A showgirl is a dancer or performer in a stage entertainment show.
"Showgirl" is often used as a term for a promotional model in trade fairs and car shows, etc. These young women often have no dance or entertainment skills but are there to attract attention to their sponsors' products with their beauty.
Notable women who have worked as showgirls
Showgirls in popular culture
- The Gold Diggers films, including The Gold Diggers (silent, 1923), Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935), Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936), and Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)
- The Golddiggers, a troupe that performed on the Dean Martin Show beginning in 1968.
- Showgirls: A 1995 movie directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Elizabeth Berkley
- Vega$: A television detective show which was set in Las Vegas made regular use of showgirls as extras.
- Kylie Minogue was inspired by different types of showgirls and named and styled her iconic and successful greatest hits tour therein. Showgirl themes can be seen at many corners through Kylies entire career.
- Several showgirl cars are seen at the Dinoco booth during the animated film Cars.
- The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries have many primary materials relating to showgirls, some of which is included in Showgirlsa digital collection featuring a visual history of Las Vegas entertainment and focusing specifically on the iconic Las Vegas showgirl.
Revues which use showgirls in their productions