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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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6,848 2,759
Belle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Beauty and the Beast
2
6,642 2,584
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Mulan
3
5,847 2,615
Ariel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Little Mermaid
4
6,221 2,282
Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Tangled
5
5,277 1,966
Princess Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Aladdin
6
4,648 2,339
Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Pocahontas
7
4,740 2,481
Merida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Brave
8
4,586 2,234
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Princess and the Frog
9
3,904 2,775
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Cinderella
10
3,798 2,662
Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Sleeping Beauty
11
3,733 2,246
Megara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules
12
3,795 1,832
Nala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Lion King
13
3,843 1,681
Elsa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
KaraAnnPalmer added Frozen
14
3,462 835
Moana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana
15
3,368 1,663
Anna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
brid415 added Anna Frozen
16
2,845 2,804
Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
17
2,484 1,936
Vanellope von Schweetz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
LarryKeith added Wreck-It Ralph
18
2,653 2,201
Esméralda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
19
2,424 2,126
Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Atlantis: The Lost Empire
20
1,184 765
Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
ThanchiraJamnongrit added King Ralph
21
1,790 1,655
Giselle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Nintendo Natalie added Enchanted
22
1,667 2,329
Princess Melody is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Princess Melody The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
23
1,286 2,132
Princess Eilonwy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added The Black Cauldron
24
618 366
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Anneliese Parker added Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch
25
901 620
Kiara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added The Lion King II: Simba's Pride