An artist reimagined Disney princesses as noir femme fatales, and it's amazing

Raechal Shewfelt
Ástor Alexander reimagined
Ástor Alexander reimagined Aladdin heroine Princess Jasmine in The Arabian Heist. (Photos: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)

Princess Jasmine, from Disney’s Aladdin, might say that artist Ástor Alexander has shown fans a whole new world in his latest creations. Or she might be too busy pulling off a heist to say, let alone sing, anything.

Alexander has reimagined Disney princesses, including Jasmine, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Mulan from Mulan, and others, as weapon-wielding detectives and criminals in a series he calls “Noir Princesses.”

See the full photos below, alongside an image of the classic characters:

Ariel, from
Ariel, from The Little Mermaid, stars in High Sea Robbery. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)
Princess Tiana, from
Princess Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, stars in Shadows of New Orleans. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)
Snow White, from
Snow White, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, stars in Miss White & the Unlawful Seven. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)
Pocahontas, from
Pocahontas, from Pocahontas, stars in Pocahontas Private Eye. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)
Cinderella, from
Cinderella, from Cinderella, stars in The Goddaughter. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)
Belle, from
Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, stars in Beast Hunter. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)
Mulan, from <em>Mulan</em>, stars in <em>The Lady from Henan</em>. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)
Mulan, from Mulan, stars in The Lady from Henan. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)
Princess Aurora, from <em>Sleeping Beauty</em>, stars in <em>The Long Sleep</em>. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)
Princess Aurora, from Sleeping Beauty, stars in The Long Sleep. (Photo: Disney/Ástor Alexander via Behance)

Disney itself gave audiences a glimpse of modern, more casual versions of the lead female characters from some of its hits in August when it unveiled a photo from the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, that showed many of them lounging around in — gasp! — yoga pants and T-shirts.

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