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The Showgirl is a type of character role in any story, fictional or non-fictional. The character-type is a female dancer or performer in a stage entertainment show intended to showcase the performer's physical attributes, typically by way of revealing clothing or even toplessness or nudity. Showgirls are often associated with Latin music and dance, particularly samba.

The term show girl is sometimes applied to a promotional model employed in trade fairs and car shows.

In the case of story-telling, the show girl is often cast between the age range of young adult to maturity. Elderly characters involved with showgirls are often described as managers of younger showgirls currently in the business.