Before we reveal our number 1s, let's quickly touch upon the few we wished we had included!
Tinker Bell, Peter Pan (1953)
She’s Disney’s first sex symbol and also holds the distinction of consistently ranking among the hottest Disneyland “face characters.”
Anita, One-Hundred-and-One Dalmatians (1961);
Just look at her… SO FIERCE! She really should’ve been Top 5, maybe even Top 3. I blew it, man.
Ursula as Vanessa, The Little Mermaid (1989)
I squandered the perfect opportunity to include a villain because, sometimes, true evil is hotter than scorched earth.
The Beast, Beauty and the Beast (1991)
I actually found him attractive when he was yelling and growling with that super deep beast voice of his, but when he became human...whew. That's one gorgeous man. No wonder he was such a jerk.
Le Shang, Mulan (1998)
Great bod, just a little too boring for my taste. Still, he leads on of the best montages ever with a kick-ass song to match (pun intended).
Andy, Toy Story 3 (2010)
Admittedly, I had forgotten about super cute, college bound Andy. Dammit. He's all grown up now, still melting my heart when he plays with Bonnie. Andy's mom did a great job.
#1 Hottest Disney Female: Tiger Lily (Peter Pan, 1953)
Like most Disney princesses, Tiger Lily is a teenager.* But what’s different about her is how dignified and mature she is. She’s not a boy crazed petulant brat, swimming around in a clam shell bikini like an Ariel or making dresses and singing about “love” and “dreams” like a Cinderella or a Snow White. On the contrary, Tiger Lily wears a modest fringe Mumu, she doesn’t say anything about anything (she LITERALLY has no lines) and has the heart throb, alpha male of the island wrapped around her little finger. She’s not pining after him, she’s toying with him! All the while, silly girls like Wendy, the mermaids and Tinker Bell are getting all catty and jealous, fighting over Peter’s affections. Tiger Lily is above such nonsense and you just know she’s going to be ruling Neverland with an iron feather sooner rather than later. She may be young but she’s more woman than most Disney princesses and will only get hotter and more powerful in the many moons to come.
*Snow White: age 14
Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan (not a princess) and Merida: age 16
Belle: Age 17
Pocahontas, Rapunzel and Anna: age 18
Cinderella and Tianna: age 19
Elsa: age 21
#1 Hottest Disney Male: Tarzan (Tarzan, 1999)
Let's begin by putting aside for a moment that Tarzan is practically naked throughout the whole film. He is ridiculously wonderful is so many ways. Curious, adventurous, a great friend, and a romantic. Got all that? Okay, now add that he doesn't let himself be defeated when Kerchak refuses to welcome him to the family. He ends up saving him! Not to mention, he leads one of my favorite action scenes of all time when he saves Jane from the baboons. The closer? He's a total mama's boy. Ahhhh, is there anything more attractive than a man that loves his mom?
Remember when I told you to put aside that he's almost naked? We can go back to that now. Thankfully, Disney was playing off the gaining popularity of the extreme sports in the 90s, so we got to see Tarzan's gorgeous bod skate, ski, and flip all over the jungle. Just look at those abs! Then the eyes...yeah...I wouldn't mind staring into those.
#2 Hottest Male: Gaston (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
I don't care how predictable it is that Gaston is on the list, but he absolutely deserves it. He works hard for his physique, and as much as we'd like to think that's not important, it totally is when we're talking about hotties. I don't even mind how conceited he is because he's completely, unapologetically self aware. He knows he's gorgeous and takes full advantage of it. Don't get me wrong; Belle is totally right to reject his advances because life with him couldn't possibly be any kind of wonderful. Still, homeboy is bona fide mountain man eye candy.
#2 Hottest Disney Female: Anna (Frozen, 2013)
It’s no mistake that every hottie up to this point is from a 90s movie and beyond. To no fault of their own, the vast majority of Disney women weren’t all that interesting or fun from the ‘30s through the 80s (#SEXISM) and this greatly affected their overall attractiveness in this humble blogger’s opinion. Now, this Anna gal is not only fun and cute as all-get-out but she is FUNNY with a capital “F!” Usually, this type of hilarity is reserved for sidekicks like Timon and Pumba and/or villains like Prince John and Sir Hiss. Never have we had a main character so funny… and she’s a princess at that! Another thing I love about Anna is that she falls for a guy, in Kristoff, who is not physically perfect (BIG nose, dopey face). Not all Disney leading men look exactly the same but they are all otherwise flawless. And, I know most dudes don’t regard cute as “hot” but I do and there’s *nothing hotter than pigtails, freckly shoulders, goofy smiles AND funny.
*Except for #1
#3 Hottest Disney Female: Megara (Hercules, 1997)
Congrats to Meg! She’s made both my lists thus far (#4 for Best Henchman)! She’s just so sassy and tough and one of the most complex characters Disney has ever created. I’m a particular fan of how she doesn’t want to fall in love – she fights it! There's not much that’s hotter than watching a woman lose a battle against her heart and loins. Actually, there are a few things hotter… like Meg’s angular, lithe body, the way she talks out of just one side of her mouth, her perky little boobies and her poofy Greek hair-do!
#3 Hottest Disney Male: Roger (101 Dalmatians, 1961)
The Roger and Anita love story is one of my favorites. Simple, but ridiculously adorable, meeting in the park. What makes Roger a total hottie is that he is the most attainable. He’s just a normal dude, making a normal living, in a normal town. No princes or warriors to wait for; I can actually meet this guy someday! Plus, this is a rare view into the life after the happily-ever-after marriage scene – Roger and Anita actually are happy. They still flirt around the house (damn cute newlyweds). For a guy that was once all about his work, Roger has a great balance between his family life and his music. He loves his dogs, which is pretty irresistible to me. Try claiming that you didn't melt when he helped bring Lucky the puppy back to life. Oh, and how hot is it when he tells Cruella to shove it? You know Anita was lovin’ that!
#4 Hottest Disney Male: Robin Hood (Robin Hood, 1973)
DON’T JUDGE ME FOR CHOOSING AN ANIMAL. If you close your eyes and just listen to Robin talk, you would see why he is so high on the list. This dude is smooth. Athletic, charming, protective of others, and a huge romantic; Robin Hood is a total fox (see what I did there?)! He is funny and likes to have a good time, even when he’s in danger. Risks his life to make sure poor people can eat. He is incredibly loyal to King Richard and saves the whole kingdom. He’s even shy for just one moment, when he isn’t sure on how to speak to Maid Marian again. Of course, once he sees her, he proposes immediately and literally sweeps her off her feet. Not to mention, he can bro down with the best of them. Ladies love him, guys want to be him.
I’m not sure I could list all the wonderful character traits because he is perfect man. Well, perfect fox. If he weren't, he would have been my number 1. Disney should totally do a live-action Robin Hood movie with this character. WE NEED THIS.
#4 HOttest Disney Female: Tiana (The Princess & the Frog, 2009)
“You can’t get what you want just by wishing for it.” With this quote, Tiana strikes a blow across the bow of every Disney princess to come before her. She’s not a mere girl wishing to be saved like a Snow White or Cinderella. Nor is she a teenage brat who pouts until she gets her way like an Ariel. Tiana has goals and none of which involve a man. Sure, she meets a prince and falls in love but that’s just happenstance and their relationship evolves in a relatively organic manner considering it occurs while both Tiana and Naveen are transformed frogs. In a lot of ways, she really is the first modern Disney princes. And, most importantly, she’s drop dead gorgeous! I especially like her full lips and bony shoulders… I also wouldn’t mind nibbling on her calf like it was a drumstick. Yum!
