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The one on the right, if you couldn't tell by that prim and proper posture.
Ojou (お嬢), pronounced o-joe or eau-jeau for French speakers (often Ojou-san or Ojou-sama, as they are the more formal honorifics), a formal Japanese word for literally "young lady", is typically used in anime when referring to wealthy, high-class female characters.note 

The reason for that is that while she is often rich, and occasionally even an actual Blue Blood, the key point is that other people treat her like royalty, whether or not she actually is. Sometimes an Ojou can actually attain her status simply by personality alone (often in high school settings where she is probably a School Idol), by being so heavily idolized that a fanclub springs around her, elevating her to a status far above that of those around her, while leveling violent reprisals against any who would treat her as a commoner. Oftentimes, a wealthy Ojou is found in a leading role in the Absurdly Powerful Student Council. In fact, her wealth is often the Hand Wave explanation for the absurd power: they make the rules because they have money.

In the original Japanese, expect all types of ojou to use the more formal first-person pronoun "watakushi" rather than the neutral "watashi" or the more casual (and feminine-only) "atashi," and to make heavy use of the "wa" feminine emphasis particle at the end of their sentences.

Most Ojou characters can be boiled down to three main types: a Proper Lady, an Ice Queen, and Royal Brat version. See the Analysis For This Page to see how those three types tend to play out.

A staple feature of these characters are to have Ojou Ringlets, Regal Ringlets, or a Hime Cut for a haircut and for the Royal Brat a Noblewoman's Laugh.

A character saying "oujo-sama to oyobi" (roughly, "Call me queen") implies something else entirely.

The terms bocchan and bocchamanote  are usually seen as male equivalents of ojou-san and ojou-sama respectively... but, as implied by the use of the affectionate diminutive -chan, they have much stronger implications of a Sheltered Aristocrat. See Princely Young Man for a more direct counterpart to the "elegant" implications of this trope. Boys' Love works occasionally features a male version of the Ojou. The Yamato Nadeshiko is the adult version.


