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"Meanwhile, at Supermodel Labs..."
James Lileks Spider-Man 3, RiffTrax

Or, if you're feeling punny, a Test Tube Babe.

More a staple of movies (especially science fiction), but also appears regularly on TV. When a male protagonist needs to consult with or bring in an expert on some obscure and/or technical subject (poisonous orchids, particle theory, rare diseases, ancient languages, prehistoric sharks, whatever), said expert will turn out to be female, drop-dead gorgeous, and, at twentysomething, conspicuously too young to have possibly earned the relevant academic degrees or otherwise accrued such expertise (often this is handwaved by mentioning at some point that she was a Teen Genius). Not all of these are required, but the general gist is good enough.

The reason why this trope is popular is because men want a woman who can tell them about Lagrange points and do a lap-dance. Preferably both at the same time.


If the word "model" appears anywhere on The Other Wiki's entry on their actor, you're definitely dealing with one.

A Hot Scientist is frequently a Hot Librarian as well, and often ends up as a Girl of the Week or Temporary Love Interest. She may also be an Action Girl or Science Hero in a Badass Longcoat. Alternately, if she's not really a scientist she may be a Science Hero's Babe Assistant.

Female protagonists, on the other hand, often get saddled with a Horny Scientist. This trope seems to be increasingly less Always Female, however. In Japanese media, especially the genres aimed at a female audience, expect to see pretty boys with PhDs as well.

Please note that this applies to a character, not simply any hot actor playing a scientist, for the same reason Real Life examples are not listed here. Most actors are "hot" in the first place, so it usually goes unsaid. You can have an attractive scientist without their hotness being a plot element in the work — that would not fall under "Hot Scientist".


Compare Nerds Are Sexy. See also Hackette, Hospital Hottie, Fair Cop and Wrench Wench.


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    Comic Books 
  • Deadpool: Dr. Betty Swanson is an AIM agent who is a biologist. Her outfits scream cheesecake, including her AIM Uniform.
  • Maxine in Sin City is your standard Sin City woman with large breasts and is an evil scientist working for an assassin's guild to boot.
  • The Transformers (Marvel): Josie Beller, a.k.a. Circuit-Breaker, was hired by G.B. Blackrock right out of high school to design what was then the world's most advanced automated deep-sea oil rig. When that was destroyed, and she herself paralyzed, by a Decepticon attack, she designed and built for herself a suit of Stripperiffic cybernetic Power Armor so that she could fight the Transformers. She was also the primary, and almost the only source of Fanservice in the whole comic.
  • Viz featured a spoof science column by their sexy scientist Dr Verushka Vavavoom. She had a habit of spilling chemicals over herself while writing the column, and then asking the readers to hep her out of her wet clothes. But they'd have to promise not to look....
  • Poison Ivy, one of the most famous Batman rogues, is a botanist and no matter what artistic depiction she is given, she is always considered very attractive. She looks great even in a labcoat.
  • Barry Allen from The Flash is a very good looking forensic scientist. This article from Fact Fiend sums it up best: "he’s way more ripped than anyone who works in a lab coat ever deserves to be."
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero gives us Sidney Biggles-Jones, railgun specialist, and Cassandra Knox, roboticist, both known for wearing rather flattering outfits in their service to Cobra.
  • New Gods: Orion's wife Bekka is a New Genesis scientist that has the ability to induce love and desire on others with her touch. She ends up being attracted to Batman during Superman/Batman arc "Torment" due to his many similarities to her husband.
  • Tank Vixens has Dr. Duffelbunny, the bubble-headed "scientist" who prefers to practice her physics in lingerie than in a lab.
  • Dr. Sarah Kinney, X-23's creator/mother is this, justifying why Laura is The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter to Wolverine.
  • Wonder Woman Vol 1: Paula von Gunther—a villainous Omnidisciplinary Scientist who quickly switched sides after her daughter was rescued from the Nazis who were holding her hostage—is a tall beautiful woman who often wears short dresses in her laboratory.
  • The Ultimates: Despite her airheaded and superficial tendencies, the Wasp still got a double-Ph.D. Lampshaded and mocked where she first distracts the Hulk by flashing her breasts at him despite her educational credentials.
  • Stormy Knight the third Phantom Lady has a voluptuous figure and revealing outfit just like her predecessors. She also has a degree in quantum physics and helped create her Black Light Ray wristbands unlike other versions of Phantom Lady whose technology was created entirely by others parties.
  • Big Bang Comics: Dr. Victoria Frankenstein, the creator of Super-Frankenstein, is a gorgeous scientist whose usual attire is a formfitting lab smock, miniskirt and high heels. When going out, she favours slinky evening gowns.

