Fictional Characters The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters  

Matthew Cole Weiss
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List Rules Strippers don't count. Upvote the best hooker characters, who are more than just a lady of the night.

They may have a disease or two, but cinematic hookers also have veritable hearts of gold! Well, at least most of the time (ahem, Aileen Wuornos in Monster). These fictional hookers totally mean well, and just want to make their way in this big bad world. So which hooker characters are the best? Which of these ladies of the night have a heart of gold under that mini skirt and five pounds of eye makeup?

What exactly is a hooker with a heart of gold anyway? The criteria is simple. They're stuck in this position due to poor circumstances, and though they're looking for a buck or two, they're also looking for love! Or family. Or an advancement in career. Or occasionally, a good time.   
The one thing you'll often find with these "floozies with feelings" is a sense of pride. They're not ashamed of their jobs, they do what they do and they won't apologize for it. These gals are working what they've got and doing the best they can.

So upvote the best fictional characters, from film or television, who just happen to be hookers. No matter what got them into this line of work, these women are all doing their best, in this definitively un-glamorous line of work.

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Vivian Ward is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Vivian Ward Pretty Woman

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Holly Golightly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Holly Golightly Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Jade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Jade The Hangover Part III, The Hangover

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Miss Mona Stangley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Miss Mona Stangley The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

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V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
V Milk Money

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Satine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Satine Moulin Rouge!

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Fantine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Fantine Les Misérables, Les Misérables, Les Misérables

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Sera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Sera Leaving Las Vegas

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Ophelia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Ophelia Trading Places

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Alabama Whitman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Alabama Whitman True Romance

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Deuce Bigalow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Deuce Bigalow Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

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Lana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Lana Risky Business

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Julie Mott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Julie Mott Bad Boys

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Sayuri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Sayuri Memoirs of a Geisha

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Iris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Iris Taxi Driver

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Nick Mercer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Nick Mercer The Wedding Date

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Latika is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Latika Slumdog Millionaire

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Gail is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Gail Sin City

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Cheryl Ann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Cheryl Ann Catch Me If You Can

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Goldie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Tom Islava added Goldie Sin City

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Alina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Alina The Equalizer

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Mary Kelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Mary Kelly From Hell

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Lynn Bracken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Lynn Bracken L.A. Confidential

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Marion Silver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Marion Silver Requiem for a Dream

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Gigolo Joe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Gigolo Joe A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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Shug is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Shug Hustle & Flow

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Simone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Tom Islava added Simone Mona Lisa

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Belinda Keaton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
phoebelouise added Belinda Keaton Night Shift

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Lilah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Lilah Jonah Hex

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Philia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Tom Islava added Philia A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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Trixie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
gdgd added Trixie Deadwood

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Linda Ash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Linda Ash Mighty Aphrodite