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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5,299 2,186
Belle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Beauty and the Beast

2
5,156 2,041
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Mulan

3
4,772 1,881
Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Tangled

4
4,492 2,164
Ariel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Little Mermaid

5
4,186 1,641
Princess Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Aladdin

6
3,722 1,938
Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Pocahontas

7
3,744 2,064
Merida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Brave

8
3,600 1,877
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Princess and the Frog

9
3,037 2,350
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Cinderella

10
2,970 2,238
Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Sleeping Beauty

11
3,015 1,448
Nala is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Lion King

12
2,955 1,787
Megara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules

13
2,935 1,333
Elsa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
KaraAnnPalmer added Frozen

14
2,551 1,343
Anna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
brid415 added Anna Frozen

15
2,397 629
Moana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana

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2,191 2,361
Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

17
2,137 1,755
Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

18
1,795 1,569
Vanellope von Schweetz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
LarryKeith added Wreck-It Ralph

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902 225
Moana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana

20
1,951 1,720
Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Atlantis: The Lost Empire

21
1,349 1,293
Giselle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Nintendo Natalie added Enchanted

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653 481
Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
ThanchiraJamnongrit added King Ralph

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1,310 1,960
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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484 340
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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1,028 1,784
Princess Eilonwy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added The Black Cauldron

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380 368
Faline is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Bambi, Bambi II

27
1,101 1,772
Princess Atta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
A Bug's Life

28
617 895
Elena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Elena Elena of Avalor

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270 409
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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535 907
Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules

31
145 102
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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374 351
Kida is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added

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276 383
Melody is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Melody The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

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88 143
Princess Sofia the first is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Anneliese Parker added Princess Sofia the first

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117 194
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