25 Secret Facts About Disney Princesses You’ll Want To Know

Posted by , Updated on May 23, 2024

Absolutely, you must fancy Disney princesses, right? Without a doubt! From Snow White to Moana, Disney has a rich tradition of telling stories about female characters. We’ve all grown up with their tales, remembering their names, and even singing their songs. Indeed, these melodies are incredibly catchy and entirely unforgettable. (“Let It Go,” sounds familiar, doesn’t it?) You might think you know a lot about Disney princesses, but do you really know everything about them? Probably not. Let’s illuminate some of those lesser-known details for you. Here are 25 Uncovered Facts About Disney Princesses That You’ll Be Eager To Discover.


In 1989, Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" became the first Disney princess in 30 years. The last princess before her was Aurora from Sleeping Beauty.

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In "Beauty and the Beast," Belle was an only child. But did you know she originally had a sister named Clarice? Of course, they cut her out, and she was not in the final version.

belleSource: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Clarice_(Beauty_and_the_Beast)

In the movie "Aladdin," Linda Larkin, who voiced Jasmine, was almost fired during production. Apparently, Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg didn't think she sounded regal. Thankfully, she kept her job in the end.

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The man himself, Walt Disney, even had his own favorite Disney Princess. He told Ilene Woods, who voiced Cinderella, "You're my favorite hero, you know?"

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Of the many Disney princesses, Mulan is the only one that is not officially a princess. But, let's be honest, she's probably the most badass.

mulanSource: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulan_(Disney_character)

Disney loves repurposing folk tales and classic literature. Of all the Disney princesses, Merida from "Brave" is the only princess that is completely original.

meridaSource: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Merida

While "The Little Mermaid" was in production, then child-star Alyssa Milano was the inspiration for the titular character, Ariel. She later found out when they invited her to host a special about the making of the movie.

Alyssa_MilanoSource: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/the-little-mermaid-alyssa-milano_n_3392864.html

Rapunzel has long hair. But, did you know it was 70-feet long? That's right. You'd think with so much hair, she'd have neck problems.

rapunzelSource: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Rapunzel%27s_Magic_Hair

Most people will point to Pocahontas as the first Native American Disney princess, but that's not exactly accurate. The first Native American Disney princess is Tiger Lily from "Peter Pan."

tiger lilySource: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Tiger_Lily

Despite being an aquatic character, Ariel loves to sing. Even more impressive, she's sung more songs than any other Disney character.

arielSource: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Ariel

Anna from "Frozen" is the only princess to have ever sung a duet with a villain. In her defense, she didn't know it at the time.

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At the end of "Cinderella," everyone wants the glass slipper to fit them. Well, Cinderella's shoe size was 4 1/2, which makes sense why no one else could fit in her shoes because they're so tiny.

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Snow White was such a success, Walt Disney wanted to give her a sequel called "Snow White Returns," but it was eventually scrapped.

snow whiteSource: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Snow_White_Returns

Anna is voiced by four different voice actors: Livvy Stubenrauch, Katie Lopez, Agatha Lee Monn, and Kristen Bell.

annaSource: http://disney-frozen5.wikia.com/wiki/Anna

Paige O'Hara, who voiced Belle in "Beauty and the Beast," did such a good job sobbing while the Beast lay dead that even the director asked if she was okay. She immediately dropped out of character and said, "Acting!"

beauty and the belleSource: https://www.bustle.com/articles/8843-15-things-you-didnt-know-about-beauty-and-the-beast

Jasmine had a very long and different name originally. They were going to name her Badroulbadour from "Arabian Nights."

jasmineSource: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Jasmine

Disney loves to connect their cartoons together. In this case, Ariel and Hercules are (second) cousins since Ariel is the daughter of Triton. Triton is the son of Poseidon, who is the brother of Zeus. Hercules is the son of Zeus.

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Beyonce refused to audition for Tiana in "The Princess and the Frog," so the role went to Anika Noni Rose. Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, and Jennifer Hudson all wanted the role as well.

beyonceSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2500391/Beyonc-refused-audition-Disneys-Princess-And-The-Frog--Alicia-Keys-tried-THREE-times.html

Elsa is the only Disney princess to eventually become a queen. In this case, the Snow Queen.

elsaSource: http://disneyprincess.wikia.com/wiki/Elsa

While all the princesses have beautiful names, Tiana actually means princess in Greek.

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While Anna sang a duet with a villain, Jasmine was the only one who kissed one.

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"Sleeping Beauty" is the only Disney princess movie to be a big flop, making Aurora the failure of the entire Disney princess lineup.

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And yes, there is an official Disney princess lineup. Sadly, Princesses Leia, Anna, Elsa, and Moana have yet to be added.

princessesSource: http://princess.disney.com/

Most Disney princesses don't kill anyone. Mulan, on the other hand, kills a lot of people. 1,995 to be exact, giving her the highest kill count of any Disney princess.

mulanSource: https://www.unilad.co.uk/film/heres-the-disney-princess-with-the-highest-kill-count/

"Beauty and the Beast" was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1992, making Belle the first and only Disney princess to be part of such an honor.

beauty and the beastSource: http://www.businessinsider.com/belle-best-disney-princess-2016-9?r=UK&IR=T

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