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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"
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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.

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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.

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In Real Life blonde hair is fairly unusual. It's a recessive trait that radiates out from north-west Europe 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 unusual for someone who doesn't have at least some Northern European 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 
  • Miria Harvent from Baccano!.

  • Shinobu Oshino from 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.

  • Rangiku Matsumoto from Bleach has golden blondenote  and is quite famous throughout Soul Society for her curvaceous figure. Shuhei Hisagi has a crush on her.

  • Sena Kashiwazaki from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai.

  • Chii from Chobits.

  • Teresa from Claymore, but just about everyone in this show is blonde, but as a Lady of War, Teresa is a standout.

  • 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).

  • Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail for plenty of... reasons.

  • Saber from Fate/stay night real hot Lady of War with Super Reflexes to boot.

  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
    • Riza Hawkeye is 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.

  • Victorique de Blois from Gosick.

  • 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.

  • In Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, there are two notable blondes, and they are both total knockouts:
    • Miu, the Deuteragonist and Love Interest to The 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.

  • Fate Testarossa from Lyrical Nanoha.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi.

  • 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 a 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.
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Panty Anarchy from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is fawned upon a lot of men (and gets laid a lot, too).

  • Mashiro Shiina from The Pet Girl of Sakurasou.

  • Sailor Moon: Sailor Moon and Venus.

  • 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).

  • Konjiki no Yami from To Love-Ru.

  • 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.
      • Subverted 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 an undercover cop. Ironic since Marianne falls for him by the end of the episode.

  • Kaori Miyazono from Your Lie in April.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Mai Valentine is a gorgeous blonde who has drawn the attention and devotion of no less than three male characters in the series.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Like the aforementioned Mai, Alexis Rhodes is blonde and has a number of admirers.
  • Kyouko Toshinou from Yuru-Yuri.

    Comic Books 
  • DC and Marvel thanks to a plethora male writers, have loads of blonde bombshells as lampshaded in this fanart by Andrea Tamme.note .
  • Elissa Megan Power from Empowered: blonde 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 their "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sin City Frank Miller clearly believes in this considering Nancy, Goldie and Wendy’s prominence in the stories. The film adaptation adds Shellie to the list.

    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.

  • The Many Dates of Danny Fenton (Danny Phantom Western Animation, TV Series, and Comic Books.): Two of Danny's dates that he actually gets along with well and learn his secret identity are Sabrina Spellman (specifically the one from Sabrina's Secret Life) and Supergirl, both blonde.
    • Debbie Thornberry is also blonde and while originally reluctant to go on the blind date, she quickly warms up to Danny and the two end up having a great time together on their date.
    • Averted with Angelica and Katie. Angelica does turn out to be a nicer person than Danny realizes, though he sees no potential future with her. As for Katie, Danny is horrified that she falls for him at the end of their date due to having witness her "condition" first hand.

  • Nikkō Ichimonji of Tales of the Undiscovered Swords is a highly charismatic Yamato Nadeshiko with hair compared to sunlight, so much so that the narration itself comments on his near Mary Sue-level charms.

    Film 
  • Angela Aames in... well, everything she ever did.

  • Charlotte from Band Slam is a former cheerleader and a Lovable Alpha Bitch.

  • The college guys in A Beautiful Mind see a group of co-eds and all start talking about how they want the blonde.

  • Charly has the titular character be a spontaneous and mischievous New Yorker who repeatedly flirts with Sam just for the fun of it. In the film she's played by a blonde actress.

  • 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.

  • Depending on your point of view, either played absolutely straight or parodied viciously, in Earth Girls Are Easy with a brunette in a blonde 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?
  • 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.

  • The beautiful and sweet heiress Alegra Cole from Hitch.

  • 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.'"

  • Everyone admires Gen Harwood from Ice Princess because she shines on the rink and at school.