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  • Ken Akamatsu's early manga A.I. Love You has two: Kimika Aso is the haughty and mean-spirited type and an Expy of Sayoko Mishima.
  • Ai Yori Aoshi:
    • Mayu Miyuki is a type 2, and something of a Rich Bitch when she's not around Kaoru. She still gets a bit of sympathy due to Parental Abandonment.
    • Aoi Sakuraba, only daughter of a wealthy family, is an almost perfect type 1, and very much the Yamato Nadeshiko. Her bodyguard/tutor/foster-sister Miyabi, a Ninja Maid without the Meido uniform, calls her "Aoi-ojou-sama" from time to time, especially early in the manga.
  • Reika Ryuuzaki in Aim for the Ace!, one of the founding members of the stylized genre, and the first to use many of the phrases that went on to define the speech of rich girls in anime. (Note that Kazumi Amano Gunbuster is a huge parody of Reika, and indeed Gunbuster is one giant parody of Aim for the Ace!, though few fans are aware of it.
  • Midori from Attack No. 1 starts out as a queenly if not a bit snobbish rich girl on the volleyball team, but progresses into a better sort of ojou who's more on the "graceful and gracious" end.
  • Chiyo Mihama from Azumanga Daioh is from a rich family despite attending a middle-class high school, though she defies pretty much all of the stereotypes other than "Big Fancy House", "polite speech patterns" and "has her own power and influence". Unlike most examples, she's a Cheerful Child who's generally very nice, smart, and well-liked.
  • Kyoka Kanejo from B Gata H Kei belongs to the second variety, has this trope in spades, and throws in an unhealthy obsession for good measure. Oh, and a ludicrous mansion
  • Battle Skipper: Exploited. While she does fit the ladylike behavior and being heiress to a rich family part, Reika Ayanokouji uses this reputation to craft the perfect cover for the Exters in the Etiquette Club. Would you suspect the proper, rich girl of starting anything other than a club to teach her unruly schoolmates some manners?
  • Kunugi-tan from Binchou-tan, who is also somewhat of a Lonely Rich Kid, despite living in a mansion loaded with meidos.
  • Sayaka Saeki of Bloom Into You plays with this. She comes off as fairly dignified, and apparently went to a "school for rich girls," but she doesn't follow the stereotype as much as some In-Universe might think. Despite being fairly polite overall, Sayaka isn't above being a bit snide with people who get on her nerves, and she says that even at her old school, she and her friends enjoyed fairly ordinary pleasures like eating at chain restaurants and doing karaoke.
  • Takami "Komo" Komoda from Bokurano, the daughter of either a high-ranked military man (manga) or a congressman (anime), is a quiet and determined Aloof Dark-Haired Girl who embodies the Proper Lady type. Even as she dies, especially in the manga where her piano playing is vital to her battle.
  • Most of the female characters in Boys over Flowers (excepting the poor to the point of absurdity main character and her best friend), notably Shizuka, Domyoji's sister Tsubaki, and Sakurako, although the latter is more typified by her less pleasant attributes.
  • Tomoyo Daidouji in Cardcaptor Sakura comes from an extremely wealthy family, and as such is very composed and polite. She's sometimes followed by a cadre of female bodyguards. One of her Alternate Universe selves from Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- is even referred to as "Tomoyo-jou." Mei Ling from the anime is one too, being a member of the prestigious Li clan.
  • Case Closed:
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun:
  • Code Geass:
    • There are mainly two, one on each side of the conflict (though neither one is directly involved in the fighting). Milly Ashford, the president of the school's Absurdly Powerful Student Council, whose family runs the academy everyone goes to. Kaguya Sumeragi was the head of a powerful house in Japan who, despite her young age, is treated much like a princess and has a high social status.
    • Also, three of Milly's friends are also Ojous to some degree. Nina Einstein mixed this with Shrinking Violet and later Psycho Lesbian, Shirley Fenette was this and the Naïve Everygirl, and Kallen Kouzuki mixed the Ojou and Delicate and Sickly images when she was in school to cover up her Action Girl escapades.
  • Reiko from Daimos is a pretty, yet ditzy Rich Bitch who believes Kyoshiro is in love with her, because she misunderstood a situation when he was teaching her French. She's so dumb she doesn't even notice that Kyoshiro is poor (a group she looks down upon).
  • Daltanious has the Princess of Proxia, Catine. She is wealthy and always wears exquisite dresses, but despite her cute appearance, she's a raging psychopath on the inside. When she realizes that she won't get anything out of being a Gold Digger to Kento, she teams up with the forces of the Big Bad to have him killed. It doesn't work and she's left pleading with him for mercy. Luckily, she's spared.
  • Himemiya Chikane in Destiny of the Shrine Maiden is an extremely lonely and rich young woman who fits in the Ice Queen type, with a soft spot for Himeko.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Lucy Heartfilia grew up as one but she left because her father focused on his business instead of her to the point of neglect. That being said, no one in the Fairy Tail guild gives her preferential treatment and she prefers it that way.
    • Minerva carries that title as well and is even called this by her fellow guild mates.
  • Food Wars!:
    • Erina Nakiri is the daughter of a rich family. She's exceptionally beautiful and talented as a chef albeit too arrogant for her own good, at least until she undergoes some Character Development. Her cousin Alice also counts, though she tends to be a lot more childish in her behavior and is a lot friendlier and more sociable.
    • Ikumi is a double subversion. While she is the heir to one of Japan's largest meat distributors and does get called ojou-sama by her father's subordinates, she is also a foul-mouthed lad-ette with a penchant for wearing American-flag-patterned bikini tops. Young Ikumi was a far more traditional example of this trope, but her father raised her to be more laddish in order to have a chance of surviving as a woman in the frathouse-like atmosphere of the meatpacking industry.
  • Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair: Diana is from a very wealthy family and showered Frederick with money after he saved her father.
  • Mint Blancmanche of Galaxy Angel. For some reason, Mint seems to be a popular name for Ojous.
  • Mami Honda from Gals! is ridiculously rich in the anime. Her wealth is not mentioned in the manga, though her style tends to be classier than Ran and friends.
  • Genius Cripple Madoka Otowa from Get Backers (who also owns a Stradivarius, oddly enough).
