Princess of Agrabah
Although the The Tale of Aladdin is originally from The Arabian Nights, Jasmine is a young, Arabian princess, with her looks being summed up to simply "beautiful". Jasmine is a princess with tan skin and long, lustrous black hair, big brown eyes, and a distinct hourglass figure. She normally wears her black hair in a ponytail, held together by two light blue bands. She normally wears a light blue tube top with off the shoulder sleeves, and matching pants along with blue shoes. For formal occasions, she has a purple outfit that covers more of her skin and a hair accessory that hangs lower than her trademark headband. When Jafar takes control of Agrabah for a short while, he makes Jasmine wear a red outfit with several golden accessories, such as a snake bracelet and gold earrings. Jafar later creates a gold crown for Jasmine from her shackles when he decides to make her his queen.
Jasmine is feisty, free-spirited, seductive and in many ways resembles the "rebellious princess" archetype. She is headstrong, and longs for the freedom that other girls have. This eventually leads to Jasmine running away, but she gets into trouble as she is initially naive regarding the world outside of the palace. Jasmine can be very willful; she refuses all of the suitors that her father chooses, preferring to wed for love rather than for wealth. Jasmine can also be kind and caring, and is considered to be clever and intelligent. She shows a love for adventure, and often accompanies Aladdin on his journeys.
Jasmine is the soon-to-be fifteen year old daughter of the wealthy Sultan of Agrabah. Unwilling to marry any of the snobbish and self-centered princes her father suggests, she runs away from home, but having never been outside the palace before, she inadvertently gets into trouble when she gives an apple to a young boy without paying for it. Before the merchant can punish her by amputating her hand, a street urchin named Aladdin quickly steps in and saves her by claiming that Jasmine is his sister. Aladdin is later arrested by guards led by Razoul after the two share a bonding moment at Aladdin's place. Jasmine reveals herself to them and demands that they let Aladdin go, but Razoul apologizes and explains that he is doing so on Jafar's orders. Jasmine confronts Jafar and demands that they release Aladdin, but Jafar tells her that Aladdin has already been executed; Jasmine is left distraught and blames herself.
After Aladdin's wish to become a prince is granted to him by The Genie, he visits Jasmine in the guise of 'Prince Ali Ababwa'. She initially believes him to be just another arrogant suitor, but later accepts his proposal after falling in love with him on a magic carpet ride. During this time, Jasmine sees through Aladdin's disguise, but Aladdin convinces her that he sometimes dressed up as a commoner to "escape the pressures of palace life," which she relates to. She is taken back to the palace and the two share a kiss.
However, upon announcing her decision to marry Aladdin, Jafar takes over Agrabah by stealing the lamp from Aladdin. Jasmine learns of Aladdin's true identity. After Jafar banishes Aladdin to the ends of the Earth, he then makes Jasmine his personal slavegirl. Jasmine distracts Jafar by pretending that she is in love with him to help Aladdin rescue her. When Jafar is about to turn around- which would mean he would spot Aladdin, she kisses Jafar, but then Jafar sees Aladdin anyway and attacks him. Aladdin ultimately outwits Jafar and has him imprisoned in a lamp of his own (as Aladdin tricks Jafar into wishing to be an all-powerful Genie). The Sultan agrees to let his daughter marry whoever she wants, and she naturally chooses Aladdin.
The Return of Jafar
Jasmine begins to question her choice in Aladdin, wondering if he was trustworthy enough after he defends Iago, Jafar's former pet parrot who terrorized her father, but she quickly gets over these questions with Iago's help (who convinces her she cares about Aladdin by calling her bluff). She later accepts Iago as a friend after he helps her mend things with Aladdin, frees the Genie to save Aladdin, and defeats Jafar, risking his life for Jasmine.
Aladdin: the Animated Series
Aladdin and Jasmine are still engaged. In Do The Rat Thing Jasmine learns that stealing is wrong. In the episode That Stinky Feeling, she flirts with Prince Uncuthma to make Aladdin jealous but learns what she did was wrong. She, Aladdin and the gang meet a street urchin named Sadira who falls in love with Aladdin and tries to steal him from her (Jasmine) in several episodes but after a while Sadira sees that she and Aladdin don't have a future together. So she and Jasmine become friends.
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Jasmine and Aladdin are finally about to wed. They're wedding is suddenly interrupted by the Forty Thieves. After learning what they were after, Aladdin finds out from the Oracle his father Cassim is still alive. Jasmine convinces him to seek out his father, and that their wedding can be delayed a little bit longer.
While he is away, Jasmine grows worried, and Genie cheers her up by dressing her in bridal outfits. When Aladdin returns with Cassim, she and the Sultan take an immediate liking to him. However, he later tries to steal the Oracle, and is put in prison; Aladdin helps him escape, but comes back to face his punishment. Jasmine and the Genie convince the Sultan that he helped his father out of love. At that moment, Iago (who was with Cassim) returns, telling them that Cassim has been captured by Sa'luk and the remaining Thieves.
Jasmine goes with Aladdin to rescue his father, and afterward they return for their wedding, which Cassim attends from the shadows. They go for a ride on Carpet, waving good-bye to the Merchant from the first film and Iago and Cassim as they ride off. The two then kiss passionately.
- Princess Jasmine is the name of a white flower.
- Princess Jasmine is the first Disney princess with a voice actor who does not sing. Linda Larkin provided her speaking voice, while Lea Salonga provided her singing voice.
- Princess Jasmine is the only Disney princess who does not have her own song to sing, with the exception of her parts in the romantic duet, "A Whole New World".
- Princess Jasmine is the second youngest Disney princess in the current Disney Princess lineup, with the youngest being Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- Although most Disney movies circle around the Disney princesses, Jasmine is considered the deuteragonist of the film, with Aladdin being the main protagonist.
- In "Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams" Jasmine is Iago's best friend.
- "If I do marry, I want it to be for love."
- [to Jafar] "At least some good will come of my being forced to marry. When I am Queen, I will have the power to get rid of you."
- "How dare you? All of you! Standing around deciding my future. I am not a prize to be won!"
- "(seductively) Jafar. I never realized how incredibly handsome you are."
- "And your beard is so twisted."
- "I choose you, Aladdin!"