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Drizella Tremaine is the black haired younger, ugly daughter of Cinderella's evil stepmother, Lady Tremaine. She appears in Walt Disney's Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time. She is voiced by Rhoda Williams in the original film and Russi Taylor in the sequels. Her name is commonly mispelt as "Drusilla".
She is portrayed as haughty, abusive and highly unorganized. She is bitterly jealous of Cinderella's success and beauty and often gets her into trouble. Unlike her elder sister, Anastasia, who changes her spiteful ways and develops into a kind and good-natured young woman, Drizella remains mean-spirited and cruel, and never overcomes her hatred of Cinderella. She is exactly like a younger version of her wicked mother, Lady Tremaine.
Drizella and her mother constantly plot to ruin Cinderella and have no qualms about hurting her feelings. Lady Tremaine is well aware of her younger daughter's harsh and cold-hearted - and even violent - mannerisms, and can trigger Drizella's anger with a mere handful of casually-delivered words. In a particularly distressing scene in the original film, as Lady Tremaine and her jealous daughters prepare to leave for the prince's ball, Cinderella appears wearing her beautiful homemade gown. Lady Tremaine notes that Cinderella is wearing a pearl necklace that belonged to Drizella, who rejected it on the claims she was sick of the sight of it. After Lady Tremaine casually points out to Drizella that the necklace adds a charming touch to the dress, Drizella flies into a rage and yanks the necklace from Cinderella's neck, and along with Anastasia, lunges upon her stepsister and tears her gown to rags, leaving Cinderella devastated.
Later on throughout the series, Drizella turns on Anastasia and torments her, being able to physically intimidate her even though she is younger than her. Although she seems to be awed by her during the story An Uncommon Romance, after Ananstasia openly rebelled against their overbearing mother and told her she was in love with a baker of low-birth and that she was happier with him than she would ever be with the wealthy suitor Lady Tremaine had hoped she would encounter at another palace ball. Angered, Lady Tremaine stormed off, leaving Drizella stunned, though she sided with her mother and returned home with her.
Unlike Anastasia, who eventually liberates herself from her mother's domination, Drizella obeys her mother's every order and schemes with Lady Tremaine to undermine her hated stepsister, Cinderella, though they are foiled by Anastasia and as punishment, they are removed of their wealth and status and are reduced to working as scullery maids in Cinderella's palace.
Drizella Tremaine wears a green dress with locks in her hair and a blue hair ribbon on her head tied up in a large, overelaborate bow, though in her second movie, her ribbon changes to green. After her downfall she is reduced to wearing a maidservant's frock.
- ↑ Jerry Beck, The animated movie guide (Chicago Review Press, 2005), "54,"
- ↑ R.J. Carter, "DVD Review: Cinderella III - A Twist in Time," The Trades (February 5, 2007).