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You know those characters who just made such an impression on you that they never truly leave your brain? Maybe you don’t but I do. When I was younger, I grew up watching Disney films and I was obsessed with the Harry Potter film series (I still am). There are certain characters that have been engrained in my brain since I was a child. That’s what we’ll be discussing today. I want to talk about those characters who raised me and shaped my personality into what it is today. Let’s get started.
Here are 8 female movie characters who shaped me into the person I am today.
My favorite Disney princess and one of my all-time favorite Disney characters. You have no idea how many times I’ve watched Beauty and the Beast. I know all of the songs and dialogue by heart. Belle (Paige O’Hara) resonated with the younger me because she’s introverted and likes to keep to herself. I’ve always identified myself as an introvert because I can be shy and being in big social crowds drain my social battery. I feel that Belle is the same way. I can relate to her love for books now. I couldn’t when I was younger because I hated reading.
2. Hermione Granger
One of my favorite fictional characters of all-time if not possibly my favorite. Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) is a character I’ve always related to because of she’s smart and protective of the people she loves. If you also don’t know, the Harry Potter film series is one of my favorite film series ever. It’s a home away from home for me. Hermione for one is one of my comfort characters. I looked up to her and she helped me learn that being smart is something to be proud of and not ashamed of.
3. Mia Thermopolis
Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is one of the most if not the most relatable character I grew up watching on the big screen. She’s awkward, imperfect, and not afraid of being her authentic goofy self. I love Mia so much because she’s someone I’d be best friends. She feels like a real person and not a fictional character. We get to see her mature and grow in the sequel which I love more than the original film.
4. Anna Coleman
Most of the female TV characters that raised me made me develop sarcasm as a personality trait. Anna Coleman (Lindsay Lohan) is definitely one of those characters who helped with this. Freaky Friday was one of my favorite films to watch on road trips when I went to Disney World. I still love it now. Anna is the type of person who doesn’t care what people think of her. I like to say that I’m that way because everyone has their own opinions about other people but it doesn’t mean that you should listen to them.
5. Ella of Frell
Two for two. Ella (Anne Hathaway) is very similar to Mia in the sense that they’re both awkward and quirky but they both learn to accept themselves for who they are. Ella Enchanted is an underrated 2000s film. I loved watching it when I was a kid. I loved the fairytale aspect of it but also because Ella is such a fierce and realistic character.
6. Hallie Parker & Annie James
The Parent Trap is one of my comfort films. I love this film so much. Hallie Parker and Annie James (Lindsey Lohan) both shaped my personality in different ways. Hallie is very spontaneous and likes to go with the flow. I aspire to be like that. Annie is structured and willing to try new things. I like to think that I’m more similar to Annie because she likes to follow the rules. Although, Hallie and Annie are both competitive and loving. They both have a competitive nature and care about their loved ones deeply.
7. Casey Carlyle
Ice Princess is one of the most underrated live-action Disney films. It was one of my favorite films growing up. I related a lot to Casey Carlyle (Michelle Trachtenberg) because she’s introverted and wants to follow her dreams. I could always resonate with introverted characters because I’m an introvert myself but it’s different with Casey. I feel like I could be best friends with her and break each other out of our shells.
8. Beezus Quimby
Would it not be a post if were not complete by a character portrayed by Selena Gomez? I don’t think so. I actually love Ramona and Beezus. Here we go again with the sarcasm. Most of the characters Gomez portray seem to be sarcastic. I don’t know why that is. Beezus was also not the most optimistic and I don’t consider myself anywhere close to an optimist.
Time to Wrap It Up
Well, you’ve made it to the end. I had so much fun writing this.
Did any of these characters help shape you into the person you are today? DM me on Instagram and let me know.
Thank you so much for reading!