The voice of a Disney animated princess is as inherent to their beauty and charisma as a shadow is inseparable to a body. The women you’ll get to know below deserve every bit of your attention because their vocal talents brought to life characters who became on-screen embodiments of grace, bravery, and wits. If you take a closer look at the images, you’ll surely notice a few uncanny resemblances between the princesses and the women who voiced them – frequently, but not always, the look of a princess was modeled on her real-life counterpart.
Snow White – Adriana Caselotti
For the role of Snow White in the first Walt Disney’s feature-length cartoon, 19-year-old singer Adriana Caselotti was paid only $20 for each day of work – less than the actors who voiced the dwarfs. Moreover, she became a hostage of Walt Disney’s ego and perfectionism. He made the honey-voiced actress sign a contract stipulating that she wouldn’t work anywhere except for the Disney Studios. Thus, he eliminated any possibility that Adriana’s unmistakable voice would connote with any other major character besides Snow White.