Gabriella is a deaf Latina mermaid who uses only sign language and dreams of becoming a singer in Disney's 1992-93 television series The Little Mermaid. Gabriella's sign language is translated by her octopus friend Ollie. This character is based on a real person who was a fan of the show and died during its first season.
Gabriella is a beautiful young mermaid who is curious, inquisitive, brave, kind and desires to be able to sing like Ariel, but she is deaf-mute. She shares a close friendship with her interpreter Ollie, who follows her through thick and thin and comes to have a close friendship with Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian.
Like Ariel, Gabriella has an adventurous spirit and even an interest in human artifacts and antiques.
The Little Mermaid: The Series