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The Greatest Fictional Princesses 

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Whether found in books, on the stage, or on the big screen, all of the princesses on this list share one characteristic: they’re all instantly recognizable as the most amazing princesses fiction has to offer. From cartoon favorites such as She-Ra to film legends such as Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride, you’ll find them all here on this list of the greatest fictional princesses of all time.

Perhaps one of the most awesome princesses from the fictional realm is Leia Organa, the beautiful and noble princess introduced in Star Wars in the 1970s. The popularity of Star Wars never seems to fade and neither does fans’ love of Princess Leia. She’s inspired everything from Halloween costumes to wedding dresses. Her beauty, grace, and popularity have definitely made her one of the most amazing fictional princesses.

Of course, no list of fictional princesses would be complete without some of the most famous princesses - the Disney princesses. Although the Disney princesses are usually considered to be for children, adults love them, too. Who can deny the beauty and grace of Princess Ariel? She may be an animated character, but as a princess she’s lovely and majestic, something even adults can appreciate.

This list contains all of the best fictional princesses, be they from books, movies, television shows, or theatrical productions. Some go on to become queens, while others retain the title of princess, but they’re all memorable and have earned their places on this list of the greatest fictional princesses. Cast your votes below and see where the fictional princesses you think are the best rank.

 

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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Star Wars Universe
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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
DC Comics
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Belle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Beauty and the Beast
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Princess Ariel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
The Little Mermaid
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Merida is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
MWM added
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Xena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Xena: Warrior Princess
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Princess Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
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Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Tangled
9
Elsa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Tom Islava added Frozen
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Anya/Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
celmel added Anastasia
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Nala is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Tom Islava added The Lion King
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Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
MWM added Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda
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Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
MWM added Frozen
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Padmé Amidala is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Dimos Dicoudis added Star Wars Universe
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Princess Buttercup is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Princess Buttercup The Princess Bride
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Princess Fiona is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Shrek Universe
17
Mia Thermopolis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
18
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Cinderella
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Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Sleeping Beauty
20
Princess 'Kida' Kidagaka... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
James Englebert added Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash Atlantis: The Lost Empire
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Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Sailor Moon Universe
22
Vanellope von Schweetz ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Tom Islava added Wreck-It Ralph
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Starfire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Moai added Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
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Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
Nintendo Universe, Super Mario Universe
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She-Ra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princesses
She-Ra: Princess of Power, Robot Chicken, The Secret of the Sword