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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5,287 2,182
Belle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Beauty and the Beast

2
5,146 2,033
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Mulan

3
4,759 1,879
Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Tangled

4
4,484 2,157
Ariel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Little Mermaid

5
4,177 1,637
Princess Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Aladdin

6
3,716 1,931
Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Pocahontas

7
3,739 2,059
Merida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Brave

8
3,593 1,872
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Princess and the Frog

9
3,031 2,345
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Cinderella

10
2,965 2,232
Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Sleeping Beauty

11
2,952 1,782
Megara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules

12
3,007 1,447
Nala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Lion King

13
2,926 1,330
Elsa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
KaraAnnPalmer added Frozen

14
2,545 1,337
Anna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
brid415 added Anna Frozen

15
2,385 628
Moana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana

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2,187 2,356
Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

17
2,132 1,751
Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

18
1,790 1,565
Vanellope von Schweetz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
LarryKeith added Wreck-It Ralph

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894 223
Moana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana

20
1,947 1,716
Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Atlantis: The Lost Empire

21
1,346 1,289
Giselle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Nintendo Natalie added Enchanted

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651 476
Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
ThanchiraJamnongrit added King Ralph

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1,307 1,955
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

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480 337
Kiara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

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1,025 1,780
Princess Eilonwy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added The Black Cauldron

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375 367
Faline is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Bambi, Bambi II

27
1,099 1,768
Princess Atta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
A Bug's Life

28
614 890
Elena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Elena Elena of Avalor

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268 405
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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533 905
Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules

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140 100
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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372 348
Kida is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added

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275 380
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
88 138
Princess Sofia the first is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Anneliese Parker added Princess Sofia the first

35
116 191
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