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!
#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.