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12 Disney Characters And Real People They Were Based On

Many Disney characters were based on real people and in some cases, celebrities. Here are some of them, to compare them to those who served as inspiration for bringing them to life.

1. The 4 vultures — The Beatles

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2. Maleficent — Eleanor Audley

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3. Jessica Rabbit — Rita Hayworth

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4. The Mad Hatter — Ed Wynn

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5. Edna Moda — Linda Hunt

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6. Scat Cat — Louis Armstrong

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7. Dr. Facilier — Michael Jackson

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8. Ariel — Alyssa Milano

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9. Ursula — Divine

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10. Alice — Kathryn Beaumont

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11. Cruella de Vil — Tallulah Bankhead

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12. Snow White — Marge Champion

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