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Cinderella's father
Background information
Feature films Cinderella
Cinderella (2015)
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Ben Chaplin (Cinderella)
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Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Good-natured, handsome, wealthy, kind
Appearance Slender, mustachioed, dark brown hair, brown jacket
Occupation Cinderella's father, Lady Tremaine's husband (before his death), and Drizellla and Anastasia's stepfather (before his death) First wife unamed
Alignment Good
Goal To make sure that his daughter has a happy life and family.
Home Cinderella's chateau
Relatives Cinderella (daughter), Drizella Tremaine (stepdaughter), Anastasia Tremaine (stepdaughter), Lady Tremaine (second wife)
Pets Bruno (dog), Major (horse), Lucifer (cat)
Allies His wife Lady Tremaine (before his death), his stepdaughter Drizella (before his death), his younger stepdaughter Anastasia (before his death), Lucifer (before his death)
Minions His daughter Cinderella, his dog Bruno, his horse Major
Likes His daughter, kindness, happiness
Dislikes Rudeness and selfishness
Powers and abilities Less strength
Fate Passes away, leaving Cinderella in the hands of Lady Tremaine

Cinderella's Father was a good-natured, handsome, and wealthy gentleman, probably a baron or count, from Disney's 1950 hit feature film, Cinderella.

He loved his only daughter dearly and lavished every imaginable care and tenderness on her. His grand chateau attests to his great wealth, which tragically dwindles in his later years and is exhausted. Cinderella's mother had died when their daughter was very young.

Despite the fact that he did everything to make life comfortable for his daughter, he was depressed by the death of his wife and felt his daughter needed a maternal figure, so he got married again; his second wife being Lady Tremaine, who had two daughters of her own, Anastasia and Drizella. Cinderella's father welcomed his two stepdaughters into the family and it seemed his second marriage ran smoothly until he died.

Upon his untimely death, Lady Tremaine showed her true colors, tyrannically took over his mansion, the small remnant of his money, and even forced his daughter to become a servant.

Role in the film

The narrator described Cinderella's father as "a kind and devoted father, and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort". Presumably, he acquired the dog, Bruno and the horse, Major, as gifts for Cinderella, or it could have been that the animals originally belonged to him and Cinderella inherited them upon his passing.

However, he still felt that she needed a mother's care and hence, he married again. But his choice was, unbeknownst to him, a very bad one: Lady Tremaine was a handsome and dignified woman, with two daughters of her own, but all three of them were actually cruel and selfish.

His second wife and stepdaughters' true nature was hidden deep and well from him while he was alive, however, so he never realised the terrible mistake he had made. Upon his untimely death, all his wealth and his chateau was left to Lady Tremaine who, freed from her husband's watchful eye, revealed her true self, forcing Cinderella to become the servant of her own house, and squandered most of the inherited fortune on her own daughters, whose interests she was grimly determined to advance, even if it is at the very expense of her faultless submissive stepdaughter.

Despite all the abuse and mistreatment she had to endure under her cold, unloving stepfamily, Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind, and finally found the happiness she sought simply by keeping faith in her dreams. Hence, it could be theorised if her father were to look down from heaven, he and his first wife (Cinderella's biological mother) would definitely be extremely proud of their beloved child, and be considerably consoled that she no longer had to suffer because of his terrible choice of a new wife.


Live-Action Cinderella

In the 2015 live-action re-imagaining, Cinderella's father will be played by Ben Chaplin.[1]



  • According to Disney Villains The Top Secret Files, Lady Tremaine is reading an ad from Cinderella's father; which refers him as Lord Tremaine meaning Cinderella's last name is also Tremaine. This sort of makes sense since in the old days the new bride and her children will sometimes take the step-father's last name. That doesn't seem true since Nancy Tremaine was given the last name of Tremaine due to the fact was she was going to be a step-mother. Whether in this case it is meant to be true or not is debatable.
  • In the golden book from 1952, Cinderella's father is shown as an older gentleman. In another storybook, he is young and handsome.
  • Considering his death was untimely, along with Lady Tremaine's power-hungry, cruel, and manipulative nature, it is possible Cinderella's father was actually murdered by Lady Tremaine; however nothing in the film suggests this and it is taken as canon that he died a natural death, possibly because of a disease or was murdered by Lady Tremaine herself. 
  • Cinderella's father bears similarity to Snow White's father in the storybooks: both are widowers who were hit hard by the loss of their wives and remarry out of a desire for family stability; however both fail to realize (for reasons beyond their power) that their choices put their daughters at a disadvantage.




Cinderella Diamond Edition
Media: CinderellaCinderella II: Dreams Come TrueCinderella III: A Twist in TimeCinderella SoundtrackWho Framed Roger RabbitHouse of MouseKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepA Poem Is...Cinderella (2015 film)

Characters: CinderellaJaq and GusMiceBirdsPrince CharmingFairy GodmotherBrunoMajorCinderella's FatherLady TremaineDrizella TremaineAnastasia TremaineLuciferThe KingThe Grand DukePom-PomPrudenceBeatrice and DaphneBakerFlower VendorConductorHeraldRoyal Ball HeraldSuzyPerlaMaryThe Queen

Objects: Glass SlipperPumpkinPumpkin CoachMagic WandCinderella's Dress

Locations: Cinderella CastleCinderella's ChateauVillageKing's Castle

Songs: "Cinderella" • "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" • "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" • "Work Song (Cinderelly, Cinderelly)" • "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" • "So This is Love" • "Perfectly Perfect" • "More Than a Dream" • "At the Ball" • "I Still Believe"


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