Cover Girl is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. She is a tank jockey for the G.I. Joe Team , specializing in the Wolverine missile tank, and debuted in 1983.
Her real name is Courtney A. Krieger, and she was born in Peoria, Illinois. Prior to joining G.I. Joe, Cover Girl was a highly successful fashion model in Chicago and New York, and graced the covers of countless magazines. She eventually found the world of modeling unfulfilling, and joined the army to seek out new challenges in life. Cover Girl attended Armor School at Fort Knox and related tech schools, and felt very driven to master other skills, in order to prove that she was not just a pretty face. She is a qualified expert in diesel mechanics, gas turbine technology, M72 LAW rocket, M-47 Dragon missile, M-16 and the M1911A1 Auto Pistol.
Though her specialty was primarily armor-based, Cover Girl was eventually called upon to use her expertise in makeup and stagecraft for undercover and intelligence-gathering operations. She resented assignments that took advantage of her natural beauty, but eventually expanded her knowledge of undercover work at Fort Huachuca Military Intelligence School. This increased the scope of her skill set, as a capable field agent for the G.I. Joe Team.
In Sunbow's G.I. Joe cartoon, Cover Girl was voiced by Liz Aubrey. She first appears in the "Real American Hero" mini-series. The mini-series changes her appearance, giving her a green uniform and long blonde hair. In her next appearance in "Revenge of Cobra" she sports her regular look as a tomboy-ish redhead. It was shown that she and Duke kissed in Cobra Claws Are Coming to Town. Cover Girl's background as a model is hinted at in the second season episode, "Glamor Girls".
She and Lady Jaye infiltrate a modeling shoot arranged by a disguised Zartan and Baroness. Cover Girl tricks the two Cobra agents into showing they're fakes by telling them she and Lady Jaye came from an agency that has been out of business for years. Cover Girl and Lady Jaye later rescue several models and actresses that had been captured by Cobra because of the scheme.