Everyone Loves Blondes
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 option 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 romatic 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.
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. Compare the Power Blonde and Brainless Beauty. Contrast helpless, scatter-brained Dumb Blonde. Can be Plenty of Blondes.
- 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.”
- In Uptown Girls, rock and roll princess Molly Gunn can have any guy she wants with the snap of a finger.
- Anna Marks in He's Just Not That Into You is tempting enough to pull a man away from his wife (who has dark brown hair) while her guy friend is chasing her.
- Olivia Lennox from She's the Man has Duke and Malcolm chasing her and the rest of the guys admiring her, but she would rather have the honest Sebastian.
- The sexy, outlandish Danielle in The Girl Next Door is anything but.
- The college guys in A Beautiful Mind see a group of co-eds and all start talking about how they want the blonde.
- Premonition has the main character's husband about to cheat on her with a blonde.
- The beautiful and sweet heiress Alegra Cole from Hitch
- Everyone admires Gen Harwood from Ice Princess because she shines on the rink and at school.
- Wild and unstoppable Bridget from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, contrasting shy, sweet Lena and rebel Tibby.
- In the beginning of Legally Blonde, Elle Woods is homecoming queen, president of Delta Nu, and girlfriend to pre-law student Warner Huntington III.
- Kirsten Dunst's portrayal of the beautiful and charming French queen counts in Marie Antoinette.
- The main guy in My Super Ex-Girlfriend obviously finds blondes desirable as he goes from the superheroine G-Girl to his crush, Hannah, though one is blonde throughout almost the whole movie, the other is naturally (thanks to an asteroid) blond but hides it behind a wig as her normal self.
- Party girl Maggie from In Her Shoes knows how to entice a man.
- Jack Weyland's Charly has the titular character be a spontaneous and mischevious New Yorker who repeatedly flirts with Sam just for the fun of it. The book said that Charity looked like a model who should be in a Pepsi commercial, but didn't specify her hair color.
- Charlotte from Bandslam is a former cheerleader.
- The Baby Sitters Club has two girls from out of state: Stacy, the sophisticated New Yorker, and Dawn, the breezy Californian.
- Beautiful with sun-streaked blond silky hair, blue-green eyes, and a tiny dimple in the left cheek, Jessica of Sweet Valley High is easily one of the most beautiful and popular girls in the school. Elizabeth, her identical twin, was one of few students in Sweet Valley who rivaled Jessica in the popularity stakes.
- Amy March in Little Women always knew that she would marry a man with money. She can really do it because she is, as described by the author, a 'regular snow-maiden' with curly golden hair and blue eyes, 'pale and slender', and 'always carrying herself' like a very proper young lady.' She also has the culture of being interested in art, theater, and traveling.
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (made into a Marilyn Monroe movie), of course.
Live Action TV
- Logan Huntzberger of Gilmore Girls is a non-monogamous ladies' man who is more interested in women and partying than taking over his father's company.
- In Kyle XY, Hillary is the blonde with whom Charlie cheats on his virginal girlfriend, who, interestingly enough, is also blonde. For the rest of the characters, it is not as good to not be a blonde like Lorie, who's gloomy, and Jessie, who's angry, vs. the good Nicole and Amanda. Gamer Andy, with her dark golden locks, is neutral.
- Aunt Hilda in Sabrina the Teenage Witch. While she fits the trope most, both Sabrina and Zelda are shown to be popular and fun loving as well.
- Phoebe Buffay and, later, Rachel from Friends.
- Dr Molly Clock from Scrubs.
- All of the Halliwell Sisters on Charmed have been blond at some point on the show. Prue had blonde hair in an episode set in the future, Piper wore a blonde wig for Halloween, while Paige and Phoebe both dyed their hair blond in seasons 6 and 3, respectively. Phoebe also had blond hair when she was turned into Aphrodite, a genie, and Lady Godiva.
- 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.
- Almost all of Angel's love intrests have been blondes. Buffy, Darla, Nina and Cordy went blonde when they got together, and Spike was hinted at as well.
- Gossip Girls Serena van der Woodsen.
- "I Like Blondes" - Jameson Clark.
- The song "Blondes (Have More Fun)" by Rod Stewart.
- In a flashback in Everyday Heroes, we see that Jane "Goldie" Aurum was the undisputed queen of her high school class.
- In Nip and Tuck, Hortense (unsurprisingly) resents the "long silky blond hair" standard.
- In Dexter's Laboratory, Dexter went blond to see whether blondes did have more fun. They did, and everyone loved him.