#5 Hottest Disney Female: Esmeralda (The HUnchback of Notre Dame, 1996)
Esmerelda is just pure sex bomb. Seriously, just look at her… mysterious* olive skin, sparkling emerald eyes, flowing raven hair and hips so honest they even give Shakira a run for her money. Not counting Jessica Rabbit who is LITERALLY a cartoon character, Esmerelda is, by far, the most sensual of all Disney women. So much so, in fact, that she leaves three men smitten at first sight. First, there’s Quasimodo whose deformities immediately get him friend-zoned. Then, there’s Phoebus who is just hunky enough to find his attraction reciprocated. And, finally, there’s Frollo whose lust is so overwhelming it almost takes down the Catholic Church and, in turn, inspires a delightful little ditty called “Hellfire”.
*Esmerelda is of Romani descent or what was then commonly referred to as a Gypsy. Although, Gypsies are not Egyptian which was the belief at the time; they are actually of Indian origin.
#5 Hottest Disney Male: John Clayton (Tarzan, 1999)
I will probably get many to argue this one, especially with how high he placed on the list. However, I have always been drawn to Clayton (pun not intended). He is one of the buffest men in Disney history! Perhaps it's the accent, or maybe the broad shoulders and huge chest, but Clayton is ridiculously hot for an old dude. He wasn't necessarily supposed to be attractive for the movie, but who can resist the salt and pepper hair? And can you imagine how hard it is to stay in such great form, especially when you're older? Come on! Clayton also has that confidence that would probably work on women if he wasn't such a terrible human being. I had a hard time just finding a still of him without his elephant gun. It's too bad; his stupid, blind quest for money and power is his major downfall (in the film and on this list).
#6 Hottest Disney Male: Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
The Little Mermaid was the first new Disney movie I watched in a theater, and loved it so much that I went seven times. I even remember crying when my 8-year-old-self missed my chance to watch it for the 8th time. Weirdo, I know. Well, Prince Eric was my first Disney crush, so could you blame me? I still remember how cute I thought he was in the opening scene when he’s petting his dog, Max (by the way, how adorable is that sheepdog? We’ll have to do a top ten Disney dog list soon).
From the beginning of the movie, Eric declares that he wants to marry for love - cue the swooning - which is why this hottie is still single. I’m not entirely sure that happens since he ends up searching high and low for a girl he has never had a conversation with, but hey, the sentiment is there. I’m pretty sure I would change my mind too if that sexy Ariel showed up. In the looks department, he is definitely one of the more handsome Disney chaps. There is something about dark hair and big blue eyes that is strikingly beautiful. This seaman (giggle* giggle*) also kills that darn seawitch, Ursula, and saves the day. He is the second prince in Disney animation history to actually do that!
Here's hottie Eric by David Kawena
#6 Hottest Female: Jane (Tarzan, 1999)
Like Mulan, Jane is an actual role model for young girls to look up to. I know… maybe this shouldn’t factor into their “hotness” so much but most of these teenage Disney princesses are just so dumb and boy-crazy, it’s kind of a turn-off. To be fair though, this probably has more to do with the era in which these films were made (I’m sure Snow White and Cinderella would be much more respectable had those movies been made in the last twenty-odd years instead of the 30s and 50s). Anyway, like I said, Jane might be the most educated gal on my list as a Jane Goodall type who has probably earned multiple degrees in stuff like biology and anthropology from fancy English universities before embarking on her monkey-studying adventure. Plus, she’s a talented artist – a true renaissance woman by all accounts! And, yes, she’s REALLY cute with her little button nose and GREAT figure. Also, if you notice, she starts off in a Mary Poppins-esque Victorian dress only to wear less and less as she LITERALLY lets her hair down and goes more “native.” I especially like when she dons the little white tank top and her two piece, jungle-wear at the end. Oooh, la and la!