    Film — Animated 
  • In Big Hero 6, Honey Lemon is a tall and slender chemist who still wears her hair down and wears super-high platform heels while conducting experiments with dangerous chemicals and fire. And her hero outfit doesn’t deviate from her looks one bit. That's to say nothing of her equally as attractive fellow scientists; tall and muscular Wasabi, curvy Gogo, and Pretty Boy Tadashi. Hell, even Robert Callaghan gets in on it at his age!

    Film — Live-Action 
  • A quintessential example is Kay from Creature from the Black Lagoon. Although a scientist along with the other two, she only gets the odd line talking about scientific theory - and spends the rest of her screen time in a skintight swimsuit and swimming around gracefully in the river. And of course she attracts the eponymous creature and is kidnapped by him.
  • From the James Bond series:
    • In The World Is Not Enough, this concept is stretched to beyond credibility by introducing Dr. Christmas Jones, a twenty-something nuclear physicist with large breasts. Needless to say, she and Bond end up in bed together.
    • There was also Dr. Holly Goodhead in Moonraker. The film ends with her and Bond becoming the first members of the 100-Mile-High Club.
      • Memorably mocked in Mad magazine's Moonraker spoof:
        "Expecting someone?"
        "No, all us scientists dress in skimpy revealing nightgowns."
        "But not all of them look like you do. Ever seen Linus Pauling in his nightgown?"
  • In the 2007 Transformers movie, the analyst who helps decode the alien data probably should do some modeling on the side. Though some might not notice her due to the high competition of Mikaela Banes.
    • Interestingly, Word of God says she actually DID do modelling work to put herself through college.
  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe has plenty, given the number of scientists needed to explain the various bizarre phenomena. Nuclear physicists Bruce Banner and Betty Ross, astrophysicist Jane Foster, bio-geneticist Helen Cho and Drs. Fitz and Simmons are all portrayed as attractive. Tony Stark himself is a brilliant engineer and billionaire playboy.
  • In Fantastic Voyage, Raquel Welch plays Cora Peterson, assistant to Dr. Peter Duval. She wears a lab coat for perhaps two minutes before spending the rest of the movie in a skin-tight scuba outfit.
  • This type of character was a staple of the Attack Of The Killer Whatever "B" movies of the '50s. For example: Joan Weldon's character in the giant-ant classic Them!; the daughter half of a father-daughter entomologist team, the first we see of her is a pair of shapely legs emerging from an airplane hatch.
  • In Star Trek Into Darkness, we have Dr. Carol Marcus complete with a Lingerie Scene for extra fanservice.
  • Marina in Local Hero, who actually has an excuse for wearing a bathing suit in the lab and in the field. Played for Laughs, for the most part.
  • In The Amazing Spider-Man, we have the highschool student Gwen Stacy acting as the head intern of one of the greatest scientists in the world. She is of course the only one wearing a mini lab coat, allowing the viewers to appreciate her legs.
  • In Fantastic Four (2005), we have the twenty-something Sue Storm acting as a brilliant scientist who is head of the Genetic Department for one of the largest companies in the world. She spends a significant time part of the movie in a skin tight suit and, of course, a lingerie scene.
  • X-Men: First Class:
    • Dr. Charles Xavier, a geneticist, is a rare male version of the trope. He shamelessly uses his charm, good looks and expertise in his chosen field to pick up women at Oxford.
    • Raven Darkholme initially harbours a crush on her foster brother Charles, but her affections are quickly transferred to Dr. Hank McCoy, an engineer and biologist.
  • The Creeping Terror makes a big deal about how a male scientist is younger than one would expect and attractive.
  • Ghostbusters has Egon Spengler, at least to Janine Melnitz in the first movie and his students/understudies at Columbia University in Ghostbusters II.
    Egon: I think they're more interested in my epididymis.
  • Claire Dearing from Jurassic World is the park operations manager for the titular park. Over the course of the film, she goes through so much action that by the beginning of the last act, she throws away her white shirt to reveal a very appealing light purple tank top, as the shirt had gotten torn and very filthy.
  • Lampshaded in the Mockumentary Incident At Loch Ness where the crew is suddenly joined by Playboy model Kitana Baker. In a stars and stripes bikini.
    Werner Herzog: This woman walked in wearing a jumpsuit and it said 'sonar operator'... and she did not look like a sonar operator.
  • Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade fits this trope, though she was more strictly a historian. She doubles as a spy for the Nazis and uses her powers of seduction on Indy AND his dad in her scheme to find the Holy Grail.
  • In Godzilla: Final Wars, soldier Shinichi Ozaki is assigned to bodyguard a professor. At first, he assumes they are referring to a man and chafes at having to escort some old coot around, only for the professor to arrive, Miyuki Otonashi, who in Ozaki's words looks like a model.
  • I, Frankenstein has Dr. Terra Wade, attempting to replicate Frankenstein's experiment. Being played by Yvonne Strahovski, she fills out her labcoat quite nicely.
  • The Cave downplays it with Catherine - who does serve as something of a love interest for Tyler - and she's the science person in contrast to the trained divers. In this case her being young and pretty is justified by her being the assistant to the main scientist Dr Nikolai. And she's played by Lena Headey, who was the slightly more reasonable age of 32.
  • Boa: Robert Trenton, a paleontologist played by hunky Dean Cain.
  • Subverted and parodied in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Bethany selects Shelly Oberon as her avatar, thinking that the description "curvy genius" means this trope. She's instead put into the body of Jack Black.
  • Shandra: The Jungle Girl: Equal opportunity Fanservice is provided by Ellen and her boyfriend Cord; the two doctors in charge of the project to investigate Shandra. The hotness is on full display during their sex scene.

  • Diane Duane deliberately played with this, noting in the blurb for her Star Trek Expanded Universe novel The Wounded Sky that the Enterprise crew are assisted by "a pretty alien scientist". What she conspicuously failed to note was that K't'lk, while indeed quite lovely, is also a giant glass spider.
  • The backstory of Unwise Child by Randall Garrett has the robot scientists bring in a child psychologist to help them develop their latest AI. Precocious child, special schooling, early college and doctorate, beautiful skin, curves in all the right places, clear blue eyes, sleek red hair. She is the resident expert on that particular robot, and an assistant to the lead on the project.
  • As her name suggests, Laeshana in The Quest of the Unaligned is an aesh, and one of their main powers is Super Intelligence and a gift for invention and innovation. She is also gorgeous and the hero ends up marrying her. Oh, and an aesh's other major power? Pyrokinesis.
  • Gender-flipped with forensic scientist Dr. Colin Fibre in Garry Ryan's Detective Lane Mysteries. Fibre has No Social Skills and no concept of the effect his appearance has on others.
  • Linya Tychon from the Warhammer 40,000 Forges of Mars trilogy is a Magos of the Adeptus Mechanicus who outwardly looks like a flesh-and-blood woman due to her preference for subtle augmentations. Roboute Surcouf finds her quite attractive and tries to flirt with her, though she turns him down.
  • Jamie Parker of The Fold is introduced as head (only?) programmer on the Albuquerque Door project. The protagonist notes her hair color, eye color, and the tight fit of her clothes.
  • In Peter David's Imzadi, part of the Star Trek Expanded Universe, the project leader of the science team studying the Guardian of Forever is an Orion female nicknamed "Mary Mac". Having to cope with the prevailing stereotype that all Orion females are "animalistic sex kittens" (which she admits is not entirely unjustified), she deliberately dresses down in baggy clothes and huge, anachronistic Nerd Glasses.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Mocked on 30 Rock, when Tracy tried to cheer Pete up (and possibly tempt him into adultery) by having a party in the office with a number of very attractive women. Upon hearing that he is a TV producer, one of the ladies begins flirting with him and says, "Really? I'm an actress. Did you ever see the movie Secret Touchings? I was a scientist in that."
  • The Andromeda Strain: Played straight with most of team Wildfire being much more attractive than expected from scientists. And by coincidence, all of the hot scientists are the ones present for a fanservice-heavy Decontamination Chamber sequence, with them all getting sprayed naked in slow-motion, the female showing Toplessness from the Back with gratuitous Sideboob while the males are shown naked above the waist with dripping chiseled chests.
  • Played With on Angel - Fred Burkle is the primary Love Interest for both Gunn and Wesley (and Willow gets a bit of a crush too), and was a physics student. She's presented as more cute than sexy, although her wardrobe does receive more attention as episodes go on. Lilah parodies this when she dresses up as Fred to mess with Wesley - her outfit is more fetish-like.
  • Arrowverse:
    • Felicity Smoak in Arrow, an IT specialist. Very attractive, even in her glasses, she spends much of her time pining for Oliver before being finally upgraded to his Love Interest.
    • Ray Palmer deserves a mention as well. Ph.D in physics, and stunningly gorgeous as well. Felicity definitely notices.
    • Dr. Caitlin Snow in the 2014 The Flash series, an expert in bioengineering who appears to be way too young for her doctorate. She's fairly attractive. Felicity from Arrow also makes an appearance, even showing up to a trivia tournament in a Little Black Dress. She even shares a kiss with Barry, although they're both pining for someone else.
    • An episode of the Legends of Tomorrow spin-off gives us Jewel Staite as a cybernetics specialist named Rachel Turner. Ray finds out that she's his brother's descendant.
  • Cosmological physicist, Doctor Plimpton (Judy Greer), from The Big Bang Theory easily seduces three of the main characters and tries to start a four-way with them.
