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


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