Illustrations Show What Disney Princesses Would Look Like If They Lived Today

Modern Disney Princesses by Fernanda Suarez

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Lately, we've seen Disney Princesses spark the imagination of artists. From reimagining them as Renaissance portraits or fashion illustrations to makeup artists dressing up as their favorite princess, there's something for everyone. But no one has captured the spunky spirit of these heroines quite like illustrator Fernanda Suarez.

The Chilean artist has drawn seven different princesses since July, imagining them as bold, confident young women who look like they could take on any villain—no prince needed. Ariel, with her flowing red locks, sports a small crab tattoo on her wrist, while Belle wears a denim jacket with a rose patch as she reads a book. They all look boldly at the viewer, bucking the damsel in distress stereotype that fills most of their tales.

Drawn straight from contemporary life, it's not hard to imagine these ladies conquering the social media world, posting strong selfies on Instagram or teaching a makeup tutorial on YouTube. And if your favorite princess isn't represented, don't worry. On Suarez's Patreon—where she also runs tutorials and gives high-resolution files of the images to supporters—she's taking opinions on which Disney Princess to depict next. Currently, it looks like she's debating between Nala from The Lion King and Aurora from Sleeping Beauty.

Prints and other merchandise featuring Suarez's modern Disney Princesses—as well as her other work—are available via Society6.

These clever illustrations by Fernanda Suarez show how modern Disney Princesses would look if they lived today.


Modern Disney Princesses by Fernanda Suarez



Modern Disney Princesses by Fernanda Suarez



Modern Disney Princesses by Fernanda Suarez



Modern Disney Princesses by Fernanda Suarez


Snow White

Modern Disney Princesses by Fernanda Suarez



Modern Disney Princesses by Fernanda Suarez

Fernanda Suarez: Facebook | InstagramDeviantArt | Patreon
h/t: [Design You Trust]

All images via Fernanda Suarez.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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