sleeping beauty

Briar Rose

In Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, the newborn Princess Aurora is cursed by Maleficent, causing the King to fear for her safety and hide her away in a woodcutter’s cottage until her sixteenth birthday. She assumes the identity of Briar Rose, growing up into a beautiful woman with a beautiful singing voice.


Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) is the self-proclaimed mistress of all evil. After being snubbed from the royal christening of Princess Aurora, she curses her to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep. Talk about an overreaction.