character she played. The only person who has no grudge towards Wille Scott is Steven Spielberg since it's how he met his wife.
    • Elsa Schneider, a beautiful, helpful Austrian Art Professor who helps Indy out in finding his father Henry Jones in The Last Crusade. But wait she's a Nazi after the grail from the start who also slept with Henry before Indy...eww. To be fair Elsa has some genuine moments, she did cry at the Germans book burning and wanted to share the glory with Indy at the end, but her greed gets the better of her when she falls though the earth trying take the Grail form the Temple.
    • It can be said, Indy has a thing for blondes but he ends up with Marion.
  • Kirsten Dunst's portrayal of the beautiful and charming French queen counts in Marie Antoinette.
  • The main guy in My Super Ex-Girlfriend obviously finds blondes desirable as he goes from the superheroine G-Girl to his crush, Hannah, though one is blonde throughout almost the whole movie, the other is naturally (thanks to an asteroid) blond but hides it behind a wig as her normal self.
  • Party girl Maggie from In Her Shoes knows how to entice a man.
  • Jack Weyland's Charly has the titular character be a spontaneous and mischievous New Yorker who repeatedly flirts with Sam just for the fun of it. The book said that Charity looked like a model who should be in a Pepsi commercial, but didn't specify her hair color.
  • Charlotte from Band Slam is a former cheerleader and a Lovable Alpha Bitch.
  • Honey Swanson moves into the conservatory to hide out and becomes a major distraction to the professors in A Song Is Born.
  • James Bond, god there's heaps:
    • Honey rider in Dr No.
    • Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love.
    • Pussy Galore (seriously) in Flim/Goldfinger.
    • Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun she also plays The Ditz.
    • Tracy Sutton in A View to a Kill, but black beauty May Day (Grace Jones) was more memorable.
    • Kara Milovy in The Living Day Lights also excellent at the Chello, and one of the few Bond girls who doesn't sleep with Bond.
    • Miranda Frost in Die Another Day turns out to be evil, with Hallie Berry being the real Bond girl
    • James Bond himself in Casino Royale when the previously dark haired/brunette Bond is played by the blonde, blue-eyed Daniel Craig.
    • Madeleine Swann in Spectre, who is a quite the bombshell and even makes Bond stop murdering people for once.
  • Gets obvious use in Desert Heat (aka Inferno) when the protagonist can't help but give some blondes he just saved a once-over look. Followed by Rescue Sex. Averted with his main love interest, though, who is a brunette.
  • Master assassin Bill from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill has a noted preference for blondes. He was involved with his student, the Bride, and his pimp "father" notes that he had a Precocious Celeb Crush on Lana Turner after seeing her in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as a small boy.
  • Angela Aames in... well, everything she ever did.
  • X-Men Film Series
    • Mystique really loves to take the form of a very sexy blond (e.g. Rebecca Romjin and Jennifer Lawrence).
    • Emma Frost from X-Men: First Class, is evil, but she gets a lot of sexual attention.
  • Depending on your point of view, either played absolutely straight or parodied viciously, in Earth Girls Are Easy with a brunette in a blond wig singing "Cause I'm A Blonde". The song portrays the singer as complete airhead who gets everything she wants because of her hair color and other physical attributes.

