15 Hottest Disney Princesses You Will Love

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The photos of these lovely ladies were taken by Michael for Countdown to Magic

All of the Disney princesses are kind, courageous, and compassionate. They’re also all drop-dead gorgeous! Each princess has her own unique style that gives her incomparable beauty. So here’s a rundown of my picks for the hottest Disney Princesses (in alphabetical order), as well as some thoughts on just what makes each one such a memorable hottie!

The Hottest Disney Princesses

Anna (Frozen)

Princess Anna (later Queen) of Arendelle is an energetic, enthusiastic young woman with a heart of gold. She also has a classic “girl next door” natural beauty. With her strawberry blonde hair (usually worn in braided pigtails), creamy skin, and a sprinkling of freckles she is absolutely adorable. 

She looks equally pretty whether she’s wearing a formal gown for official events, or is bundled up in a bulky winter coat, boots, and mittens. That white streak in her hair (courtesy of a magical mishap, not from a salon) only makes her overall appearance a little more intriguing.

Part of Anna’s appeal is how genuine she is. As we know from scenes in “Frozen” and “Frozen Fever”, she doesn’t just roll out of bed looking perfect. This pretty Princess wakes up snoring, and with her hair sporting an epic “bed head” hairdo! Somehow, even the sleepy just-woke-up Anna still looks adorable. 

Ariel (Little Mermaid)

When The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, there were some comments from critics about Ariel having an “unrealistic body type”. In spite of how very rude it is to comment on a young woman’s (or mermaid’s) body type, they weren’t exactly wrong. Having a body that is half human and half fish is totally an unrealistic type!

In spite of that criticism, no one can deny that Ariel is lovely in her mermaid or human form. Her beautiful blue eyes, dazzling smile, and hourglass figure are only overshadowed by her stunning long red hair. 

In fact, Ariel is the first Disney Princess to have red hair. Her optimistic, loving personality is evident even when she had no voice to express herself; enough so that Prince Eric was beginning to fall in love in spite of her never saying a word to him. Never underestimate the power of bright eyes and a pretty smile!

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

Aurora is the epitome of what a classic fairy tale princess is thought to look like. She’s tall, slender, with long golden hair and violet eyes.  Even when she was living as a peasant girl in the forest, she looked lovely and moved with grace and elegance. She is also a strong believer in dreams, loyalty, and true love.

There is no doubt she would grow up to be beautiful, but it certainly doesn’t hurt that one of the gifts bestowed on her at her christening was the gift of “beauty rare”, from the fairy Flora.

Flora’s gift was described as “One gift, beauty rare; gold of sunshine in her hair; lips that shame the red, red rose; she’ll walk with springtime wherever she goes!” With such a magical blessing, it was a guarantee Aurora would have grown up to be an extraordinary beauty! 

Belle (Beauty And The Beast)

Belle’s name actually is the French word for feminine beauty; could she have been named anything more perfect? There is so much more to her than her beauty though. She’s intelligent, compassionate, and strong-willed. 

In spite of her good qualities, she’s known in her village for two things: her obvious beauty and for being a “bit odd”. Even the self-centered bully Gaston describes her as “the most beautiful girl in town”, although he can’t seem to comprehend that there is much more to her.

Belle is an independent young woman though, and doesn’t care much about the opinions of the villagers. She doesn’t seem to be aware of her own beauty, as she is more interested in reading and learning. Despite not being concerned overly with her appearance, her dark brown hair and hazel eyes are hard to miss! 

Strands of her hair tend to come loose from the low ponytail she usually wears, which somehow looks utterly charming on her. Belle’s casual attitude about her appearance just emphasizes how she naturally lives up to the meaning of her name.

Cinderella (Cinderella)

In the opening song of the movie “Cinderella”, we learn just how lovely she is: Cinderella, you’re as lovely as your name;Cinderella, you’re a sunset in a frame;Though you’re dressed in rags, you wear an air of queenly grace; Anyone can see a throne would be your proper place.” She definitely is all that, as well as being kind-hearted and a little bit sassy.

She truly is a beauty; looking graceful and poised whether she’s wearing rags and scrubbing the floor, or dancing in the royal ballroom. Her light strawberry-blonde hair, blue eyes, dark pink lips, and flawless skin just seem to glow no matter how she’s dressed.

How does she stay looking so gorgeous? You would think that being forced to do manual labor all day by her stepmother would result in looking tired and having rough calloused hands. Not on Cinderella, though! 

