Retrospace's Top 10 Sexiest Cartoon Ladies

Okay, I admit it. Choosing the hottest cartoon ladies was not exactly an intellectual endeavor; but then nothing on Retrospace ever is. And, ladies, before you click away from this page, know one thing - there is not a man on this planet who has not either discussed this subject or contemplated it privately. Okay, maybe there's some poor sap working in a rice paddy somewhere in Laos that hasn't.... but other than him - everyone's thought about it.

So, let's get on with it. Who are the sexiest cartoon ladies? Well, if you scout around the internet you'll find that Jessica Rabbit and Betty Boop pretty much own this distinction everywhere you look. Not surprisingly, my list is a lot different than most. It is what it is - what can I say?

10. Tarra (Herculoids)
The voice of Tarra was done by Virginia Gregg, best known for her voice acting in the role of Norman Bates' mother in the movie Psycho.

9. Alexandra Cabot (Josie and the Pussycats)
I wonder about some of these animated shows for kids back in the 1970's. It seems like they were almost designed to titilate young boys. Josie and the Pussycats was notorious for doing this. I mean, my Lord, look at the picture above - this is what kids in the 70's were staring at every Saturday morning. Is it any wonder we're STILL talking about this stuff thirty years later?

8. Ann-Magrock (The Flintstones)
While the rest of the world debates about whether it's Betty or Wilma, I choose neither. I'll take the Stone Age Ann-Margret.

7. Jeannie (Jeannie)
The voice of Jeannie, Julie McWhirter, is the wife of disk jockey Rick Dees.

6. Taffy (Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels)
The blonde member of a trio of crimefighting "Angels", Taffy was an obvious take-off of Farrah Fawcett's character on "Charlie's Angels" - although, a lot more ditzy.

5. Red (Tex Avery's Red Hot Riding Hood)
The sizzling hot Red was drawn to resemble Betty Grable.

4. Jane Jetson (The Jetsons)
The voice of Jane Jetson, Penny Singleton, was a well known actress who played the role of Blondie in the numerous movies based on the Chic Young comic Blondie.

3. Rosemary (Hong Kong Phooey)
This leggy lady was the telephone operator at the police station... and a stone cold fox. Rosemary was voiced by Kathy Gori, a disc jocky for KMPC (a Korean radio station in Los Angeles).

2. Princess Daphne (Dragon's Lair laserdisc video game)
"Dragon's Lair is this summer's hottest new toy: the first arcade game in the United States with a movie-quality image to go along with the action."-- Newsweek (August 8, 1983)

1. Daphne Blake (Scooby-Doo)
It simply doesn't get any better than this, folks. Can you imagine the level of sexual tension inside that Mystery Machine? I'll bet Fred, Shaggy AND Velma were continually fighting off lustful thoughts. Yes, you read it right the first time - I said Velma. She swung that way.

Honorable Mentions:

1. Francesca from the Rankin Bass movie, Mad Monster Party. She's animated, but not a cartoon. So, poor Francesca was disqualified on a technicality.

2. Witch Hazel ("Broomstick Bunny" - a 1954 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Short)
Normally an old hag, at the end of the short Hazel turns into a smoking hot babe. The magic mirror on the wall is so overcome with lust, he comes out of the mirror growling "ROWR, ROWR" and chases here down. Unfortunately, she's in it so briefly, I didn't feel right putting her in the top ten.


  1. Rosemary - defo!

    But where's Penelope Pitstop , and the one with the scratchy voice from Josie and The Pussycats

  2. It isn't fair...you guys had so many attractive cartoon ladies to drool over, while us gals were stuck looking at the square shaped Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, and that stoner Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

  3. Daphne? I'll pass. I am with you on Tex Avery's Red though. I just picked up a Droopy double disc real cheap last week and was watching that. I would probably add Wonder Woman from Super Friends, Wonder Girl from the
    60's Teen Titans cartoons and Trixie from Speed Racer as well. I mean come on, Trixie could race cars, fly a helicoptor, give karate chops to baddies and still have every hair in place.

  4. Great list! Daphne does belong at the top, er, of your list. Heh...

    And I would add Melody from "Josie and the Pussycats". :)

  5. I always assumed Shaggy hooked up with Velma.

  6. AnonymousJuly 16, 2009

    Great list! I also liked Jane Jetson. And Judy. Another one who looked good was Ursula on George of the Jungle.

  7. What, no animated Mary Ann from the Gilligan cartoons or any of the ladies from Valley of the Dinosaurs?

    Oh well, at least you didn't go for Bugs Bunny in a dress :)

  8. Princess Daphne, you owe me a hundred bucks in quarters!

    Gotta agree with you on Alexandra. That's an awful screencap, but I always liked her best.

