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Inspiration for the Little Mermaid – Alyssa Milano Birthday Today

Inspiration for Ariel in The Little Mermaid

Alyssa Milano Dec 19, 1972. She is 51 now,

“I actually was, yeah! Which I didn’t know when it was going on!” Milano said when asked about her influence on the 1989 film. “I didn’t know that when it was going on. But they asked me to host ‘The Making of “The Little Mermaid,”‘ and it came out there that the drawing and likeness of the little mermaid was based on pictures of me from when I was younger.”

Alyssa is also known for being Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter in his movie Commando, and also the series Charmed as Phoebe.

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Glen Keane, used photos of Milano for the “The Little Mermaid,” from her days on the show “Who’s The Boss” as a model for the mermaid’s face. Another actress, Sherri Stoner, was brought in to give Disney’s artists a reference for the character’s movements.

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