Jovie (Zooey Deschanel), Elf (2003)
Sultry and sarcastic, Jovie (a blonde Zooey Deschanel) works at Gimbles, a New York department store.
Over the Christmas holidays she's stationed at "The North Pole", Gimbles' very own winter wonderland. She despises Christmas until she meets Buddy (Will Ferrell), whose unfaltering optimism melts her snow-cold heart.
Jovie's cute costume and scornful scowl make her one of the sexiest elves in cinema history.
What she could sell: With her vixenish eyes and saucy drawl, she could sell mince pies to Mr Kipling.
Becky (Rosario Dawson), Clerks II (2006)
When Dante and Randal's shop burns down, they find employment at Mooby's, a fast-food joint.
Finding Rosario Dawson's Becky as their new manager is a massive turn up for the books.
Becky is hardy and smart, and doesn't have time for romance. She's seemingly unattainable, authoritative and very, very sexy.
What she could sell: With one flutter of her eyelashes, she could convince Heather Mills to gorge on a Cowtipper.
Paquita (Diana Pealver), Braindead (1992)
Braindead's hero, Lionel (Timothy Balme) bumps into Paquita, an assistant at his local shop.
The latino lovely - and shopkeeper's daughter - takes his breath away. As the film progresses, and things get zombier and zombier, so Paquita gets feistier and feistier. Mmm.
She also utters one of the best lines Peter Jackson's ever penned: "Your mother ate my dog!"
Paquita, Paquita, Paquita.
What she could sell: She could probably flog a veg box to an undead butcher.
Scarlet (Paz Vega), 10 Items Or Less (2006)
2006 seemed to be a good year for shop girls.
In 10 Items Or Less , we're treated to Spanish Scarlet, a check-out girl stationed at the 10-Items-Or-Less aisle. Understandably, it's not her dream job.
Even her undeniable talent (yes, talent) at the check-out - a veritable CV-trump-card - isn't enough to keep her in the aisle.
What she could sell: Anything. That accent could con Obama into buying a Kanye album.
Sharon (Emilia Fox), Cashback (2006)
If we were Cashback 's hero, Ben, we'd be aching to get back to our late shift at the supermarket.
Not only does he get to freeze time and take everyone's clothes off, but he gets to hang out with Sharon Pintey.
What she could sell: She's one of those girls you make special trips to the supermarket for - even if you don't need anything - just on the offchance they'll be at the checkout. So it's going to be be something cheap and pointless.
Gum, probably. It's usually gum.
Amy (Jessica Simpson), Employee Of The Month (2006)
Amy is a new cashier at Super Club, a warehouse store.
As a rule, she only dates "Employee of the Month" winners, believing them to be ambitious high-fliers.
Luckily for Super Club staff, she's not bright enough to realise that there are men out there who earn more than $5 an hour.
What she could sell: A car-wash, maybe. OK, so it's a different Jessica Simpson thing. But we'd still buy it.
Hell, we'd buy a car to get a car wash off Amy.
Justine (Jennifer Aniston), The Good Girl (2002)
Justine is in a rut. She's 30, married, and has a job at Retail Rodeo, a crummy Texas convenience store.
Following in the true checkout tradition, she's bored and unfulfilled.
Cue passionate love affair.
Justine's appeal stems from the fact that she deserves more. Plus, it's Jennifer Aniston. And she's being naughty. Win.
What she could sell: Justine could sell a hybrid car to a Texan oil baron.