Smurfette was the first female Smurf to appear in the comic book series and cartoon show. During the first four seasons, she was the first and only female Smurf. In Season 5, Smurfette was joined by Sassette and then later by Banny in Season eight.
Gargamel, the Smurfs’ enemy, magically created Smurfette from clay. Originally, she was not as kind as the other smurfs, and her appearance was not considered appealing. After Hefty Smurf found her in the forest and took her to the Smurf Village, the other smurfs treated her with kindness and respect. However, Smurfette caused a number of problems for the village under the orders of Gargamel. One time, she nearly flooded the village, and she was put on trial.
Later, Papa Smurf agreed to turn her into a real Smurf, and her appearance was altered at the same time. The new Smurfette was very different from the original in terms of looks and attitude. She is now blonde, wears a frilly dress and high heels, and is kinder. In the 2011 film version, pop singer Katy Perry voiced Smurfette.
Sassette was the second female Smurf to appear on the cartoon show. She was introduced in Season 5. The Smurflings, a group of four young Smurfs living in the same house, created her with the same formula Gargamel had used to create Smurfette.
Sassette is a tomboy who is very playful and energetic. During her debut episode, Sassette liked playing usual boy games such as marbles and climbing trees. However, she does have a feminine side, as she likes dressing up and playing with her doll Smurfy Lou. Smurfette considers her a sister Smurf.