Created by Disney
, a highly unrealistic
interpretation of royalty
which involves a cookie cutter
adolescent heroine, usually with Barbie
, who may or may not be of royal ancestry
The main Disney Princesses to date are Snow White
, Princess Aurora
, Princess Jasmine
, and Rapunzel
; Cinderella is actually nobility
while Belle, Tiana, Mulan, and Giselle are actually commoner
s but the first two married into royalty, Giselle came close, and Mulan marries a general.
dress and tiara does not a princess make.
The Disney Princesses, despite differing personalities, often have strong similarities: animal companions/comic relief, befriending commoner
s (discouraged among noble
s), an adventure
, searching for love and pushing the envelope, all the while as perfect
as can be... and are often depicted as free of royal duties or enjoying them like it's a game, informal
rather than like an ultra-formal aristocrat.
Real princesses, at least historic
ally, have, with a few exceptions, enjoyed little political
influence; their brother(s) usually inherit the property while they are married off as pawn
s in a big political game, existing only as managers of the castles and breeding-mare
s for their husbands, their freedom sacrificed for the dynasty and the people; Princess Jasmine represented this pressure. Not all princesses are beautiful or intelligent, let alone nice; because marriage below the nobility
was forbidden, inbreeding
ran rampant, and royals live a *very* public life, complete with prying eyes and intrigue
A teenage girl or young woman who maintains an unrealistically wholesome, clean-cut image working for a company such as Disney
Also applies to any such teenager or woman.
Annette Funicello, Miley Ray Cyrus, Lindsey Lohan have been Disney Princesses.
high maintenance woman. One that thinks she is all grown up but in reality is just a little girl.
The disney princess went to get her hair done instead of shopping with her friends.
Unlike the first two definitions, a Disney Princess is a heroine/damsel-in-distress character in a Disney film who has overcome some sort of hardship in their respective movie. The Disney Princess line so far is Snow White, Princess Aurora, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Mulan, with another soon-to-be Disney Princess on the way.
The Little Mermaid gave us a fine example of a Disney Princess in the form of Ariel, a 16-year old mermaid princess who knows what she wants in life.