Snow White Actress Rachel Zegler Wins the Golden Globe

Snow White
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If you’re a Disney fan or Marvel fan who has never heard of Rachel Zegler, you’ll definitely be hearing about the actress soon — because Rachel Zegler has been chosen to play Snow White in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and she just won a Golden Globe at this year’s Golden Globes for her performance as Maria in the Steven Spielberg adaptation of West Side Story that just came out!


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The actress will play the classic Disney princess Snow White in the live-action version of the Disney princess animated movie, with Wonder Woman and Red Notice actress Gal Gadot playing the Evil Queen. Rachel has already played Maria onstage in West Side Story at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in 2017, so it’s no surprise that the Colombian-American actress pulled off an award-winning performance in the Steven Spielberg movie adaptation of the musical!

Rachel is the first Colombian-American actress to win the Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy; at 20 years old, she is also the youngest person! Rachel Zegler’s costar Ariana DeBose also won the Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy; she plays Anita (a role originally played by Rita Moreno). The movie also stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and David Alvarez as Bernardo.

Rachel Zegler

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Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who will play the Evil Queen in Disney’s upcoming live-action Snow White movie. Credit: @gal_gadot

Even though many Disney fans might not have known who Rachel Zegler was before the Golden Globes, they certainly do now. Rachel will only become more of a household name once she graces the screens as Snow White, the first Disney princess. Did you follow along with this year’s Golden Globes, and are you excited about Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story?

Other actors who received awards from this year’s Golden Globes included Best Actor winner Andrew Garfield (for tick, tick…boom!), Best Actress winner Kate Winslet (for the television motion picture Mare of Easttown), Best Actress winner Nicole Kidman (for her performance as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos), and Best Actor winner Will Smith (in King Richard, a movie about the father of Serena Williams and Venus Williams). The Power of the Dog won Best Picture (specifically Best Motion Picture in the Drama category) and starred Benedict Cumberbatch. Its director Jane Campion won Best Director for the feature film.

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. 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!

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