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Princess Anneliese is one of the main protagonists in Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper. She is played by Barbie. Anneliese is voiced by Kelly Sheridan and her singing voice is provided by Melissa Lyons. She is a princess who always wanted to do good for her kingdom's people.


Anneliese is the princess of a kingdom located on a mountain top. She and Erika were born at the very same moment, and the two girls were lookalikes. However, Anneliese had a crown-shaped birthmark on her shoulder. Her parents were overjoyed when Anneliese was born and knew she would have only the finest. At some point in Anneliese's life, after she was born, her father passed away, leaving her mother widowed. As a young woman, Anneliese had learned her royal duties and she was tutored by Julian. Anneliese and Julian were both in love with each other, but they kept it a secret, even from each other. When her kingdom went bankrupt due to Preminger, the queen's adviser who stole gold from the royal mine, the queen wanted Anneliese to marry the rich young King Dominick to save her kingdom. Anneliese wanted to marry Julian, but she had no choice because she wanted to save the kingdom.

Julian decided to take her out for a day after hearing she would be married, so they went into the village, where Anneliese met Erika. The two girls realized their uncanny resemblance and become good friends. Anneliese told Erika that she would send someone for her so she can sing at the palace, but that night Anneliese and her pet cat, Serafina are kidnapped by Nick and Nack. Serafina becomes very distressed because she is separated from her mistress, Anneliese, but they escape the next night by tricking Nick and Nack. When she gets back to the palace, she is turned away because Erika, who is impersonating the princess while she is missing, is already inside the palace and the guard thinks that she is the real princess. She is threatened by a guard to leave so she goes into the village, upset. She goes to Madame Carp's Dress Emporium hoping for help, but Madame Carp treats Anneliese and her seamstress very disrespectfully, thinking Anneliese is Erika.

When Anneliese tries to reveal herself to Madame Carp, Madame Carp thinks she is Erika and laughs at her. Anneliese tries to tell Madam Carp not to talk to her seamstress so rudely after she calls the other seamstress a lazy cow, but Madame Carp gets annoyed and locks them up until they finish all the dresses. Anneliese is dismayed to be locked up again, but the other seamstress is very nice to her and believes she is the princess. Later on, Anneliese gives her ring and a label off a dress that reads, "Made exclusively by Madame Carp" to Serafina. Their plan is for someone to be led to the Dress Emporium after they read the label, and rescue Anneliese. Meanwhile, Anneliese tries her hand at sewing dresses but she is not very good at it. The seamstress says that Anneliese doesn't have to do it, but Anneliese doesn't want to leave the seamstress to do everything by herself.

Preminger finds Serafina and goes to the Dress Emporium to "rescue" Anneliese. She does not know his evil plans so she goes with him, even though Serafina is very distressed and apprehensive around him. Preminger takes the princess to the royal mines. She realizes he was behind her kidnapping and he drags her into the mines, with Serafina following. Once inside the mines, Preminger reveals to a confused Anneliese that he is going to marry her mother and be king. He puts her in a room with a tied-up Julian, who was also captured earlier when he was caught trying to rescue Anneliese. Preminger shows them Anneliese's ring and is going to tell the queen that they died in a tragic accident, and then leaves the two to try and escape. Anneliese is determined to stop Preminger, but Nick and Nack obscure the exit to the mines by blocking it up with boulders and rocks.

Julian tries to destroy the rocks with a pickaxe but gives up. While he was hitting the rocks, a rock fell and cracked open after hitting Serafina. Anneliese goes to make sure Serafina is okay and sees a precious geode inside the rock. She tells Julian he is like the rock: "unassuming on the outside, but a treasure within." She tells him she is in love with him and he promises to get them out. He uses the pickaxe again but all of a sudden, some water begins flooding in from a crack in the rocks. Led by Herve, Preminger's horse who wants to help, Wolfie manages to locate Serafina, Anneliese, and Julian. He digs a hole to reveal a mine shaft. At first, they don't know how they will get up, but Anneliese has a plan. She and Julian move some more rocks so more water will flood in. They get in a barrel with the cats and float up with the water getting closer and closer to the hole at the top. They then rush back to the palace to reunite with the queen and make sure she doesn't marry Preminger.

