Winnie Woodpecker is a major character from the Woody Woodpecker series. She is voiced by Tara Strong.
Winnie’s appearance in the classics is a lot like Woody, except she is bare-handed and has a ponytail and dress. White latex gloves were later added to her design in various art cels. In the 1999 version, Her ponytail is gone, and she still wears gloves, but now has her hair forward (resembling 1960s Woody Woodpecker) and only wears a red or orange mini-skirt, making her topless (however, her Universal Studios Hollywood appearance has her wearing a pink dress with pink slippers).
Winnie first appeared in a Walter Lantz short, Real Gone Woody. In that short Winnie had a date with Woody but Buzz Buzzard stopped Woody beacuse he wanted to go on a date with Winnie. She decides to take them both on a date, which causes a fight between the two birds. At the end, she rejects both of them and runs off with a singer bird.
She also appeared in International Woodpecker as the caveman woodpecker's girlfriend and as Fifi from Paris.
The New Woody Woodpecker Show years
Winnie later appeared in The New Woody Woodpecker Show along with Woody, Chilly Willy, Splinter and Knothead, Wally Walrus, Miss Meany and Buzz Buzzard. Winnie Woodpecker made part in her own segment (like Woody, Chilly Willy and Splinter & Knothead). She changed his design. Unlike the original Walter Lantz series, she is Woody's best friend instead of his girlfriend.