40 Disney Princess secrets revealed

Here are lesser-known Disney Princess facts that only hardcore fans know

#19 Ariel is created with red hair to distinguish her from the mermaid from Splash

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Daryl Hannah as Madison in Splash

Five years before The Little Mermaid hit the big screen, 1984 fantasy rom-com film Splash introduced the mermaid character named Madison to the world. The blonde mermaid played by Daryl Hannah became so popular in the ‘80s that Disney decided to give Ariel a fiery red hair to differentiate her from the live-action character.