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Holli Would: The Sexiest Cartoon Ever

Updated on January 30, 2020

Holli Would If She Could...

Holli Would is an obscure, but fantastically animated, character from the 1991 movie Cool World. She's ambitious and sexy and wants to be Real - and pulls the main character (Jack Deebs) into the world of doodles that he illustrated (but didn't create) in order to achieve this. Voiced by Kim Bassinger (who also played her when she became real) she gives Jessica Rabbit a run for her money! Holli was a lot closer to the original version of Jessica, from the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, than Jessica from the film version was. She's also one of the only cartoon characters to ever be censored!

The film has received very mixed reactions - achieving cult status to some people, who claim it has great depth and a lot of layers, while others found it meaningless, and more of an extended music video. The real successes of the film were the character of Holli and the music. And in case you didn't get it... Holli Would = Hollywood.

Sexy or trite?

Quick, what do you think of Holli Would?

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Sketches of Holli Would - ... by al305sr on DeviantART

Sketches of Holli Would by al305sr on DeviantART
Sketches of Holli Would by al305sr on DeviantART
Holli Would - Cool World Poster
Holli Would - Cool World Poster

Cast of Cool World

The main actors, real and doodle

Gabriel Byrne as Jack Deebs

Kim Basinger as Holli Would

Brad Pitt as Detective Frank Harris

Michele Abrams as Jennifer Malley

Deirdre O'Connell as Isabelle Malley

Janni Brenn-Lowen as Agatha Rose Harris

The short dress and high heels costume
The short dress and high heels costume

Cosplaying Holli?

Holli Would's Costume

Holli's costume is pretty simple - apart from the hairdo! She appears in several - either because she was a doodle or because she had a lot of clothes! They are always white, though, and her hair is always piled on top of her head.

A short white dress with simple shoulder straps, and white high heels

a dress that's more of a leotard (strapless and with cleavage) and can come with a filmy skirt, thigh high boots, and white bracelets or wristbands, and a white choker. The boots look like they fold down at the top, and are also high-heeled.

A long white strapless dress that looks like the leotard with a long straight skirt, down to her feet, with a slit each side up to her waist

A superhero costume - basically a minskirt and bikini, the boots again, and a cape.

Make-up and Hair

Holli Would's Makeup
Holli Would's Makeup

Holli only seems to wear blue over her eyelids, and obviously lipstick. I haven't got a clue where to start recommending there... and apparently your real eye and skin colour might be an issue!

As you can see, her hair is piled onto the top/back of her head into a very loose bun, with a fringe and two loose bits of hair hanging down over her ears. This doesn't change throughout the film.

Some white minidresses that would work

There doesn't seem to be much out there that's exactly like what Holli wore- you may be better off making your own (if you know how) or modifying one you bought. Although my attempts at searching may be hampered by not actually knowing if I am even using the right names - fashion is not my forte!

On the other hand, the theme is pretty consistent... short, white, sexy... so you could easily get away with some combination from below for Halloween!

Holli Would dancing
Holli Would dancing

Holli's a dancer, which is how Jack first sees her, when he lands in her club.

The white dress we first see her in, dancing in the club, is apparently the same dress Marilyn Monroe wore in the 1960 film Let's Make Love (well - a cartoon version of it). I've found the trailer on YouTube and I think it's the one she's wearing at 1.22 and 1,43 but I can't find any clear images.

The 'leotard' costume

You'd be better off making the white band around her neck and wrists yourself than trying to find a plain choker or wristband! You can probably find something suitable to actually wear for the rest of you though. For the boots, see the thigh-high ones listed earlier.

The Superhero Outfit

Holli Would turns Superhero
Holli Would turns Superhero

Holli gets turned into a cartoon superhero at the end - again, still in white, but now she has an orange cape. She's got the same thigh high white boots as before, and a bikini instead of a dress.

Holli Would as a superhero
Holli Would as a superhero

I can't find a similar cape to point you towards. It's orange, simple, with no visible seams, and falls to about waist length. There are a couple of what look like children's orange capes on Amazon but that's all I can find.

Holli Would or Jessica Rabbit? - Which is the animated sexy, sultry dancer of your choice?

I admit, I am not a fan of Jessica Rabbit. I can see how the design is sexy, and they've got her movements down pat, but the face? The proportions? The artist in me winces.

Cool World Games

There were several games made for Cool World as well as a prequel comic series.

Holli Would seducing Jack Debb
Holli Would seducing Jack Debb

Guestbook - Holli Would says hi. It's polite to say 'hi' back.

Holli reckons you better comment.
Holli reckons you better comment.

Share your stories, sightings, thoughts, rants, raves... - Is she the sexiest cartoon you've ever seen?

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    • Nightcat profile image


      6 years ago

      Yup, she's still hot! Blessed again! :)

    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      7 years ago from Ljubljana

      I have to admit the title of this lens attracted me. I love how you incorporated the graphics. And yes, Holli is hot. Thumbs up!

    • Paul Ward profile image


      7 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Almost had a Wayne's World moment reading this! Super lens,

    • Nightcat profile image


      7 years ago

      I haven't seen the film in ages, but it was fantastic to see Holli Would in action again. Great to see her paired with Jessica. Now if they got together with Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Ivy, they'd rule Gotham! :)

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      7 years ago

      She is better than, Jessica Rabbit. I understand this chick, but Jessica Rabbit I reall dob't under why did she marry Roger Rabbit.

    • tricomanagement profile image


      8 years ago

      think so - if not she's a very close second

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      8 years ago

      Interesting, I know her now. :)

    • EMangl profile image


      8 years ago

      nice to meet her, never saw before

    • fireblazzer profile image


      8 years ago

      Deffinilty a interesting lens.. good page!

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      8 years ago

      Great and inventive lens thanks for posting it.

    • lizziehumphreys1 profile image


      8 years ago

      cool lens! :) ive never heard of holli would before!

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Holli Would could well be the sexiest cartoon I have ever seen and leave it to you to introduce her, you are always introducing me to new movies!

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      9 years ago

      Wonderful Lens! Well thought out, yes Holli is lovely, but I'm torn between Jessica Rabbit and Holli as well. My brother says thanks for this post, he didn't even know who Holli was until now. Thanks again!

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      kathysmith lm 

      9 years ago

      clever... great work!

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      9 years ago

      I would have to say yes. But, I would also have to say, maybe I don't get out enough!

    • damagedinc profile image


      9 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      Bus Stop Toy Shop 

      9 years ago

      Another newcomer - she is gorgeous, isn't she?

    • Yume Tenshi profile image

      Yume Tenshi 

      9 years ago

      I had no idea who this was, but I think I'm in love now! **scampers off to stalk Holli Would**

    • Richard-H profile image


      9 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Got to admit this is the first I have heard of Holli Would - but looking at her I guess Holli would ;)

    • missbat profile image


      9 years ago

      Man, I remember when Cool World came out. And I was too little to see it! Great lens on Holli Would, Flynn!


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