The History of Cinderella

From Folklore to Film: The History of Cinderella

From Folklore to Film: The History of Cinderella

Many of us know the Cinderella story thanks to Disney's popular animated film, but the fairy tale about a girl with a magical guardian dates all the way back to the first century. Since then, several versions have popped up in literature, music, film, and TV, and now Downton Abbey's cousin Rose, actress Lily James, has been chosen to star in Kenneth Branagh's live-action version. Disney plans to release the film next year, and production is slated for this Fall. In the meantime, let's take a look at the evolution of Cinderella, from ancient Egypt to now.

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