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Who are the best Disney princesses? For decades, Walt Disney films 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?

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Belle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Belle Beauty and the Beast

2
3,982 1,568
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Mulan Mulan

3
3,641 1,510
Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Rapunzel Tangled

4
3,440 1,750
Ariel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Ariel The Little Mermaid

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3,242 1,324
Princess Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Jasmine Aladdin

6
2,956 1,551
Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Pocahontas Pocahontas

7
2,938 1,647
Merida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Merida Brave

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2,724 1,522
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Tiana The Princess and the Frog

9
2,404 1,951
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Cinderella Cinderella

10
2,381 1,847
Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Aurora Sleeping Beauty

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2,355 1,418
Megara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Megara Hercules

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2,423 1,148
Nala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Nala The Lion King

13
2,266 1,028
Elsa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
KaraAnnPalmer added Elsa Frozen

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1,978 1,031
Anna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
brid415 added Anna Frozen

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1,787 1,923
Snow White is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Snow White Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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1,551 484
Moana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana Moana

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1,725 1,407
Esméralda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Esméralda The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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1,329 1,240
Vanellope von Schweetz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
LarryKeith added Vanellope von Schweetz Wreck-It Ralph

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1,574 1,399
Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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1,021 966
Giselle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Nintendo Natalie added Giselle Enchanted

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237 63
Moana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana

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297 251
Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
ThanchiraJamnongrit added Princess Anna King Ralph

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1,059 1,653
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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188 136
Kiara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Kiara The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

25
851 1,516
Princess Eilonwy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Princess Eilonwy The Black Cauldron

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940 1,479
Princess Atta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Princess Atta A Bug's Life

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147 149
Faline is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Faline Bambi, Bambi II

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401 622
Elena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Elena Elena of Avalor

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74 151
Sofia the First is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Sofia the First

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93 170
Maid Marion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Maid Marion The Adventures of Robin Hood

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368 648
Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Aphrodite Hercules

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157 144
Kida is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Kida

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113 167
Melody is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Melody The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea