Real Life Is Just As Magical: Realistic Disney Women

Disney characters have been parts of our lives for as long as we remember, and now they are ready to join us on this side of the screen. Fortunately for us, the fans, Disney has been (sort of) consistently great at creating non 2-dimensional characters, strong personalities and good female leads. They might be marketed as “Disney Princesses”, but truth is, they don’t behave anything like that and their wishes, ambitions and desires are understandable, easy to empathize with. That’s why it was great when this gallery surfaced on the Reddit community, showing what some of the girls in the movies would look like if they existed in real life. Without any further intro, off to the pictures.

Realistic Belle


The main character from “Beauty & The Beast,” although still wearing her iconic dress, now looks like a girl you could meet while riding public transportation. Awesome!

Realistic Ursula


Not everything is princesses in life, and the evil women of the movies deserve some love too. Well, she definitely looks as evil as before in her realistic counterpart.

Realistic Ariel


The Little Mermaid herself shows up! As the author mentioned, “Ursula needed someone to pick on”.



“Hercules” is one of Disney’s most under-rated movies, so we’re glad it’s getting some love. Meg here looks like she could have been Sarah Connor’s roommate in The Terminator.

Realistic Aurora


When compared to the other princesses, Aurora from “Sleeping Beauty” might come off as one of the most boring ones, but hey, Disney also had a learning curve!

Realistic Esmeralda


Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame is basically the opposite from a typical princess, and that’s one of the reasons we like her so much. In this picture, she looks as sassy as ever.

Realistic Jasmine


Realistic Jasmine doesn’t only look cool: she also looks badass. We guess it’s to be expected of a girl that has a real hunger to see the world outside of the walls of the palace.

Realistic Pocahontas


Pocahontas looks great, like she truly can control nature. Also, it’s particularly cool how in these recreations, the ladies DO look like their respective ethnicities. Congrats to the author.

Realistic Mulan


The Chinese princess/warrior Mulan. Now we only need a realistic dragon to act as her companion.



The author confessed not being familiar with Tiana from The Princess And The Frog, but this doesn’t really show, and now we have a really cool version of Disney’s only black princess.

Realistic Snow White


This is one of our favorite pictures yet because it shows some of the true talent of the artist: look at how cool are the details of the make-up, and how realistic the hair looks. We think this is one of the first times we’ve felt something for Snow White.



Now tell us this version of Cinderella doesn’t look like a great cosplay instead of a movie character. We had to look at it twice to realize she was not a real person.



The look on her face is what makes this picture so awesome. Ladies and gentlemen, Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled is officially alive!

If you enjoyed these versions of popular Disney characters, you might want to check some of our other articles, including Disney Goes Steampunk and Star Wars Characters Meet Disney.