    Literature 
  • Animorphs has Rachel who appears to be just a pretty face as she is tall, graceful, blond haired, blue eyed, and glamorous but her fearlessness makes her more than that.
  • The Babysitters Club has two girls from out of state: Stacy, the sophisticated New Yorker, and Dawn, the breezy Californian. Lampshaded in one book where Kristy reminisces about how she first met Shannon (whom she intensely disliked at first) and snarks about the trope in relation to Shannon and her friends, who are all blonde.
  • Beautiful with sun-streaked blond silky hair, blue-green eyes, and a tiny dimple in the left cheek, Jessica of Sweet Valley High is easily one of the most beautiful and popular girls in the school. Elizabeth, her identical twin, was one of few students in Sweet Valley who rivaled Jessica in the popularity stakes.
  • Harry Potter:
    • Fleur Delacoure, partly due the Veela (sirens) blood in her veins, nearly all the boys in Hogwarts were drooling over her, and she won he hearts of both Ron and Bill Weasley.
    • Narcissa Malfoy, but as Harry points out she'd be a lot more beautiful, if she didn't look so disgusted.
  • Amy March in Little Women always knew that she would marry a man with money. She can really do it because she is, as described by the author, a 'regular snow-maiden' with curly golden hair and blue eyes, 'pale and slender', and 'always carrying herself' like a very proper young lady.' She also has the culture of being interested in art, theater, and traveling.
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (made into a Marilyn Monroe movie), of course.
  • Cullen Moorland of A Brother's Price, though he's a muddy blond when it's not dyed.
  • In The Hunger Games, this is invoked with Glimmer, the blonde female tribute from District 1, who plays up the Ms. Fanservice angle to get sponsors.
  • Simona Ahrnstedt has two examples: Sofia Löwenström in Överenskommelser and Venus Dag och Natt in "De skandalösa". Both of them seem to always be surrounded by suitors.
  • Letitia in I Shall Wear Midnight comes across as this, especially to Tiffany who's predisposed to dislike her, but in fact is a potential witch frustrated that blonde noblewomen don't get to be the witch, just as Tiffany was once frustrated that brunette cheesemakers don't get to be the princess.
  • In Little House on the Prairie, Laura's older sister had been fawned over for her blonde hair ever since childhood. This left Laura self-conscious due to having "average" brown hair.
  • Discussed in Darkest Powers when Tori rants about Chloe's hair and how it reminds her of her sister:
    You're a silly, useless Barbie, just like my sister. I'm smarter, tougher, and more popular. But does that matter? No. All anyone cares about is the helpless little blonde. But being helpless only works when there's someone around to save you.
  • Isabel in Only Ever Yours, the most beautiful of the eves in her year, so much so that the Father chose her as his own future wife when she was first designed. It's stated that because of this trope blondes usually rank highest in the Euro-Zone, to the chagrin of black-haired megan, who has spent her entire life trying to beat out isabel to first place.
  • Holly from Breakfast at Tiffany's is a beautiful blonde woman who men adore. She attracts the eye of the unnamed protagonist, though in his case it's purely platonic.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Game of Thrones: Violet plays up this trope as part of her Honey Trap with Myranda.
  • Logan Huntzberger of Gilmore Girls is a non-monogamous ladies' man who is more interested in women and partying than taking over his father's company.
  • In Kyle XY, Hillary is the blonde with whom Charlie cheats on his virginal girlfriend, who, interestingly enough, is also blonde. For the rest of the characters, it is not as good to not be a blonde like Lorie, who's gloomy, and Jessie, who's angry, vs. the good Nicole and Amanda. Gamer Andy, with her dark golden locks, is neutral.
  • Aunt Hilda in Sabrina the Teenage Witch. While she fits the trope most, both Sabrina and Zelda are shown to be popular and fun loving as well.
  • Friends:
    • Blonde Phoebe is the free spirit and fun-loving member of the group.
    • Rachel becomes blonde as she rises through the fashion industry, fitting the glamorous and sophisticated version of this trope.
  • Dr Molly Clock from Scrubs - blonde and attracts most of the hospital.
  • Charmed:
    • An episode with a Bad Future shows that Prue has become a super successful businesswoman, and she's also got waist-length blonde hair.
    • When Phoebe is transformed into a Love Goddess, she gains blonde Rapunzel Hair.
  • Mission: Impossible has Cinnamon Carter, played by Barbara Bain. Her talent for distracting The Mark was pretty much her reason for being on the team. See also her Suspiciously Similar Substitute Casey in the final two seasons and Mimi in the episodes where she subbed for Casey. (Interestingly enough, averted in The Revival - with both Casey Randall and Shannon Reed being brunette.)
  • Buffyverse: Almost all of Angel's love interests have been blondes. Buffy, Darla, Nina, and Cordy went blonde when they got together. Spike was hinted at as well. When Angel is the victim of a Grand Theft Me, Cordelia agrees he's Not Himself when Angel is caught making out with a brunette.
  • Gossip Girl deconstructs this with Serena. While she is a beautiful blonde that is admired by all, she's also a former Alpha Bitch trying to atone for some of her worse deeds - such as alcoholism and sleeping with her best friend's boyfriend. Her beauty also leads to quite a lot of jealousy and hate from the other girls. She's also cynically aware that she'll get handed lots of things such as college scholarships purely because of her beauty rather than any merit of her own.
  • Doctor Who: Jack and Martha pull this out as the reason for the Doctor's exceptional attachment to Rose.
  • In Plain Sight: Mary and Rafe's wife tease him about his type: blonde, with boobs.
  • It's been referenced several times on Heroes that Nathan Petrelli likes blondes. His ex-girlfriends Meredith and Tracy are both blonde and he had a brief affair with Tracy's long-lost identical sister Niki.
  • All the guys on The Big Bang Theory are into Penny to some extent, except for ambiguously Asexual Sheldon.
  • Dan Schneider seems to love this for his shows.:
    • Drake Parker from Drake & Josh most likely has half or 75% of his girlfriends be blonde.
    • Zoey Brookes of Zoey101 is pretty popular with the boys on campus.
    • In Victorious, one episode revolves around one of Cat's temporary boyfriends be completely invested in dating blue-eyed blondes. He even has a dog with gold fur and blue eyes.
  • Invoked in the Shadowhunters episode "The Mortal Cup". Isabelle wears a platinum blonde wig while hunting the demon because they apparently like blondes more.
  • Veronica Mars: During one episode Veronica searches a teenage boy's apartment after he invited her in but instead finds a Porn Stash with nothing but blondes.
    Veronica: [internally] Well, at least I know I'm his type.
  • House of Saddam: Subverted. Saddam gains the blonde Samira as his new mistress, so his brunette wife Sajida dyes her hair blonde as well to be noticed by Saddam. He simply dismisses it as "tacky", implying that it's Samira's youtfulness more than anything that he really appreciates.
  • Daredevil gives us Karen Page, who is Matt's main love interest.
    • Foggy has a thing for blondes. He takes some interest in Karen for part of season 1, but that fades when he hooks back up with Marci Stahl, his girlfriend from college.