  • Giant Ojou-sama is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. It stars Oriko Fujido, the wealthy, bratty heir to the Fujido vending machine conglomerate, and an amalgam of every stereotypical ojou trait ever played parodically straight. Her regal image clashes somewhat with how she must regularly grow to hundreds of meters high to fight off invading kaiju.
  • Girls und Panzer:
  • Ayumi Himekawa and Shiori Takamiya from Glass Mask. Ayumi is another ojou with lighter hair (downright blond in the old series), though Shiori is more of a traditional black-haired one. In Ayumi's specific case, it's actually deconstructed in the way this affects both her (lots of people think Ayumi is using her parents' fame and wealth to further her career, but she'll have nothing of it) and Maya (one of the reasons she thinks Ayumi is superior to her, which again doesn't amuse her).
  • Kumiko Yamaguchi in Gokusen is the granddaughter and heir presumptive of a yakuza boss and is called ojou when at home.
  • Good Day to You, How About a Game?: Ootori Academy naturally attracts ojou, due to its prestige. The manga's Japanese title even uses "gokigenyou", an excessively-polite greeting stereotypically associated with Proper Ladies.
  • Wang Liu-Mei and Louise Halevy from Gundam 00. Liu-Mei is the Ice Queen type, as the leader of a very important family and eventually one of the villains; on the other hand Louise began as a Nice Girl type with shades of Spoiled Brat until she got hit with the MOTHER of all break the cuties and became a mix of Fallen Princess, Dark Action Girl and Broken Bird.
  • Yurin L'Ciel from Gundam AGE, who's the Proper Lady type. Unusually for the trope she wasn't born as one, but was adopted by the richest man in her colony after her parents died. Too bad she met a really bad end.
  • Relena Darlian/Peacecraft from Gundam Wing is both this and Rebellious Princess. A more traditional Ojou is Sylvia Noventa.
  • Kihel Heim from ∀ Gundam is a blonde, but fits in otherwise. Her little sister Sochie is more of a Tsundere.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler:
    • Nagi Sanzen, with a dash of Tsundere thrown in for extra moe points.
    • The perpetually lost Isumi Saginomiya fits the trope even better than Nagi; her profile in the manga even calls her the one most worthy of the title "Ojou-sama", and in the omake to Volume 5, chapter 52, Nagi and Sakuya actually discuss why she qualifies as the most ojou of the ojou-samas.
    • The newly introduced Athena also qualifies. Since Nagi and Athena were originally the same character, it makes sense
    • Athena would fit perfectly, if she'd pull off the laugh.
  • In Hell Girl, Enma Ai's assistants always address her as "ojou", but she isn't one.
  • Hellsing's Integra Hellsing. Walter, her Battle Butler, even calls her 'My Princess' at one point. You know, right after he betrays her.
  • Hello! Sandybell has the Countess of Wellington, who's the mother of the main male lead, Marc. Sadly she dies in a car accident, and Marc's father forces him to marry a woman he hates so that they can have access to her inheritance. Marc is disgusted at this and runs away from home. He mourns his mother dearly and her loss inspires him to create artwork that eventually becomes world-famous and makes Marc Famed In-Story.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers:
    • The sweet-looking, wavy-haired Belgium subverts this: the "Meeting of the World" strip and anime has her as The Ojou, some illustrations show her wearing very pretty dresses, and she already had quite a bit of money as a pint-sized economic genius — but characterization-wise, she's more of a tomboyish Cool Big Sis.
    • Maria Theresa (yes that Maria Theresa) mixes this with The High Queen. So does Poland's old boss, Queen/King Jadwiga.
  • Hidamari Sketch: When Yuno and Miyako go to a shrine described as "wonderful" by their teacher, they encounter a Shinto priest who calls them "ojou-san". They soon discover that he calls even elderly women "ojou-san". The two speculate that he's the reason Yoshinoya called it wonderful.
  • Saya Takagi in Highschool of the Dead. Her family is extremely wealthy, complete with a large estate and a Big Fancy House.
  • Hyakunichikan!!: Kanami is a kindergarten version with Regal Ringlets to show her background, though the only one who really treats her like a princess is Tanaka, the caretaker her wealthy parents hired. Her classmates are too young to know to treat her any different.
  • Eriko Tamura from Idol Densetsu Eriko is the daughter of the president of a large music company. Then, her parents get into a car accident, leaving her father dead, her mother in a coma, and her evil uncle in control of the company. Things get worse from there.
  • Christine "Chris" Robbins from Itazura Na Kiss is the perfect example of a non-Japanese ojou. Her mother is a beautiful, famous actress from Hollywood, her father is the president of a major bank, and she has ties with nobility. Charles was even invited to her wedding.
  • Kaguya from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is treated this way by her classmates, even by the standards of a school where over 99% of the student body comes from super-rich families. Her family owns one of Japan's largest companies, and she displays mastery over a variety of artistic and intellectual subjects. However, as hard as she tries to behave as one, she often displays lapses in behavior that are unbefitting of a proper one many times.
  • An overseas version of this is Layla Hamilton from Kaleido Star, as a perfect Ice Queen type.
  • Mika from Kanamemo is an odd case; she behaves very much like this, even calling Kana a "commoner", but why a rich girl would have to deliver newspapers is never addressed.
  • Akiko Hashou from Kasei Yakyoku, who leans to the Ice Queen type.
  • Katri, Girl of the Meadows has Lotte Kuusela. She is the wife of Carlo Kuusela, who died during World War Onenote . Lotte is Spoiled Sweet and after his death, relinquishes the Kuusela mansion to her servant Viljemi and his wife Alina, and adopts Katri so she can send her to school.
  • Satsuki Kiryuin from Kill la Kill is a regal, dignified tyrant who, as president of the Absurdly Powerful Student Council, rules over Honnōji Academy with an iron fist.
  • Mirai Asuka from King Of Idol revealed to be one in chapter 40
  • Kagami Kuro from Kodomo no Jikan is the second type but watch for the Tsundere streak.
  • Tsumugi Kotobuki (a.k.a. Mugi-chan) from K-On! is a very sweet girl from a spectacularly rich family (her house is implied to be huge), so she fits in the Proper Lady sub-type.
  • La Seine No Hoshi has Marie Antoinette and Madame Catherine. Marie Antoinette is a polite lady and her behaviours fit the trope, but Madame Catherine, on the other hand...
  • Lucky Star:
    • Miyuki Takara is the Nice Girl type; she lives in a mansion, always at the top of the class, is extremely kind and polite to everyone despite her wealth and intellect, and her other friends go to an academy where they exchange greetings like those in Maria Watches Over Us.
    • Konata Izumi parodied this in an episode where she got addicted to Marimite and began acting like a Proper Lady type, weirding out her friends.
  • Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow has Sylvia Princeton. She's the wife of wealthy developer Frank Princeton. Sylvia develops a mother-like bond with an amnesiac Lucy-May, but once Lucy-May recovers her memories and remembers her old family, Sylvia becomes a Hysterical Woman and begs her to stay. Sylvia actually lost her own daughter, Emily, when she was two, hence her attachment to the titular character.
  • The Macross series possesses a few of these but plays with the trope some. Mylene Jenius in Macross 7 fits much of the bill for wealth and eventually quasi-mystical power, but she has an aversion to the responsibility and expectations her social position (daughter of a pair of war heroes) places on her and, aside from her sweet ride, dislikes flaunting her money too much; Sheryl Nome in Macross Frontier is somewhat more traditional, although she usually conceals her identity in public to avoid being mobbed. Interestingly, both possess light hair, Mylene being cotton-candy pink and Sheryl being strawberry blonde.
  • Margaret Burton in Madlax is a Nice Girl type, before the plot reveals that it has many surprises for her...
  • Magic Knight Rayearth:
    • Fuu Hououji and her sister Kuu also fit the bill, and since they're both modest and ladylike they go for the Proper Lady type.
    • At the beginning Umi was a Spoiled Brat type who went out of the way to make sure everyone knew it. She loosens up more or less soon and switches to a more Proper Lady-like kind.
  • Victoria Dahlgrün from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, one of Vivio's rivals in the Inter-Middle tournament.
    • Nanoha's two friends Suzuka and Alisa are ridiculously rich. You wouldn't guess how Nanoha, whose family has only a restaurant and a dojo (well, they are also mercenaries), got two rich girls with Big Fancy Houses and too many pets, unless you know the backstorynote . Well, both of them have pretty ordinary personalities.
    • Rinne from ViVid Strike! is an adopted example.
  • Kurosaki Sayoko and Minazuki Mahiru in Mahoraba. Kurosaki Asami's friend, known only as Sa-chan, tries to portray herself as an ojou as well, but whether she is or not is left an open question in the anime.
    • In the manga, the answer is revealed. She isn't - she just has a small inheritance and plays up the image in order to get attention.
  • Asuna Kujo from Maison Ikkoku is a very timid young woman who is quite the Nice Girl, never ever getting angry even when she tries to.
  • Meiko Akizuki in Marmalade Boy fits the basic character type, though not the full stereotype: she has lighter hair and isn't a member of the Student Council (one of her love interests is the council president, though).
  • In Mellodia, Momoe, at first, lived a rich life until her father's death. She later deconstructs the trope by learning to live by herself.
  • The dream-world version of Nagato Kaya in Mugen Densetsu Takamagahara Dream Saga.
  • My Hero Academia's Momo Yaoyorozu is a polite, well-mannered, intelligent young lady who is also obscenely wealthy.
  • Fujino Shizuru in My-HiME, one of the rare ojou with lighter-colored hair.
  • Hyuga Hinata in Naruto is the Proper Lady type. She's the heiress to the currently largest individual clan in Konoha, and has a Big Fancy House.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi:
    • Konoe Konoka and Yukihiro Ayaka (pictured above). Konoka probably trumps Ayaka, but she still manages to be the least royal person in her dorm room.
      • Setsuna refers to Konoka as 'ojou-sama', as she is the daughter of the head of the Kansai Magic Association.
    • Also Evangeline, who lives in a gorgeous Big Fancy House and is served by Chachamaru there. She also was a more normal "Ojou", aka a high-ranked membress of a Scottish clan, before she became a vampire by the Lifemaker.
    • In a throwaway phrase after she gets a Pactio from Negi, Kotaro mentions that Chizuru Naba is this as well. The Nabas seem to be into heavy industries, so they're are likely to be a part of a keiretsu (the successors of the old-time zaibatsu). What does this mean? That her family is on par with Ayaka's in riches and prestige. No wonder they're close friends and share the same dorm.
      • Confirmed after Ayaka gets her pactio card and explains her business plans to help with Negi's Mars Terraforming project - the Naba's will be helping out financially (which indeed confirms Chizuru's ojou standing).
  • The image song of Tamaki Reika from Ojamajo Doremi is actually called "Super Ojou-sama," and she refers to herself as the "world's prettiest Ojou-sama" in episode 14 of Motto Ojamajo Doremi. Reika herself is quite the example of the Rich Bitch type, though with sides of Lovable Alpha Bitch after she gets Hidden Depths.
  • Haru from Ojojojo. It's right there in the title. She's the heiress of the Jigokumeguri Zaibatsu and is a deconstructed Rich Bitch (although she gets better as the story progresses). Her sister also applies.
  • Okko's Inn has Matsuki, who runs a luxurious inn and acts like a bratty princess.
  • Sharon Rainsworth, her mother Shelly, and her grandmother Sheryl from PandoraHearts belong to one of the most powerful families in the series. Oz's younger sister Ada can be an example of this as well.
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt has Scanty and Kneesocks, the Evil Counterparts to the heroes. While the main characters are skanky and hedonistic angels who only care about satisfying their base desires, Scanty and Kneesocks are snobby and order-obsessed demons who take their evil duties quite seriously.
  • Isabella from Paradise Kiss is more or less an Ojou trapped in a lonely rich boy's body.
  • Ryoko Katsuragi in Penguin Revolution is Vice President of the Student Council and this in her school... except she's actually a guy. Everyone at school still thinks she's gorgeous, though.
  • Please Tell Me! Galko-chan has a girl who just has "Ojou" as her nickname. While we don't know much about how much money she has, we know her lunches are always in tiered lacquerware bento boxes and made by the family chef, and the entire family has custom-made lingerie.
  • Platinum Berlitz in Pokémon Adventures is a sophisticated, serious girl from a wealthy family.
  • Pollyanna: Ruth is a 1920's American variant. She's from the Wetherby family and is always dressed lavishly.
  • Himeno's two step sisters Mawata and Mayune fit both types of Ojous in Prétear. Mawata is the quiet yet spoiled girl and Mayune is the snarky overbearing type. Interestingly enough, due to her father's remarriage Himeno could easily be an ojou but refuses to let the legions of butlers and maids treat her like one. Or her classmates for that matter.
  • The Pretty Cure multiverse seems to like them, with Honoka (Cure White) from Futari wa Pretty Cure and both Komachi (Cure Mint) and the aforementioned Karen (Cure Aqua) from Yes! Pretty Cure 5. Then, there are Reika (Cure Beauty) from Smile Pretty Cure!, and Alice (Cure Rosetta) from Doki Doki! PreCure, the latter being as rich as Karen. Both, Karen and Alice, are shown to have butlers.