#7 Hottest Female: Mulan (Mulan, 1998)
Mulan is an official “Disney Princess” but she was neither born a princess nor did she marry into royalty. She is not a princess. She is a warrior. She is a hero. She is WOMAN!!! Seriously, why would Disney downgrade her like that? Mulan is right up there with legit Disney heroes like Robin Hood, Hercules and Wreck-It-Ralph. Heck, she may even be atop that list! However, Disney would rather square-peg-and-round-hole her by giving little girls yet another princess to obsess over while they could actually give them a real role model to aspire to (for once!). What’s even worse is that little girls don’t even care! Of all the hordes of misguided girls cavorting about Disneyland in their princess dresses, not once have I seen a little Mulan. Anyway, did I mention how hot she is? Sure, she could pass as a boy but she’s still got it going on. Or, maybe I’m just as bad as Disney… they clearly included her as a princess just because they wanted Asian representation. And, now, perhaps I’m including Mulan on my list because no Top 10 List of Hotties is complete without AT LEAST one Asian gal. #AMIRITE?
#7 Hottest Male(s): Aladdin (Aladdin, 1992), Hercules (Hercules, 1997), Flynn Rider (Tangled, 2010)
It’s a three way tie for #7 because all these gentlemen have one attractive quality in common: they are adorable. They are the safe, non-threatening, nice guy that girls want to eventually marry. In some strange way, I can see how these three characters are the evolution of the cutie pie: Aladdin (the thief) plus Hercules (the famous hero) equals Flynn Rider (the infamous thief turned hero), but that is a whole other thesis I won’t delve into today.
Coincidentally, they are all insecure, which may explain why they aren’t taken already. I hate lumping them all together in one because each has specific traits and actions that make them who they are, but the fact remains that on the “hotness” spectrum, they are cute. Not too tough, not too weak, but definitely all heart. After all that’s said and done, doesn’t every girl want a man that gives 100%? Jasmine, Meg, and Rapunzel are some lucky ladies.
#8 Hottest Male: Prince Naveen (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
Oh my gosh, Naveen is handsome. I mean, ridiculously handsome. He starts out as a bit of a playboy, which isn't really my cup of tea, but man...he is one major hottie. Just look at those eyes! Naveen is actually a realistic depiction of how a rich, good-looking prince would behave. The only reason he places so low on my list is because I'm not so sure how much he has truly changed. Sure, he learned his lesson as a frog, but I would imagine all bets are off once he is human again. Does he stay monogamous to Tiana later on? What happens when he gets bored? It's nice to think he has become the ideal pair for Tiana, because she of all the Disney princesses deserves the best, but I don't trust his level of charm. He's almost too charming. I hate myself for being so attracted to a cartoon character.
#8 Hottest Female: Merida (Brave, 2012)
There’s something to be said for imperfection. You look at someone like Belle with her flawless features and there’s just nothing to really see. Sometimes you need a gawky, chinless, chubby cheeked, frizzed out redhead chick like Merida to catch your eye. In that sense, Merida reminds me a lot of Taylor Swift. One moment, you’re thinking to yourself “what is this buck toothed, beady eyed stork doing on the cover of my Us Weekly?” But then, it all comes into focus and you realize “OMG! T-Swizzle is one of the hottest celebs out there and I want to eat her!” Don’t make the mistake of viewing Merida like a jigsaw puzzle thorough a keyhole. Take a step back, change your purview and lose yourself in her flaws. Plus, she’s a little badass who has ZERO interest in boys (though, not in a lesbo way) and doesn’t take any sexist, antiquated gender role crap from her unBEARable mother. Oh, and she pronounces cake like “ceeehyk”… how hot is that?
