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Princess Aurora is the protagonist of Disney's 1959 animated feature film, Sleeping Beauty. She is the daughter of King Stefan and Queen Leah. On the day of her christening, Aurora was cursed to die by the evil fairy Maleficent. Due to the efforts of the three good fairies, the curse was altered to draw Aurora into a deep sleep that can be broken by true love kiss.

She is also a character mentioned and briefly appears as an extra in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants. She is one of the heroes who is also the mother of Audrey. She is the titular character in the original movie, Sleeping Beauty.


Princess Aurora was born to King Stefan and Queen Leah, Her birth was a great joy to the king and queen as for many years they were childless. She was named Aurora because she filled her parents' hearts with sunshine,

It was during her christening her parents gave a great feast and invited everyone throughout the land including a small Prince Phillip (Aurora's future husband) and King Hubert, Phillip's father, and Stefan's good friend. They agreed that their children would be betrothed and in the future would be wed. Also at the feast came the Three Good Fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. She is first shown in the movie Sleeping Beauty.


Aurora is kind, elegant, shy, and sophisticated, as well as a hopeless romantic. At first, she is seen as a slightly naive and carefree young woman as a result of being sheltered for most of her life.

Aurora is very loyal to her "aunts" and usually obeys their rules respectfully, although she may disagree with them. Since she was raised not to talk to strangers, Aurora was naturally startled and apprehensive when the handsome Prince Phillip appeared in the forest.

However, she was drawn to him before remembering her aunts' rule about not talking to strangers. Aurora then compromised in agreeing to talk to him by arranging to meet him at her cottage, under the supervision of her aunts. In later media, she is shown to have matured and become more self-assured, independent, and confident in her opinions and abilities.

Though it can arguably be said that as a character, she is very difficult to pin down, due to her short appearance in the movie, at least awake, that is. She was mentioned a few times in the movie.

Little is known about her relationship with her daughter, although it is said that she wanted to raise Audrey with a perfect childhood, showing she loves and cares for her daughter very much. However, this may have had the opposite effect of what she intended as Audrey grew up to be far more vain and mean than Aurora, though her morals were intact.


She appears behind Audrey and Queen Leah during the coronation of Ben, alongside her husband Phillip. She is also one of the heroes to have an image in the Auradon Cathedral.


  • We know that she is at least 36 because she was cursed to sleep when she was sixteen years old and she was cursed around twenty years ago.