Read It To Believe It! Over-The-Top Fictional Characters Based On Real People

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There are just some fictional characters that seem to over the top to be real. But this list of fictional characters based on real people will surprise you!

#1 Betty Boop

Although she was a cartoon, Betty Boop is considered as one of the first sex symbols in pop culture (way before Jessica Rabbit).  She was innocently sexy, with a squeaky singing voice.  She was based off Helen Kane, a popular actress and singer in the 1920s, who was a pioneer of the sexy, innocent bombshell.  Even Kane’s catchphrases were copied by her cartoon version!

Betty Boop


#2 Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld

Cosmo Kramer was quite a character on “Seinfeld.”  He never held a real job and was always working on some ridiculous scheme.  He was actually inspired by a real person named Kenny Kramer, a former neighbor of “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David.  Similar to Cosmo, Kenny smokes cigars, plays golf, and tries a lot of money-making schemes.

Kramer on Seinfeld

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