Top Ten Prostitutes, Callgirls/-boys and Escorts from Movies, Series or Video Games

Prostitution, in its most basic definition, means offering your body in exchange for money.

In the USA, prostitution is illegal and often frowned upon.

In Austria and Germany, prostitution is perfectly legal for a person of at least 18 years of age (in both countries age of consent is 14, but it is only legal for a person over the age of 21 to have sex with them if they don't exploit the situation by offering gifts, opportunities, or in this case money, which includes prostitution), in Switzerland of 16 years. While it may not be the most desirable occupation, and some media such as the hip hop music genre continues depicting it in a bad light, prostitution is a part of society, and for example in Austria, you can find advertisements for prostitutes in several regular newspapers. What is absolutely illegal in any way is procuring. But since prostitution is legal there is no need for pimps or madames anyway.

Movies and other similar media have depicted prostitutes in several different ways. The most common stereotype is that being a prostitute is an undesirable job in which (typically) a woman's need for money or drugs is exploited, but there are also several examples of films with a consensual tone from the prostitute's side, or even movies where female prostitutes are depicted as dominant and even somewhat feminist, using their sex appeal to take advantage of men. Media have a greater interest in female prostitutes, but there are also several male prostitutes, though they are not as prominently present.

The Top Ten

1 Irma La Douce (Irma La Douce)

What I like about Irma is that she likes what she is doing and never falls into stereotypes. She is so desired that she can make a good living out of that, she only suffered from her pimp, until the Jack Lemmon character knocked him out and protected her. Irma has a cheeful personality and a positive life, despite her profession - and it's merely a profession to her.
Shirley MacLane did an amazing job. - Martin_Canine

2 Aileen Wuornos (Monster) Aileen Carol Wuornos was an American serial killer who killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a prostitute, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense.

This is the other side of prostitution, the bizarre contrast to Irma La Douce. Aileen Wuornos suffered a terrible life of abuse and rape and never knew what love is until she met Selby. This woman, not exactly what most people would call attracted, was never given a proper chance in life, which ultimately lead to her downfall and her hatred especially towards men.
"Monster" is one of the greatest and most powerful movies I have ever seen, mostly due its sensitive portrayal of Aileen, and it's especially hurtful since it is based on true events. - Martin_Canine

3 Gail (Sin City)

Rosario Dawson at her finest - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

4 Iris (Taxi Driver)

Jodie Foster's best performance - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

5 Vivian Ward (Pretty Woman)

The quintessential hooker with a heart of gold - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

6 Goldie (Sin City)
7 Satine (Moulin Rouge)

Nicole Kidman deserves an Oscar for this performance - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

It was very good, but I agree with the decision to give Halle Berry the Oscar. I feel that her performance was even more gripping and emotional. - Martin_Canine

8 Alabama Whitman (True Romance)
9 Halley (The Florida Project)

It's inspiring watching her struggle against poverty - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

10 Marion Silver (Requiem for a Dream)

It's heavy watching her downward spiral - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

The Contenders

11 Sera (Leaving Las Vegas)

You feel bad for her struggle - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

12 Vanessa Lutz (Freeway)

It's badass the way she struggles against both the biased police system and the murdering criminals - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

13 Jade (The Hangover)
14 Christiane F. (Christiane F.)
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