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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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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Mulan
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Belle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Beauty and the Beast
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Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Tangled
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Ariel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Little Mermaid
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Princess Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Aladdin
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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Pocahontas
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Elsa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
KaraAnnPalmer added Frozen
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Moana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Moana
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Tiana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Princess and the Frog
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Merida is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Brave
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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Cinderella
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Anna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
brid415 added Anna Frozen
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Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Sleeping Beauty
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Nala is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Lion King
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Megara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Hercules
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Snow White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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Vanellope von Schweetz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
LarryKeith added Wreck-It Ralph
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Esméralda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Giselle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Nintendo Natalie added Enchanted
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Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash Atlantis: The Lost Empire
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Kiara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
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Princess Eilonwy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
moosiclvr added The Black Cauldron
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Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
Anneliese Parker added Lilo Pelekai Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch
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Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
ThanchiraJamnongrit added King Ralph
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Faline is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Princesses
RebeccaCottle added Bambi, Bambi II