    • Itsuki (Cure Sunshine) from HeartCatch Pretty Cure! — when the term is used, it's a giveaway that he is really a she. "O-OJOUSAMAAAAAA?!"
    • Hibiki (Cure Melody) from Suite Pretty Cure ♪ subvert this. She's not as wealthy as the other examples, but she's obviously the wealthiest lead Pretty Cure, yet; her tomboyish personality makes it a bit difficult to recognize this. Her parents are famous musicians and her house is fancier than her teammates'.
      • Ako (Cure Muse), the princess of Major Land, was used to live in a castle, but now she prefers to live with her grandpa Otokichi, the former king, in a small house.
  • Princess Diana was born into an aristocratic British family and attended one of the country's most prestigous schools, Riddlesworth. She would later marry Prince Charles.
  • Rue in Princess Tutu, however she fits also into Dark Magical Girl. Though Rue is revered as much for being the best dancer as she is for her aristocratic manner. And like all Real Life prima ballerinas, she pays for that skill in pain and blood.
  • B-Ko Daitokuji from Project A-Ko. Enough money and manufacturing capability to build multiple Humongous Mecha overnight.
  • Despite Puella Magi Madoka Magica being largely set in an upper-class neighbourhood, it's not until Puella Magi Oriko Magica and its title character show up that we got a true ojou. Though Hitomi and Mami come fairly close.
    • Incidentally, an official audio drama done by the voice actors contains the following exchange:
      Homura: A hostel? This is my first time.
      Sayaka: Wow, you’re such an ojou.
    • Haruka from Puella Magi Suzune Magica was explicitly intended as a princess-type character.
  • Kodachi "The Black Rose" Kuno from Ranma ½ fits to a T in the Rich Bitch / Spoiled Brat kind. She and her brother Tatewaki even live in a traditional Japanese palace.
    • Also Mariko Konjou, the cheerleader who pursues Kuno. She's also a Spoiled Brat type.
  • Hirasaka Kayuki from The Record of a Fallen Vampire, complete with Big Fancy House (with shishi-odoshi) and a ridiculously fancy kimono closet.
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena:
  • Remy: Nobody's Girl: Mrs. Mulligan is the widow of the Mulligans, a prestigious British aristocratic family. She's always dressed lavishly, and her default outfit is Gem-Encrusted.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Michiru Kaioh (Sailor Neptune) is an interesting example of the Ice Queen type, in that it is never stated that she is actually filthy rich, and we never have any idea who her parents are, but the fact that she owns a Stradivarius violin and a gigantic condo with its own aquarium (with Haruka) and is a world-famous violinist and painter in her own right (enough so to get double-billing with the world-famous pop sensation The Starlights in the Stars season of the 90s anime) still makes her part of this trope. In fact, Usagi, in a memorable episode, wherein she is feeling she is not classy enough or worthy enough of Mamoru, stumbles upon Haruka and Michiru in a theater in a park, where Michiru is up on stage playing her violin and looking classy, and then proceeds to bounce a lemon on her violin while playing it with her eyes closed; Usagi declares Michiru to be the "ideal Princess" and pitifully follows her around for the rest of the episode, hoping she'll get some of it by osmosis or something. Michiru also, notably, has a mirror that always shows her the truth and has the ability to sense when things are coming, and has wavy, aquamarine hair. It was clearly mentioned in the manga that both she and Haruka are rich, not as much as Hotaru's and Rei's fathers, but had loads of money. Specifically through a good number of patrons.
    • Rei Hino (Sailor Mars) is also an ojou of the Ice Queen type. She goes to a private Catholic school and her dad's a big politician. Much more in the manga and live-action, though: in the first anime, she's a lot more Hot-Blooded (making her a bit of a Spoiled Brat when at her worst), and in Sailor Moon Crystal she's closer to her original self but has some shades of Shrinking Violet.
  • Saori Kido in Saint Seiya, who begins as the Spoiled Brat type and matures into the Proper Lady kind. She's even called ojou-sama by her butler by Tatsumi. The Bronzies are more informal and call her "Saori-san" ("miss Saori").
  • Touka from Saki is a classic version... desu wa!
  • Tsukiko Okakura from Sakura no Ichiban! is from a wealthy noble family, has a group of girls that follow her every step, and is a member of the school's Sakura Blossom Club, a club where girls from rich families go to have tea parties. She also possesses a Hime Cut.
  • Eri Sawachika of School Rumble goes by Ojou to several characters (most frequently Harima). Also a notable Tsundere.
  • Chisa Taiami (first type) and Hibari Niigusa (third type) from the post-apocalyptic manga 7 Seeds. Their wealthy families helped fund the Seven Seeds project and insisted that they be included in exchange for this help.
  • Sgt. Frog: Momoka.
  • The anime-only character Lulu De Morcerf in Shugo Chara!.
  • Rodoreamon from Simoun; Neveril is the same archetype but not addressed as such.
  • A more Tsundere version is Eri Fujisawa, the assistant of the Ryoukufu team in the third Slam Dunk OAV. She's nicknamed "ojousan" by Michael Okita and even by her coach, goes to one really exclusive school for rich kids (lampshaded often in the dialogues) and sometimes is more of a boss than the coach himself..
  • The Story Between a Dumb Prefect and a High School Girl with an Inappropriate Skirt Length: Student Council President Yamato Nadeshikonote  is a type 2, who enjoys teasing her Vice President Kaoru Kogori, especially in her "gal form". She's well-respected as the Student Council President, and her family is friends with the Kogori family, who are rich enough to have a beach villa and a chauffeur, implying her family's prominence too.
  • Lottie and Sara in Str.A.In.: Strategic Armored Infantry both come from rich families, as, it is implied, do most to all Reasoners.
  • The all-girl Fujigaya high school from Sweet Blue Flowers caters to students from wealthy families, which makes "normal" girl Akira feel out of place at times. Kyouko fits right in though and she also tends to act the part. Yasuko also comes from a wealthy background but attends the middle-class Matsuoka high school. She is also much more tomboyish.
  • Aeka and Sasami in Tenchi Muyo! both count, though Aeka comes to mind first.
  • Minto Aizawa in Tokyo Mew Mew with shades of Rich Bitch at the beginning.
  • Saki Tenjouin from To Love Ru is a type two: stuck up and prideful, but shows a kind side towards people in need.
  • Tamao Kikunoi from The Wallflower is insanely rich and referred to as a princess many times in the series. Even her fiance calls her "Ojou-sama".
  • During the camping arc of Yotsuba&!, Ena and Yotsuba occasionally play at being Proper Young Ladies.