    • There's also the male scientist, David Underhill, who works in the same department as Leonard and briefly dates Penny.
    • Bernadette who wears normal clothes to work, but in recent episodes wears a lot of fanservicey clothes at home.
  • Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in Bones seems improbably young to be both an internationally known expert and a best-selling author of multiple novels. Bonus: She is also an expert in Spock Speak. In the original novels, Temperence "Tempe" Brennan is somewhat older and only busts out the Spock Speak when she actually needs it. Still hot, though. Judging from the author's photo on the dust jacket, this may be Truth in Television. It's also Lampshaded once:
    Brennan: I don't want to be the "sexy scientist"!
  • CSI also has a periodic Hot Scientist, a forensic anthropologist that Grissom tries to call in to consult at every available opportunity. Lampshaded in "Two and a Half Deaths". A TV producer who worked with a murdered sitcom actress visits the lab. After seeing several of the team he muses that there might be a market for a show about attractive people working in a high-tech crime lab.
  • Science Channel program Dark Matters had an episode about the quintessential Real Life Hot Scientist, Hedy Lamarr. So the biopic goes, she aspired to be seen as more than a sexy figure on the silver screen, but the US Navy refused to take her seriously. She's been more than Vindicated by History, such as with her patent on frequency-hopping commonly cited as the inspiration for tech in modern cell phones.
  • Doctor Who has used this trope multiple times.
    • Liz Shaw wears knee-length boots and very short skirts, and also has doctorates in biochemistry and astronomy.
    • The Doctor's companion Romana, despite technically being a psychologist and/or historian, fits this trope reasonably well, and her attractiveness is confirmed by K9 and later by the Doctor himself.
    • Also, Peri is a botany student and is well known for her cleavage.
    • River Song is no slouch in the sciences (she understands the TARDIS' physics) or the looks (she could fell an ox with that cleavage) departments. She has also earned her Ph.D. in Archaeology at the Luna University.
  • Subverted with Dr Saunders in Dollhouse. While played by Amy Acker (who plays Fred above) and naturally beautiful, even with her recent scars, it's revealed: she's actually a Doll called Whiskey who was implanted with the personality of the original Dr Saunders (who was an elderly man) after he was murdered by Big Bad Alpha. Since her disfigurement at Alpha's hands made her worthless as a Doll, technically she became the scientist because she was no longer considered 'hot' by Dollhouse standards.
  • In 8 Simple Rules, Cate claims she was this in high school: a glamorous Alpha Bitch who was also top of the class in astrophysics. As she's played by Katey Sagal, the first part is easy to believe. And as an adult, she's now a nurse, so's the second.
  • Several valuable CONTROL-affiliated scientists on Get Smart (the first we see is the chemist Dr. Steele). This is explained by their cover - they're employed full time as showgirls, and do their real work in a secret lab accessible through the backstage area of a theatre - often while rehearsals or shows are going on that they're in. (The sheer Refuge in Audacity does work: that may be the least-broken cover CONTROL employees ever have in the series.)
    • KAOS defector Dr. Canyon (the inventor of an invisibility serum) is a gorgeous brunette in a short skirt, which causes a Mistaken for Cheating moment when 99 finds her in Max's apartment.
  • The Professor of Gilligan's Island is a rare male example, which the writers seemed to become aware of by the second season, ship teasing him in one episode after another with each of the 3 female cast members and a guest star who fell in Love at First Sight with him.
  • H₂O: Just Add Water gives us the glamorous Dr. Denman - a slim marine biologist with beautiful blonde hair. It's lampshaded by Cleo, who says she looks more like a model than a scientist. Funnily enough when she turns into the antagonist, the hotness is downplayed, averting Evil Is Sexy.
