20 March 2017

Dream Cast: Classic Actresses as Disney Heroines and Princesses

There are already several takes on this dream casting out there, but I just wanted to add my own list of suggestions though many may coincide with those previously suggested. These choices are based on similar looks as much as personality and acting characteristics between each actress and character. (I've deliberately chosen not to include any female antropromorphic protagonists in this post.)
Hope you'll enjoy and please leave a comment if you agree or disagree with some of my choices. :)


Anna May Wong as Mulan





Esther Williams as Ariel






Eleanor Parker as Belle






Elizabeth Taylor or Simone Simon as Snow White







Lauren Bacall as Megara






Dorothy Dandridge or Ruby Dee as Tiana








Grace Kelly as Aurora






Debbie Reynolds as Cinderella






Veronica Lake as Rapunzel






Joanne Woodward as Eilonwy





Mala Sinha or Faten Hamama as Jasmine








Sacheen Littlefeather as Pocahontas


NOTE: Sadly, classic Hollywood was practically devoid of Native American actors/actresses in leading or supporting roles, way too fond of the racist 'red face' option (let's not forget their frequent use of 'black face' and 'yellow face' as well). 
As much as I love the classic Hollywood fandom this is just atrocious! It still got a huge problem representing their own native people faithfully. Why, they kept saying and made us all believe for decades that it was a hoax when Sacheen Littlefeather famously appeared on behalf of Marlon Brando to reject his Oscar in 1973 and that she was a fake Native American...! Which was a lie! Omg Hollywood, you can be such a nasty piece of work sometimes!




Vivien Leigh as Jane





Rita Hayworth as Esmeralda






Judy Garland as Wendy






Joyce Bryant as Kida





Rita Moreno as Audrey






Maureen O'Hara as Merida






Shirley Temple as Alice





Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine or June Allyson and Elizabeth Taylor 
as Anna and Elsa










Deborah Kerr as Giselle





Mamo Clark as Moana



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