    Comic Books 
  • Albedo: Erma Felna EDF had many of them of both genders, including the titular protagonist. This is quite justified because, while being an American comic, the storytelling is definitely not:
    • As mentioned previously, the titular Erma Felna is basically a military version of this trope. She is a descendant of a prestigious family of soldiers that dates back centuries, and her personality usually gives that vibe, not to mention that, in times of peace, she is usually a very educated and formal woman, albeit, when she was a child, she was a Royal Brat, especially towards her younger brother. On the other hand, she could be a deconstruction of this, as she could be quite mercurial, vindictive at times, and prone to explosive outbursts, not to mention she doesn't receive any kind of special privileges for being one, not that she cares of this anyways. Heck, she is even addressed with the in-universe term of ojou-sama by the resident Master Computer, The Net.
    • Her mother Eda is a much more classical ojou than her own daughter, albeit this is very most justified, as she is an Actual Pacifist with utter hatred for war. She even sits in seiza pose for drinking tea.
    • Teka Ardehad is also another classical example of an ojou. In this case, this is even more justified because she hails from a royal family and also because she is a clone from Erma.

    Fan Works 

  • Claudia Enfield from The Asterisk War is the Student Council President of the school the protagonists attend to and the daughter of a high-ranking official from a MegaCorp that co-rules the world with five others. Ayato even remarks that, given the current political climate, Claudia has a better social standing than Julis, who is an actual princess of a Central European constitutional monarchy.
  • Annagramma Hawkin, Tiffany Aching's social nemesis in the young adult Discworld books, embodies the second version of this trope. It is subverted in Wintersmith, where it's revealed that her family isn't rich at all and she actually starts to learn from experience.
  • The Familiar of Zero's Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is stuck in a school where everyone is an ojou (or their male counterparts) because it's a school for nobles. She still expects high-class treatment by everyone who's a plebian, especially Saito.
  • Houjou Reika of Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun is an ojou and is called as such by her servants who call her "ojou-sama" and her juniors at high school who call her "ojou-senpai".
  • Tsuruya from Haruhi Suzumiya is an aversion to any of the typical personalities. Technically she's an ojou because her family is ridiculously rich, and her Big Fancy House is extremely impressive; however, she has absolutely none of the personality traits of one. She's laid-back, down to earth and is simply "one of the girls", not to mention a lot of fun. Probably why she gets along with Haruhi so well.
  • Journey to Chaos:
    • Being Nolien's sister, Hailey is a Heleti blue blood. Her posh manners and Stealth Insult training drive Tiza crazy until they become best friends.
    • While exploring Dengel's castle lair in Ceiha, Eric meets "Asuna", the animated skull of one of his Dengel's students. He notes that she has the demeanor of a haughty lady and imagines what she would look and act like in the past; dressed in finery and ordering her father-figure's soul-bound slaves to perform tasks for her.
  • Katherine in Kaze no Stigma, from a "famous American fire mage family".
  • Ladies versus Butlers! is practically filled with this trope, most of the characters are high-class Blue Blood. Sernia Flameheart is at the top of the heap though, with the hair, laugh and (for the first part of the story) attitude, but she lacks the respect of others, who only call her Ojou as a kind of mocking, usually preferring to refer to her as 'Drill' after her hairstyle.
  • Kamishirou Rin (Japanese-type) and Kazetsubaki Kuriko (western-type) in Maburaho.
  • Maria Watches Over Us:
    • A vast majority of characters in the series are this, with Yumi being a notable (and purposeful) exception - even if they don't act the part, all the girls' families are filthy rich. Sachiko is the most extreme example in personality, however.
    • Yumi is actually turning into the Closer to Earth version of the first type of Ojou. She's definitely got a set of fans that are rabid enough to give Touko hell once it's obvious that the latter is being favored by Yumi to be her soeur.
    • Touko herself counts as the second type. Even if she's adopted. Actually, the Chinensis family seems to both attract and create Ojous.
  • Kanade in Mayo Chiki! is a rather clear example, complete with her own butler at school. Her true personality isn't quite standard, though.
  • Little Neese in Record of Lodoss War. Her mother is a very high-ranking priestess, her father a famous sorcerer, and her grandmother was one of the greatest heroes of Lodoss. As most kings of Lodoss were born commoners and gained their position by becoming famous heroes, this puts her in the very highest circles of society. Her personal bodyguard Aldo also always calls her Neese-sama aka Lady Neese.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Romana of Doctor Who, a Time Lady who, as she reminds him, did far better academically than the Doctor and who started off early on as an Ice Queen, became a Proper Lady, before regenerating. Every iteration of the Expanded Universe has Romana's second or third regeneration become Lady President of the Time Lords.
  • Ahim de Famille from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger is a Princess on a team of Space Pirates (due to The Empire they're fighting destroying her entire planet).
  • Lady Morgana in the first series of Merlin was the alpha female of the castle, what with being King Uther's beloved ward and secret daughter and Prince Arthur's foster sister.
  • Tsuruhime from Ninja Sentai Kakuranger was raised by a rather aristocratic family, while the boys were brought up on the streets.
  • Lana Lang from Smallville started out being Smallville's sweetheart. She is kind to everyone, beautiful, and involved in everything so everyone in the whole school knows her and likes her. She also starts out as a cheerleader and the homecoming queen.

