Character Arista
Gender Female
Race Mermaid
Occupation Princess of Atlantica
Status Alive
Family King Triton (father)
Queen Athena (mother; deceased)
Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Andrina, and Ariel (sisters)
Prince Eric (brother-in-law)
Melody (niece)
Poseidon (paternal grandfather;)
Neptune (paternal great-grandfather; )
Crustacea (paternal grandaunt)
Appearances The Little Mermaid (film)
The Little Mermaid (TV series)
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Voice Actor Kimmy Robertson (original film)
Mary Kay Bergman (TV series)
Grey DeLisle (prequel)

Princess Arista is a minor character in the Disney's 1989 film The Little Mermaid and later became one of the main characters in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. She was voiced by Grey DeLisle in the prequel film.


Arista has a red tail with a matching seashell bikini top. She has a long, pale blonde hair tied in a sloppy ponytail, and ice blue eyes. In the musical and extension media released from 1989 onwards, she is the third daughter of King Triton. However, in the prequel film, she is said to be the fifth oldest, with Attina being described as the oldest. She is given a distinct personality In the prequel film, she is shown to often argue with Aquata.


The Little MermaidEdit

At the beginning of the film, Arista appears during the song "Daughters of Triton" singing with her sisters. Out of her other sisters, Arista was the third one to be introduced. Afterwards She was last seen at Ariel and Eric's wedding waving goodbye to Ariel. Arista doesn't really have big lines like she does in Ariel's beginning, she only speaks in the beginning of the film.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's BeginningEdit

In the prequel film, Arista is introduced as one of the seven daughters of King Triton and Queen Athena. After her mother dies in an accident, Arista, like her sisters, is raised very strictly by their governess, Marina Del Rey. Arista is shown to have a difficult relationship with Aquata. The two are prone to arguing, and she is known for borrowing Aquata's things without asking. She is the first of her sisters to ask Ariel if she can come along to the Catfish Club. She quickly discovers a passion for playing music, and towards the end of the film joins the Catfish Club Band.

Other AppearancesEdit

In the Broadway musical, she is portrayed by Cathryn Basile, with bright red hair with a big flower in it, a teal tail and a red seashell bra.


  • Her name is derived from the word "aristocrat".
    • It could also be taken from Arista Records, which explains her love for music.
  • Her name in Spanish literally means "edge" as in a geometrical 3 dimensional figure, regardless, her name remains unchanged in the Spanish version.