  • Subverted in an episode of Hustle in which the already-lovely Stacie, when impersonating a professor's research assistant, uses false teeth to give herself an unattractive overbite.
  • In the second season The Man from U.N.C.L.E. episode "The Nowhere Affair", a THRUSH computer picks an ugly duckling sexy THRUSH scientist to seduce Napoleon Solo, in the hopes of reversing the Easy Amnesia that was induced when Solo took "Capsule B" before his capture by THRUSH.
  • Abby Sciuto from NCIS is one badass Perky Goth and hot lady who does not do dress codes. She is called into the lab one night dressed as Marilyn Monroe, straight from a costume party... now that is even hotter.
    • It should also be pointed out that there is a dress code and she is expected to follow it. The director actually enforced it in one episode, then Abby complained to Gibbs about said enforcement, the dress code issue was never enforced on her again. Not from within, anyway.
  • Never Have I Ever: Kamala is a ridiculously gorgeous woman studying to become a biologist.
  • NUMB3RS has the very attractive mathematician Amita Ramanujan.
  • On Quantum Leap, the most we hear of Project QL staffer Tina is Al talking about his latest sexual escapade with her. Indeed, when we first see her on screen, she looks and sounds like a typical bimbo. But she's no secretary; she's a Pulse Communications Specialist (whatever that is), and she definitely wouldn't be working there if she was a dummy. And let's not forget Dr. Sam Beckett himself...
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch:
    • Aunt Zelda. Although her sister Hilda has the more active love life, Zelda attracts plenty of admirers - many of whom are fellow scientists. She also provides more Fanservice by the way of flattering evening dresses. In this case the endless knowledge of science is justified by her being over six hundred years old.
    • Sabrina herself joins the school's science club in the first season. As it's full of nerds, they're initially gobsmacked by a pretty girl being interested in science. Gordy even goes non verbal when Sabrina starts talking to him.
    • Libby is The Cheerleader and Alpha Bitch, and in the same episode gets a spell cast on her that turns her into a geek. Realising she's still Libby Chessler, she joins the science club herself and remakes it into an elite squad like the cheerleading squad. The nerds are initially intimidated by her because of her hotness.
  • Dr. Helen Magnus in Sanctuary qualifies as well (as Tesla oh so loves pointing out), and completes the effect by often wearing Killer Heels. It helps that she's played by the same Amanda Tapping.
  • Samantha Carter of Stargate SG-1 in "Moebius, Part 2". Jack O'Neill (well, an alternate Jack, anyway) commented that he was definitely not used to such sciencey talk coming out of someone so hot. And she was in battle dress at the time! The "real" Carter didn't qualify nearly as often, since she was also a military officer and therefore spent a lot of time bloody and bruised, but when she did? Yowza!
  • Jadzia Dax, though her talents seem to run towards the practical sciences, is nonetheless science-division teal (rather than engineering yellow) in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She fully embodies the trope, being both physically attractive and (when she wants to be) sexually adventurous, that last being a gift from her (male) predecessor Curzon, who actually went Out with a Bang.
    • While she's not an accredited scientist, her big brain allows Seven Of Nine to function as Voyager's resident theoretical and applied physicist. Her big...tracts of land, on the other hand, allow her to function as eye candy.
  • Wonder Woman: In "The Pluto Files", Wonder Woman solved math problems on a chalkboard that were stumping the resident aged scientist. The "hot" part...this is Lynda Carter playing her.
  • In Episode 3.12 of The X-Files, "War of the Coprophages", Mulder meets the charming scientist Dr. Bambi Berenbaum, whom he finds so attractive that he even ignores calls from Scully while in conversation with her. In the end, Dr. Bambi is seen flirting with the elderly, wheelchair-using Dr. Ivanov, both apparently enjoying the other's intellect in an apparent case of Pair the Smart Ones.