  • Indiana Jones:
    • Willie Scott from The Temple of Doom, a Spoiled Sweet singer whose ironically hard on the ear drums when she panics. While she's meant to be the Dumb Blonde 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 she's also Nazi after the grail from the start who also slept with Henry Indy’s father before Indy. To be fair Elsa has some genuine moments, she did cry at the Nazi book burning and wanted to share the glory with Indy at the end, but her greed gets the better of her when she falls through the earth trying take the Grail form the Temple.
    • It can be said, Indy has a thing for blondes though he ends up with Marion.
  • Party girl Maggie from In Her Shoes knows how to entice a man.
  • James Bond, god there's heaps:

  • 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.
  • In The Killer That Stalked New York, a 1950 film Very Loosely Based on the 1947 New York City smallpox outbreak, the narrator notes the existence of this trope when describing the manhunt for Patient Zero Sheila Bennet.
    "If you were female, five-feet-four, and addicted to the rinse that makes hair the color gentlemen are supposed to prefer, you had to prove you weren't Sheila Bennet."
  • In the beginning of Legally Blonde, Elle Woods is homecoming queen, president of Delta Nu, and girlfriend to pre-law student Warner Huntington III.

  • 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) blonde but hides it behind a wig as her normal self.

  • Premonition has the main character's husband about to cheat on her with a blonde.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wild and unstoppable Bridget from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, contrasting shy, sweet Lena and rebel Tibby.

  • Honey Swanson moves into the conservatory to hide out and becomes a major distraction to the professors in A Song Is Born.

  • In Uptown Girls, rock and roll princess Molly Gunn can have any guy she wants with the snap of a finger.

  • X-Men Film Series

    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.

  • Bone Song by John Meaney has Laura Steele, a beautiful blonde woman and the protagonist's love interest... who happens to be a Revenant Zombie, though the protagonist is undeterred by this.

  • Angua von Uberwald from Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld a young, beautiful and shapely blonde lady who just so happens to be Werewolf who could rip your throat as easily as winking. Angua successfully wins the heart of Carrot Ironfoundersson who was n unrequited love with a female Dwarf back home up until then.

  • 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.

  • Cullen Moorland of A Brother's Price, though he's a muddy blond when it's not dyed.

  • Discussed in Darkest Powers when Tori rants about Chloe's hair and how it reminds her of her sister:

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (made into a Marilyn Monroe movie), of course.

  • Harry Potter:
    • Fleur Delacour, partly due to the Veela (sirens) blood in her veins, nearly all the boys in Hogwarts were drooling over her, and she won the 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.
    • Grindelwald is a male and evil example. He was so handsome in his youth that Harry notes how good looking he was when he finds a picture of him as a teen. Even Dumbledore wasn't immune to his good looks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beautiful with sun-streaked blonde 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.

    Live-Action TV 
  • All the guys on The Big Bang Theory are into Penny to some extent, except for ambiguously Asexual Sheldon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Daredevil (2015) 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.

  • Doctor Who: Jack and Martha pull this out as the reason for the Doctor's exceptional attachment to Rose.
    • Lady Cassandra seems to believe in this, judging by her comment before possessing the body of Rose Tyler. Cassandra herself admits that Rose is surprisingly beautiful, which means a lot coming from her. The hair color of her original body was blonde, too.

  • For All Mankind. When the Soviets land a female cosmonaut on the Moon, the White House insists that NASA send up a female astronaut as soon as possible, "preferably a blonde". Fortunately NASA insists that the first American woman in space be selected on a more professional basis.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • In Plain Sight: Mary and Rafe's wife tease him about his type: blonde, with boobs.

  • 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.

  • Schitt's Creek: Alexis Rose is blond, vivacious and portrayed as very popular with most men. In fact, she tells her brother that if a man doesn't ask for her phone number, he's either newly married or he's gay.

  • Dr Molly Clock from Scrubs - blonde and attracts most of the hospital.

  • 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.

    Music 

    Pinball 

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Madusa was an early version of this in her WWE persona 'Alundra Blayze'. Presented as a lovable, wholesome All-American Face and playing the 'beauty' in WWE's first Beauty vs Beast feud. She even got breast implants and a nose job while in the company.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stacy Keibler was a charismatic Ms. Fanservice who was a very popular member of the roster, despite rarely serving in a wrestling capacity.

  • 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.
  • Torrie Wilson was the top Face of the Smackdown brand during the Ruthless Aggression Era. She was presented as sexy, lovable and heroic - becoming massively popular only a few months after her debut. Like Trish, she had a couple of heel runs, but they were very brief because fans loved her too much.
  • Carmella was a trashy heel when she debuted and had two-toned hair (brown and blonde). Around the time she turned face to become a Good Bad Girl, her hair became fully blonde.