    Music 
  • "I Like Blondes" by Jameson Clark.
  • The song "Blondes (Have More Fun)" by Rod Stewart.
  • "Love Blonde" by Kim Wilde. (She explicitly denied the song is autobiographic!)
  • Subverted in "Brunettes (Do It Better)" by KIDFORCE:
    Blondes get it done but brunettes do it better
    Yes, the blondes have the fun but brunettes do it better

    Pinball 

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Sable was the first real notable example of this in WWE. A beautiful blonde, she was initially a valet for Triple H and Marc Mero. But her beauty led to crowds wanting more of her...leading to her becoming a proper on-screen character and eventually Women's Champion. She then subverted the trope with a Face–Heel Turn to become The Primadonna after her Playboy cover sold millions.
  • Debra Marshall was a sexy blonde in the Attitude Era who was responsible for coining the Unusual Euphemism 'puppies' for breasts (referring to her own gigantic rack). She had previously played a different type of blonde in WCW.
  • Trish Stratus is the real Trope Codifier as far as WWE's Divas go. She had the beauty of the Attitude Era girls like Sable and Debra, while also plenty of tenacity in the ring - to make her a Plucky Girl too. Notably Trish did have two heel runs, but they were both very short in comparison to her face pushes. Trish's status as this led to WWE trying to recreate her success with other blonde women in later years.
  • Stacy Keibler was a charismatic Ms. Fanservice who was a very popular member of the roster, despite rarely serving in a wrestling capacity.
  • Kelly Kelly was the most notable example of WWE's PG Era. She debuted portraying a Dumb Blonde, but these aspects of her character were phased out. From about 2009 onward, she was promoted as the sexy one of the Divas - the one the commentators would gush over, the one getting all the photoshoots on WWE.com, and the one taking centre stage in Fanservice matches. She eventually became champion in 2011 and had a lengthier reign than many who came before her.
  • The Beautiful People - presented as The Beautiful Elite of TNA - had each member as a blonde. Notably when the stable split, Madison Rayne became a brunette.