  • Annals of Improbable Research has an advice column by "scientist/supermodel" Symmetra.
  • MAD had a parody of the '60s I Spy show where the agents went to rescue a bikini-girl nuclear physicist from the Red Chinese. When they're informed by the bad guys that the girl they were after wasn't the real physicist, they reply that they knew it all along, because she wasn't sexy enough to be a nuclear physicist on a tv show.

    Mythology and Religion 
  • Setenaya of the Nart Sagas is equal parts brains and beauty. The Circassian story "Lady Setenaya and the Magic Apple" shows her conducting experiments in a manner resembling scientific inquiry.

    Public Service Announcements 
  • In July 2012 the European Commission as part of a series of films attempting to encourage more women to consider careers in science published Science: It's A Girl Thing which has three sexy actresses flouncing about a laboratory writing equations and playing with the balls from ball-and-stick molecular models coyly, juxtaposed with images of high heels and make-up. It quickly garnered a negative response on Youtube and amongst actual scientists on Twitter and was soon removed.

    Video Games 
  • Double Homework:
    • Dr. Mosely is the obvious example. When the protagonist first meets her, he immediately starts getting sexual fantasies about her due to his extreme lack of activity during the previous months. Dr. Mosely herself exploits this with an “experimental” therapy she offers him (her breasts are out for the session).
    • Daniela could also qualify. She does check both of the basic boxes: she’s fairly attractive, and she is Dr. Mosely’s research assistant for her experiment.
  • Joining the ranks of Hot Computer Scientists is Kamui from the .hack series, although she does more exterminating than research... and all we usually ever see is her online avatar, though, in volume 3 of the .hack//Legend of the Twilight manga, there is a pin-up poster, .hack//Unplugged, showing her and all of the other main characters in real life.
  • Mass Effect:
    • Dr. Liara T'Soni, who becomes the Normandy's resident Prothean and archaeology expert and a potential love interest for Shepard. She's of the Asari race, who are considered the most beautiful race in the galaxy.
    • Mass Effect 2 introduces Dr. Mordin Solus, who is apparently considered one in-universe. As a Salarian, he has a very low sex-drive, but is nonetheless flattered that multiple species have frequently attempted to hit on him. While Mordin is actually pretty old for a Salarian (they only live to about 40), he doesn't look much older than others of his kind to human eyes.
    • Brynne Cole, Miranda Lawson, Lizbeth Baynham, Rana Thanoptis, Ann Bryson...really, the Mass Effect universe seems to be crawling with attractive female scientists.
  • Shalua Rui from Dirge of Cerebus: Final Fantasy VII takes this trope to the point where she looks like a hooker in a white lab coat. In the freezing rain, no less.
  • Doctor Kleeya from Star Trek: Elite Force II. Even the NPC guarding her door admits that he can't concentrate because of her.
    • Maybe because she is a homage to the TOS babes (with normal skin though) Kirk used to get involved with. She also wears a specific designed outfit.
  • Wild ARMs 1 has Emma Hetfield. Although fashionable since the original game's artbooks, she got a serious upgrade for Alter Code F; the clothes got tighter and briefer, and the game camera decided to show her off to best advantage. She subverts the Improbable Age part, being canonically 39 years old, as well as living in a world where academics and engineering are passed down by apprenticeship.
  • Custom Robo has Linda, who wears a short dress and fishnet stockings.
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has Naomi Hunter, who shows off copious amounts of Absolute Cleavage. She also has an affair with fellow scientist Otacon (see: Nerds Are Sexy).
  • In Dating Sim Shall We Date?: Lost Island, the men of choice are this.
  • Shin Super Robot Wars: Eri Anzai is the world's foremost expert in ancient relics, and is especially famous for advancing the unique notion that the Mu and Atlantean cultures were in fact founded by aliens. When rescued by the protagonists, they see that Anzai is a stunning beauty even Daimoji is drooling. It's clear enough she's better off in your capable hands than in the clutches of the aliens who pilfered her from Osaka.
  • Dr. Catherine Halsey of Halo is noted in Halo: The Fall of Reach to have been a lovely-looking woman in her younger days.
  • Pokémon began featuring these from Generation V onwards, whereas previous generations' professors had Geek Physiques or were old men. Professor Juniper from Black and White and its sequels is a young, bright woman who wears a miniskirt to lab. Professor Sycamore from X and Y is a fine-featured, classy-dressed Frenchman. Professor Kukui from Sun and Moon is also young, not to mention tanned and ripped, wears no shirt under his lab coat, sometimes studies Pokemon moves by taking the Pokemon head-on, and doubles as a masked wrestler.
    • Even while Sword and Shield returns to the "old professor" format with Professor Magnolia, it still makes sure to introduce her granddaughter and research assistant Sonia, who definitely fits the trope, especially after Magnolia retires and Sonia overtakes her as that region's professor, which also includes wearing an outfit that showcases her midriff.
  • BioShock Infinite: Robert and Rosalind Lutece were intentionally modeled on the ideals of commercial beauty at the turn of the century: the Arrow Collar Men and Gibson Girls, respectively.
  • Liara of WildStar is extremely attractive. Just check out those huge, fantastic ears...
  • Once you fulfill certain requirements in Analogue: A Hate Story, you can change *Hyun-ae's outfit. This trope is one of the available outfits.
  • Dr. Betty Veronica in Rampage: World Tour. And how!
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind has Edwinna Elbert, the Stewardess of the Ald-Ruhn Mages Guild and researcher of the Lost Technology of the extinct Dwemer. She's a Breton with a a pretty and young-looking facial sprite.
  • Prey (2017) has both male and female Morgan Yu.
  • Assassin's Creed: Rogue has Hope Jensen, a chemist member of the Assassins that is smart enough to recreate one of Benjamin Franklin's experiments after a seeing it once, and is also very beautiful.