Glimpses of her hands and feet look like she regularly gets mani-pedis, and her skin is bright and smooth. Maybe it’s easier to keep your skin looking fresh when you have birds and mice helping with household chores. 

Giselle (Enchanted)

Princess Giselle of Andalasia is perhaps the most optimistically romantic, albeit a bit naive, of all the Princesses. She’s the epitome of every princess stereotype but in the best possible ways. She even manages to charm the New York City rats, cockroaches, and pigeons into helping with housework!

In both her animated and “real life” appearance, she has porcelain skin, blue eyes, and reddish-blonde hair. Giselle is very feminine and loves to wear dresses adorned with ribbons, puffed sleeves, and flowers. 

When she is transported to New York from the fairy tale land of Andalasia, she’s wearing a white and silver wedding gown adorned with butterflies, along with a sparkling silver tiara. Could there be a more typically “Princessy” outfit?

Her very feminine style, classic beauty, and sweet personality combine to make her a remarkably lovely princess. 

Jasmine (Aladdin)

Princess Jasmine is free-spirited, clever, and kind. She’s also a bit naive at the beginning of her story, due to the fact that she has been sheltered in the palace her entire life.

Jasmine is an exotic beauty with olive skin, long luscious dark hair that extends past her waist, and large expressive brown eyes. She typically is seen in a turquoise colored bedlah top that emphasizes her slender waistline and navel, paired with matching salwar pants (sometimes called “harem pants”), and a matching headband. She accessories with gold jewelry. 

When the movie premiered, Jasmine’s clothing was certainly noticed as some of the most provocative of any Disney Princess! The animators decided to dress Jasmine in blue to symbolically represent water, which is “the most precious substance one can find in a desert.”

The character of Jasmine was animated and designed by Mark Henn, who based her facial structure and features in part on the appearance of his own sister. This desert beauty is the first non-European Disney Princess, which started a trend of Disney showing representations of many ethnicities and nationalities in their Princess franchise. 

Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

Princess Kidagakash “Kida” Nedakh is the only daughter of the King of Atlantis; she does eventually ascend to become the Queen after her father’s death. Kida is a true warrior princess who is strong and has great combat skills, but she’s also thoughtful and has a kind heart.

Kida is tall, with a trim athletic build. She has smooth brown skin that is decorated with blue tattoos, large bright blue eyes, and platinum white hair. “Non-Atlantean” women spend a lot of money in salons to get hair that color! Her clothing and accessories are pretty simple, and she’s usually barefoot. Her most obvious accessory is a shard of Atlantean crystal that she wears around her neck.

The Atlantean crystals have the power to grant extraordinarily long lives to everyone in Atlantis. Kida is approximately8,500 – 8,800 years old, although she physically resembles someone in their mid-to-late 20’s. Imagine if we had skin care products with Atlantean crystal powdered into the ingredients; it could be an end to wrinkles and age spots!  

Merida (Brave)

Merida is the teenage daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor, of the Scottish kingdom of DunBroch. She loves her family but doesn’t love how they (especially her Mother) try to direct her life. She’s independent, stubborn, rebellious, very clever…and as the name of the film implies, she is also quite brave.

Merida has pale skin with light freckles, blue eyes, and thick, curly red hair. Oh, that amazing hair! Merida wears her long locks loose, showing off those gorgeous curls. Usually, we can give credit to hairdressers for such glorious hairstyles, but in this case, the credit goes to the Pixar animators! Pixar Studios created a brand new software program to ensure that Merida’s hair would “react more realistically to the character’s movements and surroundings”.

When Queen Elinor tries to get Merida to dress “like a lady” to impress visiting potential suitors, Merida eventually rebels by rejecting the veil that was (barely) confining her curls. When she realizes her gown is too restrictive for archery, she just rips the seam to get better movement.  Her rebellious attitude towards traditional “ladylike” expectations and fashion is really kind of punk rock! 

Moana (Moana)

Moana is the 16-year-old daughter of the Chief of the island nation of Montunui. She’s strong-willed, adventurous, and loves the people of Montunui and the beautiful ocean that surrounds the island. Moana is the picture of a Polynesian beauty, with her long, dark wavy hair, tan skin, and big brown eyes.

If any Disney Princess could be described as a “beach beauty”, it would be her! She has a slim, athletic figure, unlike the curvier hourglass figure of other Disney Princesses. She’s strong and agile; traits that are evident in her sailing skills and when effortlessly running through the island terrain.

