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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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5,788 2,355
Belle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Beauty and the Beast

2
5,609 2,215
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Mulan

3
5,202 2,018
Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Tangled

4
4,921 2,302
Ariel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Little Mermaid

5
4,526 1,734
Princess Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Aladdin

6
3,993 2,059
Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Pocahontas

7
4,028 2,196
Merida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Brave

8
3,901 1,982
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Princess and the Frog

9
3,300 2,492
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Cinderella

10
3,227 2,364
Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Sleeping Beauty

11
3,183 1,936
Megara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules

12
3,237 1,573
Nala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Lion King

13
3,207 1,449
Elsa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
KaraAnnPalmer added Frozen

14
2,788 1,453
Anna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
brid415 added Frozen

15
2,703 705
Moana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana

16
2,388 2,507
Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

17
2,282 1,900
Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

18
2,006 1,679
Vanellope von Schweetz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
LarryKeith added Wreck-It Ralph

19
2,078 1,848
Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Atlantis: The Lost Empire

20
1,472 1,415
Giselle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Nintendo Natalie added Enchanted

21
800 562
Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
ThanchiraJamnongrit added King Ralph

22
1,415 2,070
Princess Melody is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

23
603 431
Kiara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

24
1,104 1,888
Princess Eilonwy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added The Black Cauldron

25
462 461
Faline is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Bambi, Bambi II

26
1,161 1,885
Princess Atta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
A Bug's Life

27
708 1,011
Elena is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Elena of Avalor

28
348 511
Maid Marion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added The Adventures of Robin Hood

29
595 1,010
Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules

30
275 173
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Anneliese Parker added Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch

31
440 438
Kida is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added

32
342 468
Melody is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

33
162 255
Princess Sofia the first is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Anneliese Parker added

34
169 289
White Queen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
hannahpotterlovescedricdiggery added Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass