Beauty, grace, bravery, and wits may be the makings of a Disney princess, but there’s a whole lot more beneath the surface.
Over the years, fourteen women have lent their voices to bring Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Mulan, and the others to life.
There’s Adriana Caselotti, who beat out 150 actresses for the part of Snow White, and Filipina actress Lea Salonga who voiced not one but two Disney princesses. These leading ladies are as impressive as their animated counterparts.
Snow White befriends small forest creatures and takes a long, curse-induced nap in 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
In real life, Adriana Caselotti was a convent-educated teenager who beat out 150 actresses for the part.
Walt Disney personally hired 18-year-old Adriana Caselotti for the role of Snow White in his first feature-length cartoon. She made $20 a day reciting lines and singing, which is reportedly less than one of the actors who voiced a dwarf.
After “Snow White,” Caselotti sang opera, worked briefly in real estate and the stock market, and wrote a book on singing.
In 1950’s “Cinderella,” the titular princess made an unforgettable appearance at a ball.
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