1. Eleanor Audley, the actress who voiced the animated Maleficent also voiced Lady Tremaine (aka the Evil Stepmother) in Cinderella and Madame Leota in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction.
11. Lady Gaga’s look in her music video for “Born This Way” inspired the prosthetic cheekbones Jolie wore for the film.
13. Jolie developed her voice for the role while giving her children a bath.
15. And two of her other children, Pax and Zahara, have cameos in the christening scene as young royalty.
16. Jolie reportedly hand-selected pop songstress Lana Del Rey to cover “Once Upon A Dream” for the new film.
In the most evil of mistakes, an earlier version of this post had the release of “Sleeping Beauty” listed as 1957. The movie was released in 1959.
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