These Are The Real Women Behind Your Favorite Disney Princesses

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Image: via Tech Insider / Wikimedia Commons

John Travolta shouldn’t have felt so bad for messing up Idina Menzel’s name when he introduced her to sing “Let it Go” at the 2014 Oscars. Menzel, after all, was just the latest in a long line of virtually unrecognizable actresses who’ve voiced iconic Disney princesses through the decades. And like her, the following performers should be way more famous than they actually are.

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Image: YouTube/Disney Movies Anywhere

13. Snow White – Adriana Caselotti

Adored by everyone from woodland animals to the seven dwarfs, the pure and innocent Snow White of 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is despised only by the pathologically jealous Evil Queen. She famously wishes to replace her own stepdaughter as “the fairest of them all.”

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Image: via last.fm / RavePad

The daughter of an opera-singing mom and a music-teacher dad, Adriana Caselotti was an 18-year-old MGM chorus girl when Walt Disney chose her to voice Snow White. Not only did she earn less than $1,000 for the job, but the role also stunted Caselotti’s career; she reportedly signed a contract limiting her from voicing other projects. Caselotti later, however, worked as an opera singer and penned a book called Do You Like to Sing?.

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