  • Vocaloid Kagamine Rin in the "Story of Evil".

    Video Games 
  • Petra Johanna Lagerkvist from Arcana Heart. She's frigging rich alright...
  • Asuka 120% has Tamaki Shindou, the principal's daughter.
  • Quinn Sakurazaki of Azure Striker Gunvolt Series is the daughter of a wealthy conglomerate.
  • Emma Cole from Balan Wonderworld lives in a mansion staffed with maids.
  • Lady Riddel in Chrono Cross is a somewhat meek and retiring ojou, though she has her moments of bravery.
  • Helena Douglas from Dead or Alive carries herself as one (and for all intents and purposes, fits the trope) but the soft exterior conceals a very troubled heart.
  • Rozalin of Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is both a literal demon noble and accessory to Well, Excuse Me, Princess!.
  • Sapphire of Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice is an Ax-Crazy example of this. Very nice to Almaz though except for one accidental attack and the time he needed to be punched to get him in line.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War has Lachesis, the prim and proper princess who (initially, at least) looks down on any man less elegant and knightly than her precious elder brother, Eldigan.
    • The Binding Blade gives us Pent and Louise's daughter, Clarine. She's a mounted White Magician Girl -> Magic Warrior who tends to act like a Type 2 but shows two or three Type 1 traits too (especially towards Dorothy). There's also Magical Girl Warrior Lilina.
    • The Blazing Blade has Lady Priscilla of Carleon, a redheaded and melancholic Ojou who's quiet and polite as well as a mounted White Magician Girl who can become a Magic Warrior through promotion, and Louise, a beautiful and elegant Archer married to Mage General Pent the most powerful magic user in Etruria. Both are Nice Girl types.
    • From Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones we have the three princesses of the game: female lead Eirika, her friend Tana, and White Mage L'Arachel.
    • While many of the actual Princesses and royal women of Fire Emblem: Awakening are more down-to-earth (like Lucina and any other girl fathered by Chrom, Lissa, and Say'ri), the young noblewoman Maribelle breathes this trope. Implied in the case of Sumia, since she has the Ojou Ringlets hairstyle (even if not as big as Maribelle's) and her potential Love Interest Gaius refers to her as "that crazy noblewoman" in one of their supports.
    • Fire Emblem Fates has several Princesses (Camilla and Elise for Nohr, Hinoka and Sakura in Hoshido, a female Avatar and Azura for both sides) plus some noblewomen (Xander's retainer Peri, Hinoka's retainer Setsuna, and Ryoma's retainer Kagero). None of them tend to fit in the archetypical Type 2, however.
  • Gardenia from the .hack games both acts like a highly esteemed general and has her own devoted fan club (whom all members refer to her as Lady Gardenia). In fact, it's because of Gardenia's fan club that Kite was able to recruit her as they forced him to deliver her a letter. And leading her to reveal she doesn't want anything to do with this fan club when she refuses to cooperate with Kite by taking the letter. At first.
  • The mainline IDOLM@STER series has Iori Minase, the Tsundere Royal Brat, as well as Takane Shijou, the mysterious Proper Lady.
    • The subseries games also have (at least) one ojou idol. Popular examples from the subseries include Momoka Sakurai and Chizuru Nikaido. One is a still-a-child idol who wants to be treated like a lady, and another is an adult idol who acts like a celebrity and often coughs when she laughs. Both of them fall into the Proper Lady category.
  • Ashelin in Jak and Daxter is the Baron's daughter, a high-ranking member of the Krimzon Guard, and takes over as Governor of Haven City after Praxis's death.
  • Chizuru Kagura, Hinako Shijou, Elisabeth Blanctorche, and Rose Berstein from The King of Fighters. Chizuru and Hinako are the Proper Lady kind, Elisabeth is the Ice Queen type, and Rose is the Royal Brat variety.
  • Mega Man:
    • Yai in Mega Man Battle Network, a mini-Ojou of the Chiyo-chan sort. Her wealth and connections are often a plot point. They're also how she manages to stay afloat as a NetBattler without her friends' natural talent: she just buys outrageously expensive chips.
    • Her Mega Man Star Force Expy, Luna, is also a mini-Ojou, as well as her class' president.
  • Nanami Ginja of Omega Labyrinth Life is the heiress to the absurdly rich and powerful Ginja Conglomerate. Inside Belles Fleurs Academy, she acts much more like a princess than a class representative, dressing in much more elaborate and fancy wear than her peers, and taking great pains to be refined, genteel, and generous. One of her skills even references this: "Noblesse Oblige."
  • Lady Bow of Paper Mario 64 is a Boo version of this.
  • Persona:
    • The first Persona has the elegant and beautiful Eriko Kirishima, who's from a wealthy family and is one of the more popular girls in her school.
    • Mitsuru Kirijo from Persona 3 is red-haired, the Student Council President, and the daughter of the president of the Kirijo Zaibatsu. Her social link is even the Empress Arcana.
    • Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4, destined to inherit her parents' classic Japanese inn and widely desired by the boys in her school. Her Social Link is the Priestess Arcana, even.
    • Haru Okumura from Persona 5 is actually a bit of a subversion. She may be the beautiful and cultured daughter of the president of a major corporation, but she has trouble making friends due to her fear that everyone is simply trying to use her for her family's wealth, and her classmates regard her as a weirdo. That said, like Mitsuru, her Confidant arcana is Empress.
  • Princess Maker 2:
    • The Daughter of the game subverts it: she and her father are, in practice, members of the nobility of the realm after the Father was the Hero who saved the Realm years ago, and she'd probably fit real well in the sweet type. However, despite her living with her dad and the family butler Cube in what's implied to be a Big Fancy House, she has little actual spending money for herself, so she must take up part-time jobs after turning 10 to pay for her own expenses.
    • Out of the Daughter's rivals, Patricia Hearn is very much the Spoiled Brat type. She's the only Rival who doesn't hold any part-time jobs, is seen only taking up Art classes before she formally appears, and is super haughty and dismissive when she challenges the Daughter, Noblewoman's Laugh included.
  • Yurika Kirishima from Project Justice is an odd amalgamation of qualities from both types of Ojou. Like the Proper Lady, she is unassuming and naive (although her desire for a normal life is to escape her current life as a hired assassin and her brother's reluctant henchwoman), but lacks the vocal fanbase that worships her every move. She has the physical features of the Royal Brat (Ojou Ringlets and Tsurime Eyes eyes), but lacks any of the personality traits of that type. She is still portrayed as high-class and implied to be rich, at least compared to her best friends Badass Biker Akira and Japanese Delinquents Zaki.
  • Mii Koryuji from Project × Zone. Not only does she live in a Big Fancy House but Kogoro often refers to Mii as "ojou".
  • Ridley from Radiata Stories is type 2: A snobby Blue Blood knight, who is followed on her missions by other knights to make sure she doesn't get hurt. After a key event, she mellows into the first type; polite and sweet VIP among her new allies, with an Idiot Hero declaring his life's mission is protecting her.
  • Rule of Rose has examples of both basic types: first Diana who is closer to the latter definition as the de facto leader of the Aristocrat Club, characterized by her strong-willed, mischievous personality and willingness to humiliate those who don't meet her standards, most notably the protagonist Jennifer. The second example is closer to the first definition: the sickly, gentle-minded Wendy who in her role of Rose Princess outranks Diana and apparently is the founder and lawmaker of the Club. You also don't want to end up in her bad side.
  • Sumire Kanzaki from Sakura Wars fits the second category to a T. Beautiful, talented and rich, she has no problems reminding others of these facts.
  • Chiaki Tachibana from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. She evolves due to the horrific events of the Vortex World into a full-blown monster.
  • Karin Kanzuki from Street Fighter. Despite being wealthy to extremes (she uses her wealth to try to cheat Sakura out of a legitimate competition in the Sakura-focused UDON comic mini-series and can casually arrive to a fight via helicopter), she is talented enough to last in a real fight using her family's martial arts.
  • Tears to Tiara 2 has Elissa, the daughter of head merchant and governor-general of Qart Hadast.
  • Emilie "Lili" de Rochefort from Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is the daughter of an absurdly rich oil magnate from Monaco that has screw-the-rules money from his franchise (Though, by Tekken 6 that rule seems to have no effect when he was on the verge of bankruptcy). She, however, spends most of her time with her butler and is quite graceful throughout.
  • Touhou Project:
    • Remilia Scarlet is the Ojou of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. As for influence, well... she IS a powerful vampire... Somewhat subverted in that she's mostly only an Ojou in her own head, and the only ones who actually treat her like an Ojou are her Ninja Maid and, arguably, her Magic Librarian.
    • Also, ghost princess Yuyuko Saigyouji is the Oujo of Hakugyokurou.
    • And exiled moon princess Kaguya Houraisan is the Oujo of Eientei with Eirin and a horde of rabbits to keep her company.

