Girl Power! 10 Strongest Female Disney Characters, Ranked

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There's really nothing like a beautiful and empowered Disney woman to show us how capable we really are of anything. Although these films are based on fictional stories, they are quite inspiring and uplifting. What's more fun to watch than a badass woman in a Disney movie?

Whether animated or real, these characters do a great job at demonstrating their unstoppable energy, especially in a world full of greedy men.

Who are some of your favorite female Disney characters? We've put together a list of ten of the strongest females, and it's up to you to rank them in order.


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Beauty and the Beast's Belle is a young intelligent girl eager to live her life of complacency for something more adventurous.


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In the movie Tangled, Rapunzel fights gender norms and shows the world she's more than capable of surviving outside of her tower.


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Frozen's Anna is a feisty and powerful princess who fights to stop the eternal winter.


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The Little Mermaid's Ariel proves that she is much more than a mermaid living in the sea-- her curious mind and strong-willed heart lead her through unimaginable adventures.

Elizabeth Swann

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Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) is an intelligent and brave woman in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. She is a thrill seeker who is able to navigate herself through even the toughest situations.


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In Aladdin, Jasmine fights traditional norms and follows her heart to fight for what she wants. Jasmine also owns a pet tiger!


Brave's Merida is never perfect, but her compassion and tenacity outweigh her flaws. Merida is a girl who has taken her mistakes and learned from them, rather than dwelling on them.


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Mulan literally pretends to be a man so she can fight to defend her city from foreign attack. The best part is this-- she fights even better than all the men!


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Although Cinderella seems to be trapped in a life controlled by gender norms, she demonstrates great strength in whatever she does. She is eventually able to break free from her life of mediocracy.


Pocahontas is a brave female warrior who strives to bring peace to her people while saving John Smith's life as well.