Animated Movies The Best Disney Princesses  

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Who are the best Disney princesses? For decades, Walt Disney films have featured beautiful princesses. Some, like Rapunzel from Tangled, lived in ancient castles, tucked away from the world. Other princesses, like Ariel from The Little Mermaid, lived under the sea. Each of the animated young women on this list is considered a true Disney princess, but which one is your favorite? Vote for her, and vote down any princess you don't think deserves a place of royal honor on this list.

The vast majority of the Disney movie princesses listed here are actually real royalty, born into their titles. Some, however, aren't actually princesses, though they are no doubt beautiful and, in some cases, heroic. Jane Porter, from Walt Disney's 'Tarzan,' is not true royalty. No, Jane is from Baltimore. No royal families in Maryland (that we know of). Cinderella is hidden away by her evil stepmother, but later meets the Prince, and becomes her royal highness. And Merida, from Disney and Pixar's 2012 hit movie Brave, is technically a princess—but she's far from helpless. Merida seems to be ushering in a whole new kind of Disney heroine: one who is beautiful, smart, and independent!

Who are the oldest Disney princesses? Snow White was the first princess to be featured in a Walt Disney Picture film, in 1937's classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The aforementioned Cinderella (from 1950's Cinderella) is the second oldest, followed by Princess Aurora, from Disney's 1959 animated movie Sleeping Beauty. Yes, they are fictional characters, but wow don't they age well?

Take a look at the list of princesses below and vote up your top choices. If you still can't get enough, you can always find favorite Disney princess memorabilia. You can also check out and vote on these lists of the best and worst Disney animated movies and the greatest animated Disney villain of all time.

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5,264 2,175
Belle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Beauty and the Beast

2
5,134 2,016
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Mulan

3
4,742 1,864
Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Tangled

4
4,466 2,144
Ariel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Little Mermaid

5
4,164 1,630
Princess Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Aladdin

6
3,706 1,921
Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Pocahontas

7
3,728 2,050
Merida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Brave

8
3,582 1,863
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Princess and the Frog

9
3,017 2,335
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Cinderella

10
2,950 2,224
Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Sleeping Beauty

11
2,937 1,776
Megara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules

12
2,990 1,443
Nala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Lion King

13
2,911 1,323
Elsa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
KaraAnnPalmer added Frozen

14
2,536 1,325
Anna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
brid415 added Anna Frozen

15
2,371 621
Moana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana

16
2,179 2,344
Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

17
2,124 1,742
Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

18
1,780 1,556
Vanellope von Schweetz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
LarryKeith added Wreck-It Ralph

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882 216
Moana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana

20
1,932 1,710
Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Atlantis: The Lost Empire

21
1,338 1,278
Giselle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Nintendo Natalie added Enchanted

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644 465
Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
ThanchiraJamnongrit added King Ralph

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1,299 1,946
Princess Melody is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Princess Melody The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

24
471 330
Kiara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

25
1,018 1,771
Princess Eilonwy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added The Black Cauldron

26
368 359
Faline is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Bambi, Bambi II

27
1,097 1,756
Princess Atta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
A Bug's Life

28
610 879
Elena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Elena Elena of Avalor

29
261 398
Maid Marion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Maid Marion The Adventures of Robin Hood

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526 897
Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules

31
136 91
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Anneliese Parker added Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch

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365 342
Kida is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added

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269 372
Melody is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Melody The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

34
87 126
Princess Sofia the first is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Anneliese Parker added Princess Sofia the first

35
113 182
White Queen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
hannahpotterlovescedricdiggery added Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass