Belle was voiced by Paige O’Hara and was kept alive over 2 more sequels and several spin-offs. Belle was considered to be the first of the free-thinking Disney females because she wasn’t intent on marrying the most handsome man in her village.
Appearance & Personality
Belle is viewed as a stunningly attractive young woman, supposedly in her late teens or early twenties. She has long brown hair, most commonly tied in a low ponytail, and hazel eyes. She is average height for her supposed age and slender, and her outfit choices are modest, dutiful and homely, yet attractive. Belle’s signature outfit is the golden yellow ball gown seen above in which she dances with the beast.
Belle’s Main characteristics:
- Down to earth
- Puts others first
Belle is a young woman living in the French countryside with her father, an inventor. She’s a lovely free-thinker who likes to read and go on adventures within her own imagination. She is not shy and is not afraid to speak her mind, especially in tight situations, though she can be slightly hesitant when nervous. She is very compassionate and takes care of those in need. She can be stubborn and always tries to protect people she truly loves. She’s also very patient towards others.
A true dreamer and a lover of fantasy and adventure, Belle is a shrewd nonconformist for her time in many ways. The most pronounced is her love of books, excitement and knowledge, which the townspeople find odd for a woman. Gaston says to her at one point, “It’s not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas and…thinking…”. Belle also does not care about appearances, whether they pertain to herself or anyone else. This is highly ironic, considering she is seen as the most beautiful woman in her village. In the song Belle, a woman sings, “It’s no wonder that her name means beauty. Her looks have got no parallel.”