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
    1,805 votes
    Star Wars Universe

    Leia Organa from Star Wars is a fearless and determined princess who fights for justice and freedom in the galaxy. With her iconic hairstyle and sharp wit, she captures the hearts of fans as a strong leader and a symbol of hope.

  • Belle
    1,393 votes
    Beauty and the Beast

    Belle from Beauty and the Beast is an intelligent and compassionate princess who values inner beauty over outward appearances. Her love for books and her unwavering belief in the goodness of others make her a relatable and inspiring character to fans of all ages.

  • Wonder Woman
    1,418 votes
    DC Comics

    Wonder Woman, known as Diana Prince, is a powerful Amazonian princess from DC Comics who embodies strength, courage, and compassion. With her lasso of truth and ability to stand up against injustice, she serves as a role model for girls everywhere, showing them that they too can be heroes.

  • Merida
    1,081 votes

    Merida from Disney's Brave is a spirited and independent princess who defies traditional expectations to follow her own path. With her fiery red hair and archery skills, she represents bravery and determination, inspiring fans to embrace their uniqueness and fight for their dreams.

  • Princess Jasmine
    1,271 votes

    Princess Jasmine from Aladdin is a free-spirited and adventurous princess who longs for independence beyond the confines of palace life. Her strong-willed nature and desire for equality resonate with fans, reminding them to never settle for anything less than what they deserve.

  • Anastasia
    835 votes

    Anastasia, inspired by Russian history, is a determined princess on a quest to discover her true identity. With her resilience and courage, she captivates fans as she navigates through challenges while holding onto hope for a better future.