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    Web Original 
  • The Whateley Universe has plenty, due to the Exemplar mutant power. In the Whateley Academy workshop there's Delta Spike and Bugs, both of whom are geniuses who happen to be among the hottest girls in a school full of superheroines.
    • Jobe becomes one after he accidentally used his Drow serum on himself... er, herself. Too bad it didn't fix her personality. Belphoebe, on the other hand, gets lots of Character Development, so she no longer so obnoxious as her mental-template donor, Belphegor.
  • Welcome to Night Vale has Carlos, an Omnidisciplinary Scientist who arrives to investigate the bizarre supernatural happenings in the town. He has been described as dark, with beautiful hair (so beautiful, the town's barber, Telly, has a Despair Event Horizon after cutting it), a strong jaw, teeth "like a military cemetery", and a voice "like caramel". Night Vale's local radio host, Cecil, falls in love with Carlos instantly. And as of episodes 25 and 27, Carlos reciprocates.
  • In a few episodes of The Nostalgia Chick Elisa shows up as 'Dr Tease' - who is a parody of this.
  • Dad: Mom's beauty is brought up numerous times by Dad and by Neighbor; she's also a wicked-smart Quantum Physicist who leads a team of scientists and runs the Dad experiment.

    Western Animation 
  • As shown in the page image, April O' Neil from the 2003 series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of these; being the first media adaptation to harken back to her original portrayal in the Mirage comics (worked with Baxter Stockman right before he went openly evil), rather than a TV news reporter like every other adaptation until that point.
  • Dr. Vivian Foster from Kim Possible is blond, highly attractive, and very competent. This is used to set up An Aesop when it's revealed that she built a Ridiculously Human Robot to front for her because she isn't taken seriously as a scientist because of her looks.
  • Dr. Tara Quymn from The Venture Bros. is a red-headed, beautiful scientist with a sultry British accent researching the cure for cancer in the Amazon Rainforest in the episode "Dr. Quymn, Medicine Woman".
  • DC Animated Universe
    • Lampshaded in the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Greatest Story Never Told": Booster Gold saves the world with the aid of a hot scientist, Dr. Tracy Simmons. He immediately states that this is the best possible outcome: the League is currently battling with an evil magician, so he is the only one who'll save the day and get the girl.
  • Sabrina: The Animated Series follows the sitcom's lead of making Aunt Zelda a Younger and Hipper scientist. She has her own laboratory in the house's basement, and is cursed to be in the body of a "young and beautiful" teenager. By witch standards, this is a great punishment; as she and Hilda long to be warty like they used to be.
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series has Alistair Smythe, a wheelchair-bound roboticist. Just before he is turned into an incredibly buff mutant monster, it is revealed that he was an incredibly buff scientist when he is shown strapped naked to a mutant-creating machine against his will. He had a six-pack and surprisingly well-developed legs.
  • Eek! The Cat lampooned the trope in its Sci-Fi parody episode, with Elmo having to choose between the plan of an Einstein-looking super-genius, or the plan of the Bambi twins, who had gotten a B+ in physics. The latter option turned out to be the best course, as the Bambi Twins were in-fact incredibly intelligent and came up with a competent plan to save the day.
  • The Simpsons used this trope in the episode "Krusty gets Kancelled". Bart and Lisa are out rounding up various celebrities that Krusty knows to perform in his comeback special and Bart visits the Playboy Mansion to get Hugh Hefner. As they walk and talk Hugh reveals that most if not all of the Playboy Bunnies are scientists and run a laboratory, biosphere, alternative energy research center and desalination plant all on the mansion grounds.
  • Much like his movie counterpart above, The Real Ghostbusters has its incarnation of Egon Spengler, at least to Janine Melnitz, at least one Monster of the Week, numerous students at an all-girls' boarding school... the list goes on.
  • L in Men in Black: The Series, not only her role is expanded from the movies (where she's only a forensic investigator turn agent at the end of the film and Put on a Bus for the sequel) to be the full resident scientific mind of the show, she's also turned into a curvy blonde with a sexy voice.
  • Professor Venomous from OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is a bioengineer with an attractive design. It doesn't help that this was done on purpose.
  • As Told by Ginger - the episode "A-Ticket" has Courtney showing Ginger a way of invoking this look when she's partnered with a boy she likes in chemistry. The key is apparently a set of goggles that are more feminine.
    "See? Gorgeous girl scientist!"
  • Doctor Rebecca Holiday from Generator Rex - She is Providence's Chief Research Officer on Nanites and EVOs and is one of the smartest characters in the Show. She is also one of the most beautiful characters on the show, even Rex had a crush on her throughout the show.


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