Not only are Disney princesses icons recognized the world over, but also these fierce and flashy heroines have been role models to countless little girls over the past 70-plus years. They are brave, beautiful, and can belt a song that will send audiences home happy and humming. But who are the women behind these sparkling songs and pretty princesses? Let's meet the faces behind the voices.

Linda Larkin, Jasmine from 'Aladdin'

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Then: In 1992, when 'Aladdin' premiered, Larkin was a little-known actress who had only scored bit parts on television shows like 'Doogie Howser, M.D.,' and 'Murder She Wrote.'

Now: She has since spent much of her career reprising the role of Princess Jasmine in a slew of straight-to-video sequels, the spin-off TV series and various Disney video games. But in 2013, Larkin is slated to appear in the flesh in the indie thriller 'Adam Shaw.'