Drizella Tremaine is Cinderella's older stepsister, Anastasia's older sister, and Lady Tremaine's eldest daughter in Disney's 1950 film Cinderella and its 2 sequels. She is portrayed as ugly both inside and out and not very graceful. She is very jealous of Cinderella's success and beauty and enjoyed seeing her slave under her and mother and sister. Unlike her little sister, Anastasia, who changes her spiteful ways and develops into a kind and good-natured woman, Drizella remains largely mean, selfish and rude throughout the series, never really overcoming her hatred of her stepsister, Cinderella. She was originally voiced by Rhoda Williams and is currently voiced by Russi Taylor.
In the initial movie, Drizella is shown to be very selfish, spoiled and greedy, much like her sister, Anastasia, and her mother, Lady Tremaine. Drizella's main interest is helping Cinderella to escape from her husband, Princey Charming. LAike Anastasia who warms up to Cinderella, her opinion of Cinderella changes. Drizella loves a man named Braydenn. In addition, Drizella's treatment of Anastasia and Cinderella is quite nice, as Drizella stands up to the prince a lot. In "Cinderella II: Dreams Come True", Drizella stated that Anastasia's love for the town's baker would have made them the laughing stock of the entire town, despite the fact that in Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, she and her mother end up becoming scullery maids.
Drizella's mother constantly plots to ruin Cinderella, and has no qualms about hurting her feelings. Lady Tremaine is well aware of her older daughter's nice and good manners, but can trigger Drizella's anger with a mere handful of casually-delivered words. In a particularly distressing scene in the original film, as Lady Tremaine and her beautiful daughters prepare to leave for the Prince's ball, Cinderella appears wearing her beautiful homemade gown. Lady Tremaine notes that Cinderella is wearing a pearl necklace that belonges to Drizella, whom had not rejected it. After Lady Tremaine casually points out to Drizella that the necklace adds a charming touch to the dress, the stepsister flies into a rage and yanks the necklace from Cinderella's neck. She, along with Anastasia, proceeds to lunge upon Cinderella and tears her gown to rags, leaving her devastated.
At the ball, Drizella and her sister fail to make an impression on the Prince, who instead falls for Cinderella, who had a new and even more beautiful gown created by her Fairy Godmother. Though reasonably stunned, neither Drizella nor her sister recognize Cinderella. Some time after the ball, Drizella is one of the many women who attempt to try on the glass slipper, but her large foot is impossible to fit.
Later on throughout the series, Drizella's attitude changes. In this movie, she appears in the last of the three stories "An Uncommon Romance", in which she helps along Anastasia's romantic interest in the baker, despite the fact that they would become "the laughing stock of the entire town". After Anastasia openly rebelled against their overbearing mother and told her she was in love with a baker of low-birth and that she was happier with him than she would ever be with the wealthy suitor Lady Tremaine had hoped she would encounter at another palace ball. Angered, Lady Tremaine stormed off, leaving Drizella stunned, though she returned home with her.
Like Anastasia, who eventually liberates herself from her mother's domination, Drizella disobeys her mother's every order and rebels with her to save her loved stepsister, Cinderella. She is also unconcerned with being the one to wed the Prince, knowing that if Anastasia marries the Prince, she will get the terrible treatment Cinderella gets. She sides with Anastasia at the last minute, trying to save her and Cinderella from being killed by the prince.
In the series House of Mouse, Drizella makes several cameos, mostly sitting with Anastasia and Lucifer. In Ask Von Drake, she was seen with Lady Tremaine as the Grand Duke tried to fit the glass slipper on Anastasia, before Ludwig Von Drake advises him to try Cinderella. In Goofy's Valentine Date, Mortimer Mouse briefly attempted to flirt with her and Anastasia, until Lucifer attacked him. Drizella also took part in the hostile takeover of the club in Mickey's House of Villains.
