In case you haven’t guessed, I’m having far too much fun with this series. While I can think of different categories, I’m keeping ‘em coming! But today, it’s all about my top 5 Disney princesses.
We’ve had our swash-buckling princes come and save the day. But – let’s be honest – would they have got anywhere without their princesses?
It’s our girls who figure it out, give them the nudge and end up saving the day themselves.
There’s definitely a correlation between my favourite villains and heroes. But there’s a few princesses who are bad-asses without a man being involved.
My Top 5 Disney Princesses
As we all need some fun in our lives, here are my top 5 (who may or may not be royalty!)
Mulan (the original)
C’mon! She literally saves the empire by herself!
She also risks the most? Defying her father and her society would have far reaching consequences, but she does it anyway. She also doesn’t have secret fighting skills when she signs up – she learns it, and beats the lot of them. Nothing this gal cannot do (apart from pour a cup of tea).
She may not be the one with magical powers, but we all know who the true hero of Frozen is. The naïve innocence of Anna makes her such a heartfelt character: she doesn’t want power; she doesn’t want glory; just her sister back.
Maybe it’s because I’m the little sister myself but Anna just speaks to me on so many levels!
She’s not a princess. You can even argue she’s a bad guy half of the time. But Meg’s sass guaranteed her a place on the list!
She’s a character I’ve liked more now I’m older as I’m certain half of her epic lines went over my head as a child. No wonder Herc gets all flustered in her presence, but watching as an adult had me in fits of laughter. She also had the great moment of being prepared to let her guy go to live his dream, even if it was without her.
While Simba runs away to grow up forgetting about all his cares and worries, Nala grows up under tyranny, keeps her pure heart and adventurous spirit and is quick to put Simba in his place about his responsibilities. If she was the rightful Queen all along, Scar wouldn’t have stood a chance.
This film had to make it onto the list somehow, let’s be honest. But out of all the princesses around this time (the early 90’s and before), Jasmine is one of the few who has spunk. She flatly refuses to be married off, stands up for herself and sees through Aladdin’s BS straight away. She also has a pet tiger. I mean, that has to count for something, right?
This was harder than I thought to be able to narrow it down to five. There’s more of a focus on strong female leads in Disney now compared to twenty years ago, and I hope this trend continues for the next generation.
Who are your top five? Let me know!
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