So let’s take a look at the 11 beloved cartoon characters that are actually based on real life celebrities and people!
1. The famous ogre Shrek is based on the French boxer Maurice Tillet. Maurice suffered from a condition known as acromegaly which resulted in overgrown and thick bones. Shrek is modeled after him.
2. The beautiful Ariel is based on the famous child actress Alyssa Milano of the very hit show “Who’s The Boss”. The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel who wants to be a human. The big eyes and the bubbly personality of Alyssa of Ariel is borrowed from Alyssa.
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