Princess Aurora is the title character of the 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty. She is the daughter of King Stefan and Queen Leah. She is the third Disney princess. She has been voiced by Mary Costa, Erin Torpey, and Jennifer Hale.
Named after the Roman Goddess of the Dawn, Aurora filled the hearts of her parents with joy and was presented to the castle at the christening, where she was betrothed to the young Prince Phillip, son of King Hubert. The three fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather were invited to bestow a gift upon Aurora. Flora and Fauna granted her the gift of beauty and song, but before Merryweather could bestow upon Aurora her gift, the evil fairy Maleficent suddenly appears, distressed at not being invited. Merryweather impulsively reveals that Maleficent was't wanted, culminating in Maleficent putting a curse on Aurora, saying that on her sixteenth birthday, Aurora will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die. Before the guards can seize the evil fairy, she disappears. Fearful for their daughter's safety, Aurora's parents ased Merryweather to undo the curse, but Maleficent's magic was too powerful, so she could only change part of it. Merryweather, to save Aurora, cast her spell so that Aurora wouldn't die, but fall asleep instead, and true love's kiss would awaken her.
Fearly for her safety, the king had all the spindling wheels burned, and the three fairies were asked to hide Aurora as a peasent until her sixteength birthday was over. The fairies comply and take a baby Aurora into the forest to live in a small cottage while they pose as her aunts.