    Visual Novels 
  • Karen Ayanokouji from Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka is this type of character. She has the curls, the laugh and tries very hard to please her classmates with her fortune, but ultimately ends up trying way too hard.
  • Despite her complete lack of social skills, Kotomi Ichinose from CLANNAD comes from a rich family.
  • Sonia Nevermind in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, being titled as the "Super High-School Level Princess". It's implied that her home country is some sort of totalitarian police-state but it's all Played for Laughs.
  • Rin Tohsaka from Fate/stay night has at least some characteristics of this: she's from a family of magi nobility (and she's not shy about it) and has a large fan club of boys at school who consider her untouchable.
  • Ouba Academy appears to mostly be a school for ojous in Kara no Shoujo but the ojou is the local Student Council President, Orihime Tsukishima. Only she's stifling under the atmosphere of the school and expectations on her, so she set up a prostitution ring among those who are similarly repressed.
  • Katawa Shoujo:
    • Shizune Hakamichi comes from a very rich family, lives in a Big Fancy House, and is the Student Council President. Later she's revealed to be a Lonely Rich Kid who has driven almost all of her friends away (save for Hisao and Misha) due to how competitive she is, and has very serious issues about it since, being deaf-mute, poor Shizune can't show and express her feelings and thoughts properly.
    • Lilly Satou comes from a rich family and has a Big Fancy House (though she doesn't like it being referred to as a "mansion"). She and Shizune also happen to be cousins.
  • Missing Stars:
    • Katja is of the Proper Lady variant. She's a polite and well-mannered young woman who speaks in a formal manner. A developmenter's blog post went into depth on how troublesome it was to make Katja fit this as the archetype is so overdone that even subverting it is becoming overdone.
    • Subverted with Natalya. Upon meeting, Erik mistakes her for one of these... then she starts talking. As it turns out, Natalya has none of the personality. She's a goofy joker.
  • Since Otoboku - Maidens Are Falling For Me is set at a private all-girls school, many characters fit this, most notably Takako.
  • Except for Chiho, all of the main female cast in Princess Evangile come from upper-class families, with the end result being that most of them live sheltered lives, having never seen a boy their age outside of their own brothers.
  • All but one of the harem from Princess Lover! also qualifies. Two of them are actual nobility/royalty, and the remaining seems to be the head of a large fashion company.
  • Miku in A Profile, though at first she attempts to deny it and pretend she doesn't fit the trope.
  • Kotonoha Katsura from School Days starts as the Proper Lady kind. She's very pretty, kinda naive, lives in a Big Fancy House, is thought of as "unreachable" by boys, envied badly by girls and prone to snap horribly in some routes and endings.
  • All the girls in Shikkoku no Sharnoth who attend the royal academy. They're not quite aristocrat level, but pretty close.
  • Rei Ijyuin from the first Tokimeki Memorial game. She's actually a Wholesome Crossdresser who acts like a tough and aloof guy, but has a hidden gentle and girly side which comes afloat if you get her as your girlfriend.
    • The more straight-up Ojou is actually Yukari Koshiki, daughter of a rich family and very courteous, naive, and sweet. And she knows Rei's real gender, as they're childhood friends.
    • Megumi Mikihara, Shiori's best friend, also is a bit of this and of Shrinking Violet. Yuko Asahina is this and a Genki Girl.
    • And Girl's Side 1 gives us Mizuki, of the Royal Brat type.
  • True Love Junai Monogatari has Remi Himekawa, who is the sweet Lonely Rich Kid type. Her last name even translates to "Princess River".
  • Arcueid Brunestud from Tsukihime. Very wealthy despite literally having no source of income, presumably based on a fortune that was amassed 800+ years ago. Check. Big house? Castle Brunestud, plus some vaguely alluded to mansions. Check. 'Real' Princess, check. Bit of a lonely rich grown up kid but other than that mostly just a strangely friendly demeanor, check. Oh, and supernatural powers tied to her being a princess in the first place. She's also called the White Princess, if that helps.
    • Tohno Akiha is a better example, though. She actually does behave like a noble.
  • Mio Shimazu from YU-NO is a Tsundere variant, complete with Ojou Ringlets. She's the daughter of the town mayor.

    Web Original 
  • RWBY:
    • Weiss Schnee is an example of the ice queen subtype. While not technically royalty or even nobility, the Schnee family is enormously wealthy and powerful.
      Ruby: (to Weiss) Hey, I said I was sorry, princess!
      Blake: It's heiress, actually.
    • Blake never talks about her family, only occasionally opening up about how she was on the run in the wilderness before she came to Beacon. She's therefore a bit embarrassed when she and Sun return to Blake's home in Menagerie, and Blake has to admit she's the daughter of the island's leader, and she lives in a Big Fancy House with guards and servants.
  • Black-haired Ayla Goodkind in the Whateley Universe. After being disinherited, she's still worth a third of a billion dollars, which is peanuts by her family's standards. She was disinherited from a mutant-hating family because she manifested as a mutant. She was the blond Sheltered Aristocrat before she manifested.
    • Solange and Traduce are both definitely examples of the second type. Solange is also the Alpha Bitch.

    Western Animation 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
  • Shriek from CatDog is the rebellious type, having run away from her pampered life with a rich family to become part of the Greasers.
  • Trixie Tang on The Fairly OddParents! is the richest girl in town, and everyone bows to her when she enters the bus (after an introduction said by the bus driver, no less).
  • Whitney Stane of Iron Man: Armored Adventures is one of these, as the daughter of a high-class CEO. At least until her father lost his job as punishment for associating with a criminal and spent his money developing the Iron Monger armor.

    Real Life 
  • There once was a young Japanese arts student named Michiko Shouda, the daughter of a rich businessman who was the president and later honorary chairman of the Nisshin Flour Milling Company. She fell in love with Crown Prince Akihito of Japan, managed to marry her Prince Charming after more than one hardship (because of her commoner status, and also the fact she was from a Roman Catholic family in Shinto-dominated Japan), and ultimately she became Empress Michiko of Japan.
    • Quite interestingly, she had previously been introduced as a potential suitor to a certain Kimitake Hiraoka (Yukio Mishima's pen name), a rising star in the Japanese literary scene as well as the royalist-nationalist Right. However, he was, alas, gay, and a Beard was not in the cards. So much the better for her; in The '70s, the poor fellow tried to stage a coup against her father-in-law and ended up committing seppuku.
    • For obvious reasons, pretty much every female in the Japanese Imperial Family qualifies as this. Crown Princess Masako (now Empress Masako) was an atypical case, though, as she had her own career as a lawyer before getting married to Crown Prince Naruhito and, like the Empress, was a commoner.
  • Western example: Silvia Renate Sommerlath, daughter of a German businessman. She married Carl Gustav XVI from Sweden and is now his Queen.
  • Another Western example: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was previously just Kate Middleton.
    • Also Sophie Rhys-Jones, Princess Edward, Countess of Wessex.
    • And another: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, née Meghan Markle.
    • And yet another: Diana, Princess of Wales, formerly Lady Diana Spencer.
  • Beyoncé. Even before she was rich due to her music, she came from an upper-middle-class family. She's very feminine and graceful and the people around her definitely treat her like royalty. Some even give her the punny nickname "Queen Bey".
  • Grace Kelly: she was born into a wealthy family, became a film star famous for playing classy characters, and later married Prince Rainer of Monaco.
  • Jackie Kennedy. Her first husband was President John F. Kennedy and her second husband was Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis. She was known for her style, charm, dignity, and love of high culture.
  • Eva Peron. While born into a poor family, she grew up to be the First Lady of Argentina. Both during her life and after her death, she was famed for her charisma, political and charity work, and fashionable style.
  • Subverted with Anna Sorokin, aka Anna Delvey. She tried to pass herself off as an example of this by creating the impression of being rich. In reality, she came from a working-class Russian family and scammed wealthy business acquaintances and several hotels in New York City of over $275,000. Swindled has further analysis of Delvey's schemes here

Alternative Title(s): The Ojou, Ojousama