#9 Hottest Female: Belle (Beauty & the Beast, 1991)
Incidentally, Belle’s selection comes on the heels of Emma Watson, one of the world’s hottest human actresses, being cast as the Beauty in Disney’s new live action retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Anyway, the animated Belle might just be the most classically beautiful gal on my list. But, “classically beautiful” is also kinda boring. Ho hum… at least she likes to read and loves her father. Otherwise, the most interesting thing about Belle is that she spurns a rough-around-the-edges but perfectly respectable suitor in Gaston for a beast… A BEAST who first wrongfully imprisons her father and then her!!! To be fair to Belle, in choosing the beast, she does get to live out every girl’s fantasy by first meeting a rich prince, living in a castle and then changing - as in LITERALLY transforming him into the man of her dreams. But that’s neither here nor there because she’s still a hottie.
#9 Hottest Male: Kristoff (Frozen, 2013)
Kristoff is the newest of our dashing heroes which I am quite in love with, even if he does have "unmanly blonde hair". He isn't instantly in lust with Anna and actually questions her so-called love at first sight crap. There is a comfortable confidence about him that hasn't been touched upon in other Disney films. He isn't conceited, but he also isn't insecure. Not to mention, burly strong men are super duper hot (they should have given him a beard!). With Kristoff, you know you are safe. I mean, he actually asked Anna if he could kiss her. I find that incredibly charming and sweet. Let's add the facts that he's funny, great with animals (which I only assume because of his great relationship with Sven), and - swoon - a song writer. I'm a sucker for the singing males - sue me.
Click here for David Kawena's rendition of the stud
Yes, cartoon characters can be and often are attractive. And, considering every prince, princess (no Hasburg Lips or other incestuous abnormalities amongst Disney royalty), hero, fair-maiden, etc. is drawn to almost flawless perfection, this is a tough list to make! We are also taking personality into account to some degree because sometimes even a certain roguish, anthropomorphic fox is more attractive than your run-of-the-mill, human “Prince Bland-Face” type. Likewise, I need a lady that has a little bit more going on than aimless singing/pining for the aforementioned “Prince Bland-Face” to come along and save her from her boring self (Boring doesn’t save boring! So, best of luck to Cinderella, Snow White and their generic “Charmings…”).
So, here we are: Amy is listing the men while I’m “doing” the women. Oh, and for those of you who know me, I very well could have and probably even done a better job than Amy waxing poetic on all the Disney manly men but we felt (for no real reason) that everyone would be better served with us judging the opposite sexes.
#10 Hottest Male: Prince Phillip (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
First of all, I'd love to thank Patrick for his confidence in me to choose the hottest male characters. Apparently, I know very little of what makes a male attractive. ;)
My number ten is the first prince that actually did something in a movie! Snow White's prince and Prince Charming were absolutely not existent and only swooped in at the end to get the credit. Super lame. At least Phillip actually fought for his lady love. He is also the first that had a personality, much more than his counterpart princess (Aurora, I adore you, but you’re pretty boring when compared to the rest of the princesses). A character who argued his arranged marriage and was willing to die for it. He’s handsome, charming, and battled a dragon for the girl he fell in love with after one meeting. Pretty much every teenage girl’s fantasy. As unrealistic as it may be, Phillip is truly a man you meet once upon a dream. Oh, he can sing and dance? Swoon.
Want to argue his hotness? For my list, I'll be introducing you to the fan art by David Kawena. Helloooo, Phil! 😍 😍 😍
#10 Hottest Female: Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1989)
I’ve never been taken by the leggy, full-lipped, breathy, buxom type – or, what others would describe more succinctly as “va va VOOM!” There’s just something strangely masculine about this cut of lady. Maybe it’s because most transgenders and cross-dressers choose this look… but that’s not important. What IS important and attractive is that Jessica has, perhaps, one of the greatest lines in animation history with her clever retort of “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” Nuance is just so sexy to me! That, along with her reasoning for loving her husband, Roger, with the simplistic yet telling, “he makes me laugh,” solidifies her spot on the list despite the drawbacks (pun INTENDED) of her huge boobs, perfect gams and apple-bottom bootie.
*BONUS: Check out the pic of a meetable Jessica from Disneyland Paris… this is the stuff nightmares are made of.