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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
Pretty Woman
2
Holly Golightly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
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
The Hangover Part III, The Hangover
4
Miss Mona Stangley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
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Sera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Leaving Las Vegas
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Satine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Moulin Rouge!
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V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Milk Money
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Fantine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Les Misérables, Les Misérables, Les Misérables
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Ophelia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
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
True Romance
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Lana is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Risky Business
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Julie Mott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Bad Boys
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Deuce Bigalow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
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Sayuri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Memoirs of a Geisha
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Gail is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Sin City
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Nick Mercer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
The Wedding Date
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Goldie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Tom Islava added Sin City
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Iris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Taxi Driver
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Latika is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Slumdog Millionaire
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Cheryl Ann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
Catch Me If You Can
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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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Lynn Bracken is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
L.A. Confidential
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Mary Kelly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
From Hell
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Marion Silver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best "Hooker with a Heart of Gold'' Film Characters
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
A.I. Artificial Intelligence