Do you know that a secret is what makes a woman “woman”? Well, Disney princesses also have their own histories that are unveiled. So, today, let’s find out some confidential matters of these animated beauties, which not many fans know.
For the list below, we list out 10 fun facts about Disney princesses that we find mindblowing. The reason why Ariel has red hair or the model for Pocahontas is promised to amaze you as well, for sure!
Are you ready to discover those interesting stories yet? Why don’t you scroll down to check this file out? Make sure not to be blown away!
#1 Mulan and her impressive kill count
Don’t be shocked to know that Mulan is probably one of the Disney characters having the highest kill count! In the battle between the Chinese army and the Huns, causing an avalanche by a cannon, she buries 2000 Hun soldiers and 2000 horses.
#2 Belle was inspired by many leading ladies of Hollywood
Loving Beauty and the Beast, but did you know that Belle gets inspired by many Hollywood famous actresses? Her facial features come from Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Leigh’s outlooks; her physical appearance embraces the similarities with Julie Andrews and Judy Garland. Besides, Belle’s independence actually stems from Katharine Hepburn as Jo March in Little Women.
#3 Hercules and Ariel are related by blood
According to Greek mythology, Hercules is the son of Zeus, who is the uncle of Triton. And in the movie The Little Mermaid, the ruler of Atlantica Triton is the father of Ariel. All in all, Hercules and Ariel are relatives, aren’t they?
#4 Tinker Bell almost became a princess
Initially, Disney decided to include Tinker Bell as a member of the Princesses line. But soon after that, they changed their mind and put her into the Disney Fairies franchise.
#5 Merida was the first Disney female lead with no love interest
Many propose to her, but Merida only accepts one when she is ready. Paving the new way for Disney princesses, Merida shows that she wants more than to wait for the happy ending from a prince.
#6 Ariel and Belle shared the same inspiration
Actually, Sherri Stoner is the live-action reference model of both Ariel and Belle. You can see these Disney beauties simulates the actress how she pushes her hair away or bites her lips.
#7 Pocahontas is the only Disney princess that was created based on a real story
Do you know there is a princess of the Powhatan tribal nation named Pocahontas? Yeah, Pocahontas from the Disney company is created based on this real-life princess. And another interesting thing is Pocahontas is the first Disney princess to have a tattoo.
#8 Ariel was meant to be blonde
At first, Ariel got colored the blonde hair. But then, the animators thought the red would cooperate perfectly with her green fin. So, they finally decided to turn Ariel’s hair red, which is an easier color to paint.
#9 Ariel opened up a new direction for Disney
The Little Mermaid is a prime turning point ending a long streak of disappointments in 30 years of Disney animated films.
#10 How old are the Disney Princesses?
It is hard to believe that most Disney princesses are in their teenage. Snow White is only 14, Jasmine is 15, and Aurora, Mulan, Merida, and Ariel are around the age of 16. Belle is 17, while Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and Anna just reach adulthood at 18. Cinderella and Tiana are both 19, and the 21-year-old Elsa is the eldest beauty.