    Video Games 
  • Curly Brace the Robot Girl from Cave Story she’s lovable, cute, shows off her belly button and will do a Heroic Sacrifice to save you. Curly is even more attractive in other media like in Blade Strangers where she has Adaptational Curves.

  • Tina Armstrong from the Dead or Alive games. A tall, blonde and busty American pro-wrestler and show-woman who oozes sex appeal and appears in some of the most revealing costumes in the series. French DOATEC heiress Helena Douglas is also blonde and has a lot of admirers, both in-game and in real life. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate brought in Rachel from Ninja Gaiden. With her blonde hair, S&M-like attire, large cup size, variety of sexy outfits and proud, mature personality, she has given Helena and Tina a run for their money in terms of flaxen-haired sex appeal.

  • Trish from Devil May Cry is an unabashed Biker Babe dressed in leather with Absolute Cleavage, just try not too think too hard about the fact she looks identical to Dante’s mother Eva.

  • Donkey Kong Country: Candy is Donkey Kong's girlfriend and Diddy's is Dixie. Both of them are blonde... primates.

  • Final Fantasy:
    • Yoshitaka Amano really loves blondes which is why there’s so many blondes characters particularly females ones in the games e.g Terra and Celes in Final Fantasy VI. Amano even drew Tifa as blonde despite her being brunette in the VII.
    • Rosa from Final Fantasy VI has distinct Absolute Cleavage and considered World's Most Beautiful Woman, both Cecil and Kain are in love with her. Kain temporary becomes a Crazy Jealous Guy when Rosa prefers Cecil over him.
    • Evil example in Scarlet from Final Fantasy VII and The Hero Cloud Strife is a male example.
    • Final Fantasy VIII has Quistis Trepe who has her own fan club made up of her students.
    • Rikku from Final Fantasy X is cute on the first game but becomes extremely sexy in the sequel and frequently cosplayed in Real Life.
    • Tidus clearly invokes this as part of his star Blitzball player image. He's a natural brunet but dyes his hair blond.
    • 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.

  • Kat from Gravity Rush there’s no better titillation there a scantly clad blonde girl flying at high speeds into buildings with her Gravity Master powers.

  • Fiona Belli from Haunting Ground (whose is also Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold) may be Capcom’s most overtly sexualised female character. Starting off the game in Vapour Wear Fiona appeases every fetish possible with her curvaceous body and her large moving mammaries were actually too distracting for some players. In the game itself Fiona is So Beautiful, It's a Curse as every male in castle is attracted to her and sole other female wants to kill her out of jealousy.

  • The Legend of Zelda, though Link and Zelda started out as brunette in most appearances they are blonde, blue eyed and extremely attractive. There’s also Ilia from Twilight Princess and Linkle from Hyrule Warriors who's Link’s Distaff Counterpart.

  • Hideo Kojima has soft spot for blondes in Metal Gear with Absolute Cleavage e.g Sniper Wolf, The Boss and Eva. There’s also Paz from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Courtney from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

  • Metroid: Samus Aran and we wonder why. Lovingly based off Kim Basinger, Samus as a badass planet busting bounty hunter, is still the most cable and strongest Nintendo woman to date. Samus is also the most sexualised Nintendo blonde compared to modest examples below.

  • Sonya Blade from Mortal Kombat the biggest Ms. Fanservice next to Mileena, Sonya is so hot she’s attracted the likes of Kano (who kept a lock of her gold hair in original timeline), Shang Tsung and even goddamn Big Bad Shao Khan in the comics. Sonya’s daughter Cassie inherited her mother blonde hair and good looks, but her father Johnny Cage’s mouth.

