Princess Arista is a mermaid who first appeared in the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid.
Arista has a red tail with a matching seashell bra, ice blue eyes and long, pale blonde hair tied in a sloppy ponytail.
The Little Mermaid
Arista appears during the "Daughters of Triton" sequence, singing with her sisters. Afterwards, she only appears in cameos alongside her other sisters.
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
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 Arista 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.
- Her name is from Arista Records, which Alan Menken had a label with.
- Her hair was a much darker blond in the first movie.
- Curiously, neither she, nor Alana make an appearance in The Little Mermaid 2 at baby Melody's celebration.