10 Real Life Inspirations For Famous Cartoon Characters



Divine – Ursula

Ursula was the evil sea-witch in The Little Mermaid. She was modeled after Harris Glenn Milstead who was better known by his stage name, Divine. Divine was supposed to be the voice of the villain, but passed away before she got the chance to do so.

Baby Esther – Betty Boop

Baby Esther was an entertainer and singer in the late 20’s. She would often quote the phrase, Boop-ooop-a-doop and sing in a soft, baby tone. Her style was ultimately the inspiration for Betty Boop.