Fairest of the Brawl: Princesses-Turned-Badass Heroes

SnowWhite.651x113.jpgALTPrincesses have historically been portrayed as the dainty, gracious, soft-spoken belles of the ball. But we prefer when they stray from routine — when they channel their inner badass like Kristen Stewart in this weekend’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Who needs seven dwarves to battle the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) when you’ve got some serious swordplay skills? 

But Stewart’s version of Snow White isn’t the first princess to become the fairest of the brawl. Here are other princesses before (and after) her that make up the royal badass ranks!

News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."