The Disney animators designed her clothing to reflect the styles of several Polynesian cultures. Her top and skirt are made of traditional tapa cloth, which is a type of bark cloth made from thin sheets of interior tree bark. Her outfits are adorned with leaves, flowers, and jewelry made from seashells.

Mulan (Mulan)

In spite of not being a traditional Princess by birth or marriage, Mulan is considered one of the official Disney Princesses. Being a young woman with extraordinary courage, as well as being strong-willed and loyal, how could she not be?

Mulan is gorgeous, no matter what she is wearing or doing. Her natural look with long dark hair and flawless skin, wearing simple traditional clothes, showcases how pretty she truly is. 

When the matchmakers dress her up in a more formal Hanfu (traditional Chinese dress) with elaborate makeup and hairstyling, she’s still lovely. Even when she cuts her hair with her father’s sword and disguises herself as a man, she still looks great! Mulan is proof that there are many ways one can be attractive! 

Pocahontas (Pocahontas)

Pocahontas is the first Disney Princess who was based on a real historical person. She’s a spiritual, wise, and compassionate young woman in the film. She also seems to have some shamanic powers, as she is able to talk to spirits and relate to animals.

Pocahontas is tall and athletic in appearance. Her long, shiny dark hair and tan skin make her a noticeable beauty, but her long slim legs might be her most outstanding feature. While others are suffering through “leg day” at the gym, Pocahontas has gorgeous legs from running through the forest every day.

The Disney animators drew her differently than other Princesses. Pocahontas has less-rounded facial features, with her head and eyes being more realistic in proportions. She was actually created to resemble her voice actress, Irene Bedard, who is Native American. Since Irene Bedard was chosen as one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1995, it’s easy to see why the animators modeled Pocahontas after her!

Rapunzel (Tangled)

Rapunzel is a sweet, pretty young girl with rosy skin, light freckles, enormous green eyes, and 70 feet of magical gold hair. She’s a dreamer, with a strong sense of curiosity and determination.

Although her magic gold hair is her most prominent feature for most of the movie, it actually turns a deep brown (her real hair color) when it’s cut. Since Rapunzel has brown eyebrows and eyelashes, it’s not hard to figure out that “shining gold” wasn’t her natural hair color.

That fabulous hair isn’t only just stunningly beautiful, it also is prehensile and has healing magic! Even after her hair is cut and revealed to be dark brown, Rapunzel is still gorgeous. The cute shorter cut just emphasizes her huge, expressive green eyes. In fact, Rapunzel has the largest eyes of any Disney Princess.

Snow White (Snow White)

Snow White is the very first Disney Princess, premiering in 1937. Although she has a generous heart and a trusting personality, her whole story revolves around her physical beauty. Even when she’s dressed in torn-up, ragged clothing to work in the castle, Snow White’s flawless skin and shiny dark hair can’t help but be noticeable. That type of natural beauty just can’t be diminished.

The basis of Snow White’s story revolves around her stepmother’s jealousy of her remarkable natural beauty. This stepmother, who is so awful she’s known simply as “The Evil Queen”, is so insecure that she is constantly asking her magic mirror “who is fairest of them all?”.

When the mirror eventually replies that Snow White is fairest, describing her with “Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow.”, the Evil Queen just snaps! The entire story boils down to this grown woman being jealous of her beautiful teenage stepdaughter. Women can be beautiful at any stage of life; it’s too bad the Evil Queen never realized this!

Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)

Tiana made history in 2009 as the first African-American Disney Princess. She’s a hard-working young woman who dreams of having her restaurant. She’s a talented cook, loyal friend, and very independent.  She has a tendency to be a little bit of a workaholic, but only because she knows hard work is the way to make her dream come true.

Tiana is naturally pretty whether she’s working hard at the cafe, enjoying a fancy party with her best friend Lottie, or even as a frog.  She has brown skin, wavy black hair, bright brown eyes, and adorable dimples.

Even when wearing a simple dress to work at the cafe making hundreds of beignets, she still manages to look poised and beautiful. How she can stay so neat while dumping powdered sugar on her baked goods is beyond me!

Tiana is a frog throughout most of the movie. But even as a frog, she’s lovely with pale green skin, long shapely legs, and big brown eyes with dark lashes. Her beauty just transcends whatever species she is! 

This article was written by Kimberly and edited by Michael.

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