The gruesome real story behind Sleeping Beauty

How the fairy-tale you know originated from a nightmarish tale

Stars Insider

05/03/20 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Disney

By now we all know that most fairy-tales stem from dark origins, but the story of the fabled Sleeping Beauty surpasses all in terms of gore, abuse, and essentially the worst capabilities of humankind. The Disney princess' curse, to sleep until she’s awoken with true love’s kiss, is already a little shaky by today’s standards, but Disney’s version is a far cry from the creepy 17th-century original.

Click through to learn the real, twisted tale of Sleeping Beauty. You'll certainly never look at Aurora the same way again.

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