    Video Games 
  • Metroid: Samus Aran and we wonder why. Lovingly based off Kim Basinger, Samus as badass planet busting bounty hunter, is still the most cable and strongest Nintendo women.
  • Super Mario Bros. has Princess Peach the legendary Damsel in Distress and while she is not sultry or as sexualised as Samus still is adorably cute and dreamy. Peach has attracted dozens of men across the games. Mario, Bowser, Luigi, Wario and TEC XX (a Hal Expy who falls in love with Peach).
  • Donkey Kong Country: Candy is Donkey Kong's girlfriend and Diddy's is Dixie. Both of them are blonde... primates.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy VIII has Quistis Trepe who has her own fan club made up of her students.
    • Final Fantasy X-2 has a male example. Gippal, leader of the Machine Faction. Gets a gasp/sigh from Yuna when they first meet and Rikku practically throws herself at him (though insisting they were never a couple). Also seems to be pretty popular with the Al Bhed.
    • Tidus clearly invokes this as part of his star Blitzball player image. He's a natural brunet but dyes his hair blond.

    Web Comics 

    Western Animation 
  • In Dexter's Laboratory, Dexter went blond to see whether blondes did have more fun. They did, and everyone loved him.
  • Mehitabel from Shinbone Alley had blonde fur and was coveted by all the tomcats (and one cockroach) of the titular alley.
  • In the Little Rascals episode "Beauty Queen for a Day", the boys competed for the affection of Dolly Van Dumpling, the blond newcomer to Greenpoint, all but forgetting about Darla.
  • In a episode of American Dad!, "Blonde Ambition", Hayley realizes that the blonde girls receive more attention from men (even if they are Dumb Blonde) and so she decides to dye her hair blonde. She receives a good success, but at the end of the episode returns to her usual self.
  • Courtney from As Told by Ginger is the most popular girl in her middle school. Subverted in high school, where she becomes a target for the older popular girls.
  • All of The Stingers in Jem are blond. While Rapture is low on the fanservice, Minx and Riot are a case of Ms. Fanservice and Mr. Fanservice respectively. Minx is a seductive German Dude Magnet with some mild vamp qualities while Riot is a hunky 80s glam metal singer who attracts women in flocks. Despite this, neither Minx nor Riot can attract the people they really want to be it.
  • Kaeloo: Ursula is a blonde girl who is considered to be very attractive in-universe to the point of attracting any guy who sees her.

    Real Life 
  • According to an article in Wired magazine, New York prostitutes with blond hair (either naturally or by dyeing) make about 20% more money than those without.
  • Emily Browning talked about how differently people reacted to her in the street when she went blonde for the film Sucker Punch.
  • Melissa Joan Hart in her autobiography claims that her mother was told that her having blonde hair would help her get many commercials if she went out on auditions.
  • Many noted sex symbols throughout pop culture have been blondes, and their hype has usually played this trope up. Jean Harlow, Jayne Mansfield, Mae West, Marilyn Monroe...the list goes on.
  • Alfred Hitchcock had a thing for blondes, and many of his leading ladies were golden-haired. Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Tippi Hedren, Kim Novak...to name a few.

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