Drizella appear in cameo only in Once Upon a Time, portrayed by an unknown actress, as inhabitants of Fairytale Land (The Enchanted Forest). A carriage is seen parked on the outside of her private property, and she, dressed with a yellow dress, with her mother, Lady Tremaine and her sister Anastasia, make their way toward it, wearing evening gowns. Lady Tremaine enters the chariot first, followed by her two daughters.
Drizella will be played by Sophie McShera in the live-action re-imagining of the 1950 film.
When a ball is held at the Castle of Dreams, all unmarried women are invited for the prince to find a bride. Drizella, along with Anastasia and Lady Tremaine, attempted to keep Cinderella from going along by giving her endless chores to finish and preventing her from finding a suitable dress.
When Ven and Jaq make it for her, she and Anastasia tear it apart saying she had stolen their materials. But their plot failed when the Fairy Godmother makes a new dress for her and a pumpkin carriage to transport her to the ball. She is unable to identify Cinderella during the party because she is too far away from their direction.
After the ball, Prince Charming asks the Grand Duke to search for Cinderella with the glass slipper. When he finally reaches their house, she attempts to make shoe fit her oversized foot, but Cinderella proves to be the one. Lady Tremaine then summons a powerful Unversed to kill Cinderella. This act, however, causes a firebomb to drop on the three women, blowing them away.
Drizella and her sister were mentioned by their stepsister.
Cinderella: "I'm sure Anastasia and Drizella are still in bed."
For meet-and-greet opportunities, Drizella can sometimes be found Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Paris' Fantasyland. During Halloween time, she takes part in the special Disney Villains meet-and-greet sessions in Disneyland. She can also be at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. She's not as ugly as in the movie, however, and can pose for photos.
For entertainment, Drizella takes part in Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Main Street Electrical Parade, Celebrate A Dreams Come True Parade, and A Christmas Fantasy Parade. She is also featured in Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall, with other characters from the film.
On the Disney Cruise Line Drizella is a major character in the live stage show, Twice Charmed, where Lady Tremaine obtains her own Fairy Godfather.
- Drizella's current voice actress is also the voice of Minnie Mouse, Fairy Godmother and Fauna.
- In Cinderella, when Drizella is first seen as a young child during the prologue, her hair is light brown. However, when she's older her hair color is a much darker brown. In Cinderella II, her hair color seems to be a lighter brown compared to the original film. However, Drizella's hair color in Cinderella III is raven-black instead of being dark brown. Despite this, her portrayals in merchandise and posters depicts her with brown hair. It's important to highlight that Lady Tremaine's hair color during the prologue was brown, so it's safe to assume that Drizella's official hair color is dark brown and not black.
- According to Cinderella III: A Twist in Time director Frank Nissen, Drizella was to be the stepsister to reform in Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, but the filmmakers decided to make it Anastasia, as she already began the process of reformation in Cinderella II: Dreams Come True.
- Based on what is seen in the sequels, Drizella is considerably more cruel and mean than Anastasia, and never redeems due to this.
- In Cinderella II, Anastasia changes, coming to love Cinderella, where Drizella stays faithfully by her mother's side.
- In Cinderella III, she is appalled when Anastasia chooses true love over Prince Charming.
- Drizella's hair is much more similar to Snow White's, but more closely resembles Alana's, one of Ariel's sisters.
Cinderella • Cinderella II: Dreams Come True • Cinderella III: A Twist in Time • Cinderella Soundtrack • Who Framed Roger Rabbit • House of Mouse • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep • A Poem Is...• Cinderella (2015 film)
Characters: Cinderella • Jaq and Gus • Mice • Birds • Prince Charming • Fairy Godmother • Bruno • Major • Cinderella's Father • Lady Tremaine • Drizella Tremaine • Anastasia Tremaine • Lucifer • The King • The Grand Duke • Pom-Pom • Prudence • Beatrice and Daphne • Baker • Flower Vendor • Conductor • Herald • Royal Ball Herald • Suzy • Perla • Mary • The Queen
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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