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Elle Fanning Continues To Confirm That She’s A Real Disney Princess

Disney fanatics will already recognize Elle Fanning for her role as Princess Aurora / Sleeping Beauty in ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ opposite Angelina Jolie, or perhaps for her groundbreaking role on the ongoing show ‘The Great’, but the actress has become particularly well-known offscreen for her “sweet smile and undeniable talent“. Since Elle has been the talk of the town lately with the recent season two premiere of ‘The Great’, we thought it was time to acknowledge how she’s kept her Disney princess nature post-Maleficent!

Whether it’s been through charming glimpses behind-the-scenes on movie sets, endearing interactions with her sister (the equally famous actress Dakota Fanning), or her standout looks on red carpets, the young actress has consistently presented herself with grace, humility, and cheer! Read on to see the evidence supporting Elle’s inauguration as a real-life Disney princess.

Slide 35 of 44: Elle Fanning in Elie Saab at the Maleficent World Premiere, May 2014

Elle at the Maleficent premiere. Credit: msn.com FilmMagic / Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

BERLIN GERMANY FEBRUARY 26 Elle Fanning at the The Roads Not Taken photo call during the 70th Berlinale International...

Elle Fanning Credit: Glamour Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images

Elle told Instyle recently that she’s always been very “daring” in her style choices, but that she also likes to portray her characters on the red carpet during movie premieres. As Elle herself put it, “If I’m playing a princess, I’m going to be a princess on the red carpet.” And she has definitely delivered on that front! Whether Elle has worn floaty confections or bejeweled ball gowns, she’s always been one to watch on the red carpets. She’s also been a style inspiration for many women, including her fellow celebrities!

Slide 10 of 44: Elle Fanning in Reem Acra at the the 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 2019

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Slide 33 of 44: Elle Fanning in Zuhair Murad at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 2016

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One of the biggest and best accessories that any Disney princess has is a big, happy smile–and Elle Fanning has that in spades, especially in interviews or on the red carpet. The actress is also known for her vibrancy and sense of humor while working on movies; even though movie-making requires travel and very long hours, it’s hard to name a celebrity more prone to lighthearted antics on set! Check out her dance moves as Aurora in ‘Maleficent’ here or here, her humorous selfies with Angelina Jolie here or here, and her cheeky teasing of current co-star Nicholas Hoult here. The actress’s enthusiasm on red carpets and her habit of gushing about the experiences that she gets to have are also the kind of reactions that we’d expect from Disney princesses who became famous!

Elle Fanning in The Great

Elle Fanning in The Great Credit: Glamour.com Gareth Gatrell/Hulu

Does Elle remind you of Disney princesses, too?

About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.