  • Street Fighter has many many blondes:
    • Cammy White is the foremost blonde in Street Fighter and beautiful enough to rival to main female character Chun-Li. Also to wearing a skin tight Leotard of Power Cammy is actually Too Hot for TV at times being censored in the SFV trailer and in Wreck-It Ralph wears she leggings to cover her ample buttocks.
    • The second most sexy blonde is R.Mika the most apparent Amazonian Beauty, uses her ass cheeks as deadly weapons. Mika was also too hot for trailers and her butt slap was censored.
    • The third blonde is Maki Genryusai who made her way into Alpha from Final Fight and is extremely hot and Hot-Blooded.
    • The fourth is Karin Kanzuki, Sakura’s rival and Canon Immigrant from the manga. True she is a haughty Alpha Bitch most of the time but she’s still attractive and leads the World Warriors in a crisis.
      • As a side note Maki being Japanese dyed her blonde so it’s likely R.Mika and Karin (who are also Japanese) bleached their hair as well.
    • The fifth is Kolin whose got shapely thighs and her alternate costumes reveal a shapely bod. Though Kolin is also a cold hearted Russian Tragic Villain who works for The Illuminati which might be a deal breaker.
    • The sixth SF blonde is Falke one of the one experimental clones like Seth and Ed, Falke is very hot and her alternate costume consist of a Qipao, Spy Cat Suit and sexy Christmas outfit.
    • While she’s not a fighter Eliza Ken’s wife can be considered this trope.
    • Speaking of Ken he’s pretty much a male version of this trope along with Guile, Vega, Cody, Alex, Abel, Ed and Gill.

  • 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).
    • However, Peach has been rivaled in recent years by Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy who arguably is even hotter than Peach and has more authority. Given that Rosalina rules an entire galaxy while Peach has a mere kingdom.

  • Nina Williams from Tekken the Femme Fatale Spy and frequent Ms. Fanservice alongside her brunette sister/rival Anna. Also thanks being put cryostasis Nina physically looks in her 20s when she technically in her 40s, Nina appears younger than her adult son Steve.
    • Emilie de Rochefort aka Lili the Spoiled Sweet daughter of Rocheforts is just as attractive as her rival Asuka and especially with alternate costumes.

  • Elena from Vanquish remarkably achieves Ms. Fanservice despite being modestly dressed compared to other PlatinumGames female characters.

    Web Animation 
  • Yang Xiao Long from RWBY is blonde, good-looking and has a lot of admirers in the FNDM and in the show:
    • Just about everything between her and Blake. During the Beacon initiation, Blake purposely sought out Yang as a partner. During the Beacom prom, Blake seeks out Yang to dance with her. When Yang beats Mercury in their tournament clash, Blake is the only teammate to give her a standing ovation. Much later on in the story, there's a moment where the team have to escape a farm overrun by Grimm, and Yang grabs Blake's hand, leaving Blake briefly looking speechless and cutely embarrassed by the gesture.
    • When Yang and Weiss reunite in Raven's bandit camp for the first time since the fall of Beacon, Weiss drops her beloved weapon Myrtenaster to practically dive into Yang's arms.
    • When Yang returns to Junior's bar in style in Volume 2, Neptune stares at her in stunned admiration and murmurs "What a woman...!"
    • In their tournament clash, Neon Katt obsesses over Yang's plummy body, quips that Yang is too "top-heavy" to rollerskate, quibs about her butt, and says that Yang looks pretty when she's angry.
    • In their clash in Volume 2, Neopolitan fights Yang silently but with a lot of flirtatious body language, smiling brightly every time their eyes meet and fluttering her eyelashes at her. Of course this is more sinister than Neon's teasing because Neo is trying to kill her (and she very nearly does).

    Web Comics 

    Web Video 
  • Roisin of The Gumdrops has some elements of this, as she's the Hard-Drinking Party Girl and only blonde in the cast. Certain lines of dialogue suggest she's also the most promiscuous.

    Western Animation 
  • 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.

  • In The Crumpets:
    • Granny used to be an attractive blonde actress/criminal and had countless boyfriends.
    • In the episode "Ghost in the Attic", Caprice is upset that her fellow goth crush isn't attracted to her. When she and her sister visit their attic and attempt communicating spirits who are supposed to give her the path to gain his love, she discovers a blonde wig that was secretly placed on a table by her mischievous twin siblings. She determines that he prefer her if she's a blonde.

  • In Dexter's Laboratory, Dexter went blond to see whether blondes did have more fun. They did, and everyone loved him.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mehitabel from Shinbone Alley had blonde fur and was coveted by all the tomcats (and one cockroach) of the titular alley.

  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series: Felicia Hardy has blonde hair and is a Lovable Alpha Bitch desired by four male characters. Her sex appeal only gets better when she becomes the Black Cat.

    Real Life 
  • 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.

  • Emily Browning talked about how differently people reacted to her in the street when she went blonde for the film Sucker Punch.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Zac Efron bleaching his hair platinum blond saw a huge surge in men who wanted to do the same, thereby proving that this trope can cross gender boundaries.

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