I am trying to figure out who implemented the first three-breasted character, as seen in Total Recall (1990).

I know someone who says there was such a character in the original Battlestar Galactica series but he has no proof to back up his claim.

Does anyone know anything about that, or of any other instances where it might have first happened?


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The concept can certainly be dated as early as 1978, with the first mention of Eccentrica Gallumbits, the triple-breasted whore of Eroticon Six in the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

  • There is this book cover from 1970. I don't recall that it illustrates anything in the book.
    – user14111
    Oct 13, 2015 at 23:31

Aelita: Queen of Mars, a 1924 Russian silent film directed by Yakov Protazanov.

Nothing direct, but perhaps the different environment of mars has allowed females to develop a third breast as highlighted in the costume of the leading lady, Yuliya Solntseva

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    Is that three breasts or just a really ugly woman in bad clothes
    – Valorum
    Oct 9, 2015 at 14:40
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    They appear to be halved kiwi fruits in the color illo. Oct 10, 2015 at 1:53

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It is too in the Volume 1 (1962-1965) of « Little Annie Fanny » in the story from december 1964 called « Astronaut Annie » published originally in Playboy.


There have been a number of multiply-breasted female characters seen in science-fiction and horror films. Be warned, NSFW links below...

Four-breasted characters are seen in;

Six-breasted character are seen in

However, he first appearance of a three-breasted character seems to be Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier from 1989, released over a year before Total Recall.

A cat-like alien woman with three breasts is seen in the cantina scene on Nimbus III.

There's an even earlier match for a three-breasted character in the Sci-horror film "Vicious Lips" from 1986.

A band finally gets the opportunity for that breakthrough gig if they can make it to an "in" club on another planet. They encounter a variety of strange aliens....


I've found an even earlier match in the Sci-smut thriller Galaxina from 1980.

Our (ahem) heroes visit an alien brothel where they encounter many attractive alien females:

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If you can speak Italian this is from the '60s:


La leggenda legata alla pupazza vuole che rappresenti una mammana, una balia che teneva a custodia i bambini delle donne impegnate nella vendemmia. Questa mammana era in grado di ammansire anche i bambini più agitati e capricciosi: a differenza delle sue colleghe, infatti, li imboniva allattandoli ad un seno finto con del buon vino di Frascati. Così, il dolce raffigura una donna con tre seni, due per il latte e uno per il vino.

La leggenda, nata negli anni sessanta, oltre a legarsi goliardicamente alla viticoltura, una delle maggiori realtà produttive frascatane, si è diffusa in pochi anni come patrimonio iconografico locale. Sul territorio italiano si producono altri dolci detti pupazze, ma la pupazza frascatana è l'unica pupazza a rappresentare la figura femminile con tre seni."

This describes a mythical midwife who uses he three breasts, of which dispense milk and one of which dispenses wine, to soothe children.

  • I'm not sure whether a cookie counts as "fictional".
    – Valorum
    Oct 9, 2015 at 14:41

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