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16 Animated Characters Who Were Modeled After Super-Famous Celebs

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URSULA WAS INSPIRED BY HARRIS GLENN MILSTEAD/DIVINE

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From Ursula’s fancy jewelry, full body-shape, and bold makeup, it’s clear that the animators kept the legendary drag queen, Divine, in mind while creating the evil sea witch. However, Glenn Milstead unfortunately never got to see the end result because he passed away a year before The Little Mermaid got released. According to Jeffrey Schwarz, the documentarian who made I Am Divine, the entertainer “would have wanted to play the part himself.” That definitely would’ve been a treat.

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