25 Actresses Who Have Played The Cinderella Role, And Who Did It Best

Which girl didn't grow up reading and watching movies of Cinderella princess? A beautiful, strong-willed girl with enormous faith always believes that, in time, good things happen to good people. She doesn't blame her unhappy things on people around her, even when they aren't that nice and kind to her.
Cinderella has since become the role model for millions of young girls worldwide. They admire her beauty and fashion style (dresses and gowns). And it's understandable that the fictional Disney princess has been brought to screen. From a silent short called "Cinderella" in 1911 to the 2015 Disney live-action remake, starring Lily James, Cinderella princess has come closer to audiences.
Below are 25 actresses who have played Cinderella over the past decades. Some of them became iconic, nailing their character. Scroll down to know who they are!

#1 Chosen Jacobs in "Sneakerella", a gender-swapped version, drops on Disney+ on February 18, 2022.

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#2 Camila Cabello played Cinderella in a Prime Video version in 2021

Source: Amazon Studios

#3 Dania Ramirez in the final season of "Once Upon a Time" in 2017


#4 Emma Rigby in a holiday take, "A Cinderella Christmas," in 2016

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#5 Lily James in the Disney live-action Cinderella remake in 2015

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#6 Anna Kendrick in "Into the Woods" in 2014

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#7 Max Schneider in another gender-swapped version, "Rags," in 2012.

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#8 Jessy Schram in "Once Upon a Time" in 2011

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#9 Selena Gomez in "Another Cinderella Story" in 2008

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#10 Hilary Duff in "A Cinderella Story" in 2004

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#11 Anne Hathaway in "Ella Enchanted" in 2004

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#12 Ann-Margret in the 2000 miniseries "The 10th Kingdom"

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#13 Marcella Plunkett in "Cinderella", a British TV version in 2000

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#14 Drew Barrymore in "Ever After" in 1998

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#15 Drew Barrymore in "Ever After" in 1998

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#16 Kim Johnston Ulrich in an episode of "The Charmings" in 1987

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#17 Jennifer Beals in a 1985 episode of "Faerie Tale Theatre"

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#18 Charlayne Woodard in the 1978 TV film "Cindy"

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#19 Gemma Craven in a 1976 musical version of the story called "The Slipper and the Rose"

Source: Universal Pictures

#20 Belinda Montgomery in a take on the rags-to-riches story called "Hey, Cinderella!" in 1969

Source: ABC

#21 Lesley Ann Warren in filmed version of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" in 1965

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#22 Julie Andrews in a filmed production of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" in 1957

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#23 Leslie Caron in a 1955 version of the story called "The Glass Slipper"

Source: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

#24 Deanna Durbin in another "modern" version of Cinderella's story called "First Love" in 1939

Source: Universal Pictures

#25 Colleen Moore in a silent film called "Ella Cinders" in 1926

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