Anneliese proves she is not another imposter by showing her mother her birthmark. After Preminger is taken away by the palace guards, Anneliese talks to her mother. She tells her that she wouldn't be there if it weren't for Erika and Julian, and she tells her mother she wants to marry him. Her mother tells her they have to take care of their people first, but Anneliese tells her about the geodes she found in the mines. Anneliese leads miners to collect the geodes, and they created a new industry. The kingdom was saved, and Madame Carp was out of business because there was no work from the palace, most likely because of how she treated Anneliese. Months later, Anneliese and Julian have a double wedding with Erika and King Dominick, who found love with each other, and Serafina and Wolfie had many, many kittens.


Princess Anneliese is a very sweet, kind, clever, calm, smart and nice girl. She is a "true princess" archetype. She loves to read science books. She loves to learn and is able to tell different kinds of minerals apart. She loves her royal tutor, Julian, and later in the film, she tells her feelings to him. She is very adventurous and longs to be free from her royal duties. She is willing to take chances and is eager to try new things. She is very resourceful and quick-thinking, which can be seen when she escapes from Nick and Nack and from the royal mines along with Julian. Anneliese is also very brave.

Anneliese is very responsible and cares for her people. This is shown when she is ready to marry someone she doesn't love for the sake of her kingdom.

Physical Appearance

Anneliese is a teenage girl with light skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. Her hair is wavy and it reaches her mid-back, and she has some of her hair pulled back into a ponytail. The end of her hair is styled with heavy ringlets. Anneliese has a unique, crown-shaped birthmark on her shoulder.

Her pink gown was made by Erika when she was working at Madame Carp's Dress Emporium. Its opening has a mesh with gold bands on it, and the top is divided into three. The middle part is white with gold designs and rose designs on top, while the other parts are pink. The sleeves have the same netting as the opening of her dress. The bottom part of the bodice has the same mesh, and there was a golden ribbon on it. The skirt is all pink, and it has netting and there are sparkles on it. She wears pink shoes. She also wears a heart-shaped necklace if there is a family portrait, like the one when Julian takes Erika to her room.

Her wedding gown looks similar to her pink gown. The opening has the same netting, and the top was divided into three. Its skirt has two parts. The outer part of it (which is the cover) has a rose design on it, and the inner part of it is white. Her veil has a golden border on it, and she wears her tiara on top of her head and she wears white shoes. Sometimes, Anneliese wears a tiara.


  • (To Julian) "'Your Highness'? Why the sudden formality? It's just me."
  • "I think you're like this. (Julian: "A rock?"). Unassuming on the outside, but a treasure within."
  • "I'm savoring a first and last taste of freedom before getting married next week... to a total stranger."
  • "I classified this as iron pyrite. Pretty, but not considered valuable. Commonly known as 'fool's gold'."
  • "It's so good to be outside the castle walls. Nobody knows who I am."


Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper
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Media: Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper Quote: "Live your dream."

Characters: Princess Anneliese | Queen Erika | King Dominick | Prince Julian | Preminger | Serafina | Bertie | Wolfie | Queen Genevieve | Madame Carp | Nick and Nack | Midas | Ambassador Bismark | Herve

Locations: Dulcinea | Madame Carp's Dress Emporium | Queen Genevieve's Kingdom | Queen Genevieve's Palace | Royal Mines

Songs: "Free" | "How Can I Refuse?" | "How Can I Refuse? (Reprise)" | "I Am A Girl Like You" | "On the Way Down" | "If You Love Me For Me" | "The Cat's Meow" | "To Be A Princess" | "To Be A Princess (Reprise)" | "Written In Your Heart" | "Written In Your Heart (Prologue)"