    And Red? She's the sexiest cartoon ever. She's a walking '40s cheesecake icon.

  9. Great list. I just tweeted this.

  10. I refer the honourable gentleman to one of the few funny lines from Red Dwarf. When asked which if he'd sleep with Wilma Flintstone or Betty Rubble, lead character Lister replies:
    " Betty. But I'd be thinking of Wilma. "

  11. I notice that seven of these twelve were redheads!
    Yeah. I agree with that.

    Oh, Pete, to finish your quote, "We're crazy. She'd never leave fred and we know it!"

  12. I didn't even notice the abundance red heads, c:. At least I didn't have Jessica Rabbit on the list.

  13. I'm in 100% agreement about Daphne at the top of the list! May she never be presented in any other clothing than her classic miniskirt with stockings again!

  14. Hey gilligan, this is an excellent top ten list, but what about Jessica Rabbit!?!? Overall though I really like your picks. You can cross-post this to our site http://www.toptentopten.com/ and link back to your site. We are trying to create a directory for top ten lists where people can find your site. The coolest feature is you can let other people vote on the rankings of your list.

  15. Great list. I definitely agree with your #1. I always had a thing for Daphne.

  16. AnonymousJuly 16, 2009

    so, are you a red hair lover??
    good choices but my cartoon crushes are more from the 80's.

    anyway , Melody from Josie and the Pussycats she was cute too.

    and Brenda, from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.

  17. Red's the hottest.

  18. What about Princess Ariel from Thundar the Barbarian? She was smoking hot.

  19. Planet Mondo - Penelope never did it for me, not sure why. And I didn't want to have >1 from Josie and the Pussycats - I already have too many 60s/70s Hanna Barbera on the list.

    Goretrogirl- I've always noticed that - those old cartoons always had fat dour or stupid guy paired with a hot mama like Jane Jetson or Wilma.

    Metal Mark- I'll take the Linda Carter Wonder Woman any day... the Superfriends WW just didn't do it for me... Jana was not too shabby.

    Wings- I'm glad you agree. (And I think Velma would agree with you too). ;->

    Hawanja - Nope. The only thing he hooked up with was some good weed.

    Don W - Can't recall what Ursula looked like for some reason... I'll have to look her up - hopefully better than Natasha.

    Eegahinc- Mary Ann is a good one actually - it was a toss up between her and Jeannie, and I didn't want the list with >1 TV adaptations.

    Tommy Salami- LOL! I think she owes me my dignity - I sucked at that game.

    Zibbs- Thanks for the tweet

    Pete- Great quote. That's one of those shows I've been meaning to watch for years, and haven't gotten around to it.

    Jon K- I teared up when I read your comment. Beautiful.

    Vincetastic- I went ahead and put my list on your site... although, I don't think I did a good job with it - no pictures, no commentary... just this lame ol' list of names. I'll have to play with it a little.

    Keith- And I'll say it again - so did Velma.

    Joe - Maybe so. But I think the Wolf would have been just as excited about Daphne if she was wearing what Red is wearing.

    Ariel- True that. You'll get no argument here.

  20. phenomenal list. well played sir. I've been thinking of doing a list similar to this but you really hit the nail on the head! Of course there's a couple I'd add but this is really thorough. Nice post!

  21. I'm not surprised that Daphne topped the list. All this talk of "hot" cartoons reminds me of the awkward moment in Waynes World when Garth asks Wayne if he thought Bugs Bunny was good looking when he dressed up like a lady rabbit. You should add another red head to your list. Erin the Esurance chick.

  22. An interesting list. I loved Goretrogirl's comment. It never occurred to me what girls thought about cartoon characters. I must say though, I am really surprised you picked that daffy chick from Hong Kong Fooey. I never once thought of her as attractive. And quite honestly, I never even noticed the lady from Herculoids. But I think you should add Princess Aura from the Flash Gordon cartoon and Teela from Masters of the Universe. Not to mentions Princess Arial from Thundarr the Barbarian.

  23. Hey great list!

    But seriously, you picked that daffy chick from Hong Kong Fooey? I'm pretty surprised anyone would pick her. And the lady from Herculoids I never even noticed before. What about Princess Aura from the Flash Gordon cartoon. And for that matter Princess Ariel from Thundarr the Barbarian and Teela from Masters of the Universe?

  24. What? No Helena from "The Mighty Hercules"? And where's "Jana of the Jungle"?