See All the Portrayals of Cinderella Through the Years

Stanley was the live model and provided the speaking voice for the titular heroine and Woods did the singing in the 1950 Disney animated classic, Cinderella.

Stanley was also the live model for Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and Anita in 101 Dalmatians, after which she retired from show business. (In an entirely unrelated note, she was briefly married to Johnny Stampanato, a bodyguard and enforcer for L.A. gangster Mickey Cohen. Stampanato then dated Lana Turner and was stabbed to death in 1958 by Turner’s teenage daughter, Cheryl Crane. Cheryl claimed self-defense, saying Stampanato had been attacking her mother when she intervened, and it was ruled a justifiable homicide.)

Woods was friends with Cinderella songwriters Mack David and Jerry Livingston, who then asked if she would record a few of the songs they had composed for the film. Walt Disney heard the demos and offered her the job. She was named a Disney Legend in 2003.

“I loved doing the character,” Woods told the Houston Chronicle in 2005. “When my dad saw the movie, he said he saw me in the facial expressions, hand movements and mannerisms. Marc Davis, who animated [my character], would watch me record and picked up on things.”

Source: E! Online (US) – Top Stories

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